Renaissance

Valse Venezuelienne by Anonymous

Valse Venezuelienne by Anonymous The Renaissance (which means “rebirth or “revival”) began around 1400 and ended in the early 1600s. The musicians and artists of the Renaissance looked back to classical models, spawning a new era of artistic growth. With the invention of the printing press, music became avaialble to the public as never before.

Veneziana by Anonymous

Veneziana by Anonymous The Renaissance (which means “rebirth or “revival”) began around 1400 and ended in the early 1600s. The musicians and artists of the Renaissance looked back to classical models, spawning a new era of artistic growth. With the invention of the printing press, music became avaialble to the public as never before.

Pavane by Pierre Attaingnant

Pavane by Pierre Attaingnant (1494-1552) Pierre Attaingnant was a French music printer, active in Paris. Attaingnant is considered to be first large-scale publisher of single-impression movable type for music-printing, thus making it possible to print faster and cheaper than predecessors such as Ottaviano Petrucci.

Corps by Pierre Attaingnant

Corps by Pierre Attaingnant (1494-1552) Pierre Attaingnant was a French music printer, active in Paris. Attaingnant is considered to be first large-scale publisher of single-impression movable type for music-printing, thus making it possible to print faster and cheaper than predecessors such as Ottaviano Petrucci.

Go From My Window Easy by John Dowland

Go From My Window (Easy) by John Dowland (1563-1626) John Dowland was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as “Come, heavy sleep”, “Come again”, “Flow my tears”, “I saw my Lady weepe” and “In darkness let me dwell”, but his instrumental music has undergone …

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Fantasy by Simone Molinaro

Fantasy by Simone Molinaro (1565-1634) Simone Molinaro was a composer of the late Renaissance in Italy. He was especially renowned for his lute music. In addition to his lute works, Molinaro composed a large amount of sacred choral music, most of which does not survive completely because of missing partbooks. However, some five-voice motets have …

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Galliard 2 by Michelangolo Galile

Galliard 2 by Michelangolo Galile (1575-1631) Michelagnolo Galilei was an Italian composer and lutenist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras, active mainly in Bavaria and Poland. He was the son of music theorist and lutenist Vincenzo Galilei, and the younger brother of the renowned astronomer Galileo Galilei.

Saltarello Simone Molinaro

Saltarello by Simone Molinaro (1565-1634) Simone Molinaro was a composer of the late Renaissance in Italy. He was especially renowned for his lute music. In addition to his lute works, Molinaro composed a large amount of sacred choral music, most of which does not survive completely because of missing partbooks. However, some five-voice motets have …

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La Catena dAmore by Cesare Negri

La Catena dAmore by Cesare Negri Casare Negri was a renowned Italian dancing instructor of the secong half of the 16th century. His important treatise on the dance, Le gratie d’amore, contains 43 most popular dance tunes of the day in both lute and standard music notation.

Ballet by Elias Mertel

Ballet by Elias Mertel (1561-1626) Elias Mertel was a German lutenist and composer of the Late Renaissance era. He was originally from Wangenbourg and worked under Friedrich IV until 1595. He published collections of lute music, notably Hortus Musicalis in Strasbourg in 1615 including fantasies, preludes and fugues.