El Ramillete means “a bunch of flowers”. Ferrer composed more presents like this, witness his other piece Gerbe des Fleurs, :-)) a bunch of flowers as well! Anyway, this bunch contains ten pieces. They are not very difficult and provide a nice introduction to the classical/romantic style, also for beginners.
Allegretto is the first piece. If you start playing, you think that you are playing a technical Etude, but after some puzzling you will be able to bring forward a melody. Numbers two and three are Valses, play them in a brisk and joyful tempo, but take care of the dynamics.
Number four, Pastorela, is a quieter piece. Play it broadly and make variations in the sound. Piece five, again a Valse, requires a dancing and joyful approach. Number six, a Marcha, requires march tempo, the position changes in the second section require attention.
Piece number seven is a Mazurka, a dance form that became popular after Chopin and thus landed in guitar music too. Piece eight, an Allegretto, is a bit trickier to play, but once you found the right accents, it becomes an attractive piece.
Onwards to number nine, the most pleasant waltz from this bunch of flowers. A bit trickier, that’s true, but the change of key between E minor and E major provides a pleasant difference and the silent temptation to play Da Capo after the E major section.
El Ramillete concludes with a Mazurka that includes a key change as well.