This collection includes over 70 compositions from the Renaissance presented as melodies with accompanying chord changes. This simple format makes the material suitable for any C melody instrument and/or any instrument that can play chord changes. The music includes some well known Renaissance melodies such as "Greensleeves" and "La Folias", along with rarer dance pieces and song melodies. Some of these melodies come from as early as the 1400s and others as late as the 1600s. The music in this book is excellent for instrumentalists looking to expand their repertoire, build an early music ensemble, or for instructional purposes. The book also comes with a few "Grounds" (jamming chord progressions), rhythmic accompaniment ideas and performance notes.