Renaissance

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance

European music of the 14th-17th centuries. Today's guitar performances were originally written for lute or renaissance guitar, in a form of tabulature. Music is often solemn or playful, well-structured, has a lot of symmetry and simple chord progressions. Easy to understand and pleasure to play. John Downland is maybe the most representative composer of this period.

I like music of this period because it often gives opportunity for embellishments, and has interesting rythmical patterns.

What If a Day or a Month or a Year

Composer: John Dowland

  • Previous recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxwEwReRnUc


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    Fantasia X (No 10)

    Composer: Alonso Mudarra



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    Guardame Las Vacas

    Composer: Luis de Narvaez

  • Slower version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qllqwZIerRs


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    Minuett

    Composer: Johann Krieger



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    Courante et Air

    Composer: Anonymous, Paris 1720

  • Older recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6ldAbOV55k


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    Toy for Two Lutes

    Composer: Thomas Robinson



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    Fuga al Ayre Español

    Composer: Gaspar Sanz



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    Canarios

    Composer: Gaspar Sanz



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    Españoleta (Spagnoletta)

    Composer: Gaspar Sanz