I have recently read this book and enjoyed it. Though my Medieval French is non existent I got a sense of what exactly was going on in the 14C and 15C world of “Forme Fixes”. I have set up a page of the examples with pdf’s and audio versions. Well worth a listen. Click below […]
Just a wee note to let you know that Voltes 3 and 4 have been added to the Lute project. Video to follow shortly. Cheers
A Bach like two part invention.
I was playing a lot of Louis Couperin at the time of writing this piece as I hope you can here in the composition.
The last two Courantoes, onto the volta’s next.
Another two part piece that I think works well.
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 […]