Beginners' lesson 18 - Hast Du Mich Genumen, Judenkünig part of our beginners lessons by Lynda Sayce.
Christmas is coming! We have just published an album of lute solo arrangements of Xmas carols, and another of duet arrangements, under the title Musica Natalis; see the catalogue page. Christmas gifts for the lutenist in your life The catalogue page has gifts from fridge magnets through to colour facsimiles of lute manuscripts; ask the secretary if you need advice. A membership makes a nice present; let us know it's a Christmas gift and we will put in some extra back numbers of Lute News to make a nice parcel to open on the day; remember Friday 20th December is last posting date for UK first class 'signed for' service.
Issue 107 of Lute News is now out - see its colour front cover - and the ezine. See a gallery of previous front covers on the publications page, under Lute News back issues.
A catalogue of our collection of vinyl records is now uploaded. Some items can be lent to members on request.
The Lute Society Microfilm Collection currently has 424 reels of film containing 337 unique items of music or musical theory. This has now been re-catalogued for the benefit of scholars and researchers. See microfilm catalogue for details.
A new addition to our members' compositions collection - a set of 3 lute songs for soprano and renaissance lute by David Braid.
February 22 meeting at the Dutch church, London, Lute Symbolism day, with talks by Simon Rees, on the lute as emblem, Anthony Rooley on Orpheus, Judy Tarling on Constantijn Huygens' harmonic garden, mini-recital by James Bramely and Roseanna Skikun, and recital by Evelyn Tubb and Ziv Braha; a timetable will be published on the meetings page in due course.
Some photos from lutefest 2013 at Benslow are now uploaded - see Photo Gallery Events
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.
For previous news items, see Old news