2020-04-23

23Apr20: Completed work on “Il liuto”, by Bernardo Gianoncelli. This was carefully encoded by François Pizette , formatted and edited by myself, with substantial help from François. It consists of pieces for 14-course archlute arranged by key, mostly courantes and galliards, with one bergamasca thrown in. Each courante and galliard has a “spezzata” section appended, which gives the same piece in style brisé, and many are preceded by one or more “tastegiatas” (which I interpret as “toccatas”). The music is charming and graceful and not overly difficult to play.

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