Renaissance Solos for Mandolin (Book)
98222
Most of the music in this book comes from editions or manuscripts from England in the late 1500's. There are also a few French pieces. The cittern was popular in Italy, England and France. Aside from various tunings, there were two main kinds of instruments being played during the 16th and 17th centuries: the 4 course (four sets of doubled strings), and the 6 course cittern with several editions of music to go along with both. The pieces I have chosen for this book were all written for the 4 course inst ...more
Product Number:
98222
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
64
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-5120-2
UPC:
796279065511
ISBN13:
978-07866-5120-7
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
6/28/2005
Most of the music in this book comes from editions or manuscripts from England in the late 1500's. There are also a few French pieces. The cittern was popular in Italy, England and France. Aside from various tunings, there were two main kinds of instruments being played during the 16th and 17th centuries: the 4 course (four sets of doubled strings), and the 6 course cittern with several editions of music to go along with both. The pieces I have chosen for this book were all written for the 4 course instrument and fall into three main categories: dance music, song arrangements and free pieces. The free pieces are basically preludes that explore the melodic range of the instrument. As the title suggests these pieces can be played very freely and need not have a very strict tempo. The dance pieces are not really meant to be danced to, but rather take their form and rhythm from the popular court dances of the time. These can be played with a wide range of overall tempo, but once a tempo is chosen, should be strictly adhered to. The song arrangements are settings of popular songs of the time as well as more formal vocal settings. Care should be taken in making the melody clear and singing. Since the range of the cittern and mandolin are the same, John Holenko has kept the melodies intact. Because of the difference in tuning however, the voicing of the harmonies have been changed so as to fit on the mandolin.
A French Toy       Anthony Holborne
A Horne Pype       Anthony Holborne
A Jyg       Anthony Holborne
A Psalm       Thomas Robinson
Bonny Sweet Robin       Anthony Holborne
Branle de Bourgogne II       Adrien Le Roy
Callino      
For Two Citterns       Thomas Robinson
Gaiarde La Royne d Escosse       Hortulus Cytharae
Galliard       Richard Allison
Galliard Passemezo       Anthony Holborne
Galliard to the Pavane Passamezo       Anthony Holborne
Go From My Window       Anthony Holborne
Grimstock      
I Lift My Heart To Thee       Thomas Robinson
Kemp's Jig      
Maister Earles Pavane       Anthony Holborne
Old Hunt is Up      
Passing Measures Galliard       Anthony Holborne
Pavane       Anthony Holborne
Pavane Passemezo       Anthony Holborne
Prelude 1       Anthony Holborne
Prelude II       Anthony Holborne
Prelude III       Anthony Holborne
Prelude IV       Anthony Holborne
Pretty Nancy      
Rogero      
Sick Sick and Very sick       Thomas Robinson
The Frogge       Thomas Robinson
The Miller       Anthony Holborne
The Voyce       Anthony Holborne
Tinternell      
What You Will       Anthony Holborne
Wilson's Wilde      
 
Series: None
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