Grades 6-7

Mark Tanner is greatly to be congratulated on

such a valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

Mark Tanner is greatly to be congratulated on

such a valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

A RECENT PIANO RECITAL AT WIGMORE HALL, LONDON, IN WHICH MARK PERFORMED PREMIERES BY SIX COMPOSERS: (left to right)

COLIN DECIO, PHILIP MARTIN, MARK TANNER, PAUL 'HARRY' HARRIS,

JOHN MCLEOD, GRAHAM LYNCH

A RECENT PIANO RECITAL AT WIGMORE HALL, LONDON, IN WHICH MARK PERFORMED PREMIERES BY SIX COMPOSERS: (left to right)

COLIN DECIO, PHILIP MARTIN, MARK TANNER, PAUL 'HARRY' HARRIS,

JOHN MCLEOD, GRAHAM LYNCH

A RECENT PIANO RECITAL AT WIGMORE HALL, LONDON, IN WHICH MARK PERFORMED PREMIERES BY SIX COMPOSERS: (left to right)

COLIN DECIO, PHILIP MARTIN, MARK TANNER, PAUL 'HARRY' HARRIS,

JOHN MCLEOD, GRAHAM LYNCH

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

"A valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

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Mark Tanner is greatly to be congratulated

on such a valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

Grades 4-7

Grades 1-3

A RENAISSANCE KEYBOARD ANTHOLOGY: IN 4 VOLUMES

Currently published in four volumes, covering all grades, this Anthology of freshly edited late Renaissance keyboard pieces draws from one of the most important historical manuscripts of all time: The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (c.1562-1612). Indeed, this was the first collection of keyboard pieces ever to be published in England, during a period when notational practices were undergoing important developments. Originally holding some 300 pieces, there are representations from the likes of William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Bull, Peter Philips and Giles Farnaby.

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This new piano-friendly publication contains 60 cherry-picked pieces, offering a glimpse of the quirky sophistication typical of keyboard music at this time. It is intended as a performance edition for the pianist and teacher not acquainted with the myriad notationalidiosyncrasies and shortcomings ofpresentation that have hitherto prevailed. None of the pieces have been abridged or simplified, but dynamics, articulation, tempo and expression suggestions,alongside pertinent ideas for pedalling and fingering, all encourage the player towards a musical approach that can really bring these ancient pieces to life on the modern instrument. Time signatures and key signatures have been pragmatically applied, reducing the often confusing appearance of the manuscript. This Anthology presently contains roughly one fifth of the music in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book; it nonetheless constitutes the most comprehensive piano-friendly selection to have come into print since the last of the pieces was composed, some 400 years ago. An informative historical and stylistic commentary is included.

RENAISSANCE KEYBOARD ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING PIECES:

1. Watkins Ale: CLXXX Anon.

2. A Toy: CXCIII Anon.

3. Alman: CCIIAnon.

4. Corranto: CCI Anon.

5. The Irishe Ho-Hoane: XXVI Anon.

6. A Gigge: CXC John Bull (1562-1628)

7. Corranto: CCIII Anon.

8. Daunce: CCVI Anon.

9. Alman: CCXXII Edmund Hooper (c.1553-1621)

10. Farnabye’s Conceit: CCLXXIII Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)

11. Giles Farnaby’s Dreame: CXCIV Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)

12. Corrato: CCXXVI Anon.

13. His Rest: CXCV Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)

14. Alman: CXLVI Robert Johnson (c.1582-1633)

15. Corranto: CCXXVIII Edmund Hooper (c.1553-1621)

16. A Gigge: CLXXXI William Byrd (1540-1623)

17. CXI Anon.

18. An Almain: CC Anon.

19. Corrãto: CCXXIII Anon.

20. Praeludium: CCX John Bull (1562-1628)

21. CCXI Anon.

22. Alman: CCXLIX Anon.

23. Corrãto: CCXXV Anon.

24. The Irishe Dumpe: CLXXIX Anon.

NB: Roman numerals refer to the original numbering in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

“The outcome of this scholarly reading and discovery is four delightful books of keyboard music written in the seventy years or so before Bach and Handel and their contemporaries were in full flow. This series is an important addition to any collection of piano music. Mark Tanner is greatly to be congratulated on such a valuable contribution to the repertoire.”

EPTA PIANO PROFESSIONAL, 2012

Grades 4-5

“With this new edition there is no longer any excuse for students and teachers to neglect this wonderful early English repertoire, which certainly deserves a ‘renaissance’ in the world of today’s concertising. The Editor’s splendid background information gives the reader an extremely clear insight into the keyboard instruments of the time, the notational peculiarities of the then performance practice versus today’s performing tactics, and his own point of view about the ‘Authenticity Conundrum’.”

EPTA PIANO JOURNAL, 2012

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RENAISSANCE KEYBOARD ANTHOLOGY VOL. 2 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING PIECES:

1. The New Sa-Hoo: CXLVIII Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)

2. The King’s Morisco: CCXLVII Anon.

3. Alman: CXLV Johnson (c.1582-1633)

4. Coranto: CCXLI William Byrd (1540-1623)

5. Why Aske You: CLXI Anon.

6. The Old Spagnoletta: CCLXXXIX Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)

7. Pavana ‘Clement Cottõ’: CCXIX William Tisdale (born c.1570)

8. Sr. Jhon Grayes Galliard: CXCI William Byrd (1540-1623)

9. Fayne would I Wedd: CXCVII Richard Farnaby (born c.1594)

10. Dalling Alman: CCLXXXVIII Anon.

11. A Gigge ‘Doctor Bull’s my Selfe’: CLXXXIX John Bull (1562-1628)

12. Galliardo: LXXXVII Peter Philips (1560-1628)

13. Can Shee: CLXXXVIII Anon.

14. Martin Sayd to his Man: CCXII Anon.

15. Coranto: CCXXI Anon.

16. Alman: XIV Anon.

17. Muscadin: XIX Anon.

NB: Roman numerals refer to the original numbering in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

Grades 6-7

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RENAISSANCE KEYBOARD ANTHOLOGY VOL. 3 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING PIECES:

1. La Volta: CLIX Thomas Morley (1557-1603)

2. Munday’s Joy: CCLXXXII John Mundy (c.1555-1630)

3. Allemanda: CCLXXIV Anon

4. Coranto: CCXVIII William Byrd (1540-1623)

5. The Fall of the Leafe: CCLXXII Martin Peerson (1572-1650)

6. The Duke of Brunswick’s Alman: CXLII John Bull (1562-1628)

7. Alman: CXLVII Robert Johnson (c.1582-1633)

8. Galiarda: CCLX Jehan Oystermayre (dates unknown)

9. Tower Hill: CCXLV Giles Farnaby (c.1563-1640)

10. In Nomine: L William Blitheman (1525-1591)

11. Alman: CCXXVII Anon.

12. Pakington’s Pownde: CLXXVIII Anon.

13. Robin: XV John Mundy (c.1555-1630)

NB: Roman numerals refer to the original numbering in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

Grade 8+

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RENAISSANCE KEYBOARD ANTHOLOGY VOL. 4 CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING PIECES:

1. Jhon come Kisse me Now: X William Byrd (1540-1623)

2. Galiarda Dolorosa: LXXXI Peter Philips (1560-1628)

3. Fantasia ‘Faire Wether’: III John Mundy (c.1555-1630)

4. Pavana: IV Ferdinando Richardson (c.1558-1618)

5. The Woods so Wilde: XL Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

6. Saint Thomas Wake: XXXVI John Bull (1562-1628)

NB: Roman numerals refer to the original numbering in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book

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