Ciaran's Musica Codex
Medieval music research and resources
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.