Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by Kellner for Guitar
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Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by Kellner (PDF)

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Rondeau, Pastorel, Passepied, Giga by David Kellner (1670-1748) arranged for classical guitar (originally for lute). Sheet music includes both a notation only edition and a TAB edition in PDF format. These pieces are approximately late-intermediate to advanced level ranging grades 6-9 depending on your tempo. Watch video performances and lessons for each piece. 

David Kellner (1670–1748) was a German composer of the baroque period and a contemporary of Bach. He wrote a sizeable amount of compositions for the lute but also theory of music and equal temperament. His diagram of the circle of fifths is the earliest extant examples. I find these works very satisfying and filled with charm. The later Baroque and Galant style bridge the gap between the Baroque and Classical Eras. Like Weiss, there is always a melodic line flowing through the works and rarely any super thick counterpoint, perfect for guitar. The Giga was originally in D but all the works have been arranged in A (the tuning for Kellner is very different on lute).

Performance of the Complete Set

 

Lessons for Each Piece

YouTube Lesson Links:  Rondeau  |  Pastorel  |  Passepied  |  Giga 

 

 

 


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