It was written for piano, in the key of D minor, as part of the suite Chants d'Espagne. Since it has been transcribed for classical guitar by Miguel Llobet it has become a notable piece for classical guitar, although not as popular as many of his other pieces. Andrés Segovia also recorded his own version of Oriental in the 1950s and it has also been performed by Stefano Grondona. It was played by the VCU Guitar Ensemble at the VCU Flamenco Festival in 2009.
- Annala, Hannu; Mätlik, Heiki (11 October 2007). Handbook of Guitar and Lute Composers. Mel Bay Publications. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-7866-5844-2. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
- Library of Congress; American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee. The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints: a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries. Mansell. p. 92. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
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