Go From My Window Easy by John Dowland

Go From My Window (Easy) by John Dowland (1563-1626)

John Dowland This tuneful dance by John Dowland should be played at a moderate to lively tempo. Note that the piece is made up of four eight-bar (measures) phrases, and that the last four bars of each phrase are a repetition of the first four. To achieve a good dynamic contrast either play the last four bars of each phrase more softly than the first four, or closer to the bridge (sul ponticello) for a more nasal tone color.

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Opus 60 No 20 in A by Matteo Carcassi

Opus 60 No 20 in A by Matteo Carcassi (1792-1853)

Matteo Carcassi Matteo Carcassi was a famous Italian guitarist and composer. Carcassi began with the piano, but learned guitar when still a child. He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso concert guitarist. Carcassi wrote a method for guitar (op. 59) that remains valuable, relevant and interesting, blending technical skills and brilliant romantic music.

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Fantasia Sesta by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Sesta by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620)

Giovanni Terzi The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other composers-skilfully designed to display his own virtuoso ability as a performer.

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Fantasia Quinta by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Quinta by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620)

Giovanni Terzi The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other composers-skilfully designed to display his own virtuoso ability as a performer.

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Fantasia Quartra by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Quartra by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620)

Giovanni Terzi The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other composers-skilfully designed to display his own virtuoso ability as a performer.

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Fantasia Terza by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Terza by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620)

Giovanni Terzi The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other composers-skilfully designed to display his own virtuoso ability as a performer.

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Fantasia Seconda by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Seconda by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620)

Giovanni Terzi The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other composers-skilfully designed to display his own virtuoso ability as a performer.

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Fantasia Prima by Giovanni Terzi

Fantasia Prima by Giovanni Antonio Terzi (1580-1620)

Giovanni Terzi The lutenist, singer and composer Giovanni Antonio Terzi lived in Bergamo. He is known for his two books of lute tablature printed in Venice in 1593 and 1599, containing some of the most technically demanding pieces for the lute. Many of these are arrangements of music by other composers-skilfully designed to display his own virtuoso ability as a performer.

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Largo from Xerxes by Handel

Largo from Xerxes by George Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Georg Friedrich Handel George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel was born in Germany in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. He received critical musical training in Italy before settling in London and becoming a naturalised British subject.

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BWV 232 Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach

BWV 232 Agnus Dei (Mass in B Minor) by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

johann sebastian bach The Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by Johann Sebastian Bach is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass. The work was one of Bach’s last compositions, not completed until 1749, the year before his death. Since the nineteenth century it has been widely hailed as one of the greatest compositions in musical history, and today it is frequently performed and recorded.

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