Category Early Music

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

Scarlatti Sonata in A, K322, L483

Sonata in A Major, K.322, L.483 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)Classical Guitar in Notation or Notation + Tablature (TAB)Level: Advanced (Grade 8) Here’s a free sheet music edition of Sonata in A Major by by Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757). This piece is…

Hoppstock & Prégardien Perform Purcell

Christoph Prégardien (tenor) & Tilman Hoppstock (guitar) performing What Power art thou from “King Arthur” by English composer Henry Purcell (1659–1695) at Darmstädter Gitarrentage 9.12.2011. Performing a program with Purcell, Giuliani, Schubert. I’ve always loved Purcell on the guitar as it’s just thin…

Lesson: Ornamentation in Bach by Jason Vieaux

Grammy winner Jason Vieaux lectures and demonstrates his methods of ornamentation in the music of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via the GFA Channel on YouTube. Nice video with the music notation below, dang I have to…

Tatyana Ryzhkova Plays Bach BWV 998

Tatyana Ryzhkova performs Prelude from BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). I mainly posted this one for the spectacular setting of the video, although the playing is also good, maybe a bit too Romantic but that is more a…

Baroque Guitar for Smarties by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by guitarist & luthier Clive Titmuss Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All photos of guitars are by Clive Titmuss that he built…

Sharpe-Zohn Duo Play Soler

I’m back from vacation in Germany & the Czeck Republic so it’s time for me to start posting again! Lots of great stuff to share after two weeks away. The Sharpe-Zohn Guitar Duo with Andrew Zohn and Robert Sharpe play…

Enea Leone Plays Allegro BWV 1005 by Bach

This pretty much the best classical guitar video ever. Enea Leone plays for Allegro BWV 1005 by Bach. Make sure to watch past 30 seconds where the camera works gets interesting. I particularly love from ‘inside the guitar’ view but…

Interview with John Schneiderman

I’m very excited to present this wonderful interview with one of my favourite and most respected guitarists, John Schneiderman. When I think of great playing and interesting projects I think of Schneiderman’s many recordings and concerts. Just the other day I was listening to…

Wilson’s Wilde, Anonymous (Free PDF)

Wilson’s Wilde, Anonymous Renaissance Lute Work Arranged for Classical Guitar. Free PDF sheet music and video performance. Beginner to Early Intermediate. Here’s a free sheet music PDF of a really nice lute work arranged for guitar.  I’ve made a free copy…

Calata ala Spagnola by Dalza for Guitar

Calata ala spagnola [No.6] by Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1508) – PDF Sheet Music for classical guitar with free video performance and lesson. Includes both notation-only edition and a tab edition. PDF Download. Level: Intermediate (Grade 5 or 6). I love this…

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz

Canarios by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). PDF sheet music for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. See link below. Gaspar Sanz Collection – PDF Sheet Music These popular works by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) originate from his Instrucción de…

The Vihuela: History and Style by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Make sure to visit his website to see more of his work and recordings. All images provided by Clive Titmuss (click to enlarge). See image credits at end.…