Category Early Music

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

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…

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…