I was recently listening to more Renaissance music... that could be played by Violin, Viola or Cello!
Diego Ortiz was a Spanish Composer known for his published polyphonic (4 to 7 voices) and Viola da Gamba Renaissance music. (Wikipedia)
Love all the different sizes of Viols and the fact they have more than 4 strings, always gets me excited.
This is no Galliard, but a really nice piece by Ortiz to try anyway, "Recercada Segunda" - played by Elisabeth Reed and 'The Voice of The Viol', viol consort (Voices of Music).
4 different sizes of Viols!
Here's the sheet music perfect for CELLO, in G Dorian!
Here's a link to the Galliard thread (love 'em).
...want to at least consider a 5 string Cello? 🤔
Beautiful! It's interesting that there's so much Spanish Renaissance music, but not a lot of well-known Spanish composers from more recent periods.
Not to hijack this thread, but here's another Renaissance piece that I think would work well on bowed strings, though it may require more effort to arrange. I've played it in piano transcription, and in this video it's played on a modern guitar.
It's on IMSLP in guitar transcription, which seems like a nice starting point to come up with a version for violin, viola, or cello.
Think you just helped me solve a mystery!
Guessing I can now tell where all the Spanish Guitar music I love comes from - the Renaissance!
Very nice! Thank you!
Guess I better be careful saying what kind of guitar music I love, cause I didn't realize - Acoustic guitars vs Spanish Classical guitars vs Spanish Flamenco guitars are ALL different.
Here's a little History and some "Notable Spanish Composers" (Classical Guitar Shed).
...might have to link this over to my Mexican/Spanish/Latin American music thread. (lol)