Robert De Visee - Suite No 2 For Guitar In A - 2 Courante tab


by ROBERT DE VISEE (1650 - 1732)

from his suite # 2 in A major 

Arranged and tabbed by Gavin Emery (

This is the second of three pieces comprising de Visee's (short!) second
suite for Baroque Guitar. It is taken from his first book of pieces for
guitar, published in 1682. Although not as well known as his suite (#9)
in D minor, the pieces are no less delightful. I have made following
arrangement from the Minkoff facsimile edition. De Visee also set some
of his pieces in keyboard notation, and this has been used to flesh out
the bass-line.

I have also included timing, and here is a guide to the symbols I have used -

   w  = whole note
   h  = half note
   q  = quarter note
   e = eighth note
   s = sixteenth note

Note - a dot after a time value increases it's duration by 50%, for example 
"h." (dotted half note) = three quarter notes length. 
a letter in brackets signifies a rest- so (e) = an eighth note rest. 

I have only included the note values when they change, so any note has the
value of the preceding one unless a new value is given for it.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any queries. 


Courante              Robert de Visee


     e   q.   e q      q.  e   q        e     q.  e   q. e  q     q.   e

  q.  e  q       q.   e   q. e  q       q.   e   q   e     q   e     q.  e

  q           h  (e)     e    q   e     q q.  e   h   e     q  q.  e

 q   e     q  e    q.   e   q.  e  q       q.  e   q  e     q   e     q.  e

 e.  s  q.  e  e. s   q.  e   q.  e  q.  e  q.  e   q  e     q.  e  q.  s

  q           h   (e)

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