Beuming, Ben

For most of my life I have played the classical guitar. Like many of my generation, I learned my way through the schools of Matteo Carcassi, Mauro Giuliani and Fernando Sor. But over the years, I became more interested in Renaissance and Baroque music. There is a large enough guitar repertoire from the Classic Period after 1800, but much less from prior periods. So, to play Baroque or Renaissance music on the guitar, I had to look for transcriptions and arrangements for other instruments, such as the lute, harpsichord, cello or violin.

Over the past 15 years, I have written and arranged scores that really resonated in me as listener and as player, always looking for ‘new’ works that did not yet exist as transcriptions for guitar. I selected them following my own taste and preferences. Since then, I have arranged more than 320 works by 35 composers, including these 8 sonatas of S.L. Weiss.