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This is from a book of lute tablature compiled by Lord Herbert of Cherbury in the early 17th Century.

En me revenant, score (pdf)

en_me_revenant, recording (mp3)

 

The original source

 

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This is a transcription for guitar of a piece for lute by Marco dall’ Aquila.

score (pdf)

recording (mp3)

facsimile of original manuscript

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By Antonio de Cabezon, from Luis Venegas de Henestrosa’s book of tablature, 1557.

This piece is based on a precursor to the “folia” harmonic progression, which became so popular later.

CabezonCabellos, score (pdf)

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This is an arrangement for solo guitar of the melody from an air de cour by Antonie Boesset.

The melody appeared in Resphigi’s Ancient Airs and Dances for string orchestra.

Divine Amaryllis (score, pdf)

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This guitar arrangement was inspired by Ralph Vaughan Williams’  Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for string orchestra. It is based on the original score by Thomas Tallis, with some differences in phrasing and voicing to adapt it to the guitar.

score (pdf)

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In this adaptation for guitar, I have tried to retain the essential texture of the music, which is a harmonization of a hymn tune, followed by variations involving the upper, inner, and lower voices.

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This is a piece by Antonio de Cabezon  from the collection, Libro de cifra nueva , by Venegas de Henestrosa, 1557. It is based on the hymn tune Pange Lingua.

score (pdf)

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Antonio de Cabezón is an important Spanish composer of the 16th Century.  This year is the 500th anniversary of his birth.

There is a project ongoing to record all of his works:

http://www.fimte.org/Cabezon500eng.htm

The duo form shown here, added one line of counterpoint to a melody originally derived from Gregorian chant.

score (PDF)

The FIMTE reference above, provides a link to the original source.

The Ave Maris Stella here is found on page

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in that collection.

Explanation of the notation used there:

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Melody from a song by Juan del Encina, a Spanish composer at the time of the Renaissance,  arranged for guitar.

score (pdf)

recording (mp3)

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