This pairing from the Robert Dowland Lute Book, I find particularly beautiful. The 4th is a bit of an ear worm.
Here is the Second of the Almaine known as Sir Henry Guildford his Almaine, from A Variety of Lute Lessons 1610 published by Robert Dowland. There is no Composer listed. This has been converted to notation (available from my website for Lute and Guitar Pitch www.thewrittennote.co.uk) and then realised by editing the notes so that […]
Here is a Wind Arrangement and extension of the Piano piece Small Piece 74. When I reviewed the piece before putting on You Tube for Piano, I really enjoyed the ideas playing around so I created a version with Wind using Flute, Oboe, Bass Clarinet (B flat) and Bassoon, to show how the ideas play […]
The first two of the Corantoes I thought that they warranted a little longer in the lime light so added them together and repeated them. I think they are little gems.
This piece was inspired by J S Bach’s twisting two part inventions and other two part keyboard works. I have also arranged an extended version with new sections for Wind Quartet. Enjoy.
Available in various forms under Early Musician/Lute Project/Almaine.
This piece is Sub titled “Courante” and was originally intended as part of a Baroque type Suit for Piano. If you look at the videos on my site you can see an Allemand from the same impetus.
This small piece (and it is a small piece) was from a conversation with a Jazz Saxophonist friend about chords. And the Jazz approach. Don’t expect Jazz though it is my own thoughts. It is also one of my Still Pieces exploring stillness in music. And as such there will be future versions for various […]
Here are the 3,4,5,and 6th Almaine known as The Queens Mask (the first three) and the Witches Dance from the Queens Mask, from A Variety of Lute Lessons 1610 published by Robert Dowland. There is no Composer listed. This has been converted to notation see, early musician/lute project/allmaine.
On Monday the 5th I had an appointment with Rosslyn Chapel. I was due to play, as I had been for the Summer, for the general visitors to the Chapel. My car had been losing water gradually from the Expansion tank of the radiator, so I topped it up before setting off for the hour […]