Calata No.3 ‘A La Spagnola’ – Transcription for Oud

Calata No.3 – Joe Perkins

Little is known about Italian lutenist, Joan Ambrosio Dalza, yet his surviving compositions including ‘Caldibi castigliano’ and ‘Calata Spagnola’, portray the Spanish influence as a result of Vihuela cultivation in 16th century Italy. This arrangement for lute and oud should echo the cultural heritage of the oud in Andalusian music, and it’s literal influence on renaissance-lutenist and composer, Dalza. This duet should demonstrate the marriage between the two instruments and demonstrate his ‘vision’ in an act of literal representation.

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