2016-07-19

19Jul16: Completed the Barberiis Lute book (1549), v.10. This contains fantasies and vocal intabulations. It also contains two duets and some pieces for alternate tunings, as well as four pieces labeled as fantasies for 4-course guitar, but which are probably branles. In general, the book is of poor quality, with a number of errors. Also, the composers fantasies are not particularly interesting. The duets required a lot of work for the parts to be even playable with each other, and even so the result is marginal. I have provided version of the alternate tuning pieces for normal tuning.

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