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Figured bass sharing network - contributed by members - a sharing library of continuo parts that can be borrowed.
Issue 144 of Lute News is now out - see its colour front cover. See a gallery of previous front covers on the publications page, under Lute News back issues.
Beginners' lesson - 48 - Galliard (no 45 from the Lute Society's '114 Early to Intermediate Pieces')
Summer Schools If you haven't booked a lute holiday yet, here are our listings of summer school listings.
Summer party at the house of John and Joyce Reeve in Maidenhead, Saturday 17th June, with music from James Bramley, Din Ghani and Timea Gazdag Contact the secretary for further details.
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.
Beginners lesson - 47 - Starting continuo, by Lynda Sayce
Bach Solo Lute Discography - A discography listing all solo music by JS Bach recorded on instruments of the lute family, currently covering over 130 recordings. Collated by John Reeve. See Bach Solo Lute Discography
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.
For previous news items, see Old news
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