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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- View a sample of the Notation Only Edition
- 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#).
It’s the first track from this album: Early Venetian Lute Works (Amazon Link).
Video Link & Source: https://youtu.be/E2zbAO5_jCE
Here I am playing it on guitar:
Video Link: https://youtu.be/OU4Xlhp65BY
Video Link & Source: This is Classical Guitar on YouTube
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