Sage Leaf (arr. Duarte)

John Playford published The Dancing Master for the first time in 1651, a collection of English folk dances with musical performance and dance instructions. This collection continued to expand until the last book appeared in 1728. John Duarte arranged some of these Playford Tunes for solo guitar.

Sage Leaf is a popular herb. You can burn dried sage leaf as incense to energetically cleanse the room you are in.

The piece has a cheerful tempo. This presents the technical challenge. Duarte has incorporated a number of classic question-answer passages into it.

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