Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by David Kellner

Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by David Kellner (1670-1748) PDF sheet music arranged for classical guitar (originally for lute). Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. These pieces are approximately late-intermediate to advanced level ranging grades 6-9 depending on your tempo. Watch video performances and lessons for each piece. 

My PDF Sheet Music Edition

David Kellner (1670–1748) was a German composer of the baroque period and a contemporary of Bach. He wrote a sizeable amount of compositions for the lute but also theory of music and equal temperament. His diagram of the circle of fifths is the earliest extant examples. I find these works very satisfying and filled with charm. The later Baroque and Galant style bridge the gap between the Baroque and Classical Eras. Like Weiss, there is always a melodic line flowing through the works and rarely any super thick counterpoint, perfect for guitar. The Giga was originally in D but all the works have been arranged in A (the tuning for Kellner is very different on lute).

Lessons for Each Piece

YouTube Lesson Links:  Rondeau  |  Pastorel  |  Passepied  |  Giga 


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  1. Thanks for presenting these pieces. You’ve got me tracking down the IMSLP tab version! I find your renditions wanting some dynamics and phrasing but otherwise cleanly executed.
    Stan Godlovitch

  2. What a sweet piece. I can’t stop humming the opening Rondeau. Thanks Bradford and nice playing!