Next meeting: February 10, Fantasia improvisation: A joint meeting with the Lute Fantasia Improvisation Project of Geneva, with talks, masterclasses and final recital by Bor Zuljan. Come and learn how it's done, and add a new dimension at your lute playing! See meetings page for timetable.
New item in our free downloads of a song setting of Miserere, My Maker (Anon) from the Turpyn Book of Lute Songs, by Wilfred Foxe.
Issue 124 of Lute News is now out - see its colour front cover and ezine. See a gallery of previous front covers on the publications page, under Lute News back issues. Lutezine 123 is now belatedly available too, at the web address already supplied to subscribers.
Beginners' lesson - 31 - Branle de Village (piece no.8 in the Lute Society’s ’70 Easy to Intermediate Pieces’), by Lynda Sayce
New addition to our list of members' compositions: First book of lute lessons, plus additional fantasies, by Laudon Schuett
Global map of Lute Society members An exciting new development to help put members in touch with each other. Find out if there are other members near you with our interactive membership map
New downloads include the following recent additions:
New page covering small ads - lute music for sale.
The Lute Online Resources Portal is now live. Most websites mentioned in the last 15 years of Lute News now have links there, and some of the pages are reasonably complete. Others have only sample content - particularly the composers and sources pages - new material will be added to these each day. You are warmly invited to send in interesting links you think we have missed - let's build a Grand Universal Lute Portal!
Looking for a lute player, accompanist, duet partner, or beginner's 'buddy'? We can help you find a lute player in your area, or for your special event (wedding, banquet, advert etc). We are also starting up a lute buddying scheme to put new players in touch with lute buddies in their area.
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