Arrangements for Classical Guitar

As opposed to the transcription of medieval music, the arrangement of medieval music transforms the music from its original form into a more robust composition.  An arrangement may include such things as changes to harmony, melodic phrasing, and adaptations for different instruments.

Much of the music in the SCA is either written as a solo melody line or as an arrangement for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass quartet.  I have decided to do something a little different with my arrangements.

The astute reader will have noticed that this page has arrangement’s specific to the classical guitar.  Why?  Two reasons.  First, I’m a classical guitar player.  Second, I’ve long been fascinated by the role of the guitar’s history.  No, the modern guitar that we play is not a period instrument.  Yet, the guitar itself is.  For an excellent article on the history of the guitar, I will refer you to Master Johann von Solothurn’s paper.

Here are my arrangements specific to classical and renaissance guitar.


Sellenger’s Round

An arrangement of Sellenger’s Round from Playford PDF | MuseScore

Lamento di Tristano

This is my classical guitar arrangement of Lamento di Tristano from Additional Manuscript 29887 folio 64r. PDF | MuseScore

La Rotta

A classical guitar arrangement of La Rotta from Additional Manuscript 29887 folio 64r. It is meant to be played immediately after Lamento di Tristano, forming a two-piece set.  PDF | MuseScore

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