Dowland: The Queen’s Galliard (P 97)
|Dancing a galliard|
This is a simpler piece (Poulton 97) than the more famous (and more difficult) Queen Elizabeth’s Galliard, an arrangement of which I will publish soon. I must admit that I was first attracted to it because in the original for lute most of the activity was on the top 4 strings, and there were no notes on the open 3rd string (which on the uke you have to play on the 4th string, which I would rather use for bass notes).
It’s a lively little tune, and a good exercise in quick chord changes and in syncopation in 3/4 time.
I hope you enjoy playing it. Here are the files for download:
pdf (preview), pdf (auto download), TablEdit, MIDI.