Classical Guitar Music to Play: ‘Berceuse’ by Albéniz (arr. J. Morel)

albeniz berceuse
Edited by Neil Smith

This is a most appealing arrangement for all Albéniz fans. The title (suggesting a lullaby) is the best guide to tempo, the chords at the opening should be fingered to allow smooth left hand movement. Notice the dominant pedal (a frequent device in this style of music) appearing throughout the work. Links of this type can be a great aid to the memory. In bar 39, the A would work as a harmonic if the reach to VII is difficult.

This music supplement was originally printed in the September-October 1983 issue of Classical Guitar.