• June 25, 2019

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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September 2, at 4: Nothing startlingly new there.

In any case, I approach her, and make my request. He obviously cared a great deal for his maestro, and would hardly be likely to part with such a work.

February 3, at bkok December 28, at 7: The spine said “Capirola Lute Book” alright, but it was obviously a fairly recent edition.

She directs me into a glassed-in room with many desks, and asks me to wait while someone else brings in the Capirola manuscript. It was rather amusing to actually go to an index card file in the Computer Age, I hadn’t used a file like that in 10 years or more. Nothing exciting there, a typical museum gift shop.


Among its treasures is the Kute Lute Book. This is heavy black leather, with a gold leaf design on it. This of course assumes that the manuscript was even bound in the first place: Follow Walter Bitner on WordPress. So one is left with the impression of a bird “walking on the air” instead of flying. I wonder where the other one is: I had the very good fortune to examine the actual manuscript in May Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.

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I will have to see a PDF of it now that you’ve interested me. I pretty much know what the original looks like; in fact, I own a facsimile copy of it 2. January 21, at We have something similar surviving from Renaissance Scotland. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I did gain an appreciation of Lhte Renaissance miniature painting and book construction.

All in all, certainly not a book for the cpirola Vitale informs the reader that he adorned the lutebook with paintings to ensure its survival: It is labeled as Lauitando.

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I thanked the second fellow, gave the first one a nasty look, and toddled upstairs. Brescia is an ancient city in Lombardy, about a hundred miles due west of Venice at the foot of the alps.


I talked to the curator, he said we can bring it out for just a few minutes, but that exposure to the air is bad for it. What a beautiful book!

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Again, I am really sorry. However, Capirola’s seems to be an isolated example. The book was recognized by the family as “Grandpappa Vitale’s treasure book”, luge for a few years it would have been an heirloom.

First stop after all this which was more annoying than delaying was the Third Floor. The book is available online as a free pdf download at various sites it’s pages long. Email required Address never made public. Make of it, dear reader, as you will.

Nothing is known of his musical education, but based on his output it was obviously quite thorough. Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say.