Lesson: Packington’s Pound – Anonymous

Packington’s Pound, Anonymous Lute Work for Classical Guitar. PDF or hardcopy sheet music or tab for guitar with both a notation-only edition and a tab edition. This comes from my Easy Classical Guitar Volume 2 – 15 Authentic Pieces from the Renaissance to Romantic era. All works from guitar and lute sources. The level is easy-intermediate or post-method book to grade 3. Composers include: Anonymous Lute Works, Negri, Calvi, Kellner, Sor, Carulli, Molino, Mertz. An authentic collection from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Packington’s Pound Lesson Link.

Packington’s Pound from Mathew Holmes Lute Book (Cambridge Ms Nn.6.36), Anonymous Renaissance Lute. This charming Renaissance work is a popular selection in many anthologies. It sits on the guitar nicely and presents a beautiful set of melodies with melodic variations.

Bar 1 (and elsewhere) – The jumping of the 1st finger from C to G sharp is not ideal but sounds fine if a careful sustain and legato is used. An alternative fingering would be to use the 3rd and 4th finger on the chord and 2nd finger on the C which would leave the 1st finger free to play G sharp.

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