Category Early Music

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

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,…

Marco Saccardin Voice and Theorbo Concert

Marco Saccardin (Voice and Theorbo) performs a beautiful concert with repertoire by Piccinini, Vizzana, Filago, Kapsberger, and Monteverdi. This comes via Saccardin’s Youtube channel with sound and film by Edoardo Lambertenghi and Alma Zeccara. Filmed at the Chiesa di San…

Zangarilleja by Santiago de Murcia

Zangarilleja by Santiago de Murcia (1682-1739) – PDF Sheet Music arranged for Classical Guitar with both a notation-only edition and modern tab edition. Originally for Baroque guitar. Left hand fingering. Intermediate, approximately Grade 4 depending on your tempo and comfort…

Evangelina Mascardi Plays Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Bach

Evangelina Mascardi performs Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on a 13 course baroque lute built by Cezar Mateus (2010). Recorded at Palazzo Vescovile Orte, Italy. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Another wonderful performance by Mascardi…

Bor Zuljan Lute Concert

Bor Zuljan Lute Concert “Il liuto cromatico”

Slovenian lutenist Bor Zuljan gives a full concert titled “Il liuto cromatico” for the recorded for the online festival of the Lute Society of America. This comes via Zuljan’s YouTube channel. Excellent concert programme with the chromatic theme connecting the…

Capirola Lutebook for Guitar

Capirola Lutebook Volume 1

Capirola Lutebook Volume 1: La Vilanela, Balletto, Canto Bello, Gentil Prince by Vincenzo Capirola (1474–c.1548). PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar. Left hand fingering. Comes with both a fingered edition and unfingered edition. This is a notation-only edition and fingered…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Gigue BWV 1004 by Bach

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti performs the Gigue from Partita in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Cicchillitti’s YouTube channel with video work by Drew Henderson. Beautifully clean and rhythmic performance with wonderful tone by Cicchillitti.…

Dir, dir Jehova, will ich singen BWV 452 by Bach

Charles Daniels (tenor), Menno van Delft (harpsichord), Mieneke van der Velden (viola da gamba), and Fred Jacobs (theorbo) perform “Dir, dir Jehova, will ich singen” BWV 452 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes from the absolutely amazing Netherlands Bach Society and…

Petrit Çeku – Complete Bach Cello Suites

Albanian classical guitarist Petrit Çeku performs all six Cello Suites BWV 1007-1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) in a one-take recording live concert at Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb. This comes via Art of Sound and Vision’s Youtube. Huge undertaking by…

Yair Avidor Plays Charles Mouton on Lute

Yair Avidor performs Prelude in A minor by Charles Mouton (c.1617-1699) from his first book, entitled Pièces de luth sur différents modes. Played on an 11-course lute by Paul Thomson. This comes via his YouTube channel. Avidor has a growing…

Stefan Koim Plays Fandango by Santiago de Murcia

Stefan Koim performs Fandango by Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739) on a Baroque guitar replica made in 2015 by Sebastian Kneffel. This comes via Koim’s YouTube channel. Fantastic playing by Koim on Baroque guitar which brings Santiago de Murcia to life. Love the figuration, melodic lines…

Sanel Redzic Plays Suite BWV 996 by Bach

Sanel Redžić plays Suite BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Redžić’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. Redzic has recorded almost all the lute suites at this point some of which I’ve previously featured. I’m guessing he’ll eventually record them…