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For All Instruments with Guitar Chords

By Robert Bielefeld

All instruments - Beginning-Intermediate
For All Instruments with Guitar Chords. Composed by Robert Bielefeld. Wire bound, Songbook. Early Music/Renaissance. Book/CD Set. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99960BCD).

Item Number: MB.99960BCD

ISBN 9780786644322. 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.

  • A Maid In Bedlam  
  • A Rovin'  
  • All For Me Grog 
  • Arran Boat Song  
  • Ash Grove, The 
  • Auld Lang Syne  
  • Basse Dance 
  • Bear Dance, The  
  • Bedlam Boys  
  • Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie:Double Brawl  
  • Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie:Galliard  
  • Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie:Pavan  
  • Black Nag, The 
  • Bouree 
  • Brandle De Champagne  
  • Branle De L'Official (The Official Brawl)  
  • Branle De Poictou  
  • Branle Des Chevaulx (The Horses Brawl)  
  • Branle gay 
  • Branle Simple (Single Brawl)  
  • Bransle Double' (Double Brawl)  
  • Brian Boru's March 
  • Bufferfly, The  
  • Campbell's Farewell 
  • Canaries 
  • Cantiga 100  
  • Cantiga 166  
  • Cantiga 199  
  • Cantiga 274  
  • Cantiga 281  
  • Cantiga 282  
  • Cantiga 353  
  • Cantiga 48  
  • Childgrove 
  • Come Follow To The Greenwood  
  • Come Live With Me And Be My Love 
  • Courante 
  • Cuckolds All A-Row  
  • Cuncti Simus 
  • Daphne 
  • Douce Dame Jole  
  • Drive the Cold Winter Away 
  • Drive The Cold Winter Away: Dance  
  • Drunken Sailor, The 
  • Estampie: La Quarte Estampie Real (The 4th Royal Estampie)  
  • Estampie: La Septime Estampie Real (The 7th royal Estampie)  
  • Estampie: La Seste Estampie Real (The 6th Royal Estampie)  
  • Fischiettando  
  • Flowers of Edinburgh 
  • Fortune My Foe 
  • Galliard 
  • Galliard D' Angleterre  
  • Ganglat  
  • Gathering Peascods 
  • Gavotte 
  • Give Me Your Hand 
  • Go Merrily  
  • Gobby O, The  
  • Goddesses 
  • Greensleeves 
  • Harlequin Hornpipe 
  • He That Will An Alehouse Keep 
  • Here's A Health To The Company  
  • Hey Ho, To The Greenwood 
  • Hey, Ho, Nobody Home 
  • High Barbary  
  • Hole In The Wall 
  • It Was A Lover And His Lass 
  • Ja Nuns Hons Pris  
  • Jai Du Bon Tabac 
  • Jenny Nettle  
  • Kalenda Maya 
  • Kemp's Jig 
  • Kilkash  
  • King Of The Fairies 
  • La Manfredina 
  • La Manfredina: La Rotta Della Manfredina  
  • La romanesca 
  • La Rotta 
  • La Una Yo Naci, A  
  • La Volta 
  • La Volta: Variations  
  • Lamento Di Tristano 
  • Lauda 
  • May Song 
  • Misery Mary  
  • Morisque  
  • Morrison's Jig 
  • Mouse Dance, The  
  • Mrs. Judge's Jig  
  • Night is Past and Gone, the  
  • Nonesuch 
  • Now is the month of Maying 
  • One Bottle More 
  • Otter's Pool, The  
  • Parting Glass 
  • Pastime with Good Company 
  • Pastourelle 
  • Pavanne D' Angleterre  
  • Planxty Charles Coote 
  • Pop Goes the Weasel 
  • Priest In His Boots, The  
  • Princess Royal, The  
  • Queen's Alman, The  
  • Rights Of Man, The  
  • Road To Lisdoonvarna, The 
  • Ronde 
  • Rondeau 
  • Rondo 
  • Rufty Tufty 
  • Rustic Duck Dance, The  
  • Saltarello 
  • Saltarello Di Romagna  
  • Saltarello: Punctas  
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • She Moved Through The Fair 
  • Sheebeg And Sheemore 
  • Slipper Hornpipe 
  • South Wind, The  
  • Spanish Ladies 
  • Staines Morris 
  • Star Of Munster, The 
  • Stingo  
  • Summer is icumen in 
  • Tarantella 
  • Ton Ton  
  • Ton Ton: Variations  
  • Tourdion 
  • Trenchmore  
  • Twenty-Ninth of May, The  
  • We Be Soldiers Three  
  • When That I Was A Little Tiny Boy  
  • Wild Mountain Thyme 
  • Wild Rover 
  • Wraggle Taggle Gypsies, The  
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Boise, ID
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • May 24, 2013 Excellent compilation

    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...


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  • 5

    Experienced Musician
    Northern California
    Difficulty Level:
  • 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...

    all who love to play Renaissance music on any instrument.

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