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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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L Tia y la Sobrina by Santiago de Murcia

L Tia y la Sobrina by Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739) Level Beginner Until new research was published in 2008, few details about the life of Santiago de Murcia were known. One of the important aspects of the music of Murcia is his interest in a wide range of pre-existing music for guitar, including that by …

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Pie Jesu by Gabriel Faure

Pie Jesu by Gabriel Faure (1845-1924) Cantique de Jean Racine (Op. 11) is a work for mixed chorus and piano or organ by Gabriel Fauré. Written by the nineteen year old composer in 1864-5, the piece won Fauré the first prize when he graduated from the École Niedermeyer and was first performed the following year …

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Grave by Santiago de Murcia

Grave by Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739) Level Beginner Until new research was published in 2008, few details about the life of Santiago de Murcia were known. One of the important aspects of the music of Murcia is his interest in a wide range of pre-existing music for guitar, including that by Spanish, French and Italian …

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Wascha Mesa by Hans Newsidler

(Wascha Mesa) Italian Dance by Hans Neusidler (1508-1563) Hans Neusidler was one of the leading figures in the development of 16th cnetury German Lute music. He achieved considerable success not only as a performer and composer, but also as a lute maker and teacher. His sons, Melchior and Conrad (he had 13 children altogether), were …

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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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Minuet 2 in D by Robert Devisee

Minuet 2 in D by Robert Devisee (1655 – 1732) level Beginner Robert de Visée was a lutenist, guitarist, theorbist and viol player at the court of Louis XIV, as well as a singer, and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar. Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had …

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Passacaille by Robert Devisee

Menuett in E minor by Robert Devisee (1655 – 1732) level Beginner Robert de Visée was a lutenist, guitarist, theorbist and viol player at the court of Louis XIV, as well as a singer, and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar. Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had …

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Villanos by Gaspar Sanz

Villanos by Gaspar Sanz by Gaspar Sanz (1640–1710) Gaspar Sanz was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the Spanish comarca of Bajo Aragón. He studied music, theology and philosophy at the University of Salamanca, where he was later appointed Professor of Music.

Menuett in E minor by Robert Devisee

Menuett in E minor by Robert Devisee (1655 – 1732) level Beginner Robert de Visée was a lutenist, guitarist, theorbist and viol player at the court of Louis XIV, as well as a singer, and composer for lute, theorbo and guitar. Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had …

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