Music for Guitar

Scores and recordings by Bert Alink

A Christmas Collection - Several composers

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-08-17 12:38:41

A collection of 14 christmas songs

  • Adeste Fideles / O Come, All Ye Faithful / Komt Allen Tezamen
  • Deck the Halls (Welsh)
  • De Herdertjes Lagen Bij Nachte / The Shepards Lay By Night (Dutch)
  • Dejlig Er Jorden (Scandinavian)
  • For Whom the Bells Jingle (Jingle Bells in minor key)
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • In the Bleak Mid-Winter (English)
  • Jingle Bells (American)
  • Kling, Glöckchen / Ring, Little Bell (German)
  • Quand Jesus Naquit A Noël / Midden in de Winternacht (French)
  • Nu Zijt Wellekome (Dutch)
  • O Menino Está Dormindo (Portuguese)
  • O Tannenbaum (German)
  • Stille Nacht / Silent Night (German)
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A Media Luz - E. Donato

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:59:30

My version of this very well known tango. I found the sheet music for piano on Todo Tango, together with a sound file of an orchestra playing this piece. I've heard other versions of this piece, which were a lot slower, so anything goes. In the piano score the measures 30 to 37 were the same as the first part, which gave too many repetitions in my opinion. To give it a different feel, I transposed the melody 1 octave and also changed some notes to keep it playable as a bass line under the violin part as played in the orchestra arrangement mentioned above. The MP3 here is played with a capo in third position, mainly because of the change in sound that suits this piece.

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Adagio for Glass Harmonica, KV356 - W.A. Mozart

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-26 11:44:27
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Air in E Major, HWV 425 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-07-04 15:04:56
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Allemande BWV1013 - J.S. Bach

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:27:28
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Ausencia!... - J.C. Duran

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:13:54

This is an old tango. Do not confuse it with 'Ausencias' by Astor Piazzolla.

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Ausencias - A. Piazzolla

arr: G. Ryan

added: 2016-08-22 12:19:47

One of the pieces from the book 'Play Piazzolla: 13 Tangos in Easy Guitar Arrangements'

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Celos / Jealousy - J. Gade

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:56:44

Arrangement of a very famous tango piece. Although written by a Dane, it's still Latin enough to be in the Latin American section, in my opinion.

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Chao de Estrelas - S. Caldas

arr: R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-08-24 22:15:29

A transcription from a recording by Baden-Powell. This is a beautiful Brazilian Waltz, composed by Silvio Caldas. I did change the ending a bit, from bar 100 onwards. Normally there's a fade-out on Baden-Powell's record, but this way it gets a playable ending.

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Chiquilin de Bachin - A. Piazzolla

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:58:29
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Cobarde - A. de Bassi

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:22:09

An unknown tango-cancion

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Confidencias - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 12:12:50

My arrangement is  played as a slow waltz, but I also found some versions that sounded very different. The one by Jacob do Bandolim reminded me of Portugese fados.

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Cosas de la Vida - A. Zubrisky

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-02-20 12:07:49

I could find no information about this tango's composer, but it was recorded by Francisco Canaro's Orchestra with vocals by Charlo in 1928.

The pdf with score also includes tablature.

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Cuando Tu No Estas - C. Gardel/ M Lattes

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-04-29 16:14:52
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Danny Boy - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:59:24

Also known as Londonderry Air

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De Herdertjes lagen bij Nachte - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-09-19 15:11:36

Dutch song from my Christmas Collection

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Dear Evelina - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 11:54:50
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Deck The Halls - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-09-19 15:09:56

From my Christmas Collection

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Dejlig Er Jorden - Anon.

arr: S. Danudjaja and B. Alink

added: 2016-12-17 08:57:49

Originally from a Silesian folk tune. With this title a Danish christmas song

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Donde Estas, Que No Te Veo - F. Canaro

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:53:26
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Dor Secreta - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 19:40:39

I deviated most from the original for piano compared to my other Nazareth arrangements, but I'm very pleased with the result.

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Dutch Song for Children - J. Worp

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 11:51:34

The title of this song is "Op de grote, stille heide", translated "On the big, silent heath".

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EInsame Blumen - Robert Schumann

arr: Bert Alink

added: 2016-11-29 15:28:37

From 'Waldszenen, Op. 82' (Forest Scenes).

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El Dia Que Me Quieras - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 12:24:10

(English: The Day That You Love Me)

Most famous tango of Carlos Gardel, with words by Alfredo Le Pera. I love the arrangement Victor Villadangos made (CD Naxos 8.555721), but this one is easier to play.

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Este Seu Olhar - A.C. Jobim

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:10:57
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Feitico Nao Mata - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 16:55:55
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Fugue in C major, P.143 - J. Pachelbel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-02-28 12:50:47

Transposed to G major

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Fugue in C major, P.144 - J. Pachelbel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-03-03 13:56:12

Transposed to G major

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Gavotte and Sarabande P.439 - J. Pachelbel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-03-06 10:32:12

From Suite in F sharp minor P.439 (T.312), played with capo in 2nd position

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Gavotte in F major - G.P. Telemann

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-03-17 10:16:16

Transposed to G major and played with capo in 3rd position.

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Good King Wenceslas - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-09-19 15:01:39

From my Christmas Collection

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Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV639 - J.S. Bach

arr: K. Struck

added: 2015-08-24 21:32:47

Found this on the internet. I have permission now to post it here.

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Impertinence, HWV 494 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-07-05 13:23:58
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In the Bleak Mid-Winter - G. Holst

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-17 10:38:02
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Jingle Bells - J.L. Pierpont

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-11 15:04:26

Also know as "The One Horse Open Sleigh"

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Komm, Suesser Tod BWV478 - J.S. Bach

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 18:03:32
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Largo from Cello Sonata, TWV41:D6 - G.Ph. Telemann

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-07-13 09:39:40
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Largo from Sonata, TWV41:a2 - G.Ph. Telemann

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-07-19 09:34:50
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Les Feuilles Mortes - J. Kosma

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-08-26 20:03:12

Also known as "Autumn Leaves"

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Liten Karin - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-06-23 14:47:59

The title of this Swedish folksong translates as 'Little Karin'.

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Llwyn On - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-08-07 12:42:23

A Welsh traditional.

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Lua Branca - C. Gonzaga

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 11:15:48

A Brazilian piece from the beginning of the 20th century, with a very nice melody.

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Manha de Carnaval - L. Bonfa

arr: R. Baden Powell

added: 2015-08-22 09:44:41

One of the most beautiful melodies I ever heard. This is a combination of two Baden-Powell arrangements of the piece. Mostly it's this one, found on youtube. The first bars are from the version that can be found on 'Tristeza on Guitar'. I've made some extra changes to make the piece easier to play.

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Menuet in a minor, HWV A 15.14 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-07-24 13:11:39
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Menuet in A minor, HWV549 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-03-08 10:58:38

Transposed to E minor and played with capo in 2nd position

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Menuet in B flat major, HWV551 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-03-21 12:21:11

I transposed this piece to E major and added some harmonies.

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Menuet in G minor, HWV 537 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-07-04 15:02:24
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Menuet in G minor, HWV434/4 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-03-30 09:57:29

I transposed this to E minor, but played with capo in 3rd position it's back to G minor.

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Menuet in G minor, HWV539 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-06-28 14:15:28
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Menuet in G minor, HWV540b - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-05-18 14:32:08
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Menuet in G minor, HWV542 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-05-05 17:58:50
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Mi Buenos Aires Querido - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:35:48

Another tango by Gardel in an arrangement by me.

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Mr. Dowland's Midnight - J. Dowland

arr: E. Crouch/B. Alink

added: 2017-02-25 12:11:30

Rearranged and added harmonies to this piece that I found on http://www.guitarloot.org.uk/. I played this piece with capo in 3rd position.

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Nesta Rua - Anon.

arr: G. Garcia

added: 2015-08-24 22:18:40
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Nostalgias - J.C. Cobian

arr: R.J. Verdi

added: 2015-08-25 12:20:26

This is an easy arrangement by Ramon Jose Verdi. As I couldn't find the website on which it was first published, I also included the score here.

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Nu Zijt Wellekome - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-06 13:00:44

Dutch traditional Christmas song. The second score has a variation on the theme.

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O Menino Está Dormindo - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-09-18 14:33:18

Another piece from my Christmas Collection

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O Sally My Dear - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-04-21 09:08:39
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O Sole Mio - E. di Capua

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-22 19:09:41

My arrangement of this Italian evergreen, in the style of a Habanera. Elvis Presley sung some other lyrics with it and called it "It's Now or Never".

(10-8-2017) I have now added a new score with tablature, which is a more clear an playable than what I had here before.

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O Tannenbaum - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-09-18 10:09:02

The score for this piece is in my Christmas Collection

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O, Haupt voll Blut und Wunden - J.S. Bach

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-23 19:12:49

A choral from Bach's great work "Matthäus-Passion", for guitar solo.

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Piggies - G. Harrison

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-05-04 10:19:11

From the Beatles White Album

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Prelude BWV859 - J.S. Bach

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:28:52

For 2 guitars

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Prelude in A minor P.412 - J. Pachelbel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-02-27 14:01:20
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Quand Jesus Naquit a Noël - C. Balbastre

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-08-24 09:50:58

This tune was only known to me as "Midden in de Winternacht", a Dutch christmas song. The score is in my christmas collection.

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Querime Serrana - J. de Dios Filiberto

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 16:16:48
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Recordacoes do Passado - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 16:56:33
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Rosa - Pixinguinha

arr: R. Baden-Powell

added: 2015-08-22 19:01:22

A beautiful waltz by Pixinguinha, arranged by Baden-Powell from his CD 'Rio das Valsas'.

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Rosa Maria - E. Nazareth

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-01-28 19:40:32
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Sarabande from BWV812 - J.S. Bach

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-09-10 14:01:53

From the French suite no.1. The original is in D minor, but this one is transposed to E minor. I had to make quite some changes to adapt this to guitar, but hope I didn't overdo it.

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Sarabande from Suite in E minor, HWV 438 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-06-30 17:20:46
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Sarabande from Suite in G minor, HWV 432 - G.F. Haendel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-04-05 13:25:02
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Sensuel - A. Piazzolla

arr: G. Ryan

added: 2017-03-25 19:59:38

A piece from the book 'Play Piazzolla' by Gary Ryan, ISBN 978-0-85162-572-0

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Serdeczna Matko - Anon.

arr: D. Mozell/B. Alink

added: 2017-08-03 11:22:43

A Polish hymn. Dan Mozell was asking for some classical fingerings and I couldn't resist arranging it further to my liking

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Shenandoah - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:54:39
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Sinterklaas is Jarig - G.C. Weeren

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-05 14:08:34
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Soledad - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-30 12:49:40

Played with capo in 2nd position.

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Sonho de Magia - J. Pernambuco

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 21:57:39

Brazilian composer whose most well known piece is 'Sons de Carrilhoes'. The piece here is not as famous, but the first bar may sound familiar. It has been quoted by Villa Lobos in his Prelude no. 5.

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Stille Nacht (Silent Night) - F. Gruber

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-12-10 10:32:37

Just trying to do it a bit different, not necessarily better

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Suo Gan - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-10-04 18:04:11

Sleep my Baby. A little lullaby from Wales in dropped D tuning.

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The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:58:10

My arrangement of this Scottish song. I recorded this with a capo on the 3rd position.
5th string = G
6th string = D

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The Nightingale - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-25 14:56:51

Also know as "The Bold Grenadier"

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The Water Is Wide - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2017-04-16 14:50:37

My arrangement of this old Scottish folk song.

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Toriad Y Dydd - Anon.

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-12-07 21:56:17

Welsh song. The title translates literally as 'Breaking of Day', but the English came up with 'Taliesin's Prophecy'. I played the tune with a capo in 3rd position

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Volver - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2015-08-24 22:00:07

I added a second score to this piece, which maybe is a bit harder, but also more beautiful, I hope. This score is with tablature underneath the normal score. There is a recording of both arrangements.

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Volver (2nd version) - C. Gardel

arr: B. Alink

added: 2016-12-27 14:35:49

Another arrangement of this piece.

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Vuelvo al Sur - A. Piazzolla

arr: G. Ryan

added: 2015-08-25 18:01:12

I changed the wonderful arrangement of Ryan into a milonga.

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Waltzing Matilda - C. MacPherson

arr: P. Janssen

added: 2017-02-03 18:27:38
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