Le Roy: Pavane and Galliarde "De la Guerre" A pair of pieces from Le Roy’s Third book of tablature for guitar. It was usual at the time to play a piece in two versions:
a pavane, which was a rather stately dance in duple time, followed by
a galliard, a lively, gay dance in triple time, often with a skip in the middle of alternate bars (here the odd-numbered ones).
|A gay military band.
The warlike title suggests that the pieces be played in an appropriate style. Each is made up of four sections repeated. The repeats occur mid-bar, as was the space-saving style of the time.
If you have the skills it would be good to add some variation to the repeats. The most military-sounding part is in §D of the galliard, where one can hear the notes of a bugle call.
Yours to download free in the following formats:
- pdf (compendium of both pieces, with on-the-line and between-the-line tabs, and notation)
- TablEdit pavane
- TablEdit galliarde
- MIDI pavane
- MIDI galliarde
Erratum in the pdf file: In the notes to the Pavane, the third sentence should read “This piece precedes Galliarde de la guerre“. Sorry.