NARVAEZ, Luis de, c.1505-c.1555

Los seys libros del Delphin [de música de cifras para tañer vihuela]

Edición y estudio de las fuentes: Juan M. Nieto. Introducción: John Griffiths


Narvaez, Los seys libros del Delphin

Madrid, 2019. Oblong, 22 x 15, liii, 257 pp.
Color facsimile of the Valladolid, 1538 edition. One of the first vihuela books. Italian tablature. 14 fantasias, transcriptions of works by Josquin, Gombert and Richafort, villancicos and romances for voice & accompaniment; diferencias (including 22 on “Conde claros” and 7 on “Guardame las vacas”) which provide early examples of variation. Like Luis de Milan's El Maestro, the notes of vocal line have been painstakenly printed with red ink (a precursor of Bach’s use of red ink for the Biblical texts of the St. Matthew Passion). Commentary in Sp-Eng. Hardbound. $110

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