Following my first two albums of chamber music with another guitar (UNOGUITARDUO) and with viola (TESSITORI) I am now presenting my first album for solo guitar and also my debut recording as a composer.


"​Familiar faces are the ones who saw us before we ourselves could see, making sure we grew up healthy and safe. They are the ones who sat next to us in school and the ones who sadly left too early.  Familiar faces are the ones who taught us and coached us in all fields of life, their importance growing beyond their job description.  Familiar faces are those we see first on waking and last thing before sleeping; they are our past, present and future.  The music in this album is inspired by them; they are the pillars of my life and alone they make it worth living!"



​ 1 - Canção (Song)

2 - Pequena Rapsódia sobre a ideia de um samba (Little Rhapsody on the idea of a samba)

3 - Gift (Presente)

4 – Mazurka

5 - For a Poem (Para um Poema)

6 - Memória de Elefante (Elephant Memory)

7 - Queres que te conte ou que te diga? (Should I tell or should I say?)

Sunday 84 (Domingo 84)

8 - Waking Up (Acordar)

9 - Playing Outside (Brincando lá fora)

10 - Going to sleep (Hora da cama)

11 - Canção de Embalar (Lullaby)  Traditional (*)

All pieces composed, arranged (*) and performed by João Loureiro

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jorge Moura at Studio2Santamarta in April 2017 and January 2018.

CD design by Jorge Moura, photos by José Farinha.

João used a guitar by Stephan Connor 2016 for all tracks except in track 6, guitar by José Marques and track 11, guitar by Paco Santiago Marin.




​​​To buy the sheet music for all or any of these pieces please click below after the payment a PDF file will be sent to your email.


Canção (Song) £5

Pequena Rapsódia sobre a ideia de um samba (Little Rhapsody on the idea of a samba)
£8

Gift (Presente)
£3

Mazurka
£5

For a Poem (Para um Poema)
£8

Memória de Elefante (Elephant Memory)
£8

Queres que te conte ou que te diga? (Should I tell or should I say?)
£8



Sunday 84 (Domingo 84) £15
Waking Up (Acordar)
Playing Outside (Brincando lá fora)

Going to sleep (Hora da cama)



Canção de Embalar (Lullaby)  Traditional ​£3
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The whole album ​£40



Viola & Guitar