Spagnoletta, Anonymous Lute Work – Free PDF Sheet Music or Tab arranged for Classical Guitar. This is a nice short anonymous lute work arranged for classical guitar. Great for students but also nice for any level or your gig book. The level is grade 2 or easy-intermediate. Includes fingering. Join the Email Newsletter to get updates on free sheet music and more. Please consider donating to the site to keep the free sheet music coming.
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- You can also find the tab as a hardcopy in my Classical Guitar Tab book on Amazon.
There is a nice little write up on savarese.org: “Spagnoletta is not a title per se, but a class of song. It is Italian for Españoleta, which is an old Spanish dance. Almost all Españoletas or Spagnolettas share a similar melodic theme and rhythm, using a triple meter. This Spagnoletta comes from page 184 of Lautenspieler des XVI. Jahrhunderts. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Ursprungs der modernen Tonkunst von Oscar Chilesotti (or in Italian Liutisti del Cinquecento) by Oscar Chilesotti as published by German publishing house Breitkopf & Härtel in 1891. Chilesotti credits the song to Codice Magliabec.XIX, 105. and tells us the codex contains the following dedication: A di 12 di Marzo 1635. Questo libro è da sonare di Liuto. Di me Giulio Medici et suoi Amici.”