Heitor Villa-Lobos' 5 Preludes for Classical Guitar - Free Videos, Sheet Music and Tab

Villa-Lobos, Circa 1922
Villa-Lobos, Circa 1922 | Source

Introduction

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) was a Brazilian composer who wrote extensively for the classical guitar. What makes Villa-Lobos' music unique is that it blends elements of the European Classical tradition with traditional Brazilian music. His 5 Preludes for classical guitar are among the most famous pieces in 20th century guitar repertoire.

This hub contains videos of world famous guitarists playing the 5 Preludes. At the end are links to free sheet music and tab for these pieces. I hope that you enjoy this hub!

John Williams plays Villa-Lobos Prelude 1

Villa-Lobos Preludes on Amazon - CDs, MP3s and Sheet Music

Villa-Lobos, H.: Guitar Music (Complete)
Villa-Lobos, H.: Guitar Music (Complete)

I actually own this CD. It is by David Leisner, and includes all of Villa-Lobos' solo guitar music. It includes all 5 Preludes, 12 Etudes and other music. It is amazing!

 
Villa-Lobos Solo Guitar: Heitor Villa-Lobos Collected Works for Solo Guitar
Villa-Lobos Solo Guitar: Heitor Villa-Lobos Collected Works for Solo Guitar

I own this book as well. It is sheet music of all of Villa-Lobos' solo guitar music, including the 5 Preludes. I highly recommend it!

 

John Williams Plays Villa-Lobos Prelude 2

Andres Segovia Plays Villa-Lobos Prelude 3

John Williams Plays Villa-Lobos Prelude 4

John Williams Plays Villa-Lobos Prelude 5

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Simone Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

Wow. European classical + Brazilian = YAY!!!

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