Fantasia No.1 by Luis de Milan

Fantasia No.1 by Luis de Milán (c.1500-1561) – Originally for vihuela. PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate unfingered notation edition and a modern tab edition. PDF Download.

My pdf sheet music edition

Note: Fingered for relative lute tuning (3rd string is tuned down to F sharp) with optional capo at 3rd fret. The level is intermediate (Grade 6). Overall it is mainly in first position with simple shapes but has some fingerings for voice leading and independence that need close attention. 

Fantasía No.1 by Luis de Milán (c.1500-1561), also Luys Milán, comes from his Libro de música de vihuela de mano intitulado El Maestro (1536). One of the first published music collections for the vihuela de mano. There are many editions of this music available but this edition focuses on voice leading and legato connection. Here’s the YouTube video link if you want to watch it there.

Video on Vihuela – Here’s a performance by Elizabeth Pallett on a vihuela. This comes via Pallett’s YouTube channel called luteweb with performances on lute and vihuela.

Samples of my sheet music

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