Next meeting Saturday 8th September, with Dame Emma Kirkby and viol consort Chelys (lutenist Jamie Akers); there will be a consort song masterclass, and talks on citterns, and lute and viol in 18th century Bath, and the final recital will include Dowland's Lachrymae, and Emma Kirkby singing consort songs. All welcome, admission free, tickets for 4.30 recital on the door, see meetings for timetable.
Beginners' lesson - 33 - Robin (piece no.10 from the Lute Society’s ‘40 Easy to Early Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lute’), by Lynda Sayce
New Lute Iconography Database - the Lute Iconography Database is a new online resource holding around 2000 images and other depictions of the lute covering over 1000 years of the history of the lute, now available for scholars, players and lute makers and anyone else interested in the history of the lute. Delve in and enjoy!
Summer schools If you haven't booked your lute holiday yet, here are our summer school listings.
New free downloads - Psalm settings, Magnificat and Grace for voice and lute by Roy Marks.
New free downloads - Betrachte meine Seel from St John Passion, J S Bach, BWV 245, No 19 prepared by Wilfred Foxe. Also Aria detta La Frescobalda (Girolamo Frescobaldi) arranged by Wilfred Foxe, also in free downloads
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
Recent additions to our free downloads listings:
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.
For previous news items, see Old news
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