Calata ala spagnola by Dalza (Sheet Music & TAB, PDF)


Dalza Spagnola Tab Sample
Calata ala spagnola [No.6] by Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1508)
Includes Two PDF Editions: Notation Only & Notation+TAB
Guitar notation & modern tablature (TAB) with fingering, 3rd string tuned to F#
Edited by Bradford Werner

I love this simple yet beautiful music. Joan Ambrosio Dalza flourished around 1508 but nothing much else is known about his life. His surviving works comprise the fourth volume of Ottaviano Petrucci’s influential series of lute music publications, Intabolatura de lauto libro quarto (Venice, 1508). Dalza is referred to as “milanese” in the preface, so it must be assumed he was either born in Milan, or worked there, or both. Calata ala spagnola is a tune for which there are six different settings in Intabolatura de lauto libro quarto.

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View a sample of the Notation + Modern TAB

Also view the entire Original Lute Tablature
(remember that Italian tablature is upside down and the 3rd string is tuned to F#).

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It’s the first track from this album: Early Venetian Lute Works (Amazon Link).

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