I see there is none of the fantastic music of Abraham van den Kerckhoven (1618-1701) on this forum yet, (complete music in Volume II of Monuments of Belgian Music, Antwerp 1933, if your town has a good library) or the Cocquiel Manuscript Project on the Werner Icking web site).
The longest piece is this Fantasia in F Major Cocquiel 351. I wondered whether it would make a good duet but there is a lot of counterpoint and it needs a lot of resonance in the long notes so I decided a single line quartet would sound the best. In the long running passages thumb and first finger would be good rather than two fingers. I think it is also less tiring if you are not using the thumb and the thumb is just hanging there while you play with the fingers as well as being an authentic baroque technique.
I will examine the Cocquiel pieces to see if anything will make a solo guitar piece but in the meantime thanks to the Cocquiel Manuscript Project team, (including Patrick Roose, Godelieve Spiessens and Michel Rondeau), for bringing this music to our attention. Some of the other fantasies sound like Purcell fantasies on 4 viols.
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