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Nina Zanetti - Heart's Ease

Item Number 7100961

Regular price $15.00

From the amazing Nina Zanetti, we're happy to bring you this superb collection of 35 tunes (from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods) arranged for solo mountain dulcimer. Lyrics are included for each piece, along with tablature and historical notes. This isn't a book of standard “jam tunes” - it is full of music you don't yet have in your repertoire. Highly recommended!

Songs included:

Conditor Alme Siderum (Creator Of The Stars Of Night) -  DAD tuning
Veni Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Ghost) -  DGD tuning
Kalenda Maya -  DAD tuning
Orientis Partibus -  DAD tuning
Sumer Is Icumen In -  DAD tuning
Divinum Mysterium (Of The Father's Love Begotten) -  DAD tuning
Angelus Ad Virginem -  DAD tuning
In Dulci Jubilo (Version I) -  DAD tuning
In Dulci Jubilo (Version II) -  DAD tuning
Nova! Nova! Ave Fix Ex Eva -  DGD tuning
L'Amour De Moy -  DAD tuning
Tant Que Vivray -  DAD tuning
Now Is The Month Of Maying -  DAD tuning
Greensleeves -  DAD tuning
Recercada Primera (With Variations) -  DAC tuning
In Thee Is Gladness (Version I) -  DAD tuning
In Thee Is Gladness (Version II) -  DAD tuning
La Volta -  DAD tuning
Bourree -  DAD tuning
John, Come Kiss Me Now (With Variations) -  DAD tuning
Tallis' Canon -  DAD tuning
Now, Oh Now I Needs Must Part -  DAD tuning
Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite -  DAD tuning
Lillibullero -  DAD tuning
The Hunt Is Up -  DAD tuning
Never Weather-Beaten Saile -  DAD tuning
The Three Ravens -  DAC tuning
Man Is For The Woman Made -  DAD tuning
When Bagpipers Play -  DAD tuning
Newcastle -  DAD tuning
Parson's Farewell -  DAD tuning
All In A Garden Green -  DAD tuning
Argeers -  DAD tuning
The Beggar Boy -  DAD tuning
To Drive The Cold Winter Away -  DAD tuning
Grimstock -  DAD tuning
Heart's Ease -  DAD tuning


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Alan Richter
Getting Medieval on My Dulcimer

Ever since I received "Heart's Ease" by Nina Zanetti, I've been playing some of the 35 tunes from the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods on a near daily basis. I especially enjoy the arrangements of songs by John "The English Dancing Master" Playford. Other favorites include Johann Sebastian Bach's "When Bagpipers Play," "Greensleeves" and a Sarum plainsong from possibly the 9th Century, but all are worth playing and ones I haven't played before except two. No need to have a 1+ fret for these arrangements but a few require tuning in DGD or DAC.

Carl Willis-Ford
Great arrangements, but DAD

I should have looked more closely. I was wanting to play these on a period instrument, an ancestor of the mountain dulcimer called a scheitholt. These were tuned DAA and mostly played noter-style, from what I've been able to tell.
So, while this book is great, it is DAD and uses 6 1/2 fret, which wasn't available on period instruments. So...I'll keep looking.

Janice Carter
Nina Zanetti- Hearts Ease

Another wonderful book of Nina’s! Took a class on one of the tunes in this book at NGFDA so had to have the book. She is a beautiful player and I aspire to become even a small measure of her talent. Some beautiful tunes in this book!

John Dugaw
Loved it

Great introduction on some strumming, picking instructions that when I saw the tabs left me a bit confused. The brief history segment was nice about the role of dulcimer (or similar instrument) role in Renaissance and Baroque music eras. The notation is excellent, and while the songs are a bit outside of my skill level at the moment, when the pieces do start coming together they sound amazing.

Would recommend for anyone interested in period music for the Dulcimer.

Greg Rohall
Heart's Ease

This the second book I've acquired of Nina Zanetti's arrangements. Totally excellent in all respects!