Christmas is coming! A Lute Society membership makes a great gift for the lutenist in your life! We can send out a new members' pack plus recent magazines (under plain cover if you want it to be a surprise on the day, last UK posting day: Thursday 20th December) and a welcome email with lots to download, on Christmas Eve, contact the secretary for details. Plus we have lots of other gifts, from lute music facsimiles to a lute-playing mouse paperweight, albums of Christmas music, and Lute Society Christmas cards showing a beautiful altarpiece by Gerard David in our catalogue.
New Beginners' lesson - 35 - Recercar d’Antonio (Piece no 28 from '158 Early Cinquecento Preludes and Ricercars for Renaissance Lute') by Lynda Sayce.
158 early Cinquecento preludes and recercars - a bumper collection of early Italian lute music, all standards, beginner to advanced, see catalogue for details.
New free plans available for a Four course guitar by Jesus Alonso Yllana
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!
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
See our catalogue for details and to purchase online:
The Secretary, Christopher Goodwin
Southside Cottage, Brook Hill, Albury
Guildford, England GU5 9DJ
Tel: (+44/0)1483 202159
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