Frank Koonce (ed.) ~ The Baroque Guitar in Spain and the New World ~ Music Book
Intended to bridge the gap between scholarly studies and performance editions of Spanish Baroque Guitar music, this volume contains works by Gaspar Sanz, Antonio de Santa Cruz, Francisco Guerau, and Santiago de Murcia. The works are presented in notation, adapted and fingered for the modern guitar, and also in facsimile reproductions of the original manuscripts. Further, there is an extensive and excellent introductory section that discusses the history of the vihuela and variants of the guitar in Spain at the time, popular tunings of the period, reading of the scores, characteristic rhythmic accentuation, rasgueados, ornamentation, vibrato, bios of these early guitarist/composers.... 176 pages.