6 Trios for 2 Violins and Cetra (Canaletti, Giovanni Battista)


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Publisher. Info. London: Longman, Lukey & Co., n.d.(1770).
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. These are from preservation microfilm (made in 1998) scans at Sibley Library.
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General Information

Work Title 6 Trios for 2 Violins and Zither (Cetra)
Alternative. Title
Composer Canaletti, Giovanni Battista
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 trios
First Publication. 1770 or so?
Dedication Thomas Mayer, Esq.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 violins, cetra (=cittern - i.e. English Guitar)

Misc. Comments

Cetra (it.) = cittern, not zither (as Sibley had it). The range and keys used in this publication support this, and the note on fingering at the bottom of p.2 of the Cetra part (whereas a zither is not fretted, but uses open strings). The cittern here (also known as the English Guitar, and related to the later confusingly-named Waldzither and the Portuguese Fado cittern/guitar) is not quite the same as the Renaissance cittern, which uses a different tuning.