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Luis de Narváez

The collection begins with a preface, in which the composer dedicates the work to his patron Francisco de los Cobos. Confusion arises because the immediately following work in the original manuscript, Otras tres diferencias hechas por otra parteis not listed on the title page or index. Today, quatro is spelled cuatro. Actively Maintained LilyPond Output.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. The first two volumes contain fourteen polyphonic fantasias, modelled after Italian pieces of the same kind. This page was last edited on 21 Augustat If you can play Message in a Bottleyou shouldn’t have a problem with the fingering. My transcription allows you to play the song in the guitar’s normal tuning. Reverted note additions to measures 30 and 33, leaving only notes occuring in original tablature.

Luis de Narváez – Wikipedia

The remaining music comprises villancicos, romances, and a Baxa de contrapunto. Apart from melodic variations, there are also two sets on ostinato harmonies: Other than the guitar-specific fingerings including left-hand legatothe music the notes themselves should now match exactly the original tablature.

Renotated using LilyPond, making some notational improvements along the way. If you have trouble with the left-hand fingering for the scale run in measure 22, you’ll have to come up with an alternate fingering.


It consists of a set of variations on a Guqrdame folk theme. The most notable change is in measure 28, which I used to play with a fourth-position barre.

The second of the two songs is wrongly attributed to Gombert, it is a work of Jean Courtois. Changed some fingering in measures 30, 32, and 33 to match original tablature. The third volume of the collection is dedicated exclusively to intabulations of works by other composers: The intabulations are of high quality, but without any particular distinguishing features.

The new version matches more closely the original vihuela tablature by playing the measure in first position.

Guárdame las vacas by Luys de Narváez –

Instead, the title page refers to siete diferencias de guarda me las vacas. Guardame las vacas and Conde clarosboth in volume six. He is also notable for being the earliest composer for vihuela to adapt the contemporary Italian style of lute music. As you can tell from the revision history below, I’ve made other changes over time, eventually reverting two instances where I had added extra notes to form chords to make a note sound fuller.

There is some debate over whether the full composition consists of four or seven variations.

Guárdame las vacas by Luys de Narváez

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the process of retranscribing and renotating the piece using LilyPond, I made some changes to fingering. I’ve retained the previous version generated with Sibelius for those who want tablature or wish to compare Sibelius and LilyPond output. The new fingering uses guarda,e thumb more and is more playable.


They are characterized by smooth, competent narvsez writing in two and three voices.

Changed beaming to match metrical changes. As usual, fingerings are only suggestions; you may ignore them and choose your own. Volumes four to six have mixed content.

The original right-hand fingering was rather unnatural. He was born in Granada and the earliest surviving references to him indicate that as early as he was a member of the household of Francisco de los Cobos y Molinaa well-known and very lusy patron of the arts who was the Secretary of State and commentator for the kingdom of Castile under Charles V. Roman numerals in parentheses are not original and are provided for convenience only.

Although still a transcription and arrangement for the guitar and not a literal vihuela tablature transcription, this version should be more readable and somewhat truer to the original vihuela tablature. Retrieved from ” https: