Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco da Milano (PDF)
Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco da Milano (Notation Sample)
Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco da Milano (Tab Sample)

Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco da Milano (PDF)

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Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) - Ness No.16. Sheet Music & TAB. Arranged for Classical Guitar. PDF Download. Level: Intermediate (Grade 7). Purchase is for the tab edition.

Note: This score uses F# tuning on the 3rd string.


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Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) was an Italian lutenist and composer. He was praised throughout Europe as the foremost lute composer of his time. More of his music is preserved than of any other lutenist of the period. A ricercare is an imitative work and, in some ways, a precursor to the Baroque fugue. Numbering: Ness No. 16 (Arthur Ness, The Lute Music of Francesco Canova Da Milano). Alternatively, it's Ricercare No. 16 in Chiesa's collection. . YouTube Performance & Lesson Link.

Why do guitarists use capos and 3rd string F# tuning?

Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) was an Italian lutenist and composer. He was praised throughout Europe as the foremost lute composer of his time. More of his music is preserved than of any other lutenist of the period. Francesco da Milano left a large quantity of lute music, including fantasias, ricercari and transcriptions of vocal compositions by leading composers of the time.

“Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) was one of the greatest of all the Italian lute composers. His contemporaries called him “Il Divino”, as they did Michelangelo, and said he played “with such ravishing skill that little by little, making the strings languish under his fingers in his sublime way, he transported all those listening into a pleasurable melancholy”. His music appeared in more than forty publications throughout the century and in six countries; he was earliest of the many Italian musicians who were to become internationally renowned. He served at the court of four popes, starting with the first Medici pope Leo X (who excommunicated Luther and for whom Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel).” – Mark Lindley via Naxos (8.220401).


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