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The Music Room => Composing and Performing => Topic started by: burnabyguitar on June 04, 2021, 08:31:17 PM

Title: Sarabande (Johann Anton Logy)
Post by: burnabyguitar on June 04, 2021, 08:31:17 PM

Composer: Johann Anton Logy (ca 1650 – 1721)

Jan Antonín Losy, Count of Losinthal (German: Johann Anton Losy von Losinthal); also known as Comte d'Logy (Losi or Lozi), (c. 1650 – 22 August 1721) was a Bohemian aristocrat, Baroque lute player and composer from Prague. His lute works combine the French style brisé with a more Italian cantabile style. He was probably the most significant lutenist-composer in Bohemia at the height of the lute's popularity there.

The Sarabande evolved from a Spanish dance with Arab influences, danced with a lively double line of couples with castanets. It was used throughout much of classical music, especially in baroque era. The guitar arrangement of the piece is selected as one of RCM (The Royal Conservatory of Music) level 4 repertoire.
Time Signature: 3/4
Tempo: 48-52 BPM

The interpretation of the Sarabande is a melancholy lament for an unforgettable day in a remote land thirty years ago.