Gardano, Angelo (ed.) | Balletti moderni facili per sonar sopra il liuto (1611)

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Original edition restored by Atelier Philidor.

  • Full title: Balletti moderni facili per sonar sopra il liuto, dove si contengono brandi, saltarelli, gagliarde, balletti francesi, tedeschi, Arie diverse, passamezi, padoane & canzoni francese
  • Instrumentation: 7-course baroque lute
  • Edition | Source: Facsimile (2014, 2017, second restoration) | Antonio Gardano, Venetia, 1611
  • 1 volume, 69 pages | B&W
  • Notation | Clefs: Italian tablature

Fifty-seven unknown pieces, in Italian lute tablature, most of them being dances. This is an extremely rare example of the Venetian lute school, it also contains two canzoni francese and some arie da cantar. The transcription of a piece by Orazio Vecchi is worthy of note. This work is omitted from RISM.

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