Prior to the premiere of Concierto de Aranjuez, Joaquín Rodrigo provided the guitarist Regino Sainz de la Maza with a handwritten copyist manuscript which the guitarist used for the premiere. This document is at present preserved in the archives of the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid.
In 2014 something unexpected occurred. At an auction in France, another manuscript by the same copyist as the previous one came up for sale, as part of the legacy of the great French guitarists Ida Presti and Alexandre Lagoya. Most probably, since the work was still unpublished, the composer supplied another handwritten copy to Ida Presti for the premiere in Paris. The manuscript was acquired by the Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation.
No other handwritten copies are in existence.
Original manuscript: first page of the third movement, in braille.
Cover of the manuscript preserved at the archives of the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid.
First page of the third movement from the same manuscript.