Repertoire for the Renaissance Harp, c.1550-c.1650
Artimaña Records (2011)
In this most recent work, Javier Sáinz explores the repertoire of the Renaissance gut-strung harp from Spanish, French, Italian and English sources. The techniques utilised and the use of the instrument in that period are explained in detail in the companion essay (in English and Spanish). Also included are engravings from the period. To complete the picture, the CD includes a selection of the fashionable courtly music that was played in the Renaissance on the early Irish and Scottish wire-strung harp.
A lavish edition with 54 pages on laid paper, and essay on Renaissance harps and music and a selection of engravings of the period.
Javier Sáinz: Renaissance harp & Early Irish and Scottish wire-strung harp