Guárdame las vacas is a villancico more than half a millennium old. Its basic structure consists of a repeating bass part overlayed with a descant. A villancico. Here’s the music notation and TABs for Guardame las Vacas by Luis de Narvaez for Classical Guitar. Please feel free to download, print, and share it. Last weekend I spent some time trying to solve something that has puzzled me about Guardame las vacas for a while now. I have several.
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Although still a transcription and arrangement for the guitar and not a literal vihuela tablature transcription, this version should be more readable and somewhat truer to the original vihuela tablature.
The second of the two tuardame is wrongly attributed to Gombert, it is a work of Jean Courtois. Is he really going to guard them? Diaz takes all three variations from the otra parte and places them in the middle of the first set, again transposed to A minor, which seems to work even better than Segovia’s approach, because it gives the guarfame the opportunity to perform all seven variations as a satisfying whole in a way that makes musical sense. Thirdly I don’t think they neither belong vcaas work together.
Can someone help me to translate the title?
Apart from melodic variations, there vcaas also two sets on ostinato harmonies: Actively Maintained LilyPond Output. Reverted note additions to measures 30 and 33, leaving only notes occuring in original tablature. I suppose that my idea would probably require that either a the 3 variations from the otra parte be arranged in A minor for it to work musically, just as Segovia and Diaz had done, or b the first 4 variations be arranged in D minor, just as Yepes had done.
Variation 3 of otra parte somewhat pensive, more lyrical statement 7. Terribly astylistic to do this, but modern audiences are not so familiar with 16th century compositional practices and it usually doesn’t make a fuss with them. The intabulations are of high quality, but without any particular distinguishing features.
Guardame las vacas and Conde clarosboth in volume six. I guareame be the only person who’s ever thought of this, yet apparently I’m the only one promoting it!
Guárdame las vacas (Otras tres diferencias) by Luys de Narváez –
First of all ; I think that the first four variations are a perfect well rounded whole. In that realm of poems and stories there are a lot of themes that are not socially correct in our standards, and thankfully no Bowdlers have tried to correct or morally update the guard my cows songs of that age.
The third volume of the collection is dedicated exclusively to intabulations of works by other composers: An old song and we can look at it as an instrumental piece without getting mired into the feminist critique of the sexist text content.
Which one of the text versions was the source of inspiration to Narvaez remains us unknown. He is also notable for being the earliest composer for vihuela to adapt the contemporary Italian style of lute music. Views Read Edit View history.
Changed some fingering in measures 30, 32, and 33 to match original tablature. Although it is certainly a valid artistic choice to arrange the music in such a manner, doing so has misled many a listener as to the nature of the original work in addition to depriving the world of hearing the two remaining variations from the second set.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. I have several arrangements of this guarsame, and I found it puzzling that some arrangers and performers include anywhere from one to three extra variations beyond the four that I learned when I started playing guitar using Frederick Noad’s books.
Angel Romero also plays all variations in order, and while his performance of the first four variations is exquisite, I think he plays the otra parte a bit too fast, which doesn’t fully develop its lyrical qualities. Changed beaming to match metrical changes.
Rob MacKillop has a nice Guard my Cows on his website video section. For a time, it was fashionable to interleave the first of the three variations into the set of four variations.
The new fingering uses the thumb more and is more playable. As a side note, I would opt for an arrangement that doesn’t take liberties with guardwme unless doing so were necessary for some reason. Renotated using LilyPond, making some giardame improvements along the way. A New Approach to Guardame las vacas?
Later vacaz may correct discovered errors, change fingering, and add guitar-specific legato where appropriate. What I’ve learned is that Narvaez wrote two sets of variations, the one with four, that everyone plays, and then another, the otra parte, with three more in a different vavas. This version turns the whole thing around as it is spoken in a woman voice: So, if I understand you correctly, you didn’t transpose one of the sets into a key that corresponds with the other, but played them in their original keys, while alternating them?
Oh today we have a hard time with vaccas off feminist title and intent of the song, but it is what it is. But I doubt it is his original work, he was a writer who was promoting Spanish literary styles in Spain instead of the popular Italian styles, for example sonnet.
Variation 1 of first 4 strong statement 2. Secondly these days I perform the piece on a vihuela which incidentally I will do in a concert in a few hours. Today, quatro is spelled cuatro. First one example in one key and then another in another key. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.
Added slurs to measures 25— It’s not that difficult to use a capo to set one guitar in the same key as the one playing open even though the scores are two different keys. I don’t like to feel calculating.
Retrieved from ” https: I can sympathize with Nelson Amos’s pet peeve a little taking liberties with this historically important piecebut laas it really is musically unsatisfactory, to my ears at least, to perform the otra parte after the first set of variations, yet b the otra parte is beautiful and really enhances the attractiveness of the work.