Thanks for the fantastic music. A question about the Morner. Any idea about the performance practice style? Specifically, would their separe (sp?) be played straight (quarter note = bass note then treble played as equal eighths) or more dotted in the French style?
I would consider Perrine's performance suggestions. The guitar portion of the Morner manuscript has ornaments "written out" in places where other manuscripts might have used appoggiatura symbols. I use the writing as a starting point for determining how to play the separe markings. For example, in the Schaccon, the smallest note value is an eighth with no dotted character in the writing. Here I tend to play the separe rather equally. In the Menuets, there are some sharper rhythms and dotted eighth-sixteenth figures. Here I tend to incorporate more dotted separe playing. In actual performance I try to be somewhat elastic (all eighth notes are created equally) and add variety to my musical choices.
I have uploaded an edition of the cittern from the Edvard Storm notebook to my Ning page:
The PDF file contains edited tab with a transcription, plus 2 transpositions for guitar. Some of the pieces would work for baroque guitar (with a low fifth) if the low notes are played an octave higher.
Some of the titles are not clear to me, so I would be happy to hear if anyone has suggestions as to the spellings. I have included on page in the PDF with text examples and the problematic titles.