[Ness #40]

Composer Players Instrument Notation Period
Francesco Da Milano (1497-1543) solo guitar standard Renaissance

Originally for lute, this fantasia requires you to tune the third string to F sharp. You may find that this is easier to play if you use right hand fingering that was commonly used on the Renaissance lute: alternating the thumb (p) and index (i) fingers to play scale passages. I have included those fingerings in the score. Notice that there is no time signature or bar lines. Modern bar lines imply a pattern of accents that do not apply to this music. I have written in some suggested articulations that will help give the music impetus and a playful quality. [2 pages]

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