11Jun24: Completed Robert Ballard “Premier Livre de Tablature de Luth” by doing adding 25 courantes (including one handwritten at the end of the book) and 6 voltes. Ten of these pieces are called “angéliques”, which at first I took to be a different dance form, but then I learned that they are just courantes that were probably those favored by one Angélique Paulet, a beautiful and talented 18 year old friend of the composer.

The handwritten entry is of interest, in that it includes ornaments and the use of the forefinger in forming certain chords. One assumes that similar ornaments could be added to the rest of the pieces in the Ballard volumes.


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