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The Lute Society’s very own Christmas card. An A6 horizontal card showing an intriguing painting c. 1530 by Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen which we featured on the cover of Lute News 108. Blank inside for your own message.

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’tis the season to be merry

Christmas Carols for Lute

Christmas Carols

Musica Natalis 1 54 Christmas carols from England, Cornwall, the Czech lands, France and Germany, in straightforward intabulations for 6 course lute, arranged by Brian Wright, in, mostly of early intermediate standard; 32pp,
Postal weight: 240g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Musica Natalis 2. Duets for two 6-course lutes, easy to early intermediate level, presenting divisions, variations and ‘reflections’ on 15 Christmas carols from England, France and Germany, some of them in several movements, presented arranged by Brian Wright and presented in his autograph score, 60pp,
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Musica Natalis 3 by Brian Wright. 25 Popular Christmas Carol Melodies arranged for Voice (or melody instrument) and Renaissance Lute presents scores of 25 popular English carols (‘O little town of Bethlehem’, ‘Away in a manger’, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ etc.) for voice and 6-course lute. The arrangements are new, in Brian’s fresh and accessible style, of easy to intermediate standard – a very useful edition. 50 pp,
Postal weight: 280g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Musica Natalis 4, by Brian Wright. 12 Traditional English Carols collected by Ralph Vaughan-Williams and others, arranged for two voices and renaissance lute; the voice parts are easy for two sopranos, the lute part is intermediate standard for 6-course lute. 32 pages.
Postal weight: 120g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Musica Natalis 5 by Brian Wright, Three Suites on Christmas Carols, for 11-course baroque lute in D minor. Three suites, one on English carols, and one on Continental carols, each consisting of a sort of medley on well-known tunes, with variations, and a third suite, which is a fantasia in three sections on ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, ‘God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen’, and ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’. 28 pp,
Postal weight: 220g
Members: £5
Non members: £7
Musica Natalis 6 By Brian Wright. 10 European carols in translation, arranged as multi-use music for four voices, SATB, and two renaissance lutes (one early intermediate, the other intermediate), but the music can also be performed by solo high voice with one or two lutes (one part is easier than the other) or by four voices with either the first or second lute, or no lutes at all! All the music is very accessible. Ten pieces, 40 pages.
Postal weight: 200g
Members: £5
Non members: £7

Facsimiles

Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Manuscript. A colour facsimile of the last great English lute manuscript, compiled c.1616-1640, with 242 of the highest quality pieces for lutes from 6 to 10 courses, by French, English and Italian composers including Gaultier, Bacheler, Despont, Perrichon, Saman, Robert Johnson, amd Dowland amongst others.

Two volumes: 180 pages of tablature, plus introduction volume scholarly introduction with index and concordances by Francois-Pierre Goy, Craig Hartley and John H. Robinson.
Postal weight: 1650g
Members: £55
Non members: £80
The Mathew Holmes Manuscripts I: Cambridge University Library MS Dd.2.11 The crown jewels of the English renaissance lute repertoire, in a beautiful full-colour facsimile. 324 pieces, 200 pages of music, mostly for 6-course lute, some for 7-course lute or bandora, by Dowland, Holborne, Cutting, Pilkington, Bacheler, Allison, Ferrabosco, Francesco da Milano and others. The unique source of 5 pieces by Dowland, and some remarkable anonymous works. A must for any serious devotee of the lute; and even includes some easy pieces for beginners, added by the scribe as page-fillers! Three volumes in hardback slipcase: 200 page full colour facsimile, plus 70 page commentary, and 8 page fascicle of reconstructions of obscure staves. ISBN 978 0 905655 71 0
Postal weight: 2100g
Members: £50
Non members: £75
Wolf Jacob Laufensteiner (1676–1754): Partie en B flat Major (c. 1720) for 11-course baroque lute, edited by Peter Lay and Robert Spencer. A 6-movement suite in the tuneful galant style, from a manuscript in the Robert Spencer collection, in facsimile and modern French tablature, 15 pages.
Postal weight: 180 g
Members: £5
Non members: £7
Kraków Mus. ms 40641 for 7 to 10-course lute, mostly playable on a 7-course instrument, with an introductory study by Robert Spencer, John H. Robinson and François-Pierre Goy. An early 17th century English MS, containing 26 pieces: 7 by Robert Johnson, 4 by John Sturt; one is by Bocquet and one by Robert Dowland; the rest are courantes and ballets by ’Anon’,40 pages. ISBN 0 905655 19 2
Postal weight: 260g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
The Folger 'Dowland' Manuscript for 6 to 7-course lute (mostly 6-course), edited by Ian Harwood, John H. Robinson and Christopher Goodwin. A manuscript in use from before 1594, to the early 17th century, 78 facsimile pages with 75 pieces of music, including autograph works by John Johnson, and John Dowland. With introduction and concordances. 114 pages, ISBN 0 905655 28 1
Postal weight: 500g
Members: £15
Non members: £22
The Welde Lute Book for 6 to 7-course lutes, edited by Ian Harwood, John H. Robinson, Martin Shepherd and Stewart McCoy. A manuscript of c.1600, with 60 facsimile pages containing 39 pieces of music by Dowland, Bacheler, Collard, Holborne, Byrd, John Johnson and Robert Johnson. With introduction and concordances. 96 pages, ISBN 0 905655 39 7
Postal weight: 620g
Members: £15
Non members: £22
Osborn fb7 for 7-course lute, edited by Stewart McCoy, with Ian Harwood and John H. Robinson. A manuscript, now in the Beinecke Collection at Yale, from around 1630, with 9 pages containing 42 pieces, many of them easy. With introduction, full critical commentary on each piece, concordances and bibliography, clear modern tablature transcriptions of each piece, including reconstructions of the ensemble pieces (a lute duet and psalms for lute and voices); plus an appendix with closely related cittern solos. 78 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 50 8
Postal weight: 450g
Members: £14
Non members: £21
Wickhambrook Lute Manuscript The Wickhambrook Lute Manuscript is no. 6 in our series of lute book facsimiles. It is a large folio-sized manuscript compiled in the 1590s, perhaps to collect and preserve lute music by John Johnson, who died in 1594, and whose works predominate in this source. It contains what seems to be an autograph of his son, Robert Johnson. It contains 24 pieces, all for 6-course lutes, including two duets; 11 by John Johnson, 4 by Dowland (this is the unique source of ‘Tarleton’s Resurrection’), 2 by Philip van Wilder, one each by Holborne, Peter Philips, and Lassus, and 5 by anon. The original hands are beautifully clear and easy to play from. An extremely detailed introductory study by Ian Harwood considers the manuscript’s provenance and known history, with exhaustive lists of concordances and cognates from John H. Robinson. 56 pages.
Postal weight: 520g
Members: £15
Non members: £22
SPECIAL OFFER - ALL OUR FACSIMILES AT A BARGAIN PRICE Our first 8 facsimiles (Herbert of Cherbury, Mathew Holmes, Laufensteiner, Folger Dowland, Krakow 40641, Welde, Osborn Fb7, Wickhambrook) for a special price of £125 (members) or £185 (non-members).

An instant library of lute music in facsimile.
Postal weight: 6500g
Members: £125
Non members: £185

Solo Renaissance Lute: Student

Student materials
SPECIAL OFFER - EIGHT STUDENT BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF SIX Plenty of music to keep you going for the first few years of your study of the lute: 58 Very Easy Pieces (plus CD), 40 Easy to Early Intermediate Pieces, 70 Easy Intermediate Pieces, Lessons for Lute, Hans Newsidler's Das Erst Buch (plus CD), 158 Early Cinquecento Preludes and Recercars for Renaissance Lute, Masque and Stage Music for Renaissance Lute, and 114 Early to Intermediate Pieces for a special price of £50 (members) or £70 (non-members)
Postal weight: 2600g
Members: £50
Non members: £70
Masque and Stage Music for Renaissance Lute, Masque and Stage Music for Renaissance Lute, ed. John H. Robinson. 169 pieces for renaissance lute of 6 to 10 courses (and a few for 11 course lute but still in renaissance tuning) mostly playable on 7-course lute, mostly early intermediate standard. A bumper collection of lovely tunes, definitely or possibly associated with court masques and stage plays.
124 pp
Postal weight: 500g
Members: £12
Non members: £18
58 Very Easy Pieces for Renaissance Lute edited by Christopher Goodwin, John H. Robinson, and Jeanne Fisher, with left-hand fingerings by Lynda Sayce. 58 very easy pieces for 6-course lute, in a variety of styles, chosen from English, and Italian sources, approximately graded in order of difficulty for the beginner, or those wanting something genuinely easy to play, for a change! 40 pages. ISBN 0 905655 22 2
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
58 Very Easy Pieces for Renaissance Lute NOW WITH CD edited by Christopher Goodwin, John H. Robinson, and Jeanne Fisher, with left-hand fingerings by Lynda Sayce. 58 very easy pieces for 6-course lute, in a variety of styles, chosen from English, and Italian sources, approximately graded in order of difficulty for the beginner, or those wanting something genuinely easy to play, for a change! 40 pages. ISBN 0 905655 22 2

The accompanying CD, Blame not my Lute, recorded by Jacob Heringman, is also available as a download, with free try-before-you-buy option, from Magnatune
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £9
Non members: £12
40 Easy to Early Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lute edited by Christopher Goodwin, with left-hand fingerings provided by Jessica Gordon, typeset by Peter Lay. A sequel to 58 Very Easy Pieces for Renaissance Lute, containing 40 pieces from Cambridge University Library MS Dd.2.11, Negri’s Le Gratie d’’Amore (1602), and Judenkünig’s Utilis et compenditaria introductio of c.1519, graded according to difficulty with left-hand fingerings throughout. Progresses to barré chords. ISBN 0 905655 31 1
Postal weight: 240g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
70 Easy to Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lute edited by John Robinson. The third of our graded anthologies of easy pieces, starting with very easy music and progressing at little further, to intermediate level. Music from English, French, German, Italian and Low Countries sources; preludes, exercises and fantasias, with Continental dance forms predominating, for 6 or 7-course lute; all the pieces (but one) can be played on a 6-course lute. 70 pieces, 48 pages,
ISBN 978 0 905655 70.
Postal weight: 280g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Lessons for the Lute intermediate pieces selected and fully fingered by Anthony Bailes and Anne van Royen. First published in 1983, now reprinted with corrections and expanded commentary, 19 pieces, 47 pages, All for 6-course lute.
ISBN 0 905655 03 6.
Postal weight: 260g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Hans Newsidler (c.1508/9–1563): Das Erst Buch (1544) with CD edited and transcribed by Stewart McCoy. 42 simple and attractive pieces for 6-course lute, carefully graded by the composer in order of difficulty, in French tablature, 40 pages.

With CD by noted lutenist Jacob Heringman of the entire contents of the book, graded to make an attractive programme
Postal weight: 360g
Members: £12
Non members: £18
Hans Newsidler (c.1508/9–1563): Das Erst Buch (1544) without CD edited and transcribed by Stewart McCoy. 42 simple and attractive pieces for 6-course lute, carefully graded by the composer in order of difficulty, in French tablature, 40 pages.

Postal weight: 260g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
A recording by noted lutenist Jacob Heringman of the entire contents of Neusidler’s Das Erst Buch, graded to make an attractive programme.
Postal weight: 110g
Members: £4
Non members: £5
O Happie Ground Duets edited by Gordon Gregory. Follow in the footsteps of Elizabethan lute students with this collection of 20 treble and ground duets, by John Johnson, Richard Allison, anon and others, all fully fingered, for two 6-course lutes. If you don't have a duet partner, you can play duet parts over your Midi system, from www.lutesoc.co.uk/pages/o-happie-ground, two partbooks, 60pp and 12pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 74 1
Postal weight: 350g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
114 Early to Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lute from a Student’s Lute Book of 1603 and other Manuscripts, edited by John Robinson; 36 pieces for 6-course lute, 45 for or playable on 7-course; and 28 pieces for 10-course lute (mostly playable on 7-course with adjustment). The core of the anthology is a complete transcription of a Jena student’s lute book of 1603 (now Dresden MS M 297), plus music from seven other Continental manuscripts of the same period; English, Dutch, French, Italian and German pieces: preludes, ballets, courantes, saltarelli, passamezzi and other grounds, song tunes, and a few fantasias and variant forms of Dowland pieces, 78pp,
ISBN 978 0 905655 79 6.
Postal weight: 450g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
25 Easy Lute Pieces by Gilbert Isbin, newly composed for six-course lute, in no more than two-part harmony, in a very accessible modern style. 32 pages.
ISBN 978 0 95655 80 2
Postal weight: 240g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Lutecosmos, volume 1; first of a series of albums of newly-written pieces by Brian Wright, intended to complement existing lute tutor books, emphasising developing musicianship from the very first steps; even open-string pieces with which the first volume begins are intended to be played as pieces of music, with expression and phrasing. All pieces in volume 1 are on single strings only; 24 pages of music; 110g, ISBN 978 0 905655 81 9
Postal weight: 110g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Lutecosmos, volume 2; newly-written pieces by Brian Wright for students, all on single strings only, particularly useful to students and teachers as it contains 20 duets in all the principal dance forms of the 16th-17th centuries. 37 pages of music; ISBN 978 0 90565582 6
Postal weight: 160g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Lutecosmos, volume 3 The music in volume 3 is all in first position, without chords but with the introduction of open bass strings to imply two-part writing; this volume also introduces arpeggiation, repeated notes and tremolo, 24 pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 86 4.
Postal weight: 110g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Lutecosmos for Renaissance Lute, volume 4 is the fourth volume in Brian Wright’s series of albums intended to help form the novice lutenist both as a player and a musician. It contains studies with two-note chords, then three, four, five and six-note chords; and introduces barré chords, and exploration of the higher positions. ISBN 978 0 905655 97 0, 32pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 86 4.
Postal weight: 120g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Lutecosmos 5 for Renaissance lute, by Brian Wright, concluding his series of student volumes, with some harder chords, frequent forays onto the body frets, complex rhythms, and the requirement to play some harmonics. ISBN 978 0 905655 99 4, 36 pp,
Postal weight: 140g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Complete Lutecosmos for Renaissance lute. Lutecosmos is a contemporary and graded lute tutor in 5 books, exploring most aspects of lute technique from the elementary pieces in Book 1 to those at grade 6-8 level in book 5.
Set of all five Lutecosmos volumes by Brian Wright at a discount price.
Postal weight: 640g
Members: £24
Non members: £36
57 Easy Pieces in Italian Tablature: Il Manoscritto MBs 1511b  edited by Gian Luca Lastraioli and Francesco Tribioli, published by the Italian Societa del Liuto and sold with their kind permission, with  introductory essay in Italian; a gentle introduction to playing from Italian tablature. The complete contents of an early 16th century MS for 6-course lute. 48 pages.
Postal weight: 160g
Members: £8
Currently sold out
Non members: £8
Currently sold out

Solo Renaissance Lute: English 'Golden Age'

English ’Golden Age’ lute music
43 Lyra Viol Tablatures for solo instrument from Tobias Hume’s The First Part of Ayres (1605) edited by Ian Gaskell, presents most of the solo tablatures from that source, for a 6-course instrument in conventional renaissance tuning, intended for lyra viol, but they can be played on the lute as they stand, or better, adapted a little to make them more lutenistic. 43 pieces, 48pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 87 1,
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
The Solo Lute Music of Richard Allison edited by John Robinson and Stewart McCoy, with a biographical sketch by Robert Spencer. The first modern edition of this major Elizabethan composer. 17 pieces for (mostly 6-course) lute (many in multiple versions) 1 for bandora, 3 for cittern, 93 pages, ISBN 0 905655 02 8.
Postal weight: 440g
Members: £15
Non members: £22
The Complete Works of John Danyel, Volume 1: Lute Works edited by Martin Shepherd. 7 solos and 2 duets for 6 to 10-course lutes (mostly 7 or 8c) by one of the finest ’Golden Age’ composers,with concordances and critical commentary, 29pages, ISBN 0905655 09 5.
Postal weight: 280g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Eight Pieces by Cuthbert Hely for Ten-Course Lute edited and transcribed by Matthew Spring. The first edition of the complete works of this remarkably original 17th-century composer, in French tablature and keyboard transcription, 30 pages, ISBN 0 905655 04 4.
Postal weight: 210g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Anthony Holborne, Music for Lute and Bandora for 6 to 9-course lutes (mostly playable on 6 or 7-course lutes), transcribed and edited in two volumes by Rainer aus dem Spring. Holborne is the second best-represented composer in the sources after John Dowland: volume 1 (218 pages) contains 58 lute solos, plus variant versions, 19 bandora solos, 2 lute songs, 10 appendix items; volume 2 (148 pages) contains full critical commentary, with variant bars fully written out in tablature. This is a comb-bound reprint of the original perfect bound edition. ISBN 0 905655 20 6.
Postal weight: 1400g
Members: £20
Non members: £30
Lute Intabulations of Works by Peter Philips edited by David Smith and John Robinson. All known versions of the four great hits of this English emigré composer, the Dolorosa pavan and galliard, and the 1580 pavan and galliard, as they are found intabulated for lute or lute duet (plus a song version) in sources all over Europe. Contains a 22-page critical essay with concordances and full textual commentary, and 23 pieces (36 pages) of music.Mostly for 6-course lute. ISBN 0 905655 17 6
Postal weight: 320g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
The Complete Lute Solos of Philip Rosseter edited by Robert Spencer, Stewart McCoy and John Robinson. 10 solos, 4 in alternative versions from different sources, for 6 to 9-course lutes by this accomplished musician of the ’Golden Age’, 44 pages, ISBN 0 905655 13 3
Postal weight: 320g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Tunes of Old London edited by Lynda Sayce, formerly published by Sul Tasto Editions. 10 tunes from Playford’s Dancing Master in new arrangements for 8-course lute, 9 pages.
Postal weight: 160g
Members: £3
Non members: £4
Thomas Mace, Eight 'Setts' for lute from Musick's Monument (1676) transcribed for 10-course renaissance lute, and for 10 string or alto classical guitar As a stylistic postscript to the English Golden Age, new transcriptions that make this attractive and not-too-difficult music accessible to those who do not have Mace's 12 course lute in French Flat tuning. The 10th course is sparingly used, so much of the music can be played on a standard 7-course renaissance lute with slight adaptation. A separate fascicle presents a guitar staff transcription for 10-string or alto guitar. 56 pages and 40 pages.
ISBN 0 978 0 905655 83 3
Postal weight: 340g
Members: £8
Non members: £12

Solo Renaissance Lute: Continental

Continental renaissance composers
The Lute Music of Francesco Canova da Milano (1497-1543) ed. Arthur Ness, two volume spiral-bound reprint from Boulder Early Music Shop of Oregon,  It is regarded as the standard edition, with full critical commentary in Italian tab with staff notation, parallel text. Two volumes, 473 pp in total
Postal weight: 1750g
Members: £85
Currently sold out
Non members: £85
Currently sold out
158 Early Cinquecento Preludes and Recercars for Renaissance Lute, ed. John H. Robinson. This bumper collection for 6-course lute contains modern French tablature for most of the known examples of these genres, and includes all those by Franciscus Bossinensis, Vicenzo Capirola, Joan Ambrosio Dalza and Francesco Spinacino from the prints of the Venetian printer Octaviano Petrucci, plus further pieces edited and reconstructed from the earliest Italian manuscripts. Plenty of music for players of every standard, from easy, via intermediate to advanced, plus exhaustive concordances and commentary on the sources. 168 pages.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £12
Non members: £18
A Compendium of 178 Polish Dances for Renaissance Lute, edited by John H. Robinson, An anthology including many piece of easy and intermediate standard, mostly for 6 or 7-course lutes, some for 8-courses; 87 pages of music plus 9 pages of inventory, concordances and bibliography.
Postal weight: 450g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
The Collected Lute Music of Marco Dall’Aquila edited by Denys Stephens and John H. Robinson. A much expanded and augmented bound edition of the complete works of one of the great early Italian lutenists, printed over several years in Lute News, with additional information, introduction, inventory, concordances, commentary and bibliography; 32 pages of introduction, and 101 pages of tablature, all for 6-course lute, much of it not too technically demanding.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
British Library Additional Manuscript 31389, a Venetian lute manuscript of c.1520 edited by Denys Stephens and John H. Robinson. Chronologically the fourth Italian MS containing a significant amount of lute music known to survive, after the Pesaro, Thibault and Capirola MSS, but it lacks rhythm signs, so heavy editing has been required. 12 dances, 9 dance-like pieces, 2 recercars, an incomplete piece of recercar type (all for solo lute), for 6-course lute in tuning, transcribed into French tab, 56 pages. ISBN 0 905655 54 0
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Philip van Wilder, Music for Lute and Chanson Transcriptions For 6-course lute, the complete extant lute works of Henry VIII’s luter, edited by David Humphreys, with Ian Harwood and Stewart McCoy; 9 solo works (including the famous ’Dump Philip’or ’Arthur’s Dump’), a duet for two lutes a fifth apart, and 8 pieces for lute and voice or treble instrument; 49 pages of music in all, with critical commentary, with translations of French lyrics. ISBN 0 905655 23 0
Postal weight: 400g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Renaissance Lute Music from German Sources for 6-course lute, edited and transribed into French tablature by Martin Shepherd. 56 pieces, chosen on grounds of musical quality from 16th century printed sources, and ranging from very easy to fairly hard. 92 pages. ISBN 0 905655 27 3
Postal weight: 390g
Members: £8
Non members: £12
Selections from Piccinini and Kapsberger for Solo Renaissance Lute transribed into French tablature and edited by Carin Zwilling, with biographical and bibliographical notes. Six pieces by Piccinini and four by Kapsberger in a variety of forms, for 7 to 10-course lute, mostly playable on 7-course lute, intended as a ’taster’ of these composers’works, 34 pages. ISBN 0 905655 26 5
Postal weight: 260g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
Francesco da Milano Fantasias in British Sources edited by Gordon Gregory. All the music by Francesco da Milano in British manuscript sources, all 6-course,minimally edited to preserve local variants; 20 pieces of music: 11 fantasias close to the ’canonic’ versions, 3 ornamented or corrupt versions, and 6 pieces of doubtful attribution, 46 pages, ISBN 0 905655 15 X
Postal weight: 290g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Thirty Pieces for the Lute by Laurencini edited by Tim Crawford. Fantasies and other pieces by one of the leading Italian virtuosi of Dowland’s time, in French tablature, for 6 to 9-course lutes, 32 pages.
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
The Siena Lutebook: Transcriptions of the anonymous fantasias edited by Niki Andronikou, in Italian and French tab, and staff notation, with extensive commentary; 14 fantasias from this important 16th century source, for 6-course lute, intermediate level and above, 92 pages, ISBN 978 0 905655 72 7
Postal weight: 290g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
A Collection of Pieces for Solo Lute 1 from 17th century sources edited by Ian Gaskell; 23 pieces by Vallet, Kapsberger, Piccinini, Michaelangelo Galilei, Werl, Doni; particularly intended for 10-course lute, but as usual mostly playable on a 7-course lute, 32 pp,
Postal weight: 112g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
A Collection of Pieces for Solo Lute 2 from Continental European Sources edited by Ian Gaskell, 23 pieces from 16th century sources for 6-course lute, with a few 7-course and one 9-course pieces; music by Fuenllana, Pifaro, Molinaro, and Vincenzo Galilei, plus Verdelot and da Rore madrigal intabulations, 42 pp,
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £6
Non members: £9

Solo Baroque Lute

Georg Telemann, Twelve Fantasies TWV 40: 14-25, arranged for 13-course lute in D minor by Wilfred Foxe. A handy bound edition of arrangements printed in Lute News and The Lutezine nos. 101-110, with the addition of a short introductory essay. An attractive addition to the repertoire, 52pp.
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £6
Non members: £9
A Diverse Collection of Easy Pieces for the Baroque Lute, edited by Wilfred Foxe, contains 44 easier pieces, some arrangements and some original tablatures, from English, French, Italian, Scottish, German and Irish sources, with original pieces by composers including Bach, Weiss, Kropfgans, Mace, de Visée, Scarlatti and Reusner. The anthology is intended for the 13-course player, but quite a few of the pieces do not use the 12th and 13th courses and so could be played on an 11-course lute. 44 pp.
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Bach for Baroque Lute, edited by Wilfred Foxe. Collected together from recent issues of Lute News. The works indicated for or associated with the lute in Bach’s lifetime: BWV 995, 996, 997, 998, 999, 1000 and 1006a, all for 13-course lute in D minor tuning, 12 pages of introduction and examples, 65 pages of French tablature, ISBN 978 0 905655 94 9,
Postal weight: 270g
Members: £8
Non members: £12
An Anthology of Music by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, edited by Wilfred Foxe, presents clear performing editions of sonatas by the great master of the German baroque lute, for the 13-course lute. The pieces are: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Sonata 24 in C, Sonata 27 in C minor, Sonata 83 in Bb, Sonata 21 in F minor, Sonata 12 in A, Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Cajetan Baron d’Hartig, Capriccio in D, and Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy; preceded by an introductory essay by the editor. 72 pages of music, ISBN 978 0 905655 92 5.
Postal weight: 270g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
JS Bach, 3 Sonatas and 3 Partitas for Violin Solo, BWV 1001-1006a Arranged for lute by Gusta Goldschmidt
These sonatas and partitas were arranged for 13-course baroque lute by one of the great 20th century pioneers of the lute revival. This edition, published by Saul B. Groen, is now on sale through the Lute Society by kind permission of Tony Bailes.
Postal weight: 640g
Members: £25
Non members: £25
Sylvius Leopold Weiss: Six Sonatas for 11-Course Lute edited by Peter Lay. Six sonatas (suites) and a fantasie, edited from the London and Dresden Weiss manuscripts, 39 pages, ISBN 0 905655 05 2.
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £8
Non members: £10
G. F. Handel, Suite in G minor, arranged for archlute Formerly published by Sul Tasto Editions, an arrangement by Lynda Sayce of a keyboard suite by Handel for 14-course archlute, a useful edition to the music for an instrument whose solo repertoire is rather limited. 12 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 43 5
Postal weight: 160g
Members: £4
Non members: £6

Duets

Musica Natalis Book 2. Duets for two 6-course lutes, easy to early intermediate level, presenting divisions, variations and ‘reflections’ on 15 Christmas carols from England, France and Germany, some of them in several movements, presented arranged by Brian Wright and presented in his autograph score, 60pp,
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £7
Non members: £10
Duets by Francesco da Milano and Joanne Matelart edited by Gordon Gregory. The two lute duets by Francesco himself, and the seven solos by Francesco and others to which Matelart added a second part. All for 6-course lutes. Five of the pieces were originally written for lutes a tuned a tone apart, and this edition includes alternative versions for equal lutes, two books 14 and 10 pages, 20 pages, 20 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 08 7.
Postal weight: 230g
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E G Baron: Suite for 2 Lutes edited by Lynda Sayce, formerly published by Sul Tasto Editions. A 4-movement suite for two equal 11-course lutes by the author of the famous 1727 treatise on the history and theory of the lute, two books, 8 and 5 pages.
Postal weight: 170g
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Vincentio Galilei: Five Duets from ’Fronimo’ (1584) edited by Lynda Sayce, formerly published by Sul Tasto Editions. 2 intabulations for lutes a tone apart, a fuga and two very beautiful contrapunti for lutes in unison, all for 6-course lutes, by the father of Galileo the astronomer, two books, 8 and 7 pages.
Postal weight: 180g
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Duets from the Phalèse Anthologies, Volume 1 edited by Lynda Sayce, formerly published by Sul Tasto Editions. Intabulations, dances, and a fantasia, 9 for lutes in unison, 9 for lutes a tone apart, all for 6 course lutes; two books 26 and 25 pages.
Postal weight: 330g
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Duets from the Phalèse Anthologies, Volume 2 edited by David Humphreys. 5 duets for lutes tuned a fourth apart, 9 for lutes tuned a fifth apart, all for 6 course lutes, two books, 30 and 24 pages. ISBN 0 905655 11 7.
Postal weight: 330g
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William Lawes: Suite for Two Lutes William Lawes’ only known compositions for lute, a suite of three duets, here transcribed and edited in three versions: in the original tuning, in renaissance tuning (by Lynda Sayce) and transposed into C major (by Chris Wilson), all for two 10-course lutes, 10 pages.
Postal weight: 160g
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Wolf Heckel: Lute Duets edited by Lynda Sayce, formerly published by Sul Tasto Editions. 12 duets, based on chansons, madrigals and German dances, for 6-course lutes tuned a fourth apart, two books, 25 and 18 pages.
Postal weight: 300g
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Trios and Quartets

Music for Lute Quartet ed. Ian Gaskell (Oriel Lute Library Editions) presents a clear performing edition of most of the surviving pieces for four renaissance lutes: two song arrangements (also with staff notation vocal parts) by Hubert Walraent (for lutes in a, d, E and D); the canzona by Terzi (for two pairs of lutes a fourth apart) and Vallet’s suite from Secretum Musarum (1616) (for lutes in d, a, g and D, or equivalent), four partbooks of 20 pp each, 10 pieces.
Postal weight: 400g
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Trios from Tobias Hume’s Poeticall Musicke (1607) for two tablature instruments and bass edited by Ian Gaskell presents 23 very attractive trios (plus two duets, without bass part, from Captain Hume’s Musicall Humours of 1605) from Hume’s multi-use publication, which states on its title page that one performance option is two lutes with a bass instrument. The bass can also be played continuo-style, on a third lute. Three partbooks, two in tablature for 6-course instruments in conventional renaissance tuning, and one in bass staff notation. 28pp, 28pp and 24pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 88 8
Postal weight: 340g
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Music for Lute Consort c.1500 edited by Jon Banks. 16 trios and one duet from late 15th century sources, three single lines IN STAFF NOTATION, printed in score. This music was probably originally intended to by played on lutes, but can be played in ensemble with other instruments. 60 pages.
ISBN 0905655 52 4
Postal weight: 260g
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Music for Lute Consort c.1500, volume 2 edited by Jon Banks. A further 16 trios from late 15th century sources, three single lines IN STAFF NOTATION, printed in score. This music was probably originally intended to be played on lutes, but can be played in ensemble with other instruments. Playable on equal lutes, one must be for more than 6 courses for some pieces. 64 pages.
ISBN 0905655 64 2
Postal weight: 270g
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Music for Lute Consort c.1500, volume 3 edited by Jon Banks. A further 26 trios from late 15th century sources, three single lines IN STAFF NOTATION, printed in score. This music was probably originally intended to be played on lutes, but can be played in ensemble with other instruments. Playable on equal lutes, one must be for more than 6 courses for some pieces.72 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 778 9 ]
Postal weight: 280g
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Lute in Ensemble

Francesco Conti, Lontananzo dell’Amato, an early 18th century chamber cantata in score and partbooks for soprano, chalumeau, flute/oboe, violin, continuo and obligato for D minor baroque lute (in French tablature). Published by Green Man Editions.
Postal weight: 380g
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Four Chamber Sonatas by Nicola Francesco Haym (1678-1729) for melody instrument and baroque lute, edited by Wilfred Foxe; four attractive sonatas from an undated print, of c.1708-1712. Wilfred Foxe has realised the figured bass for 11-course baroque lute; this edition consists of a score for the melody instrument and baroque lute, with a separate fascicle containing the figured bass part. 36pp and 16pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 89 5
Postal weight: 240g
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Brian Wright, Three for Two: Canario, Habanera, Tarantella Three duos for 6c renaissance lute and renaissance flute / treble recorder / melody instrument. A score in the composer’s own hand, accessible contemporary style, early intermediate / intermediate level. 10 pages.
ISBN 0 905665 37 0
Postal weight: 160g
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Brian Wright, Three dialogues for treble viol or other melody instrument and lute Three duos for renaissance lute and treble viol or other melody instrument. A score in the composer’s own hand, accessible contemporary style, and duplicate pages to avoid page turns. Intermediate level.
ISBN 0 905655 56 7
Postal weight: 180g
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Lute Songs

Michael Cavendish, Fourteen Songs with Lute and Viol, for soprano, and bass ad lib, edited by Cedric Lee and published by Green Man Press. The first 14 songs from Cavendish's Ayres (1598), for soprano and lute, with optional parts for bass voice and or bass viol. Lute and voice parts call for early intermediate technique. Full score with Cedric Lee's piano transcription, plus separate fascicles for soprano with lute tab, bass with lute tab, and bass viol. Four fascicles of 44 pp, 36 pp, 36 pp and 16 pp.
Postal weight: 500g
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Twenty-two Easy Songs to the Lute, An Anthology of Lute Songs Edited by Donna Curry (originally published by American Lute Seminars in 1976) a selection of German, English, French, Spanish and Italian lute songs, also ideal for those who want to self-accompany. 22 songs for easy 6-course lute and voice, 32 pages.
Postal weight: 120g
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John Bartlett, Three Songs with Lute & Viol, edited by Cedric Lee and published by Green Man Press. A cycle of three songs in imitation of birds which form the final items in Bartlett’s 1606 lute ayre print, for lute plus high soprano and (optional) bass voice; a showpiece and crowd-pleaser in any lute song concert; intermediate level lute and voice parts. Full score including Cedric Lee’s keyboard transcription, and fascicles for soprano and lute, bass and lute and bass viol part: 4 fascicles of 18 pp, 5 pp, 13 pp and 14 pp.
Postal weight: 350g
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John Bartlett, Four Duets for sopranos with Lute & Viol, edited by Cedric Lee and published by Green Man Press. Four charming duets for two sopranos and lute; two of these have texted bass parts so can be sung as trios. Lute and voice parts call for only an early intermediate technique. Full score including Cedric Lee’s keyboard transcription, two duplicate fascicles for the sopranos and lute, one for bass and lute and bass viol part: 5 fascicles of 17 pp, 13 pp, 13 pp, 9 pp and 3 pp.
Postal weight: 300g
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Lamentatio Henrici Noel, Psalms and Canticles (c.1596) set by John Dowland edited by Ron Andrico. Scores of the seven psalms set by Dowland for the funeral of his aristocratic patron Sir Henry Noel in early 1597, with transcriptions for 7-course lute and voice. Easy voice parts, early intemediate lute parts. ISBN 978 0 956555 95 6, 40 pages,
Postal weight: 160g
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The English Lute Song before Dowland: Volume 1, Songs from the Dallis Manuscript c. 1583 edited by Christopher Goodwin. 19 songs (16 with original or suggested texts, 3 without text), transposed where necessary for 6-course lute in G, 2 lute solos, and a lute quintet, 47 pages. ISBN 0 905655 01 X.
Postal weight: 300g
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The English Lute Song before Dowland: Volume 2 Songs from Additional Manuscript 4900 and Other Early Sources edited by Christopher Goodwin. 20 songs (18 with original texts, 1 with suggested text, 1 untexted) thought to be typical of English lute song in the 1560s, transposed for 6-course lute in G where necessary, 50 pages ISBN 0 905655 07 9.
Postal weight: 330g
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Robert Jones's Second Book of Songs (1601) (Vol 1. songs 1-7) edited by Cedric Lee from Green Man Publications. The second of five lute ayre collections by one of the most prolific ayre composers of the English renaissance, unusual in including fully texted bass parts, and lyra viol tablature parts. This edition provides fascicles or partbooks for every combination of forces: a score for treble and bass voices with piano transcription, treble voice and lute tablature, bass voice and lute tablature (in case the lute player also sings bass!), bass viol and lyra viol.
Postal weight: 300g
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Robert Jones's Second Book of Songs (1601) (Vol 2. songs 8-14) edited by Cedric Lee from Green Man Publications. The second of five lute ayre collections by one of the most prolific ayre composers of the English renaissance, unusual in including fully texted bass parts, and lyra viol tablature parts. This edition provides fascicles or partbooks for every combination of forces: a score for treble and bass voices with piano transcription, treble voice and lute tablature, bass voice and lute tablature (in case the lute player also sings bass!), bass viol and lyra viol.
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £9
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Robert Jones's Second Book of Songs (1601) (Vol 3. songs 15-21) edited by Cedric Lee from Green Man Publications. The second of five lute ayre collections by one of the most prolific ayre composers of the English renaissance, unusual in including fully texted bass parts, and lyra viol tablature parts. This edition provides fascicles or partbooks for every combination of forces: a score for treble and bass voices with piano transcription, treble voice and lute tablature, bass voice and lute tablature (in case the lute player also sings bass!), bass viol and lyra viol.
Postal weight: 300g
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Robert Jones, Three Lute Songs, from Green Man editions, three songs from the A Musicall Dreame (1609) ‘In Sherwood lived stout Robin Hood’, ‘Ite Calde Sospiri’ and ‘S’Amor non e dunque e quel ch’io sento?’ which in the original source are directed for voice and either lute or bass viol or both, generously presented in an edition with keyboard or original lute accompaniments, with fascicles for lute and voice, and bass viol. Three songs, 10pp + 8 pp + 8 pp plus 3 pp.
Postal weight: 200g
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John Dowland, Eight Lute Songs or Duets, from the Second Booke of Songs or Ayres (1600) edited by Cedric Lee from Green Man publications. Here are some of Dowland's most famous songs, including 'Flow my tears' and 'I saw my lady weep' which remarkably have not been published before in a performing edition with fully texted bass part, as they clearly appear in the original source. This edition provides fascicles or partbooks for every combination of forces: a score for treble and bass voices with piano transcription, treble voice and lute tablature, plus duplicate, bass voice and lute tablature (in case the lute player also sings bass!), and separate bass viol part.
Postal weight: 310g
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Frottole edited by Ian Gaskell. Five songs by Tromboncino, Cara and Josquin d’Ascanio, clearly presented in a score, three partbooks for alto, tenor and bass viols, and partbooks for voice and for lute, allowing performance with either lute, viol consort, or both; 40 + 20 + 20 + 12 + 12 + 12 pp;
Postal weight: 400g
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Contemporary Lute Songs

Songs in Divers Humours for voice and lute by David Protheroe presents in comb-bound score, plus piano score supplement, nine new songs, setting verses by Spenser, Ben Jonson, Richard Barnfield and Mary Sidney,  and modern poems by Glen Weir and Helen Overell, plus two humorous songs by Edward Lear; 20 pp. plus 20 pp
Postal weight: 250g
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Sechs Ruhige Lieder fur Gesang und Laute Six quiet songs, in the original German, texts by Goethe, Heine and others, set by Brian Wright in his contemporary yet accessible style, intermediate level. Composer's handwritten score. 24 pages.
Postal weight: 120g
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Sonnets and Epigrams for voice and lute by David Protheroe. Comb-bound score, plus piano score supplement, of 10 songs, setting verses by Spenser, Shakespeare and other 17th century poets, plus a humorous dialogue on the old riddle and one with the option of performance with lute trio and voice; 24 pp plus 20 pp,
Postal weight: 250g
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Stabat Mater, by Brian Wright, a setting of the famous Latin text, for 6-course renaissance lute and voice, intermediate standard, composer’s handwritten score, 20 pages of music.
Postal weight: 120g
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Meditations on the hymn Ave Maris Stella, by Brian Wright, sets in five sections the seven-verse Latin hymn, interspersing sung verses with instrumental ’meditations’, for 6-course renaissance lute and voice, intermediate standard, composer’s handwritten score, 16 pages of music.
Postal weight: 120g
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Old English Ballads arranged for voice and renaissance lute by Brian Wright presents new arrangements of ten of the most famous English folk songs, such as ‘O Waly Waly’, ‘The Ploughboy’, and ‘Early One Morning’. The lute parts vary from early intermediate to intermediate, in Brian’s modern yet accessible style. Ten songs, 24 pages.
Postal weight: 150g
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Musica Natalis 6 By Brian Wright. 10 European carols in translation, arranged as multi-use music for four voices, SATB, and two renaissance lutes (one early intermediate, the other intermediate), but the music can also be performed by solo high voice with one or two lutes (one part is easier than the other) or by four voices with either the first or second lute, or no lutes at all! All the music is very accessible. Ten pieces, 40 pages.
Postal weight: 200g
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Musica Natalis 5 by Brian Wright, Three Suites on Christmas Carols, for 11-course baroque lute in D minor. Three suites, one on English carols, and one on Continental carols, each consisting of a sort of medley on well-known tunes, with variations, and a third suite, which is a fantasia in three sections on ‘The Holly and the Ivy’, ‘God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen’, and ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’. 28 pp,
Postal weight: 220g
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Musica Natalis 4, by Brian Wright. 12 Traditional English Carols collected by Ralph Vaughan-Williams and others, arranged for two voices and renaissance lute; the voice parts are easy for two sopranos, the lute part is intermediate standard for 6-course lute. 32 pages.
Postal weight: 120g
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Musica Natalis 3 by Brian Wright. 25 Popular Christmas Carol Melodies arranged for Voice (or melody instrument) and Renaissance Lute presents scores of 25 popular English carols (‘O little town of Bethlehem’, ‘Away in a manger’, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ etc.) for voice and 6-course lute. The arrangements are new, in Brian’s fresh and accessible style, of easy to intermediate standard – a very useful edition. 50 pp,
Postal weight: 280g
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Brian Wright, Elegy for Ian Harwood, co-founder of the Lute Society, for two sopranos and intermediate level 6-course lute, a setting in Brian’s modern yet accessible style of William Drummond’s poem ‘My lute, be as thou wast when thou didst grow’ in which the bereaved poet calls on his lute to fall silent. You can hear a performance of the piece at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhUS25rAlqo, 8 pages. 100g £4 / £6
Postal weight: 100g
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Songs from the Sanskrit for voice and lute by Brian Wright, seven songs for voice and 6-course lute, in a modern yet accessible style, calling for intermediate to advanced technique from both. ISBN 978 0 905655 93 2, 20 pp,
Postal weight: 90g
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Gilbert Isbin, 10 Lute Songs is a collection of 10 attractive new lute songs by the noted composer, setting poems by Marcus Cumberlege, in an accessible modern style. The accompaniments are for 6-course lute, and both lute and voice parts call for early intermediate or intermediate technique. 29 pages of music; ISBN 978 0 905655 90 1.
Postal weight: 140g
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19 English Folk Songs edited by Christopher Goodwin, is a collection of new arrangements of English folk songs for voice and 7-course lute (all are playable on a 6-course instrument); the songs are easy, and the accompaniments mostly of early intermediate standard. Some arrangements are by Kristian Buhl Mortensen, or Cecil Sharp (intabulated editorially); most are new arrangements by Chris Goodwin. 44 pages, ISBN 0 905655 57 5
Postal weight: 260g
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Clair de Lune, Five poems of Paul Verlaine for voice and lute This is Brian Wright’s most recent song cycle, setting poems by Verlaine in the original French, set in Brian Wright’s characteristically modern yet accessible style, and combining diverse influences, from jazz to baroque lute; for a 6-course lute, intermediate technique. 20 pages. ISBN 0 905655 58 3
Postal weight: 200g
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A Chinese Lachrimae: Seven Songs of Sorrow for Voice and Renaissance Lute by Brian Wright. Seven settings of Chinese poetry in English translations, for voice and 6-course lute, intermediate to advanced level; composer’s autograph score. 16 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 29 X
Postal weight: 200g
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Three Lyric Poems for Voice & Lute by Brian Wright. Three lute song settings of texts by the Italian renaissance poet Torquato Tasso. The songs call for an intermediate technique in both singer and lute player, and a 6-course lute. 16 pages, 80g. ISBN 9780 905655 66 6
Postal weight: 200g
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Five Christmas Carols by Brian Wright. Five beautiful new settings of mediaeval carol texts for voice and 6-course lute, calling for intermediate level technique from both the singer and the lutenist, in Brian’s distinctively modern yet accessible style. 16 pages. ISBN 978 0 905655 76 5.
Postal weight: 80g
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Sister Awake by Brian Wright. Nine songs setting 17th century womens' poetry for 6-course renaissance lute (intermediate, sometimes advanced) and soprano with a good sense of pitch. 40 pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 772
Postal weight: 150g
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Contemporary Shakespeare Songs

Sigh again, Shakespeare! by Brian Wright. A collection of six songs for voice and renaissance lute setting texts by Shakespeare, in the composer’s autograph score. The accompaniments call for a 6-course lute, with a few optional diapason notes, and an intermediate level of technique. 24 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 51 6
Postal weight: 200g
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Brian Wright, A New Varietie of Shakespeare Songs The second instalment of Brian Wright’s project to compose new settings for all the song texts in Shakespeare’s plays. The new volume consists of seven songs for voice and six-course lute, calling for intermediate technique in both, and composed in Brian Wright’s characteristically modern yet accessible style, in autograph score. 24 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 59 1
Postal weight: 200g
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Brian Wright, O Mistress Mine. The third volume in Brian Wright’s project to compose new lute song settings for all the songs in Shakespeare’s plays. Nine songs for a 6-course lute and vocalist, calling for a reasonably advanced technique from both. Modern yet acessible style, with lots of mellow jazz chords. 28 pages.
ISBN 9870905655741.
Postal weight: 120g
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Orpheus with his Lute The fourth volume in Brian Wright’s project to compose new lute song settings for all the songs in Shakespeare’s plays. Eight songs for a 6-course lute and vocalist, calling for an intermediate technique from both; perhaps a little easier than the other volumes in the series. Modern yet acessible style, very expressive. 40 pp ISBN 987 0 905655 84 0
Postal weight: 160g
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Love, Love, Nothing but Love, by Brian Wright, the fifth and last of a seies of albums of Shakespeare settings; 11 song settings for a good singer and an intermediate-to-advanced 6-course lute player. ISBN 978 0 905655 98 7; 44 pp,
Postal weight: 170g
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Complete set of Shakespeare songs. Settings of all 42 songs from Shakespeare’s plays. All five Brian Wright books of Shakespeare's songs at a discount price. We believe that this is the first time in the history of music that one composer has set all 42 songs! 160 pages
Postal weight: 850g
Members: £20
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Guitar

Cesare Morelli's arrangements of Jean-Baptiste Lully, from volume 2804 in the Pepys Library, edited by Jon Rattenbury. 27 solo songs for bass and 5 duets from the operas of Lully, arranged for voice(s), baroque guitar and optional bass viol for the famous diarist Samuel Pepys by Italian musician Cesare Morelli; charming music and not technically very difficult; 103 pages of music and 28 pages of introduction.
Postal weight: 600g
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Cesare Morelli, Eight Songs for Samuel Pepys, Light, Grave and Sacred published by Green Man Press, for bass voice and guitar, edited by Dionysios Kyropoulos, from the Samuel Pepys manuscripts in Magdalene College, Cambridge. Two fascicles of the songs, one with and one without staff transcription of the guitar parts. The poets set by Morelli include Ben Jonson and Davenant, and Shakespeare; there is a setting of the soliloquy ‘To be or not to be’.
Postal weight: 400g
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Giovanni Battista Granata (1620/1-1687), the complete trio sonatas for two violins (/ recorders) and basso continuo, from: Armoniosi toni di varie suonate musicali (1684) edited by Richard Mackenzie. It contains of a score of 112 pp, two violin partbooks, 28 pp. + 28 pp, a French and Italian tab baroque guitar booklet, 48 pp. and a staff-notation guitar part 28 pp. and extensive critical commentary. A very substantial piece of work, with a lot of lovely music.
Postal weight: 950g
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19 Easy to Early Intermediate Pieces for Baroque Guitar from French and Iberian Manuscripts edited by Monica Hall; little-known pieces from manuscript sources, addding to the stock of easy and intermediate music available to baroque guitarists. Ten pieces, including works by Le Cocq and Corbetta, are in French tablature, and nine more, all by ’anon’ are in Italian tablature. 24 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 45 1
Postal weight: 160g
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Francesco da Milano and Joanne Matelart, Six lute duets arranged for two guitars An edition for two classical guitars made by James R. Smith from Gordon Gregory’s lute tablature edition (see above); some of the best duets in the repertoire. ISBN 0 905655 46 X
Postal weight: 280g
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Thomas Mace, Eight 'Setts' for lute from Musick's Monument (1676) transcribed for 10-course renaissance lute, and for 10 string or alto classical guitar As a stylistic postscript to the English Golden Age, new transcriptions that make this attractive and not-too-difficult music accessible to those who do not have Mace's 12 course lute in French Flat tuning. The 10th course is sparingly used, so much of the music can be played on a standard 7-course renaissance lute with slight adaptation. A separate fascicle presents a guitar staff transcription for 10-string or alto guitar. 56 pages and 40 pages.
ISBN 0 978 0 905655 83 3
Postal weight: 340g
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Contemporary Compositions

Old English Ballad Series Volume 1, by Brian Wright, Suite on ‘Sally in our alley’ in five movements, Prelude, Fugue and Minuet, Scherzo, Fugue Fantasia and Theme, for 6-course lute.
intermediate level, 10 pages, 
Postal weight: 110g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Old English Ballad Series Volume 2, by Brian Wright, Theme, variations & fugue on ‘The Lincolnshire Poacher’ in seven movements, for 6-course lute.
intermediate level, 12 pages,
Postal weight: 110g
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Gilbert Isbin, 12 two-part counterpoint compositions,  is a collection of early intermediate compositions for 6 course lute, in a modern, accessible style, grouped according to the species of counterpoint, one to five, for the brain as well as the ear! Twelve pieces, 28 pp,
Postal weight: 220g
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Gilbert Isbin, 7 Peace Pieces for Solo Lute, presents seven contemporary pieces in an accessible style for 6-course lute, requring intermediate technique. 14 pages,
Postal weight: 110g
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Gilbert Isbin, 10 Compositions for Solo Lute 10 new pieces in an accessible contemporary style for six course lute, calling for intermediate to advanced technique. The pieces are entitled 'All the colour you bring', 'Afternoon shadow', 'Seasong', 'Reminiscence', 'Sunset Song', 'Painting', 'Portrait', 'Reflection', 'A Sunday' and 'Gift to the fall'. The style is modern but accessible. 28 pages.ISBN 978 0 905655 68 0
Postal weight: 150g
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7 old Flemish songs for solo lute, arramged by Gilbert Isbin, calling for intermediate technique on a 6-course lute. 14 pp.
Postal weight: 150g
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Harvest, 18 compositions for solo lute, is the latest offering of contemporary works by Gilbert Isbin. The compositions are all for 6-course lute, and require early intermediate to intermediate technique. A CD recording by Stathis Skandalidis will be released on a CD in 2015. 42pp.
Postal weight: 240g
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Brian Wright, Metamorphosis on a Galliard of John Dowland for Renaissance Lute A technically advanced work, which is dedicated to lutenist and guitarist Stathis Skandalidis, and has been typeset by Wilfred Foxe, for 6-course lute. 20 pages
Postal weight: 180g
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Musica Natalis Book 1 54 Christmas carols from England, Cornwall, the Czech lands, France and Germany, in straightforward intabulations for 6 course lute, arranged by Brian Wright, in, mostly of early intermediate standard; 32pp,
Postal weight: 240g
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Brian Wright, Six Nostalgic Interludes for Baroque Lute These mostly call for an intermediate level of technique, and for 13-course lute, though some pieces could be played on 11-course lute.
16pp,

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Postal weight: 180g
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Gilbert Isbin, Poems, 20 compositions for solo lute  A series of attractive pieces for 6-course lute, mostly calling for intermediate technique. 40 pp
Postal weight: 250g
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Gilbert Isbin, 10 Compositions for Solo Lute, volume 2, presents a further 10 pieces in an accessible contemporary style for 6-course lute, calling for early intermediate to intermediate technique. The style is modern but accessible. 24 pages.
Postal weight: 110g
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Ronn McFarlane, Indigo Road, is a collection of contemporary compositions by the well-known lutenist Ronn McFarlane, written in 2007, for 10-course renaissance lute, and recorded on the Dorian label. We are honoured to have the opportunity to publish this music, previously published by Mignarda Editions. The edition consists of 16 pieces in an attractive modern style, in French tablature, and calling for a reasonably advanced technique. 37 pp of music; 190g, ISBN 978 0 905655 91 8
Postal weight: 190g
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Gilbert Isbin, Three Contemporary Lute Duets For two 6-course lutes, early intermediate level and upwards, in modern yet accessible style, in score and parts, 2 booklets, 24 pp and 8 pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 73 4
Postal weight: 150g
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Stephen Dodgson, Sketchbook for Two Lutes A suite of duets written by him for the duo Christopher Wilson and Tom Finucane in 1984. They were recorded by the duo and broadcast on BBC radio in 1987, and the edition (which consists of the composer’s autograph score in staff notation, with two partbooks, mostly in tablature) includes a CD of this recording. The music calls for two 6-course lutes, and a reasonably advanced technique. ISBN 0 905655 49 4
Postal weight: 310g
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Brian Wright Chasing Shadows: Seven Easy Duets for Two Equal Lutes in the composer’s autograph score. These are indeed not too hard, as the textures are quite thin, and the rhythms easy—though with some high fret positions. ISBN 0 905655 50 8
Postal weight: 210g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Brian Wright, Three Jazz Sketches for Renaissance Lute a jazz waltz, a jazz samba and a funky blues piece for renaissance lute, in the composer’s own hand, intermediate level, 6-course. 12 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 38 9
Postal weight: 160g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Tears or Lamentations: Six Sundry Sighs for 10-course lute, composed in 1998 by Geoffrey Alvarez, in six movements with historically-inspired titles but in a contemporary vein, advanced standard, in staff notation only. ISBN 0 905655 32 X
Postal weight: 200g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Brian Wright: Suite in Eight Movements for Solo Renaissance Lute in the composer’s own hand, with an introduction by him. In conventional vieil ton tuning, and in a fairly conservative compositional style, intermediate to advanced level. 24 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 24 9.
Postal weight: 190g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
David Levy, Les Echos de Versailles, Three easy suites for 11-course baroque lute, in 17th century French style, written in 1994 by David Levy (and formerly published by Omega Editions). A useful and enjoyable work for those learning the baroque lute. ISBN 0 905655 41 9
Postal weight: 190g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Brian Wright, Tombeau for Monsieur Reinhardt (1910–53) A contemporary work, in the composer’s own hand, 5 movements for 6-course lute, not in Django Reinhardt’s style, but inspired by his musical personality. Contemporary yet accessible in style, intermediate to advanced technique. 16 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 44 3
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Brian Wright: Suite No. 2, Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme for solo lute a suite in five movements for 6-course lute, calling for an intermediate level of technique, and is in Brian’s characteristic modern yet accessible compositional style, in the composer’s hand. ISBN 0 905655 62 1
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Gilbert Isbin, 10 Compositions for Solo Lute 10 new pieces in an accessible contemporary style for six course lute, calling for intermediate to advanced technique. The pieces are entitled 'All the colour you bring', 'Afternoon shadow', 'Seasong', 'Reminiscence', 'Sunset Song', 'Painting', 'Portrait', 'Reflection', 'A Sunday' and 'Gift to the fall'. The style is modern but accessible. 28 pages.ISBN 978 0 905655 68 0
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £5
Non members: £7

Posters and Gifts

Larger totebag. A pure heavyweight cotton canvas totebag with bottom gusset, printed with a luteplaying scene c. 1630 by Lucas Vorsterman 1 after Adam de Coster. This one is on the left-hand side of the photo, the lighter totebag is on the right.
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £7
Non members: £7
Smaller totebag A pure lightweight cotton canvas totebag printed with a luteplaying scene of The Sanguine Temperament c. 1605 by Pieter de Jode after Martin de Vos . Size 38 x 40cm. This one is on the right-hand side of the photo, the heavier totebag is on the left.
Postal weight: 100g
Members: £5
Non members: £5
Lute-playing mouse. We are pleased to offer for sale, at a special price for members, this charming lute-playing mouse paperweight. It is made of wood-effect resin—you would hardly know it wasn’t carved from wood!
(The weight is actually 150 grams but the extra stated weight is to make the postage rate come out right in the shopping cart!)
While stocks last
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £8
Non members: £12

Drawings of original instruments

Free plan for a 4 course guitar as a PDF download , reconstructed by Jesus Alonso Yllana as part of his thesis on underwater archaeological excavations, kindly made available as a free download. I can conclude that we are dealing with fragments of at least three copies of a Spanish 4-course guitar model. Therefore, although we do not know its construction date, we can say with certainty that they are the only known remains of a 4-course guitar that agree with all the data offered by the documentation of the sixteenth century, so it would not be strange if they belonged to an instrument of that time."
Postal weight: N/Ag
Members: £0
Non members: £0
Lute by Wolfgang Wolf (Stadtmuseum, Füssen. Inv Nr. 4669) The most beautiful of the few surviving 12 course lutes. The original was made in the 16th century, probably as a six course, and the conversion was done c. 1646 by a very skilled but unknown maker. 15 ribs in shaded yew with white lines between, the neck and curved pegboxes are ebonised sycamore with exquisite carving and decoration of stamped stars.
Fingered string length 62cm and diapasons at 68, 73, 78.5, & 86cm
Plans drawn and published by David Van Edwards include a flash drive containing close-up photographs and measurement sheets of the original.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Jacquemart André vihuela drawings by Raphael (Maish) Weisman. This very large and very elaborate vihuela is made out of a marquetry of small pieces of different woods, possibly rosewood, and maple cut in various very difficult patterns. It is one of only four surviving vihuelas and has 6 courses on a string length of 798mm.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £25
Non members: £30
Vihuela from Quito, the Relict of Saint Mariana de Jesús drawings by Carlos Gonzáles. Three beautifully detailed full-size sheets:
Photograph with braces and some other elements drawn in white lines
Plan of the the instrument in its current state, with dozens of thickness measurements for top, back and treble side
Working drawing for makers.
This a smaller vihuela than the Jaquemart-Andre and has a string length of 727mm
While stocks last
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £55
Non members: £55
Lute by Matheus Pocht 1519/Johann Georg Edlinger 1692 Thought to be the oldest surviving dated back, made by Matheus Pocht of 'Artzell pey Innsprügg' in 1519 and converted seemingly to an 11 course lute by Johann Georg Edlinger in 1692. The plans, consisting of two sheets and a PDF file of notes, show the whole instrument without its modern additions and all the belly details. Depending on bridge placement and exact neck length, an 11 course lute made on this body with nine frets clear of the body would have a string length of approximately 71/72cm .
Plans drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £75
Non members: £75
Lute by Gregori Ferdinand Wenger 1722 The work involved in restoring this instrument was less extensive than the Pocht, the soundboard in particular being in much better condition. There are two drawings and a PDF file of notes depicting the whole lute, belly thicknesses and barring details. The back is not depicted in quite as much detail as the Pocht having only one cross section at the widest point. I concentrated my time on the belly thicknesses and barring details, these being rather unusual and interesting with a comparatively thick and arched belly. The string length of the restored instrument is 76.4cm.
Plans drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £60
Non members: £60
Anonymous Lute Originally the instrument was probably an early to mid-sixteenth century bass lute, though no conclusive evidence exists. It has since been converted at least twice prior to its three known 20th century conversions. Not knowing what its last historic conversion was, it was decided to restore it as a swan neck 13 course lute for which it had an appropriate body form and size. This lute could be appropriately used as a model for a bass lute (about 78cm string length with a 6 course neck) or perhaps a 'lesser French theorbo' with a similar or slightly longer fretted string length to the one of 76cm described in James Talbot's manuscript. The string length of the restored instrument is 75.5cm.
The plans consist of two drawings showing the body and the belly interior in detail and a PDF file of notes.
Plans drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £40
Non members: £40
Anonymous 5 course Guitar French? mid to late? 18th century guitar similar in form to the work of Michel Lambert (see p.235 of 'The Lute in Europe 2' by Andreas Schlegel & Joachim Lüdtke). String length 63.2cm.
Plan (one sheet)
Plans drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £30
Non members: £30
Lute by Hans Frei, Warwick County Museum (67/1965) The original drawing from 1979 has been edited and updated with the addition of belly thicknesses and bar dimensions kindly supplied by Michael Lowe who opened the lute in 1981. Michael is hoping to write an article for the Lute Society Journal on aspects raised by his detailed study of the barring and belly. It is envisaged that Michael's belly drawings, containing details of the earlier barring traces, will be made available separately as a supplement to my drawing at a later date. In the meantime Michael has also kindly agreed to the inclusion of his barring measurements with the PDF file of notes.
Plans drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £60
Non members: £60

Stephen Murphy’s 1975 drawings of original instruments

In 1975 Stephen and Miranda Murphy made a tour of European museums measuring lutes. These drawings became an important resource for professional makers worldwide but have not been readily available for several years. Now the Lute Society is delighted that Stephen has agreed to offer them for sale again. The drawings have differing levels of detail and several of the drawings show two lutes on one sheet. A summary of the contents of each drawing is shown next to its title. In addition many of the drawings come with a PDF of Stephen’s related measurement sheet which will be sent as an email attachment as part of your order together with a larger version of the little inset photos of the original instruments. These are very variable in quality and size but might be of interest.
Matteus Buechenberg, 1608, Firenze No. 142/470 & Marckus Buedemburg, 1608, Firenze No. 155/490 Matteus Buechenberg very large theorbo: soundboard with bar positions and sizes, some thicknesses, neck. With PDF of measurement notes.

Marckus Buedemberg small theorbo: soundboard only with bar positions and sizes, some thicknesses, neck. [both lutes destroyed in 1966 floods]
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £30
Non members: £45
Hans Frei, Wien No. C34 & Hans Frei, Wien No. 1029 176 Hans Frei 11 course C34: plan view, profile, neck and pegbox, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.

Hans Frei 11 course 1029-176: plan view, bar positions, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Georg Gerle, Wien No. A35 & Vvendelio Venere, Wien No.C36 Georg Gerle 6 course: plan view, neck, neck X-section, rose design, bar positions, bridge and string spacing, pegbox and 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.

Vvendelio Venere [originally 7 course] tenor lute: plan view, neck, rose design, bridge and string spacing, pegbox and 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Martin Hoffmann, 169?, Nürnberg No. MI 245 & Blasius Weigert, 172?, Nürnberg No. MIR 898

Blasius Weigert 11 course: plan view, profile, 2 X-sections, neck, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacing. With PDF of measurement notes.
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Martin Hoffmann 13 course German baroque: plan view, 2 X-sections, neck, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacing. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Martin Hoffmann, 1716, Bruxelles No. 1559

Martin Hoffmann 11 course: plan view, neck, pegbox, rose design, string spacing at bridge, bar positions and 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Martin Hoffmann, 1730, Bruxelles No. 3188

Martin Hoffmann 13 course bass rider: plan view, pegboxes, neck sections, bridge and string spacing. No X-sections, no bar positions With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Laux Maler, Prague No. 654/1408E

Laux Maler converted to 13 course bass rider: plan view, profile, 2 X-sections, neck. No pegboxes, bar positions, bridge or string spacings With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Giovanni Tesler, 1621, Firenze No.154 & Magno Graill, 1627, Firenze No. 494/471

Both theorbos: soundboards only with bar positions and sizes and some thicknesses. [lutes destroyed in 1966 floods] With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £20
Non members: £30
Magno Dieffopruchar, 1609, Firenze No. 144

8 course tenor lute: plan view, neck, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Magno Dieffopruchar, Bologna No.1753. & Magno Stegher, 1609, Bologna No.1754

Magno Dieffopruchar 7 course tenor lute: plan view, replacement neck, bridge and string spacings, bar positions, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
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Magno Stegher large bass lute: plan view, triple rose design, neck, replacement pegbox, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £45
Non members: £70
Magno Dieffopruchar, 1593, Roma No. PV 8184 & J. C. Hoffman, Roma No.1195

Magno Dieffopruchar now converted to 6 course mandola: plan body outline only, no details at all. With PDF of measurement notes.
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J. C. Hoffmann converted to13 course bass rider lute: plan view of body, rose position, bar positions, no details. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
“Magno Dieffopruchar”, Wien No. AR969 & “Vvendelio Venere”, Wien No. C39

Magno Dieffopruchar, very fine 13 course bass rider lute is actually completely by Thomas Edlinger with fake label: plan view, neck, main pegbox, triple rose designs, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
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Probably actually Wendelin Eberle, 7 course treble lute: plan view, neck, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes. Also with PDF of measurement notes for descant lute C41.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £45
Non members: £70
Joachim Tielke, 1696, Nürnberg No. MI 394 & Pietro Railich, 1644, Nürnberg No. MI 45

Joachim Tielke 11 course: plan view, profile, neck, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
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Pietro Railich 11 course: plan view, neck, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £45
Non members: £70
Marx Unverdorben, Prague No.656/1178E & Laux Maler, Prague No.655/1931D

Marx Unverdorben, converted by T. Edlinger 1721 to 13 course: plan view, profile, neck, pegbox, rose design, 1 X-section. With PDF of measurement notes.
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Laux Maler, converted by T. Edlinger 1705 to 13 course with trace of broken off bassrider: plan view, profile, rose design, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £45
Non members: £70
Vvendelio Venere, Roma No. 1197 & Bastiano Pardini, Roma No 1196

body outlines only, no details. With PDF of measurement notes for both instruments.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £10
Non members: £16
Vvendelio Venere 1592, Bologna & Sellas Archlute Bologna No.1748

Vvendelio Venere 7 course G lute: plan view, neck, neck veneer design, pegbox, rose design, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
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Sellas small 14 course archlute: plan view, neck, extension and upper pegbox, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections. With PDF of measurement notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £45
Non members: £70
Andreas Berr,1699, Hever/Boston No.1986.7

Andreas Berr ivory 13 course bass rider lute: plan view, profile, neck, pegbox, bass rider, rose design, bridge and string spacings, 2 X-sections.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Michielle Harton, 1602, Nürnberg No. MI 44

Michielle Harton great octave bass lute: plan view, neck, pegbox, bar positions and sizes, bridge and string spacings. No X-sections
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Michielle Harton, 1599, Nürnberg No. MI 56

Michielle Harton bass lute: plan view, neck, pegbox, bar positions and sizes, bridge and string spacings. No X-sections
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Giovane Hieber 7 course lute, Bruxelles No.1561

Giovane Hieber 7 course G lute: plan view, neck, pegbox, rose design, a few bar positions, bridge and string spacings, 1 X-section.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Jean Voboam guitar, Paris No. E2087

Jean Voboam guitar: plan view, back view, end view, neck, pegbox, rose design and construction, bar positions, bridge and string spacings.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Raphael Mest 1627, Linkoping

Raphael Mest 12course lute: plan view, profile, neck, neck section, pegboxes, rose design, bar positions and sizes, bridge and string spacings, 1 X-section.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60
Stradivarius Paper Lute Patterns Cremona

Three lute outlines, two with bridge outlines and string spacings
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
Vvendelio Venere, 1609, Bologna No. 1749 & Giorgio Stohas archlute Bologna No. 2808

Vvendelio Venere archlute with shortened neck: body outline and triple rose position only. Without notes.
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Giorgio Stohas small archlute: body outline, shortened neck, bar positions and approximate sizes. With PDF of notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £20
Non members: £30
Michielle Harton, 1599 Bologna No.1808 & Hans Frei 1597 Bologna No. 1780

Michielle Harton bass lute with shortened neck: plan view, neck, rose design, some bar positions, 2 X-sections. With PDF of notes.
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Hans Frei (?) 10 course lute, originally an archlute: plan view of body and part neck only, bar positions and sizes. Without notes.
Postal weight: 900g
Members: £40
Non members: £60

Working Drawings for Makers

7/8 Course Lute by Arthur Robb, based on the work of north Italian makers c. 1600, string length 60cm. The plan consists of two sheets; the first has full drawings for a seven course lute and the second has full size drawings for producing a 13 rib mould but any odd number of ribs from 11 to 33 would also be appropriate. It also includes plan drawings, including neck, bridge and pegbox for the eight course version.
Plans drawn and published by Arthur Robb.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £34
Non members: £34
Thomas Mace's lute dyphone A unique two-in-one lute, combining an English 13-course theorbo and 12-course 'French' lute, built by Thomas Mace around 1672. The plan is accompanied by PDFs of an essay on the reconstruction project, and photographs of successive stages of construction, by Antonio Dattis.
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £40
Non members: £40
CD ROM Make your own lightweight lutecase. Developed for the Lute Society by David Van Edwards, this is a new idea for making lute cases using closed-cell foam, resulting a very lightweight, reasonably rigid case. Strong enough for casual everyday use and personal travel but not rivalling professional hard cases. Easy and very cheap to make using mostly breadknife and scissors! The course takes you step by step through the whole process in great detail with colour photos.
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
6–Course Lute by Stephen Barber, with explanatory notes. A lute of mid-16th century type, based on surviving instruments by Dieffopruchar and Gerle. String length 60cm.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
7–Course Lute by Philip MacLeod-Coupe. Designed for use with LS Booklet No. 4, this has a simple body of semi-circular cross-section, so all the ribs are the same shape. String length 60cm.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
10/11–Course Lute by Philip MacLeod-Coupe. An instrument of 17th century type, with body after Hans Frei. String length 65cm (10 course), 67.5cm (11 course).
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £10
Non members: £15
Chitarrone / theorbo by Stephen Gottlieb, with explanatory notes. A large chitarrone (theorbo) of early 17th century Italian type, based primarily on surviving instruments by Buechenberg, with 6 fingered courses (single or double) and eight single diapasons. String lengths 88.5/159.3cm.
Postal weight: 600g
Members: £20
Non members: £30

Rose drawings and Restoration reports

PDF Restoration file on the Pocht lute The extensive restoration work carried out on this lute, re-uniting the body with an old badly damaged soundboard (probably salvaged and pieced together by Edlinger) is documented in a thirty-four page PDF file containing colour photos and explanatory text. It is not meant as a guide on how to do restoration work but as an overview of the steps carried out. There are sixty-five colour photos and two B&W diagrams.

Please note that the PDF restoration files, will be sent as an email attachment and has been created for on-screen viewing only. The resolution of the images is not suitable for printing.
PDF file compiled and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: g
Members: £29
Non members: £29
PDF Restoration file on the Wenger lute A twenty-one page PDF file showing the instrument before, during and after restoration, with twenty-nine colour photographs and one B&W photograph.

Please note that the PDF restoration files will be sent as an email attachment and has been created for on-screen viewing only. The resolution of the images is not suitable for printing.

PDF file compiled and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: g
Members: £21
Non members: £21
PDF restoration file on an anonymous lute Restoration of this instrument was carried out over a period of nine years, working on it in-between making other instruments. A twelve page PDF file showing the basic restoration stages with descriptive text, six black and white photographs and ten colour photographs can be purchased separately.

Please note that the PDF restoration files will be sent as an email attachment and has been created for on-screen viewing only. The resolution of the images is not suitable for printing.

PDF file compiled and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: g
Members: £15
Non members: £15
Rose drawings, sheet 1 The original sheet of drawings, as previously advertised in the Lute Society journal, which were sold in the '80s and 90's. Eighteen roses, all from original instruments, printed on polyester film.
Roses drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 350g
Members: £70
Non members: £70
Rose drawings, sheet 2 A new compilation of fourteen rose patterns, three of which are triple roses. One of the triple roses is from an original instrument and the others are combinations of selected original single roses.
Printed on polyester film.
Roses drawn and published by Paul Thomson.
Postal weight: 350g
Members: £70
Non members: £70

Lute Society Booklets

Gut-Strung Plucked Instruments Contemporary with the Lute by Donald Gill, 24 pages.
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £3
Non members: £4
Wire-strung Plucked Instruments Contemporary with the Lute by Donald Gill, 24 pages.
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £3
Non members: £4
Lute Construction by Philip MacLeod-Coupe, 40 pages. Note: this booklet describes a method of construction based on making identical ribs to build up a body of semi-circular cross-section without the use of a mould,. Whereas many luthiers today use moulds and produce lutes which are not exactly semi-circular.
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Lute Playing Technique by Diana Poulton, 36 pages.
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
The Care of Your Lute by David Van Edwards. This tiny booklet is designed to fit in the string box of the average lute case and provides a handy guide to the maintenance and adjustment needs of your lute. 26 pages.
Postal weight: 100g
Members: £2
Non members: £2.80
Playing Lute Music on your Guitar by Peter Martin. 18 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 18 4
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
’La guitarra a lo español’, Aspects of Guitar Performance Practice, 1525–1775 by M. June Yakeley. 34 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 35 4
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Baroque Guitar Stringing: a Survey of the Evidence by Monica Hall. 54 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 40 0
Postal weight: 200g
Members: £4
Non members: £6
Wire Strings at Helmingham Hall: an Instrument and a Music Book by Ian Harwood. A detailed description and discussion of the famous orpharion by John Rose belonging to Lord Tollemache, and of an important Elizabethan musical instruction book also discovered in Helmingham Hall. Illustrated throughout. 54 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 47 8
Postal weight: 200g
Members: £5
Non members: £7
The Lute in English Renaissance Verse 1500-1700, an Anthology compiled and edited by Christopher Goodwin. 76 pages.
ISBN 0 905655 61 3
Postal weight: 140g
Members: £5
Non members: £7
FoMRHI Quarterly 109, August 2008 Volume of essays published by the Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments, on sale through the Lute Society: Essays on the physics of lutes (FoMRHI Quarterly 109, August 2008) by Chris Coakley. 88 pages.
Postal weight: 280g
Members: £4
Non members: £4
With my Strings of Small Wire, cittern tutor by Roxana Gundry, reprinted with corrections, the only commercially available cittern tutor, contains sections on cittern history, technique, tablature, tuning, use of the plectrum, fingering, playing from notation, ground basses, harmonisation, ornamentation and care and maintenance of the instrument; there is a graded series of 26 pieces, plus a selection of a further 19 slightly harder pieces. 70 pages.
Postal weight: 300g
Members: £8
Non members: £12
Essays on temperament, in FoMRHI Quarterly 123 Physicist Chris Coakley has contributed substantial papers, to Fomrhi Quarterly no. 123 (the publication of the Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments) 96 pp. on ‘Dowland’s lute tuning, and other ancient methods, including Gerle’s’ and ‘Orpharion and cittern fret analysis and other ancient tunings including baroque lutes’. 11 pages.
Postal weight: 150g
Members: £4
Non members: £4
Helen Overell, Measures for Lute; containing eleven poems inspired by the lute and Lute Society meetings.16 pp.
Postal weight: 80g
Members: £3
Non members: £4

Books and Recordings

The Lute in Europe 2 / Die Laute in Europa 2 The second, much enlarged edition of Andreas Schlegel & Joachim Luedtke's thorough and richly illustrated history of the western lute, especially strong in documenting the different types of plucked string instruments and their evolution, with a wealth of photographs, tuning charts etc; includes a wallchart of historical timelines (also sold separately, above); invaluable as both a history and handy reference work.
448 pp
Postal weight: 1600g
Members: £28
Currently sold out
Non members: £35
Currently sold out
Performing Baroque Music on the Lute and Theorbo, a practical handbook based on historical sources, by Peter Croton. A richly documented and well argued book on playing music of the baroque era (and not just D minor 'baroque' lute) with chapters on the improvisatory tradition, instruments and techniques, rhetoric as the guiding principle of interpretation, consonance and dissonance, phrasing, rhythmic inequality, dynamics, tempo and the dance, essential and discretionary ornamentation, sprezzatura, and basso continuo, some original key texts and a bibliography. 269 pp.
Postal weight: 750g
Members: £14
Non members: £16
The Von Ehrlach Lute Book by Andreas Schlegel and the Ensemble Accords nouveaux.
A double CD, the first with a recording of all the lute music from a lute book compiled in Paris in 1622 for an officer of the Swiss Guards, the second CD presenting ensemble versions of the same. The CDs come with a luxuriously produced book with full critical commentary, lyrics of all the many and varied songs, and extensive essays on the historical context of the lute book, challenging conventional views of Swiss history. Entertaining and an education too. All in German and English with lyrics also in French.
2 CDs and 112 pp book.
Postal weight: 1000g
Members: £39
Non members: £39
Diana Poulton, The Lady with the Lute. Diana Poulton (1903-1995), was a student of Arnold Dolmetsch and went on to teach many of today's most influential players, both privately and at the Royal College of Music where she had been appointed first Professor of Lute in 1968. She co-founded the lute society with Ian Harwood in 1956. Her meticulous research, particularly into the life and work of John Dowland is still relevant today. Thea Abbott's biography reveals the real Diana - the woman behind the lute.
254 pages.
ISBN: 978-0-9576335-0-6
Postal weight: 1000g
Members: £18
Non members: £18
Les Accords Nouveaux IV, music by Esaias Reusner played by Sigrun Richter, volume 4 in her series of lute music in transitional tunings.

While stocks last
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £9
Non members: £11
The Galant Lute, a virtuoso performance of lute music by Haydn, Kohaut, Mozart and Scheidler given by Vinicius Perez

While stocks last
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £9
Non members: £11
Stathis Skandalidis plays Gilbert Isbin a recording of contemporary works played by a leading player.

While Stocks last
Postal weight: 250g
Members: £9
Non members: £11
Orphan Wailings, performed by Evelyn Tubb (soprano) and Anthony Rooley (lute). A cycle of seven contemporary lute song settings by Anthony Rooley, of renaissance poetry about the lute, plus the three contrasting settings of the text 'I saw my lady weep', by Ferrabosco, Morley and Dowland, and Anthony Rooley's lute song intabulation of Purcell's Funeral Sentences. We are proud to publish this CD, which is a significant addition to the contemporary repertoire and discography of the lute.
Postal weight: 100g
Members: £10
Non members: £10
Great Wonder, John Dowland and his contemporaries Well-Tuned Words: Amanda Sidebottom (soprano), Erik Ryding (lute)

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Postal weight: 150g
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The Dolmetsch Family with Diana Poulton: Pioneer Early Music Recordings, vol. 1 This CD collects together nearly all the recordings released by the Dolmetsch family on their own record label between the mid 1930s and 1948, newly transferred from original 78s, including works by Dowland, Byrd, Marais, Purcell, the Lawes brothers, Jenkins, Leclair and Beethoven (the ’Moonlight’ sonata played by Arnold Dolmetsch on a 1799 piano) Carl Dolmetsch and Arnold Dolmetsch himself. Includes the lute playing of Diana Poulton (1903–1995) and Arnold Dolmetsch (1858–1940); a significant document in the modern history of the lute.
Postal weight: 220g
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Non members: £10
Pleasant are the Tears which Music Weeps This is a CD of a fascinating and enjoyable hour-long BBC radio broadcast made in 1968, telling the story of the life of John Dowland in words and music. The script was written by Dowland’s biographer Diana Poulton, and Geoffrey Skelton, with (very aptly chosen) music played by Desmond Dupre and David Channon on lutes, and singers. For legal reasons we cannot sell this CD; instead we are lending out copies on long loan, free of charge, for the cost of postage only. We have had plenty of copies made, so are most unlikely ever to ask for them back!
Postal weight: 180g
Members: £2
Non members: £2