England

Minuet 2 in A Minor by Henry Purcell

Minuet 2 in A Minor by Henry Purcell (1924-1994) Level Beginner Henry Purcell was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music.

Mrs. Nichol’s Alman by John Dowland

Mrs. Nichol’s Alman 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 a major …

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Tarleton’s Riserrectione by John Dowland

Tarleton’s Riserrectione 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 a major revival, …

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Call Me by Tony Hatch

Call Me by Tony Hatch (1939) Tony Hatch is an English composer, songwriter, pianist, music arranger, and producer. He was born Anthony Peter Hatch in Pinner, North London. Encouraged by his musical abilities, his mother – also a pianist – enrolled him in the London Choir School in Wansunt Road, Bexley, Kent when he was …

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Toy by Anonymous

Toy by Anonymous Easy Guitar Piece Toy is a simple, light piece of music, esp. of 16th or 17th century England, written for the virginal.

Air by Anonymous

Air by Anonymous Easy Guitar Piece A musical idea, or motive, rhythmically developed in consecutive single tones, so as to form a symmetrical and balanced whole, which may be sung by a single voice to the stanzas of a hymn or song, or even to plain prose, or played upon an instrument; a melody; a …

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Mrs Winter’s Jump by John Dowland

Mrs Winter’s Jump 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 a major …

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Orlando Sleepeth by John Dowland

Orlando Sleepeth by John Dowland (1563-1626) Grade 2 Intermediate. Time 0:49 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 …

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Greensleeves 16th century Traditional English

Greensleeves– Traditional English This is a short and sweet song. “Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song and tune, a ground of the form called a romanesca. Romanesca is a song form popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It was most popular with Italian composers of the early Baroque period.

Scarborough Fair English Traditional

Scarborough Fair Traditional Folk song English Traditional 16th century “Scarborough fair” is an example of how the classical guitar can sound like 2 instruments. With the suspended bass and running lead, the guitar produces 2 voices (Bass and treble).