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 Editions: Notation Only & Notation+TAB
Sheet Music for Classical Guitar
3rd string tuned to F#
Level: Intermediate (Grade 6)
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.

Notation & Notation+TAB Edition (PDF): $4.99

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

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About Author

Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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