Category Early Music

Ricercare No.7 by Milano (Lesson, PDF)

Ricercare (Fantasia) 7 by Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543). This comes from my Classical Guitar Repertoire Lessons Grade 5 book. Five pieces at the grade 5 level with dedicated lessons preparing you for each piece. This lesson in the book…

Pacific MusicWorks

Pacific MusicWorks: Baptista, Plà, Zipoli

Stephen Stubbs (baroque guitar/director) along with Tekla Cunningham (baroque violin), Christine Beckman (baroque violin), Caroline Nicolas (baroque cello), Maxine Eilander (baroque harp), Henry Lebedinsky (organ/harpsichord), Antonio Gomez (percussion), play an excerpt from their virtual release on Dec 12th, 2020 from Allegro…

Dominika Dawidowska Plays Scarlatti K.11

Polish guitarist Dominika Dawidowska plays Sonata K.11, L.352 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), originally written for keyboard. This comes via Matthew McAllister’s YouTube but you can also follow Dawidowska’s Youtube. Dominika Dawidowska studies with Matthew McAllister at the Royal Conservatoire of…

Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by David Kellner

Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by David Kellner (1670-1748) arranged for classical guitar (originally for lute). Sheet music includes both a notation only edition and a notation + TAB edition in downloadable PDF format. These pieces are approximately late-intermediate to advanced level…

Allemande, BWV 996 by Bach (Lesson, PDF)

Performance, Lesson, Sheet Music: Allemande from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996 by Bach Sheet Music, Tab, or Free Unfingered Edition Here’s the second lesson for my edition of the Suite in E Minor, BWV 996. In this video I…

Tengyue TY Zhang

Tengyue “TY” Zhang Plays A Fancy by Dowland

Tengyue ‘TY’ Zhang plays A Fancy (Poulton No. 73) by John Dowland (1563-1626) on a 2005 Kenneth Brögger guitar. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Great playing as usual from this exciting young artist. Nice imitation among the voices with good separation…

Oman Kaminsky Plays l’immortelle by Gaultier

Oman Kaminsky plays his arrangement of l’immortelle by French lutenist and composer Ennemond Gaultier (c.1575-1651). Guitar maker: Jan Tulacek, after J. G. Shertzer. This comes via his YouTube channel. Sweet and short piece but such a beautiful selection from this important…

JiJi Plays Occhi Io Vissi Di Voi by Sessa

JIJI performs Occhi Io Vissi Di Voi by Claudia Sessa (c.1570-1617). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Claudia Sessa was an Italian composer and a nun at the convent of Santa Maria Annunciata in Milan. She composed two sacred…

Reginald Mobley and Stephen Stubbs Perform Purcell

Reginald Mobley and Stephen Stubbs Perform Purcell

Reginald L. Mobley (countertenor) and Stephen Stubbs (lute) perform Here the Deities Approve, composed by Henry Purcell (c. 1659 – 1695). Text by Christopher Fishburn. This comes via the Pacific MusicWorks on their YouTube. Another beautiful performance by two of my favourite musicians via the excellent…

Matthew McAllister Plays Orlando Sleepeth by John Dowland

Matthew McAllister plays Orlando Sleepeth (Poulton No.61) by John Dowland (1563-1626). This comes via his amazing YouTube channel where he’s recently been featuring a number of student level works. It’s great to hear professional players play right from my edition. Charming…

Stubbs Mobley Performance Johnson

Reginald Mobley and Stephen Stubbs Perform Robert Johnson

Absolutely charming. Reginald L. Mobley (countertenor) and Stephen Stubbs (lute) perform Full Fathom Five, composed by Robert Johnson (c.1583–1633) with text by William Shakespeare (The Tempest). This comes via the Pacific MusicWorks on their YouTube. I’ve seen both Mobley and…