Arranged for guitar by Francisco
Tárrega Manuscript, 1909 Misc. Ms. 343 Purchased in part with income from the Stanleigh P. Friedman Fund
Gilmore Music Library
Tárrega (1852–1909) is a major figure in the history of classical guitar, but his name is not as familiar to most non-guitarists. A four-measure passage from one of his waltzes has become one of the best-known snippets of music in the world, though few people could name its composer; it is used as a ring tone on millions of Nokia cell phones.