Sheet Music: Canarios

TitleCanarios
from Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española
ComposerGaspar Sanz (1640–1710)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
RangeD4–D6
Time signature6/8
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time1:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-11-19
Last updated2011-11-19
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Baroque

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Saturday 19 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Canarios

by Gaspar Sanz, transcribed for solo flute

Gaspar Sanz was an Aragonese composer, guitarist and organist of the Baroque period. This lively composition for solo guitar is one of 90 pieces of varying complexity to be found in the composer's masterpiece collection Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española y método de sus primeros rudimentos hasta tañerla con destreza (“Music instruction manual on the Spanish guitar and method on the first rudiments that concern playing with dexterity”), published in three volumes between 1674 and 1697.

As indicated by the title, this piece is a dance from the Canary Islands, a Spanish possession off the southeast coast of Spain.

Thanks to Cidiclei for suggesting this piece!