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Copper Plate with Lute Tablature (2017-12-10)

Update: 2017-12-10, 22:00

The piece has been identified by Gerhard Söhne. It is a work by Alessandro Piccinini: Aria III Con parte variate. From Piccinini: Intavolatvra di liuto, et di Chitarrone. Libro primo, Bologna 1623, p. 49-51. But the version below is simpler and stems from another edition (possibly a pirate print?).


Request by Anna Bianco

Pietro Prosser sent me the request of the art historian Anna Bianco about the back of a picture that was drawn on a copper plate. The picture probably was made around 1640 in Italy (Rome/Bologna). On the other side the printing plate of a yet unknown piece can be found. If someone is able to identify the piece, it would be fine to contact me (see contact).

Markus Lutz

PDF of the transcription I made  Midi-File

In the meantime lute builder Gerhard Söhne has made a version by changing bars.

The resulting Galliard has a regular structure of 8 measures and indeed could be the original version. He also supposed, that the plate had been thrown away because of the wrongly set bars.

PDF der Bearbeitung von Gerhard Söhne mit der entsprechenden  Midi-Datei

Reversed Image of the Printing Plate

Reversed Image of the Printing Plate


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