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Tarantelle intabulate per liuti

Tarantellas intabulated for lutes Latest update 15.4.2008 / Arto Wikla 22.2.2008. Contents: 1. 2. Tarantelle published by Athanasius Kircher Tarantelle to be played, also video(s)

1. Tarantelle published by Athanasius Kircher
These intabulations are based on a great (and huge, very huge) book about nearly everything in the world, written by Athanasius Kircher in 17th century: "Magnes sive De Arte Magnetica". In the Net there are e-facsimiles of two editions:
Kircher 1641: European Cultural Heritage Online (ECHO): Kircher, Athanasius, Athanasii Kircheri Fuldensis Buchonii, E Soc. Iesu Magnes sive De Arte Magnetica: Opus Tripartitum Quo Praeterquam..., 1641 (direct link) Kircher 1643: Wolfenbütteler Digitale Bibliothek (WDB): Athanasii Kircheri ... Magnes Siue De Arte Magnetica Opvs Tripartitvm : Quo Præterqvam Qvod Vniversa Magnetis Natvra, Eivsqve In Omnibvs Artibus & Scientijs vsus noua Methodo explicetur, ... multa hucusque incognita Naturæ arcana per Physica, Med.../ Athanasius Kircherus. - Editio secunda post Romanam multò corr. [Electronic ed.]. - Coloniae Agrippinae : Kalcoven, 1643 Permalink:

My intabulations try to be honest reproductions of Kircher's staff notation. Also the titles etc. follow the originals. Playing these intabulations by a "renaissance" lute in G will produce the original keys. A 6 course instrument is enough; the 7th course (in F) is needed only once. No harmonizations are are added. The 17th century player(s) naturally played also the continuo, they improvised proper harmonies to the texture of the music. And so it should be done also today! One piece, the Antidotum Tarantulae is an exception among these pieces: it was written in three parts, and when intabulated, it becomes a complete lute piece. Pages 1641:872, 1643:761

763 . 874. 1643:762 Pages 1641:873. 1643:762 Pages 1641: fol. 1643: fol. 1643:761 Pages 1641:873.Pages 1641:872.

1643:763 Pages 1641:875-876. 1643:764 .Many thanks to Diego Cantalupi for decrypting me the music of this Antidotum! Pages 1641:875.

Tarantelle to be played The previous Tarantelle by Kircher are more or less only skeletons. renaissance guitars. Readers of this page are invited to make their own arrangements! Tarantelle: . but Kircher gives a continuo "sharp" there. . baroque lutes. 2. "renaissance" lutes. archlutes.Pages 1641:876. theorboes.. Here I intend to collect Tarantellas to be played by early lute instruments.. baroque guitars. 1643:764 The letter "e" in the bar 3 is not from the notated music.

April 2008. of the piece in the YouTube. 1986. Vienna. of the piece in the YouTube. There is also a video. Secundus and Tertius modus: Tarantella "Tre modi di Kircher". the Antidotum Tarantulae. 1997.. The lute is model "Andreas Berr. in my Contributions page.2008) I made a playable version of Kircher's Tarantellas of Primus. made by Stephen Barber.2. See also my pages French theorbo music / Archlute music / 10-course lute music / Chitarrone music / Chitarrino music. by Timo Kontio. c. The version is for a lute in renaissance tuning.2. Six strings is enough. intabulations. (by WebCounter) (19. There are also some other arrangements. This version is for a lute in renaissance tuning.2008) . There is also a low quality webcam video. etc. At the end of the video there is also our dog. Vienna. The soprano lute is made after model "Wendelio Venere". Actually one of Kircher's Tarantelle is not a skeleton. April 2008. And he is the main reason for publishing this video: his timing is perfect! :-)  (21. a "direct shot".. only some fingerings added.1580. 1699". Compared to the version in this page. Six strings is enough. a "direct shot".