Category Early Music

Early music with classical guitar, lute, theorbo, vihuela and Baroque guitar. Music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras for classical guitar.

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz for Guitar

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar. This comes from my edition Gaspar Sanz Guitar Collection Volume 1 which includes Villanos, Fuga, Españoletas, La Cavalleria de Nápoles con dos Clarines, Las Hachas, and Canarios. Includes both…

Goran Krivokapić Plays Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998 by Bach

Above: Goran Krivokapić performs the Allegro from Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Excellent rhythmic and articulated style here along with controlled motivic attention in the Allegro. But also see…

Sonata No.9 by Giovanni Zamboni

Sonata No.9 by Giovanni Zamboni

Sonata No.9 a by Giovanni Zamboni (c.1650-1721). From Sonate d’intavolatura di liuto Op.1. PDF Sheet Music arranged for classical guitar. Originally for archlute. Movements: Preludio, Alemanda, Giga, Sarabanda, Gavotte. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Left hand fingering. The level is early-advanced depending on…

Emmanuel Sowicz Plays Gavotte I & II, BWV 1012 by Bach

Emmanuel Sowicz plays Gavotte I & II from Cello Suite No.6, BWV 1012 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) on a 2019 Carsten Kobs guitar. This comes via his YouTube channel. Wonderfully clean and graceful performance by Sowicz with particularly crisp and well placed ornamentation.   Out…

Nikolai Studenikin Plays Fuga, BWV 1003 by Bach

Nikolai Studenikin performs the Fuga from Violin Sonata No.2, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 2022 Toby Rzepka classical guitar. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their YouTube channel but you can also visit Studenikin’s YouTube as well. Wonderful playing by Studenikin with a…

Matthew McAllister Interviews Lutenist Eric Thomas

Check out the latest interview on Matthew McAllister’s Gallery of Guitar YouTube Curator Series (go subscribe). Here he interviews lutenist Eric Thomas. They discuss the Renaissance lute, the repertoire, his video performance of Calata ala spagnola by Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1508), and…

Pavaniglia con parti variate by Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (PDF sheet music for guitar)

Pavaniglia con parti variate by Foscarini

Pavaniglia con parti variate by Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (fl.1600-1647). PDF sheet music for classical guitar with free performance and lesson video. From I quattro libri della chitarra spagnola. Originally for Baroque guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Left hand fingering. Intermediate…

Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) for classical guitar.

Cello Suite No.2, BWV 1008 by Bach for Guitar

Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) for classical guitar. PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar. Includes both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. Movements in this suite: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande,…

Trio Sonata in G BWV 1039 by Bach

Marten Root (traverso), Doretthe Janssens (traverso), Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba), Mike Fentross (theorbo) perform Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via the amazing Netherlands Bach Society and their YouTube from their project All of…

Rebeca Oliveira Plays Sonata K.67 by Seixas

Rebeca Oliveira Plays Sonata K.67 by Seixas

Rebeca Oliveira performs her arrangement of Sonata K.67, Allegro, Minuet by the Portuguese composer Carlos Seixas (1704–1742), originally for harpsichord. This comes via her fantastic Youtube channel (go subscribe now). I’ve featured Oliveira a few times and I’m always excited to her new performances and arrangements…

David Jacques Plays Air Italiano and Doubles on Baroque Guitar

Canadian guitarist David Jacques plays an anonymous Air Italiano & Doubles (Anon. Ms Hertzberg Mus.Ms a 5038, National Library, Norway) on a Didier Nicolas Aîné, c.1780 original baroque guitar. Charming little works and performance with some excellent flowing articulations and pacing. See his…