Category Early Music

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…

Hopkinson Smith plays Renaissance Lute Music

Lutenist Hopkinson Smith plays Italian and French Renaissance lute music including Dalza, Spinacino, and Attaingnant at the Conservatorio Vivaldi di Alessandria (Italy). This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing and some of my favourite repertoire of the Renaissance. This…

Q&A: Bach on the Classical Guitar

Q&A: Bach on the Classical Guitar: Thanks to all my Patreon supporters who submitted questions. You can visit my Support Page if you enjoy these and want to help out. Here’s the YouTube link if you want to watch the video there. Times & Questions 00:00 –…

Evangelina Mascardi and Frédéric Zigante Play Renaissance Lute Works

Evangelina Mascardi performs Dowland solos and is joined by Frédéric Zigante for some Renaissance Lute Duos. This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Mascardi and nice to hear the duets with Zigante. Here’s the programme: 00:09 Anonimo –…

Melancholy Galliard by John Dowland

Melancholy Galliard (Poulton No. 25) by John Dowland (1563-1626). Originally for lute. PDF Sheet music or tab for classical guitar. Left hand fingering. The level is Late-Intermediate (Grade 8) due to some larger chord shapes and barre. This is a PDF Download Please…

Minh Nguyen Plays Sonata K.209 by Scarlatti

Minh Nguyen performs Sonata K.209 / L.428 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on a Elias Bonet classical guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Nicely balanced performance which gets quite demanding. Below is an older performance on harpsichord by Scott Ross…

Marco De Biasi, Guitar

Marco De Biasi plays Melancholy Galliard by Dowland

Marco De Biasi plays Melancholy Galliard (Poulton No.25) by Elizabethan composer and lutenist John Dowland (1563-1626). This comes via his YouTube channel. Great performance here with some beautiful pacing and phrasing. De Biasi is also a composer, I performed some of his Studies (Studios) for guitar…

Jung Min Kim Performs Dowland Songs

Jung Min Kim performs the vocal and lute parts for Now, o now and Flow my tears by John Dowland (1563-1626). This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Wonderful to see and hear the voice and lute parts played by…

John Dowland Sheet Music and Lessons

John Dowland (1563-1626) PDF sheet music arranged for Classical Guitar with free lesson and performance videos. John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs and lute compositions. As one…

David Russell Plays Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV998 by Bach

David Russell performs Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) recorded in Monforte de Lemos in Northwestern Spain. This comes via the Omni Foundation and their Youtube channel via the Omni On-Location series, Concerts from Historic Sites. Love the introduction to the location…

Ensemble 400

Ensemble 400 – Medieval Music Concert

Ensemble 400 perform a concert in Milan of vocal and instrumental music between the 14th and 15th centuries: man, nature, time, cosmos and the music of the spheres. Ensemble 400: Marcello Serafini, Giuliano Lucini (lute), Maria Notarianni, with vocal work…