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Francisco Valdivia's Blog – January 2009 Archive (1)

Libro de diferentes cifras, 1705

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… Continue

Added by Francisco Valdivia on January 9, 2009 at 9:11 — 6 Comments

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