I wrote an earlier version of Atlantia, My Home several years ago (around 2007-2008, I think). I also wrote a lute-style accompaniment for the guitar to go along with the piece at that time. I wasn't really happy with either the original song, or my early attempt at a lute accompaniment. When I decided to enter the Atlantian Royal Bard competition in 2015, one of the rounds of the Royal Bard competition called for a Kingdom Anthem or war song. So, I rewrote Atlantia, My Home for that competition. The result was a more patriotic Anthem in praise of my fair Kingdom of Atlantia. Only the first verse remains from my original version of the song (the first "verse" can double as a chorus, or be sung as a single verse as shown in my arrangement below). For the Royal Bard competition, I tossed my earlier (inadequate) attempt at lute accompaniment and wrote a new 4-course guitar accompaniment for the piece, as well as an alfabeto style 5-course guitar accompaniment. See below for staff notation and notes on my period guitar style accompaniment arrangements for the song. For a typical guitar chord arrangement of the song, see the Atlantia, My Home on my "original bardic pieces" page here.
Atlantia, My Home (Lyrics and Staff Notation)
By Johann von Solothurn
Atlantia, My Home (Ren Guitarsong)
Lyrics, music and Renaissance Guitar Part By Johann von Solothurn
Staff Notation and Modern Guitar Tablature
Renaissance Guitar "guitar song" arrangement of Atlantia, My Home
Lute book style staff notation. Music and scribble by Johann von Solothurn.
Renaissance guitar notation (French Tablature). Music and scribble by Johann von Solothurn. This layout and style of "guitar song" arrangement inspired by the guitar songs published in Adrian Le Roy's mid-1500s guitar books. See below for an example of a Le Roy guitar song.
Facsimile of a guitar song from Le Roy (1555). Staff notation on the left page, with renaissance guitar accompaniment (in French Tablature) on the right. For more information on guitar, lute and vihuela notation and music, see the "period music" section of this website.
Excerpt from 5-course guitar alfabeto arrangement of "Atlantia, My Home," by Johann von Solothurn. For more information of late period guitar notation and music, see the "period music" section of this website.