Play Gaspar Sanz's Baroque Guitar Piece "Canarios"
Throughout history, the folksongs and dances of Spain have provided both source material and inspiration for instrumental compositions. The Spanish Baroque guitar piece â€śCanariosâ€ť is an excellent example; Spanish composer Gaspar Sanz wrote it based upon a popular dance form from the period. With a little searching, one may find numerous pieces titled â€śCanariosâ€ť from various composers that exhibit similar characteristics to the piece shown here.
â€śCanariosâ€ť is written in short sections that may be repeated. In the score, you will see a double vertical line indicating the beginning and end of these sections. The piece employs a distinctive pattern of six notes that alternates between a 6/8 feel and 3/4 time feel.
Excerpted from Spanish Repertoire for Classical Guitar