This unique anthology samples the vast repertoire available for the beginning and intermediate guitarist. A number of these pieces have never appeared in a modern edition, while others have found their place among the world's best-loved compositions. Many periods and musical styles are reflected — from guitar transcriptions of the earliest Italian lute tablatures to an arrangement of the American favorite "Dixie's Land." Here also are such staples of classical guitar as selected studies of the great Fernando Sor, as well as period and modern arrangements of popular themes from such beloved classics as Bach's "Minuet in G," Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," The Theme from Brahms's Symphony No. 1, a selection from Rossini's opera "William Tell," and the famous "Goin' Home" theme from Dvořák's "New World" Symphony. Edited by concert guitarist and music scholar David Nadal, who has newly transcribed many of the pieces for solo guitar, this practical, sturdily bound, inexpensive treasury will be welcomed by students, aficionados, and experienced guitarists alike.