Easy Renaissance Pieces For Classical Guitar


Easy Renaissance Pieces For Classical Guitar. The Renaissance was a time of astonishing innovation and imagination in the musical arts. Easy Renaissance Pieces for Classical Guitar brings to life some of the best-known lute works of the Renaissance, including many musical selections from the plays of William Shakespeare, such as “Greensleeves,” “Where the Bee Sucks,” and “When That I Was and a Little Boy.” Many of the great lute composers are represented here, including Dowland, Johnson, and even King Henry VIII. Easy Renaissance Pieces for Classical Guitar is designed for the beginner and intermediate guitarist and includes 61 pieces with an accompanying audio CD of each piece performed by Jerry Willard.

Jerry Willard is an accomplished player of all types of fretted instruments, including archlute, Renaissance lute, Baroque Guitar, 19th century guitar, and modern guitar, and is well known as an ensemble player. Mr. Willard resides in New York Ciry, and is on the faculty of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


A Jig (Asuke)
A Jig (Cutting)
Ah Robyn, Gentke Robyn (Cornyshe)
Almain (Johnson)
Almain (Allison)
Basse Danse la Roque (Attaingnant)
Bianco Fiore (Negri)
Black Nag (Anonymous)
Bonny Sweet Boy (Anonymous)
Bonny Sweet Robin (Anonymous)
Branle (Anonymous)
Branle de la Cornemuse (Ballard)
Branle de Village (Ballard)
Coventry Carol (Anonymous)
Dove son quei fieri occhi? (Anonymous)
Fortune My Foe (Dowland)
Galliard (Anonymous)
Go From My Window (Anonymous)
Greensleeves (Anonymous)
How should I Your True Love Know (Anonymous)
Ich Klag Den Tag (Neusidler)
Kemp’s Jig (Anonymous)
Les Bouffons (Estrees)
Loath to Depart (Anonymous)
Medieval Dance (Anonymous)
Mille Regretz (Prez)
Mr. Dowland’s Midnight (Dowland)
Mrs. Nichols’ Almain (Dowland)
Mrs. Winter’s Jump (Dowland)
My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home (Dowland)
Nonesuch (Anonymous)
Oh Mistress Mine (Anonymous)
Orlando Sleepeth (Dowland)
Packington’s Pound (Anonymous)
Pastime with Good Company (Henry VIII)
Pavan I (Milan)
Pavan II (Milan)
Peg-A-Ramsey (Anonymous)
Pezzo Tedesco (Anonymous)
Saltarello (Anonymous)
Scarborough Fair (Anonymous)
Se io m’accorgo be mio d’un altro amante (Anonymous)
Spagnoletta (Anonymous)
Tanz (Fuhrmann)
Tarleton’s Resurrection (Dowland)
The Squirrel’s Toy (Cutting)
There Were Three Ravens (Ravenscroft)
Toy (Cutting)
Toy (Anonymous)
Toy (Anonymous)
Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d’oro vedi che per ti moro (Anonymous)
Volte (Anonymous)
Volte (Praetorious)
What If A Day Or A Month Or A Year (Anonymous)
When That I Was And A Little Tiny Boy (Anonymous)
Where The Bee Sucks (Johnson)
Willow, Willow (Anonymous)
Wilson’s Wilde (Anonymous)
Woodycock (Anonymous)

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • Audio CD included
  • 61 pieces, a good amount of pieces
  • Brief Introduction about the Lute
  • For all levels. Easy to Intermediate

Bad Points

  • Some Left hand fingering
  • No commentary on each piece

Final Words
50% pieces are by Anonymous. The main composer is John Dowland with 6 pieces. An easy book that can be played by beginners although some left hand fingerings are missing. Still a good buy given the large amount of renaissance pieces being featured. Get your copy of Easy Renaissance Pieces For Classical Guitar by Jerry Willard.

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Book Details
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Music Sales America (September 1, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 082562827X
ISBN-13: 978-0825628276
Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.9 x 0.2 inches

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