Category Early Music

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

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…

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 for Classical Guitar

John Dowland (1563-1626) for Classical Guitar – PDF sheet music or tab arranged for classical guitar with free videos and lessons. Include both notation-only editions and tab editions. John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is…