Pickeringe: Thirteen Toyes (short easy pieces)

Pickeringe: Thirteen Toyes (short easy pieces) Jane Pickering[e]’s Lute Book (1616) is a bound MS containing many quite challenging pieces, but between them the occasional “toye” or toy: short pieces that are normally pretty easy and fall under the fingers.

Many of the pieces that I arrange are quite difficult, and I thought that I would post some that I feel comfortable with. So, here are thirteen toyes, put together in a pdf book. All you have to do is to download it and start playing.

Download here. (Book, 19 pp, 1.4MB; between-the-line tabs)

Following some discussion, and as an experiment, I have concatenated all the pieces into one file, and then formatted them into on-the-line tabs, which you can download in the following formats:

  • pdf (complete file, on-the-line tabs)
  • TablEdit (on-the-line tabs)
I haven’t been too rigorous in proof-reading the files, so apologies for any boobs. Revised 5 Feb 19.

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Tags: #pickeringe #pieces #short #thirteen #toyes

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