Atlantia, My Home

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.

Additional Documentation for "Atlantia, My Home."
If you're really interested in more info about this song, feel free to download the document below. Additional information about period tablature and alfabeto-style arrangements can be found in the Period Music section of this website, including documentation of my "Clear or Cloudy" alfabeto arrangement.
documentation for Atlantia My Home.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.2 MB

Johann von Solothurn

Johann is a bard and Court Musician in the Kingdom of Atlantia.  Johann enjoys sharing his art.  If you would like Johann to assist you in organizing or judging bardic/music competitions, teaching classes, or if you would like him to drop by your camp and perform, just send him a note (email below).  

Johann von Solothurn

Barony of Black Diamond

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