My edition of the "Libro de diferentes cifras", ms. M 811 in the Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, is finally in print. It contains 109 pieces for baroque guitar, mostly in Italian tablature and a few in alphabeto. The authors are Gaspar Sanz (from his Instruccion
, sometimes in new or arranged versions), Francesco Corbetta and some pieces that could be atributed to Santiago de Murcia, and a lot of unatributed pieces.
Since the rythm in the manuscript is not precisely written, my work has been to re-construct the pieces according period approach and similar pieces in other sources.
The edition comprises a study about the source and the concordances, as well as the music in easy-readable Italian mixed tablature.
It can be purchased via the Sociedad de la Vihuela. More information here: