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New, first-time color facsimile. Vincenzo Capirola Lutebook Compositione di Meser Vincenzo Capirola gentil homo Bresano. ca. [Ms Newberry Library. All we need is the price of a paperback book to sustain a library the whole world trusts. We have . Identifier imslp-lutebook-capirola-vincenzo. Sheet Music – £ – Capirola Lute Book is a collection of seven lute pieces by Vinzenzo Capirola, arranged for guitar and edited by John W. Duarte.

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Capirola Lutebook – Wikipedia

But what of the time from its completion around until then? Bear in mind that the security processes have probably been greatly book in the ensuing 18 years. December 16, at 2: This is heavy black leather, with a gold leaf design on it. Renaissance music manuscript sources.

Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt, say he was very creative at a young age and completed the book in at the youthful age of They were the ground breakers, everyone afterward has seemed to me to be filling in the gaps.

It is an illuminated manuscript which comprises the entire ca;irola output of Vincenzo Capirola. All in all, certainly not a book for the squeamish! Although it’s in Public Domain, I’m not listing any direct links. There is a note on it saying that it is too fragile, and I didn’t realize this. Certainly, in the same way that a fine meal might be.

There is not a “book” inside as we think of the term, but rather a stack of small envelopes.

There is no doubt a formal name for such material, which book specialists will know right away. The compositions included probably date from around Retrieved from ” https: I was wondering if you know exactly what that piece is? There are extremely fine lines, less than a hair’s-breadth it seems. Fine music it contains. It is safe to say he was dead by 80 yearsand certainly by a century. Classical Guitar Skip to content.


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Make of it, dear reader, as you will. The thread appears to be modern, as it is a rather bright white against the yellowed paper.

Don’t miss a post! Notify me of new comments via email. Published as Libro lutee by Archivum Musicum, Firenze, April 27, at 7: Discussions relating to the classical guitar which don’t fit elsewhere. Walter Bitner off the podium. Not much is known about Vincenzo Capirola.

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I am impressed in general. I thanked the second fellow, gave the first one a nasty look, and toddled upstairs. Envelope 3, and all the subsequent ones except the last which holds the back leather cover, basically identical to the front onecontain the mother lode: A temporary pleasure, an indulgence of the ocular senses.

This is clumsy to describe: Thomas Woode pronounced Wood was told by the Court to commission new works reflecting the Reformation, and was given strict guidelines. Views Read Edit View history. Enter the right man at the right time After only about five or six minutes, the librarian came back to the room, and started toward me.

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Growing in age, I tend to believe that such artifacts are true gifts made to us by men of the past, and we can only be grateful for such a generous heritage. We recorded items from Thomas Woode’s books, and very fine it was too.


She directs me into a glassed-in room with many desks, and asks me to wait while someone else brings in the Capirola manuscript. Other groups of singers have since taken to performing the music, what Woode called Musicke Fyne, and fine, indeed, it is. At the desk is a mid-twenties brunette, well-dressed in a gray suit.

He says the composers “were not happy”. Well, an intriguing but probably ultimately futile exercise The first envelope is actually a large piece of paper folded over several times, encasing what must have been the front cover.

Nothing exciting there, a typical museum gift shop. We have something similar surviving from Renaissance Scotland. In the meantime I went back to my seat with the Gombosi and read through the introductory materials. We can presume it was in Vitale’s possession through his life. A few bureaucratic steps and hurdles first: December 10, at This of course assumes that the manuscript was even bound in the first place: There is also speculation that the lutenist whose music is featured in the famous Capirola Lute Book may have visited the English court inor even may be identical to John Peter, but alas, there […].