Category Early Music

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

Fuga by Gaspar Sanz (PDF)

Fuga by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). PDF sheet music for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and tab editions. Check out the link below. Gaspar Sanz Collection – PDF Edition These popular works by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) originate from his Instrucción…

Mrs. Winters Jump by Dowland (Free PDF)

Mrs Winter’s Jump by John Dowland (1563-1626) – Free Sheet Music or Notes & Tab arranged for Classical Guitar. Level: Intermediate (Grade 4). YouTube Video Lesson Link. This is a nice short lute work arranged for classical guitar. Includes fingering, notation, and…

Villanos by Gaspar Sanz

Villanos by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) for classical guitar. PDF sheet music for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation-only edition and tab editions. Check out the link below. Gaspar Sanz Collection – PDF Edition These popular works by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) originate…

Gabriel Bianco Plays Francesco Da Milano

French Guitarist Gabriel Bianco performing the music of Italian composer Francesco Da Milano (1497–1543) during the 2014 Classical Guitar Retreat on the Island of Cumbrae, Scotland. The three pieces performed are ‘Fantaisia, De Mon Triste and La Compagna. This all…

The Myth of Bach’s Lute Suites by Clive Titmuss

This is a guest post by Clive Titmuss  Previously published on Classical Guitar Canada. Visit his website to see more of his work and recordings (earlymusicstudio.com). All images provided by Clive Titmuss. Click on the images to enlarge. Part I As student…

Tim Beattie plays Allegro BWV 998 by Bach

Canadian classical guitarist Tim Beattie plays Allegro BWV 998 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750). You might remember his name from the Montreal festival and competition, they posted a bio of Tim here. I love how he’s really digging in and his balanced articulation…

Bartolomeo Veneto: Lady Playing Lute

It’s been awhile since I posted any artwork. I originally started this blog as a tumblr and posted random stuff all the time. This is Lady Playing Lute by Bartolomeo Veneto (active 1502 – 1546), an Italian painter who worked…

Eduardo Egüez plays Jácaras by Santiago de Murcia

Eduardo Egüez plays Jácaras by Spanish Baroque composer/guitarist Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739). Via the Lute Society of America on their YouTube, “Taken from a performance by Eduardo Egüez at the Lute Society of America 2014 Lute Festival, in a section…

Xingye Li plays Allegro BWV 1003 by Bach

Xingye Li plays Allegro BWV 1003 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750) on a 2014 Roy Fankhänel guitar. This is from Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003. This video is via the excellent Siccas Guitars and their YouTube…

Emma Rush plays Phantasia in A major by David Kellner

Canadian guitarist Emma Rush plays Phantasia in A major by David Kellner (1670–1748). Kellner was a German lutenist and composer of the baroque era as well as a significant music theorist. Rush plays with a great clarity and nice unfolding…

Spagnoletta for Guitar (Free PDF)

Spagnoletta, Anonymous Lute Work – Free PDF Sheet Music or Tab arranged for Classical Guitar. This is a nice short anonymous lute work arranged for classical guitar. Great for students but also nice for any level or your gig book.…