The Lute Society: News

Next meeting: February 4, at the Dutch Church, Original instruments day: historic mandolins; joint meeting with the Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Federation, with original instruments from the RCM collection, and private collections, including a Stradivarius mandolin. Talks by Paul Sparks, Lars Berglund, Anna Rita Addessi, and Mimmo Peruffo. Recital by Davide Rebuffa, Andrea Damiani and Mauro Squillante. See Meetings for timetable.

Members' compositions page - updated with 'Book of Dances for Solo Lute' by Joaquim Bogunya Chesa and three songs 'Epigram of Orpheus', 'Orpheus with his Lute' and 'Fragment' by David Protheroe

Issue 120 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.

Beginners' lesson - 28 - Bouffons (piece number 108 in ‘114 Early to Intermediate Pieces), by Lynda Sayce.

New page covering small ads - lute music for sale.

Leighton Tears - Leighton's Tears (1614) for mixed consort and/or voices, edited by Djilda Segerman, now available as a free download on our website.

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.

For previous news items, see Old news

Recent pages on this website

New Music Editions

See our catalogue for details and to purchase online:

  • Christmas carols for lute and voice, volume 3 in Brian Wright's Musica Natalis series
  • Complete works of Marco dall'Aquila
  • New stock of CDs, as reviewed and advertised in Lute News
  • New works by Gilbert Isbin
  • Fun merchandise! Fridge magnets with Old Master paintings of lutes