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Chansons of the 16th Century for Classical Guitar, Franco-Flemish and Parisian Chansons Printed by Pierre Attaingant

Book contains critical commentary including historical overview, description of chanson styles, composer biographies, text translations, and arrangements for solo guitar or lute. The transcriptions follow guidelines supplied in Le Roy print of 1568 and hence reconstruct the sixteenth-century procedures of chanson intabulation.

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Selections from the Marsh Lute Book

The book contains selections transcribed from the tablatures of the manuscript, a critical commentary, and a large annotated inventory. The Marsh Lute Book is an extensive manuscript that summarizes the generation before the English lute and virginals school during the late portion of the reign of Elizabeth I. The manuscript, compiled between c1584 and c1610 by a professional musician, is closely related to the Willoughby Lute Book but gives a more extensive picture of the music of the period. Because the manuscript was likely copied in proximity to court, its repertory gives an insight into English military, political, and social history of the time.

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