Saturday, November 26, 2011

Scarlatti - Minuet


C'est servi !

Someone asked me a while ago about Scarlatti. I chanced upon this little piece last week, so here it is.



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Invitation to my Etsy shop


I have not posted a tune for a while, as I've been busy setting up a shop on Etsy for my handcrafted jewelry.
Please take a minute and visit by clicking on any of the photographs on the right: there are hundreds of thousands of vendors on Etsy and millions of objects, so I would very much appreciate your help in gaining some visibility. Thank you.





Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Anonymous - Cuckolds All a Row


Another Renaissance English dance that can be found in Playford's book. A funny title and a funny tune.

Friday, September 2, 2011

101 - Bergen - Bourrée (Low 4th)


This is a low fourth string adaptation of the same bourrée as in the previous entry.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

100th celebration - Bergen - Bourree (Re-entrant)


By my reckoning, this is the 100th tune on this blog.

To mark the occasion, I've chosen this golden oldie, one of the very first set of tabs I made and one I still play with renewed delight. I hope you'll derive some enjoyment from it.

I was fortunate enough to see this wonderfully expressive painting by Theodorr Rombouts in a special exhibition at the local museum last week.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Narvaez - Fantasia del quarto tono


Adaptation for low 4th ukulele in TablEdit format.
The painting by Max Ernst (surréalisme pas mort, au contraire).


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Campion - The Queen's Almain (Part 2)


Here is the second part of the duet (for low G tuning as well).
Does anyone know whether it's possible to combine Parts 1 and 2 into a single unit with TablEdit?



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thomas Campion - The Queen's Almain - Part 1


Still echoing the "jeune fillette" is another Queen's Almain, this time a duet by Thomas Campion.
This is an adaptation of part one for low G tuning.




Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Terzi - Ballo Tedesco


Time to go back to the monica or jeune fillette with this adaptation for low 4th tuning of a variation by Italian renaissance lutenist Giovanni Terzi.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bach - Minuet


From the Cello Suites, a little Easter egg.
Adapted for low 4th tuning in TablEdit format.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A l'entrada del tens clar (re-entrant)


Spring! The first crocuses appeared on the sunny side of the house, though some snow lingers on the other side.
This is a traditional occitan song from the 12th century, in a TablEdit re-entrant adaptation and the PDF file.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Santiago de Murcia - Allegro


I'm a sucker for Spanish names and this one I find particularly delightful, besides which, the music is not bad either!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Waissel - Tanz


The monica or jeune fillette is back in this lute dance tune by Matthäus Waissel.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pachelbel - Fughetta


Fugue: what a word! Open window... flight... Henri Laborit's Eloge de la fuite... But I digress.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Krieger - Menuett (Low 4th)


An adaptation for low 4th tuning of this minuet by Johann Philipp Krieger in TablEdit format.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Eccard - Von Gott will ich nicht lassen


We're going back to the little nun, or at least one of her avatars in this sixteenth century hymn by Johannes Eccard.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fuenllana - Passeavase el Rey moro


In 1554, in Seville, Fuenllana published his Orphenica lyra, a book of tablatures for the vihuela. As in the case of Mudarra's Tres libros de musica, some of which I posted on this blog earlier, the tablature system is similar to the one we are familiar with, except that the string lines are in reverse order. A clever device was used in this book: the numbers corresponding to the sung melody were printed in red and the rest in black, with the words and syllables printed under the tablature directly beneath the numbers in red ink.
You can actually download a virtual facsimile of the book from the site of the Biblioteca virtual de Andalucia , an enlightened and public-minded institution!
The sixth and last part of the book includes several pieces for the 5-course vihuela as well as pieces for the 4-course guitar. This is one of the latter.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Devil's nag - Low 4th tuning


Different key, different fingering.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The devil's nag (Re-entrant)


We'll take a break from the nunnery and go to the other side with this adaptation of another tune that can be found in Playford's Dancing Master.



Sunday, January 9, 2011

Adriaenssen - Almande nonnette


The tune of the monica or jeune fillette appears in the Low Countries as Almande nonnette, as in Adriaenssen's Pratum Musicum, a book of tabs for the lute.
TablEdited adaptation for low fourth tuning and PDF file.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Byrd - Queen's almain


England as well heard the siren's song: you'll recognize the "monica" or "jeune fillette" in this adaptation of William Byrd's The Queene's almain or alman for low 4th tuning.