Aria detto Balletto

Composer Players Instrument Notation Period
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643) solo lute tablature Renaissance

Aria detto Balletto is a challenging but glorious set of solo variations by Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643). The original was written for the keyboard but sits well on the lute (It is set for seven courses but can be played with six if the last course is tuned down a whole step to F. This is similar to the guitar version that is available in standard notation in the Frescobaldi section of the catalog.) Please listen to the MIDI file to hear the suggested tempo changes with each variation.

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