Cantiga's Renaissance Festival Favorites (For All Instruments with Guitar Chords). Composed by Robert Bielefeld. For All Instruments. Wire bound, Songbook. Early Music/Renaissance. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 152 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99960BCD).
ISBN 9780786644322. Early Music/Renaissance. 9 x 11.75 inches.
Players of all kinds of instruments including flute, fiddle, mandolin, recorder, whistle, guitar, harp and more can use this collection of music which is popular at modern renaissance festivals. The music is presented simply, with melody lines and chord symbols, allowing for a wide range of interpretation. In addition to many period dance tunes, the book contains a selection of vocal numbers with lyrics included. Each selection is accompanied by text to suggest ideas for performance, place the music in a modern festival context and provide useful information to those interested in studying historical sources of early music. Cantiga's arrangements of some of the tunes in this book can be heard on the companion recording. They are played at a listening tempo by the ensemble: Wooden flute or recorder, fiddle, cello, harp and percussion.