By Robert Bielefeld
Classical Guitar Sheet Music
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Cantiga's Renaissance Festival Favorites. (For All Instruments with Guitar Chords). By Robert Bielefeld. For All Instruments. 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.
Location: from Boise, ID
May 24, 2013
This is a fine collection lead sheets and chord progressions: like a box of toys, fun for everyone. If you're looking to form a renaissance band for a faire or just for fun, this book is an excellent reference for musicians of (almost) all levels. The CD is excellent too!...
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Northern California
January 12, 2012
Not Perfect, But Well Done
This book contains far too many musical errors, but it was obviously a labor of love for the author. They included quite a few beautiful pieces in the collection, including some lesser known ones. The CD is nicely done, and the instrumental arrangements are good. I recommend this book to...
17 of 30 people found this review helpful.