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This is a piece arranged for the guitar, from the Straloch lute manuscript (Scotland).

It’s transposed into a different key from the original , but notes haven’t been added or subtracted. I feel that the original is quite effective to listen to as it is. The score is elegantly simple and concise, and is straightforward to perform.

The canaries (pdf)

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These are variations on the Scottish tune from the 17th Century.

The inspiration for this comes from David Tayler’s performances of the original piece.

A transcription of the original tablature can be found here in the fine collection, scotmus.com .

recording (mp3)

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