5 pieces from the Fiztwilliam Virginal book Arranged for renaissance lute by Jeremy Jones - see free-downloads
Beginners' lesson - 50 - Ouvrez moy la porte petite Nannon - from the Lute Society's 'Diverse Collection of Easy Pieces for the Baroque Lute', by Lynda Sayce
Bach Solo Lute Discography - Updated discography v2.0, listing all solo music by JS Bach recorded on instruments of the lute family, currently covering over 137 recordings. Collated by John Reeve. See Bach Solo Lute Discography
Figured bass sharing network - contributed by members - a sharing library of continuo parts that can be borrowed.
Summer Schools If you haven't booked a lute holiday yet, here are our listings of summer school listings.
New downloads for lute and recorder - three Gymnopedies by Erik Satie arranged by Leonard Williams; plus two frottole by Franciscus Bossinesis arranged by by Philip MacLeod-Coupe - see free downloads
Extant Lutes Database - a new interactive online database of historic lutes that have survived into modern times. Based on data collated over decades by David Van Edwards, Klaus Martius, Friedemann Hellwig, Ernst Pohlmann and others, with many photos and details about these remarkable historical survivors. See help page and summary or go to the database.
Gaspar Sanz - A new translation by Monica Hall of Sanz instructions on accompanying a bass line on baroque guitar - ‘Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española y método de sus primeros rudimentos hasta tañerla con destreza’. See baroque guitar for further details.
Updated Lute Society Music index - search through the tabulature supplements by composer
Lute Iconography Database (Lute IDB) There is a new release of this rich and detailed resource of lute iconography images collated and curated by David Van Edwards. Newly updated with better search and usability features: help page and summary or go to the database.
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