The Lute Society: John Robinson

John H. Robinson’s Lute Society profile - updated February 2018

My interest in lute music began the late 1960s through the recordings and concerts of Julian Bream. From the beginning I was inspired by the help and enthusiasm of Diana Poulton and Robert Spencer and I have been committed ever since to helping others in a similar way. I was lucky enough to visit both numerous times to discuss lute music and am grateful for their willingness to share their knowledge and enthusiasm and loan me xeroxes and microfilms of lute sources at a time when no facsimile editions were available. I then I began collecting and cataloguing lute music which has continued until the present day, thankfully with the benefit of an ever-increasing number of modern and facsimile editions and the opportunity to acquire microfilms and digital copies from libraries holding the sources directly over the internet. I have also received generous help from many other lutenists and scholars around the world and it is my pleasure to share an interest in the lute with this ever growing community. I have also had an active career as a university teacher and researcher in biomedical sciences and maintain an organic allotment.

Lute Society Activities

Contributions to Lute News

1. Lute News 8 (April 1988) [1 item, 1pp] Galliard from folio 6v of the Braye Lute Book/Osborn Commonplace Book
2. Lute News 10 (January 1989) [1 item, 1pp] Galliard by Jacob Pollac from Jean-Baptiste Besard’s Novus Partus (Augsburg, 1617)
3. Lute News 12 (April 1989) [3 items, 2pp] Three pieces from the Thysius MS
4. Lute News 13 (July 1989) [2 items, 1pp] Two more pieces from the Thysius MS
5. Lute News 15 (February 1990) [8 items, 2pp] Six Branles from Phalèse and Bellère’s Thesaurus Musicus, 15747 and Two pieces from Cambridge Univ. Library MS Dd.4.22
6. Lute News 16 (April 1990) [6 items, 2pp] Lute Music from ‘Per Brahes Visbok’ and Two more pieces from Cambridge Dd.4.22

Tablature Supplements for Lute News

1. Lute News 26 (April 1993) [6 items, 5pp] Music from Hans Neusidler’s Ein Newgeordent 1536 and Wroclaw Ms. 352.
2. Lute News 27 (August 1993) [5 items, 5pp] English Lute and Bandora Solos by Francis Cutting and Anon.
3. Lute News 28 (November 1993) [5 items, 6pp] Lute Solos by Becchi, Barberiis, Barbetta and Borrono.
4. Lute News 29 (January 1994) [8 items, 5pp] Lute Solos by Michael Cavendish, plus 4 Anon pieces and 1 by Thomas Dallis. Complete Lute Solos of Michael Cavendish (revised November 2004).
5. Lute News 30 (April 1994) [8 items, 5pp] Lute Solos from the Montbuysson manuscript in Kassel.
6. Lute News 31 (September 1994 and addendum in Lute News 32) [5 items, 4pp] The Complete Lute Solos of Edward Pearse Complete Lute Solos of Edward Pierce (revised January 2006).
7. Lute News 32 (November 1994) [7 items, 4pp] Lute Solos from the Grässe manuscript in Lodz.
8. Lute News 33 (January 1995 and addendum in Lute News 34). [6 items, 7pp] The Complete Lute Music [and a cittern solo] of Robert Ascue. Complete Lute Solos of Robert Ascue (revised January 2006).
9. Lute News 34 (May 1995 and postscript in Lute News 35) [7 items, 6pp] Seven Lute Solos by Jacob Reis. Eight Lute Solos by Jacob Reis (revised December 2005).
10. Lute News 35 (September 1995 and addendum in Lute News 36) [8 items, 9pp] The Complete Lute Solos of Mr. Lushier.
11. Lute News 36 (December 1995) [1 items, 1p] In dulci jubilo from Esaias Reusner’s Musicalischer Lustgarten, 1645.
12. Lute News 37 (March 1996) [12 items from 12 prints, 10pp] German renaissance lute solos and duets from printed sources.
13. Lute News 38 (June 1996) [11 items, 16pp] The Complete Lute Music ascribed to Master Newman - plus Wigmore’s Galliard.
14. Lute News 39 (September 1996) [10 items plus complete inventory, 12pp] The Complete Lute Solos of Gregory Howet - part I.
15. Lute News 40 (December 1996) [9 items, 12pp] The Complete Lute Solos of Gregory Howet - part II.
16. Lute News 41 (March 1997) [8 items, 16pp] The Complete Lute Solos of Robert Kindersley, Robert Taylor and Thomas Greaves.
17. Lute News 42 (June 1997) [10 items plus complete inventory, 12pp] A selection of lute solos in vieil ton tuning ascribed to Gauthier.
18. Lute News 43 (September 1997) [15 items, 12pp] English Lute Music Abroad I: Brade, RB, Cooper, Hoskins, Jenkins, Machyn, Simpson, Taire and Webster.
19. Lute News 44 (December 1997) [11 items plus complete inventory, 16pp] Eleven lute solos composed by Joachim van den Hove.
20. Lute News 45 (March 1998) [14 items, 18pp] Lute solos by Edward Blanks, Jeremy Chamberlain, Daniel Farrant, Andrew Marks, Henry Porter, William Simmes, Thomas Smyth and Thomas Vautor.
21. Lute News 46 (June 1998) [21 items and complete inventory, 16pp] Lute solos ascribed to Johan Rude, Mattheus Reymann and Elias Mertel.
22. Lute News 47 (September 1998 and addenda in Lute News 49 and 53) [18 items, 20pp] The Complete Lute Solos of Mathias Mason and John Marchant.
23. Lute News 48 (December 1998) [4 items, 4pp] The Complete Lute Music of Raphael de Viola and two anonymous dances from the Johann Aegidius Berner van Rettenwert lute book.
24. Lute News 49 (March 1999) [14 items, 16pp] Galliards by or for Clarke, James Harding, Hawle, Lord Hereford, Edward Johnson, Knowles, Lichfield, Robert Sidney and Squier.
25. Lute News 50 (June 1999) [15 items, 20pp] Lute solos by Italian musicians at the English Court: Augustine Bassano, Lodwick, Ambrose, Anthony, Mark Anthony, Petro and Renaldo Paradiso.
26. Lute News 51 (September 1999) [23 items, 12pp] English Lute Music Abroad II: Anonymous music with English associations in the title.
27. Lute News 52 (December 1999) [14 items, 21pp] Five Lute Solos Ascribed to CK and Lute Solos Ascribed to TA, RB, CD, E, N and JR.
28. Lute News 53 (April 2000) [8 items, 10pp] The Complete Lute Solos of John Sturt.
29. Lute News 54 (June 2000) [43 settings of 12 ballads, 24pp] English Lute Music Abroad III: Ballad Tunes.
30. Lute News 55 (September 2000) [15 items, 23pp] Lute settings of music by Parsons, Strogers, Tallis and Taverner.
31. Lute News 56 (December 2000) [6 items, 11pp] Lute music ascribed or dedicated to John Whitfield, Greene and Southwell.
32. Lute News 57 (March 2001) [11 items, 18pp] Collected Lute Music of Valentin Strobel the Elder.
33. Lute News 58 (June 2001) [16 items, 29pp] Collected Lute Music of Brewster, Bulman, Cotton, E. E., Fernyer and Weston.
34. Lute News 59 (September 2001) [54 items, 28pp] Lute arrangements of Canario and Canaries.
35. Lute News 60 (December 2001) [16 items, 12pp] Music ascribed to A. F. in Basel F.IX.70.
36. Lute News 61 (April 2002) [12 items, 17pp] Lute Music Associated with Thomas Morley.
37. Lute News 62 (June 2002) [11 items, 17pp] Collected Lute Music of Albert Dlugoraj (1558 - >1586) - Part 1.
38. Lute News 63 (September 2002) [19 items, 14pp] Collected Lute Music of Albert Dlugoraj (1558 - >1619): Part 2.
39. Lute News 64 (December 2002) [36 items, 20pp] Lute Arrangements of Maske Music, Part 1: Lord Zouche’s and The French King’s Maske, Kemp’s Jig and A Toy.
40. Lute News 65 (March 2003) [17 items, 16 pp] Lute Arrangements of Maske Music, Part 2: Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray’s Inn.
41. Lute News 66 (June 2003) [22 items, 17pp] Lute Arrangements of Maske Music, Part 3: Masques of Squire’s, Lord’s, Flowers and Augurs, etc.
42. Lute News 67 (September 2003) [30 items, 24pp] Lute Arrangements of Maske Music, Part 4: Music for Oberon, Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn and Queens Masques probably by Robert Johnson.
43. Lute News 68 (December 2003) [24 items, 22pp] Twenty Four Preludes and Recercars for Lute from the Early Renaissance.
44. Lute News 69 (March 2004) [20 items, 30pp] Collected Lute Music of Francis Pilkington.
45. Lute News 70 (June 2004) [31 items, 20pp] Renaissance Dances, Part I.
46. Lute News 71 (September 2004) [39 items, 25pp] Manuscript Sources of Music Associated with Thomas Robinson.
47. Lute News 72 (December 2004) [34 items, 28pp] Renaissance Dances part 2.
48. Lute News 73 (March 2005) [34 items, 16pp] Lute arrangements of Scottish and other Ballads I: John Skene’s mandora book.
49. Lute News 74 (June 2005) [14 items, 17pp] Lute Music ascribed to or associated with Robert Dowland.
50. Lute News 75 (October 2005) [12 items, 20pp] The Complete Fantasias and Toccatas of Pietro Paulo Borrono.
51. Lute News 76 (December 2005) [31 items, 21pp] A Selection of Morris tunes and English Ballads.
52. Lute News 77 (March 2006) [27 items, 21pp] Dutch Renaissance Lute music, by Mr. David (Janszoon Padbrué?), Monsieur Tuenhuijsen, Mr Marten (Persijn?), Mr. Eman(uel Adriaensen?) and Anon.
53. Lute News 78 (June 2006) [43 items, 23pp] Lute Arrangements of Maske Music, Part 5: Dances for the revels.
54. Lute News 79 (September 2006) [28 items, 21pp] Lute arrangements of music by Johannes Leo Hassler (1564-1612).
55. Lute News 80 (December 2006) [14 items, 21pp] Late English Renaissance Lute Music some in transitional tunings
56. Lute News 81 (March 2007) [38 items, 21pp] Lute Music for Comic Actors, Fools, Buffoons and Matachins.
57. Lute News 82 (June 2007) [16 items, 19pp] Complete Lute Solos of Kasper Sielicki, Petrus Konopacky and Franciszek Maffon.
58. Lute News 83 (September 2007) [27 items, 23pp] Complete lute music ascribed to Thomas Dallis, Edward Herbert and John Lawrence plus a selection from the lute books of John Wilson, Christopher Lowther, and Trinity College MS O.16.2.
59. Lute News 84 (December 2007) [18 items, 20pp] A selection of lute solos from the lute book of Wolfgang von Grünbühel.
60. Lute News 85 (April 2008) [20 items, 17pp] Collected Lute Music of Diomedes Cato of Venice: Part I: Galliards.
61. Lute News 86 (July 2008) [8 items, 15pp] Music for Lute and Bass Viol by John Maynard plus two anonymous pavans.
62. Lute News 87 (September 2008) [18 items, 22pp] Collected Lute Music of Diomedes Cato of Venice: Part II: Preludes Fugas and Intabulations.
63. Lute News 88 (December 2008) [23 items, 21pp] Preludes from the Lute Books of Pierre Attaingnant and Pierre Phalèse.
64. Lute News 89 (April 2009) [16 items, 25pp] Lute Music of Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder Part I: Fantasias
65. Lute News 90 (July 2009) [27 items, 21pp] Collected Lute Music of Diomedes Cato of Venice: Part III: Chorea, Balletti, Passamezi and Barriera.
66. Lute News 91 (September 2009) [20 items, 22pp] Twenty continental preludes and exercises from an English manuscript - Cambridge University Library Add. MS 3056.
67. Lute News 92 (December 2009) [23 items, 20pp] Lute solos ascribed to Philipp Hainhofer’s lute teacher Nicolo Legname.
68. Lute News 93 (April 2010) [22 items, 20pp] Anonymous English Pavans and Galliards
69. Lute News 94 (August 2010) [18 items, 20pp]. The Complete Fantasias of Julio Abondante detto dal Pestrino.
70. Lute News 95 (October 2010) [13 items, 21pp]. Collected Lute Music of Diomedes of Venice: Part IV: Fantasias 1-10.
71. Lute News 96 (December 2010) [13 items, 27pp]. English Pavans in Mylius 1622.
72. Lute News 97 (April 2011) [13 items, 22pp]. Collected Lute Music of Diomedes of Venice: Part V: Fantasias 11-20.
73. Lute News 98 (July 2011) [27 items, 20pp]. Recercars and Preludes from the beginning and end of the Renaissance.
74. Lute News 99 (October 2011) [25 items, 20pp]. Lute music ascribed to Pierre or Luc Despont, and to D.
75. Lute News 100 (December 2011) [51 items, 29pp]. The complete settings of easier lute solos by John Dowland Part 1: No 48, 50, 52, 55, 56, 65, 77, 98 & 99.
76. Lute News 101 (April 2012) [22 items, 28pp]. The Complete Fantasias of Giacomo Gorzanis, and the complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland - Part 2: No 49 & 102.
77. Lute News 102 (July 2012) [34 items, 23pp]. Lute Music by René Saman, and the complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 3: No 61 - Orlando sleepeth.
78. Lute News 103 (September 2012) [36 items, 28pp]. Lute music of Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder (1543-1588) Part 2: Pavans and Galliards, and the complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 4: No 26 27 29 30 85 87 & 103.
79. Lute News 104 (December 2012) [40 items, 37pp]. Recercars from Libro Secondo of Francesco Spinacino and the Thibault Manuscript, and the complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 5: No 43 Lady Rich’s Galliard.
80. Lute News 105 (April 2013) [24 items, 33pp]. Collected Lute Music of Edward Collard and the complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 6: No 22 Dowland’s First Galliard.
81. Lute News 106 (July 2013) [21 items, 28pp]. Vicenzo Bernia of Bologna and the complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 7: No 70 Variations on Robin has to the greenwood gone.
82. Lute News 107 (October 2013) [36 items, 28 pp] French lute composers - Monsieurs de La Grotte, La Barre, Varennes, Lanclos, Nognies, Vaumesnil and Salomon. Complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland part 8: no 42 - The Earl of Essex galliard or Can She Excuse.
83. Lute News 108 (December 2013) [40 items, 28pp]. Collected Lute Music of Robert Johnson Part I: Almaines; and Complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland part 9: No 51, 96 and an appendix.
84. Lute News 109 (April 2014) [25 items, 27pp]. Lute Music ascribed to Giovanni ‘Nanni’ da Milano and other Giovanni's. The complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 10: No 64 Go from my window & 69 Loth to depart.
85. Lute News 110 (July 2014) [22 items, 33pp]. Collected Lute Music of Robert Johnson Part II: Pavans Galliards and Coranto
The complete settings of lute solos by John Dowland Part 11: No 83 Galliard 106 Monsieurs Almaine, and 69 Loth to depart, revised.
86. Lute News 111 (October 2014) [31 items, 28pp]. Gagliarde by Santino Garsi da Parma (1542-1604); John Dowland part 12: no 54 Lady Hunsdon's Puffe & no 24/92 galliard on Awake sweet love.
87. Lute News 112 (December 2014) [34 items, 30pp]. Lute Solos of Victor de Montbuission - Daniel Bacheler's four Corantos - John Dowland part 13: Coranto (100) and dances for Mrs Vaux (32 & 57). [33 items, 30pp]
88. Lute News 113 (April 2015) [30 items, 33pp]. John Dowland part 14: Smith's Almaine (47) Frog Galliard (23) dances for Lady Clifton (41 45 & 53) Shoemaker's Wife (58) Lord Willougby's Welcome Home (66) Coye Toye (80) and The Queen's Galliard (97) - plus Daniel Bacheler's only fantasie.
89. Lute News 114 (July 2015) [36 items, 31pp]. Complete lute music of Julien Perrichon; Corrente by Giulio Pedrizzano and Lorenzino & John Dowland part 15: Pavan (16) and Galliard (35).
90. Lute News 115 (October 2015) [26 items, 30pp]. The galliards of Lorenzino Tracetti and Vincenzo Pinti, Daniel Bacheler's Round - John Dowland part 16: Captain Candische his Galliard (21)
91. Lute News 116 (December 2015) [43 items, 33pp]. Daniel Bacheler's galliards; settings of eight Ballads & John Dowland part 17: Galliard on Bacheler's Galliard (28) and galliard (105).
92. Lute News 117 (April 2016) [44 items, 31pp] Complete lute music of Charles Bocquet & John Dowland part 18: No 62 Fortune my foe & No 63 Complaint.
93. Lute News 118 (July 2016) [30 items, 31pp]. Preludes of Lorenzino Tracetti, Watkins Ale & John Dowland Part 19: John Langton's Pavan (JD14) and Galliard (JD33)
94. Lute News 119 (October 2016) [17 items, 30pp]. Daniel Bacheler's pavans part 1: DB10-15 DBapp1 & Une jeune fillette DB41 & John Dowland part 20: JD93 & Alo JD68 & Ballads: Have at thy coat old woman and Thomas I/you cannot
95. Lute News 120 (December 2016) [50 items, 32pp]. Renaissance lute music by Mercury D'Orleans and René Mesangeau; two ballads (Pepper is Black & Love will find out the way) & Dowland part 21: galliards JD20, 39 & 40.
96. Lute News 121 (April 2017) [24 items, 31pp]. The Fantasias of Lorenzino Tracetti and Vincenzo Pinti. Ballad settings: Dargason and Peggy Ramsey. John Dowland part 22: Come away JD60, What if a day JD79 and pavan JD86.
97. Lute News 122 (July 2017) [20 items, 32pp]. Daniel Bacheler pavans part 2: The four in C and the four in F & John Dowland part 23: The English G minor settings of the Lachrimae Pavan (JD15) and Galliard (JD46) - ballad tunes: The Three Sheep skins & The Friar and the Nun.
98. Lute News 123 (October 2017) [44 items, 33pp]. Courantes and Voltes of Jakob Polak, settings of Downright Squire, Woodicock, The Sick tune and Mall Peatley and John Dowland part 24: A-minor settings of the Lachrimae Pavan.
99. Lute News 124 (December 2017) [42 items, 33pp]. A Selection of Toccatas - Greensleeves & John Dowland part 25: Pipers Pavan and Galliard.
100. Lute News 125 (April 2018) [19 items, 32pp]. John Dowland part 26: The Fantasias, Calleno casturami, The Hemp-Dresser & Daniel Bacheler's Variations on Fin de Galliard

Tablature supplements for the Lutezine

1. Lutezine to Lute News 102 (July 2012): Fantasias of Valentin Bakfark [12 items, 33pp].
2. Lutezine to Lute News 103 (September 2012): Complete Preludes of Hans Judenkünig, Hans Gerle and Hans Newsidler [36 items, 54pp].
3. Lutezine to Lute News 104 (December 2012): Walsingham [53 items, 54pp].
4. Lutezine to Lute News 105 (April 2013): Fantasias and Recercars of Melchior Barberiis [39 items, 57pp].
5. Lutezine to Lute News 106 (July 2013): Recercars of Vicenzo Capirola, tunes associated with Robin Hood, and an anthology of ballads for cittern [23 items, 13pp].
6. Lutezine to Lute News 107 (October 2013): Arrangements of the Earl of Essex Galliard/Can She Excuse, Essex Dump and Ballads Excuse Me and the Woods So Wild. Practice pieces - clausula coloratura diminutio dirata exercitia finale leufenlein passagio etc. [103 items, 72 pp].
7. Lutezine to Lute News 108 (December 2013): Recercars from Spinacino I and Bossinensis I & II; Cittern arrangements of music by John Dowland; More arrangements of Robert Johnson Almaines [116 items, 99pp]
8. Lutezine to Lute News 109 (April 2014): Other arrangements of the ballads Go from my Window and Loth to Depart; Italian lute solos by more Giovanni's and the Italian dances from the Donaueschingen MS; The two guitar fantasies of Albert de Rippe Part 1 [76 items, 83pp].
9. Lutezine to Lute News 110 (July 2014): Other Settings of Robert Johnsons Galliards; Other settings of Monsieur's Almaine; Rippe [part 2:] fantasias 5, 25 & 26 [51 items, 69 pp].
10. Lutezine to Lute News 111 (October 2014): Santino Garsi Da Parma (1542-1604), Ascanio And Donino Garsi, Balletto Detta La Mezza Pace & Albert De Rippe Part 3: Fantasies No 22-24 [69 items, 63 pp].
11. Lutezine to Lute News 112 (December 2014): The Spanish Pavan and Pavaniglia & Albert de Rippe Part 4: Fantasies No 20-21 [105 items, 93pp]
12. Lutezine to Lute News 113 (April 2015): More settings of Frog Galliard & Lord Willoughby/Roland; music for Sir John Packington & Albert de Rippe Part 5: Fantasies No 18-19 [95 items, 83pp]
13. Lutezine to Lute News 114 (July 2015): More Perrichon and anonymous French music from the Donaueschingen MS; Ballad settings: Mal Sims, Light of Love and Sellengers Round & Albert de Rippe Part 6: Fantasies No 16 & 17 [136 items, 103pp].
14. Lutezine to Lute News 115 (October 2015): Additional versions of Gagliarde by the Knight Of The Lute; Gagliarde by Giovanni Maria Radino; Settings of La Tambarino; Ballads The Blacksmith, When Daphne Did From Phoebus Fly, All You That Love Good Fellows and Can You Not Hit It My Good Man; Settings of The popular tune En Me Revenant/More Palatino
& Albert De Rippe Part 7: Fantasies No 13-15 [107 items, 96pp]
15. Lutezine to Lute News 116 (December 2015): More versions of Daniel Bacheler & James Harding Galliards and John Dowland No 28, The Lute Music of Tobias Khüne, Lord Zouche's March & Albert de Rippe Part 8: Fantasie No 12. [82 items, 81pp]
16. Lutezine to Lute News 117 (April 2016): Complete lute music of Charles Bocquet (continued), Three corantos from the Hirsch lute book, settings of Fortune my foe and eight ballad/dance tunes & Albert de Rippe Part 9: Fantasies No 9-11. [118 items, 91pp]
17. Lutezine to Lute News 118 (July 2016): Settings of Ballads Row Well Ye Mariners, Bara Fosters Dream & Wilsons Wild; more settings of John Dowland's Langton Pavan and Galliard and Lorenzino's Preludes and Toccatas, settings of Bergamasca & Albert de Rippe Part 10: Fantasies no 7-8. [146 items, 124pp]
18. Lutezine to Lute News 119 (October 2016): Ballads: The Hunter's Career & Fair Mistress disdain me not; Recercars of Rotta and Rossetto, more versions of Bacheler, Dowland and Une jeune fillette & Albert de Rippe Part 11: Fantasies 4 & 6 [93 items, 124pp]
19. Lutezine to Lute News 120 (December 2016): Put on your smock and Whoop do me no harm - music by Hieronymus Wully - Mercury d'Orleans continued - John Dowland Battles continued - Monaca/Alemano settings & Albert de Rippe part 12: Fantasie 3 [107 items, 99pp]
20. Lutezine to Lute News 121 (April 2017): Ballad settings: Carman's Whistle & A Health to Betty - more versions of Lorenzino Tracetti/Vincenzo Pinti Fantasias and settings of John Dowland JD60 Come away & JD79 What if a day & Sleep wayward thoughts. Settings of Almande Don Frederico, Gar lustig ist spazieren gehn and The Queen's Almaine & Albert de Rippe part 13: Fantasie 2. [105 items, 77pp]
21. Lutezine to Lute News 122 (July 2017): More versions of Bacheler pavans & Dowland's Lachrimae - settings of Squires galliard, Half Hanniken, Up tails all & What you please/Tres choses & Albert de Rippe part 14: Fantasie 1 [84 items, 97pp]
22. Lutezine to Lute News 123 (October 2017): Twenty Seven Recercars Composed or Intabulated by Joan Maria da Crema - Est ce Mars & Put up the dagger Jemmy - more versions of Courantes and voltes by Jacob and Dowland's Lachrimae Pavan [99 items, 115pp]
23. Lutezine to Lute News 124 (December 2017): Settings of the Baurendantz, Saturday Night, Over and Under and additional sources of Captain Pipers pavan and galliard by John Dowland, Greensleeves & Recercars of Joan Maria da Crema [100 items, 101pp]
24. Lutezine to Lute News 125 (April 2018): All the other versions of John Dowland Fantasias and Fin de Galliard & a selection of Chromatic lute solos, settings of Gut gsell du musst wandern, Dulcyna and more settings of Calleno Casturami [69 items, 109pp]

Modern editions

The Solo Lute Music of Richard Allison with Bandora and Cittern Arrangements, edited by John H. Robinson and Stewart McCoy with a biographical sketch by Robert Spencer (London: Lute Society Music Editions, 1994).

The Complete Works of John Danyel, vol. 1: Lute Music, edited by Martin Shepherd, tablature and text typeset and produced by John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 1997, ISBN 0 905 655 09 5).

The Lute Music of Philip Rosseter, edited by Robert Spencer, revised by John H. Robinson and Stewart McCoy (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 1998, ISBN 0 905 655 13 3).

Lute Intabulations of Works by Peter Philips, edited by David J. Smith and John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 1998, ISBN 0 905 655 17 6).

Fifty-eight Very Easy Pieces for Renaissance Lute, edited by Jeanne Fischer and Christopher Goodwin, music chosen by John H. Robinson and Christopher Goodwin, with fingerings by Lynda Sayce (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 1999, ISBN 0 905 655 22 2).

British Library Additional Manuscript 31389: A Venetian Lute Manuscript of circa 1520, edited by Denys Stephens and John H. Robinson (Albury: The Lute Society, 2006, ISBN 0 905655 54 0).

70 Easy to Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lutes, selected and edited by John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 2009, ISBN 978 0 905655 70).

114 Early to Intermediate Pieces for Renaissance Lute from a Student’s Lute Book of 1603 and other Manuscripts, edited by John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 2010, ISBN 978 0 905655 79 6).

Complete Lute Solos of Marco dall’Aquila edited by Denys Stephens and John H Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 2014).

A Compendium of 178 Polish Dances for Renaissance Lute including many of easy to intermediate standard edited by John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, 2016).

184 Early Cinquecento Preludes and Recercars for Renaissance Lute many of easy to intermediate standard
and including all by Bossinenesis, Capirola, Dalza and Spinacino (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, in preparation).

Masque and Stage Music for Renaissance Lute (Albury: Lute Society Music Editions, in preparation).

Facsimile editions

Facsimile 2: Krakow Mus. Ms. 40641, with an introductory study by Robert Spencer, John H. Robinson and François-Pierre Goy (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, 2000, ISBN 0 905655 19 2).

Facsimile 3: Washington Folger-Shakespeare Library Ms. V.b.280, with an introductory study by Ian Harwood, Christopher Goodwin and John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, 2003, ISBN 0 905655 28 1).

Facsimile 4: John Welde’s Lute Book, private library of Lord Forester, Willey Park, Cheshire, with an introductory study by Ian Harwood, John H. Robinson, Martin Shepherd and Stewart McCoy (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, 2004, ISBN 0 905655 39 7).

Facsimile 5: Osborn fb7, The James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, edited by Stewart McCoy, concordances and bibliography by John H. Robinson and typeset by Ian Harwood (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, 2007, ISBN 0 905655 50 8).

Facsimile 6: The ‘Wickhambrook’ Lute Manuscript, with an introductory study by Ian Harwood and inventory with concordances and bibliography by John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, 2008, ISBN 978 0 905655 365 9).

Facsimile 7: The Mathew Holmes Manuscripts I: Cambridge University Library MS Dd.2.11, with an introductory study and inventory with concordances and bibliography by John H. Robinson, commentary by Stewart McCoy and typeset by Ian Harwood (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, 2010, ISBN 978 0 905655 71 0).

Facsimile 8: Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s Lute Book, with an introductory study and inventory with concordances and bibliography by François-Pierre Goy, Craig Hartley and John H. Robinson (Albury: Lute Society Facsimile Editions, in preparation).

Articles for The Lute

'A Fragment of Tablature in the Marsh Library' with David Greer, The Lute 49 (2009) 30-35.

‘Four English country-dance tunes in Trinity College, Dublin Manuscript 408//II: A tune for Hay the gye’ The Lute liii (2013) 54-66.

'A Newly discovered Fragment of Lute Tablature in the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University' with Gary R. Boye, The Lute 54 (2014) 61-70 [published 2017].

Reviews for The Lute

‘CPM PLUS The Catalogue of Printed Music in the British Library, 2nd edition (Bowker-Saur, 1997) on CD-ROM for Windows’. The Lute 40 (2000), pp. 77-78.

‘Theatrum Musicum, Longe ... Excudebat Petrus Phalesius sibi & Ioanni Bellero Bibliopolae Antuerpiensi, Lovanii 1571, complete facsimile edition including introduction and index with concordances and notes by Henri Vanhulst (Genève: Éditions Minkoff, 2002)’. The Lute 42 (2002), pp. 80-83.

‘Il Primo Libro / Secondo Libro Intabolatura di Liuto di Melchior Neysidler Alemano, Sonatore di Liuto in Augusta, ... In Venetia appresso di Antonio Gardano, 1566, complete facsimile edition includingan introduction and index by Charles G. Jacobs (Genève: Éditions Minkoff, 2002)’. The Lute 42 (2002), pp. 83-87.

‘Guillaume Morlaye, Troisiesme Livre de Tablature de Leut, Contenant Plusieurs Chansons, Fantaisias, Motets, Pavanes & Gailliardes, Paris: Michel Fezandat, 1558, complete facsimile edition including an index (Genève: Éditions Minkoff, 2002)’. The Lute 42 (2002), pp. 87-90.

‘Intabolatura de Liuto di M. Franceso da Milano et Perino Fiorentino suo Discipulo. Di Recercati, Madrigali, & Canzoni Francese. Libro Terzo, Venetia, 1562, complete facsimile edition including an introduction and index with concordances by Richard K. Falkenstein (Genève: Éditions Minkoff, 2002)’. The Lute 42 (2002), pp. 90-94.

‘The Lute Calendar: The Renaissance Lute Made Easy, collected and edited by Stefan Lundgren, in 4 volumes (München: Lundgren Editions, 2005)’. The Lute 44 (2004), pp. 82-85.

‘Ernst Schele Tabulatur Buch. Musica & Vinum laetificant cor hominis, Anno 1619: Faksimile der Lautenhandschrift nach dem Exemplar der Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg (Glinde: Jarchov Verlag, May 2004), complete facsimile and including introduction in German and English, inventory with concordances and bibliography by Ralf Jarchow’. The Lute xliv (2004), pp. 85-89.

‘Giulio Cesare Barbetta: Collected Works for Lute, transcribed and edited by Gian Luca Lastraioli (TREE Edition, 2005); Lute Music of Giulio Cesare Barbetta, The Art of the Lute in Renaissance Italy, volume IV, edited by Dick Hoban and Jason Kortis (Lyre Music, 2004)’. The Lute 44 (2004), pp. 89-94.

‘Facsimile edition of the Lautenbuch des Wolff Christian von Harling ca. 1618, by Joachim Lüdtke (TREE Edition, 2005)’. The Lute 44 (2004), pp 94-96.

‘Neapolitan Lute Music: Fabrizio Dentice, Giulio Severino, Giovanni Antonio Severino, Francesco Cardone, Edited by John Griffiths and Dinko Fabris (Middleton, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, 2004) ISBN 0-89579-566-3’. The Lute 45 (2005), pp. 101-105.

‘Lautenbuch der Elisabeth von Hessen: Elisabeth’s Lute Book. Facsimile 4o Ms. Mus. 108.1, Universitätsbibliothek Kassel, edited by Axel Halle (Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2005)’. The Lute 45 (2005), pp. 112-116.

‘Joachim van den Hove Lautenbuch, Leiden 1615: Faksimile nach der Lautenhandschrift in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz Signatur: Mus. ms. autogr. Hove 1 (Glinde: Jarchow Verlag, 2006), complete facsimile with an introduction in German and English, inventory with concordances and bibliography by Ralf Jarchow’. The Lute 46 (2006), pp. 76-80.

‘Luis Milan El Maestro, Sociedad de la Vihuela facsimile.’ The Lute 47 (2007), 110-115.

‘Joanambrosio Dalza: Works for Lute, edited and reproduced in Italian tablature by Gian Luca Lastraioli (Lübeck, Tree Edition, 2007)’ The Lute 48 (2008), pp. 83-87.

‘German and Italian dances from the late 16th century from manuscripts of Stuttgart and Genova, from the lute day on 12 October 2003’ (Belgian Lute Academy). ‘12 Flemish songs from the Thysius manuscript (Belgian Lute Academy, October 1998)’. The Lute 49 (2009), 74-76.

‘Johannes Nauclerus Lute Book: Faksimile nach der Lautenhandschrift in der Staatsbibliothek Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz Signatur: Mus. ms. 40141 (Glinde: Jarchow Verlag, 2010), complete facsimile with an introduction in German and English, inventory with concordances and bibliography by Ralf Jarchow’. The Lute 50 (2009) 96-99.

'Valentin Bakfark: Ten Fantasias for Renaissance Lute' transcribed by Judit G Pásztor (Akkord Publishing Budapest, 2013). The Lute 51 (2011), 82-84.

'Európai Táncdallamok Gitárra . . . (Codex Kájoni, 1642)' edited by István Szabó (Budapest: Rózsavölgyi, 2004). The Lute 51 (2011), 85-86.

'The Danzig Lutebook edited by Magdalena Tomsinska' (TREE Edition, 2013), complete facsimile with an introduction in English, inventory with concordances and bibliography. The Lute 52 (2012), pp. 99-102.

'Down in the Dompes: The Collected English Lute Dumps transcribed and edited by Michael Fink' (Westminster CA, LGV Publishing Inc., 2008). The Lute 52 (2012), pp. 96-99.

'Antoine Francisque (1570-1605) Le Trésor d'Orphée - French Tablature/Urtext' Modern edition edited by Joël Dugot and Richard Civiol (Paris, Le Luth Dore, 2015) The Lute 54 (2014), pp. 84-89.

Other Activities

Der ander theil des lautenbuchs Hans Neusidler (1536), a performing edition in French Tablature edited by Miles Dempster, with an introduction by John H. Robinson (Montreal: Score Conversions, 1995).

Collected Lute Solos by Gregory Howet, edited by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 1998).

Musicke with her Silver Sound ... being the finest of musicke for solo lute from Renaissance England collected from manuscript sources, edited by Richard Darsie and John H. Robinson (Davis: Silver Sound Publications, 1999).

Collected Lute Solos of Hortensio Perla of Padua and Pomponio of Bologna, edited by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2000).

Lautenbuch des Albert Dlugorai 1619. Band II (seiten 181-343), edited and transcribed by Herbert Speck, with inventory and concordances by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2004).

Lautenbuch des Albert Dlugorai 1619. Band III (seiten 348-412), edited and transcribed by Herbert Speck, with inventory and concordances by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2005).

Collected Lute Solos ascribed to Elias Mertel, edited by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2007).

Louis de Moy: Le Petit Boucquet de Frise Oriental. Chansonettes Musicales Pavanes pour le Luth & Violins. Parts I & II, with introduction by Albert Reyerman/Hendrik Dochhorn and concordances by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2008).

Fantasias and Recercars for Renaissance Lute, vol. 1: Lute Fantasias and Recercars transcribed from Prints in German tablature, edited by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2008).

Het Luitboek van Thysius / The Thysius Lute Book, facsimile edition with an introduction by Jan W. J. Burgers & Louis Peter Grijp and a list of concordances by Louis Peter Grijp, Simon Groot & John H. Robinson (Leiden and Utrecht: Nederlandse Luitvereniging & Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, 2009).

Lute Intabulations of Music by Paul Hofhaimer (1459-1537), transcribed and edited by John H. Robinson, in: The Art of the Lute in Renaissance Germany, Volume 1: Early Manuscripts (Fort Worth TX: Lyre Music, 2009).

Fantasias and Recercars for Renaissance Lute, vol. 2: Lute Fantasias and Recercars transcribed from Manuscripts in German Tablature c.1520-1580, edited by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2010).

Fantasias and Recercars for Renaissance Lute, vol. 3: Lute Fantasias and Recercars transcribed from Manuscripts in German Tablature c.1580-1630, edited by John H. Robinson (Lübeck: TREE Edition, 2012).

Die Lautentabulatur im Stift St. Paul im Lavanttal/ The lute manuscript in the monastery of St. Paul im Lavanttal modern edition with facsimile edited with Dieter Kirsch (Klagenfurt am Wörthersee: Verlag des Geschichtsvereines für Kärnten 2018).

Tablature supplements

LSA Quarterly 30, no. 3 (August 1995), pp. 20-1 & 24. Balletti de Contadino Lombardi, Barbetta, Intavolatura di Liuto 1585, p. 21; Bianco Fiore, Gardano, Balletti Moderni Facili 1611, p. 11; Chorea Polonica - Eiusdem, D LEm II.6.15, p. 407.

LSA Quarterly 31, no. 1 (February 1996), pp. 14-15 & 17. Fantasia incerti a Frankfurt. 2. xmb. Anno 1615, D Hs M B/2768 (Schele), pp. 47-8.

LSA Quarterly 31, no. 2 (May 1996), pp. 12-15. Fantasia Giovanni Pacoloni and Recercar Giacomo Gorzanis: Recercar Terzo, Giacomo Gorzanis, Primo Libro 1561, sigs. I3-I3v; Fantasia Bellissima, Goane Pacoleno, UKR LVu 1400/I, ff. 32v-34r.

LSA Quarterly 38, no. 4 & 39, no. 1 (November 2003 & February 2004), pp. 26-31. A Fantasia and two Fugues from Leipzig Ms. II.6.15 and Fantasia Primo, Molinaro Intavolatura di Liuto 1599.

LSA Quarterly 39, no. 3 (September 2004) pp. 42-45. Two Recercars on the same theme (from I-Fn 168, ff. 14v-15r and the PL-Kj 40032) [the Quarterly editors unfortunately halved the rythym signs in transcribing the tablature in Fronimo]

LSA Quarterly 40, no. 1 (February 2005) pp. 32-37. Anonymous Variations on Two Ballad Tunes: Dargasson and Go From My Window [the Quarterly editors unfortunately corrupted the text and halved the rhythm signs in transcribing the tablature in Fronimo].

LSA Quarterly 40, no. 4 (November 2005) pp. 28-31. German Lute Solos from Ludwig Iselin’s Lute Book.

LSA Quarterly 41, no. 1 (February 2006) pp. 23-26. 9 Brandes from the Lute book of Johann Thys.

LSA Quarterly 41 no. 4 (November 2006) pp. 15-19. Eight Preludes from German Tablature Sources.

LSA Quarterly 42, no. 3 (September 2007), pp. 14-19. Eight Dances from German Tablature Sources.

LSA Quarterly 44, no. 3 (Fall 2009), pp. 22-25. Two Recercars from the Medici lute book.

LSA Quarterly 49, no. 2 & 3 (Summer & Fall 2014), pp. 38-48. Reconstruction of Music from Damaged Pages of the Castelfranco Veneto Manuscript.

Articles and presentations

‘Hove, Joachim van den,’ in: New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001), and Grove Music Online

‘A description of the Medici Lute Manuscript (MS II.C.23) in the Dolmetsch Library, and a summary of modern studies’, The Consort 63, pp. 5-19 (2005). Reprinted in LSA Quarterly 44 no. 3 (Fall 2009), pp. 15-21.

Oral presentation ‘Was Robert Dowland a Competent Composer?’, Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Centre d’Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance, Tours (13-16 July 2005).

‘John Leyden’s Lyra Viol Manuscript in Newcastle University Library and George Farquhar Graham’s Copy in the National Library of Scotland’ The Viola da Gamba Society Journal II, pp. 17-57 (2008).

Panel member of session on tablature at the International Musicological Society meeting (Amsterdam, 10 July 2009). Member of IMS ‘Tablature’ Study Group.

Sleeve notes for Joachim Held’s CD 'Merry Melancholy - Englische Lautenmusik des 16. Jahrhunderts' (Hänssler Classics 98.600, 2010).

Oral presentation 'The Amateur Lutenist goes digital' at the British Library Workshop 'Electronic Corpus of Lute Music and Early Music Online', 7 September 2012.

'Lute Music of Servatius Saremont' Académie Belge de Luth Yearbook (2013) pp. 54-60.

Jan W.J. Burgers, Louis Peter Grijp and John H. Robinson 'A newly discovered Dutch lute book: MS Enkhuizen 1667-1', in: Jan W.J. Burgers, Tim Crawford and Matthew Spring (ed.), The Lute in the Netherlands in the Seventeenth Century. Proceedings of the International Lute Symposium Utrecht, 30 August 2013 (Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), pp. 301-345.

Contributions to on-line inventories of music

Inventories for Wayne Cripp’s ‘Lutes old and new’ website (www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/indices/INDEXES.html)
Music by 'Gaultier' in vieil ton tuning
Lute solos composed or arranged by Joachim van den Hove.

Inventory and tablature for the lute music of Charles Lespine in renaissance lute tuning in 'Charles de Lespine Lutenist and Composer' by Kenneth Sparr (www.tabulatura.com/Lespine.htm)

Inventories for Christian Meyer’s website for ‘Sources Manuscrites en Tablature’
(http://www-bnus.u-strasbg.fr/Smt/smt4.htm)
GB-Cfm Ms. Mus. 688 (Chistopher Lowther lute book)
GB-Cu Ms. Add. 8844 (William Trumbull lute book)
GB-WPwelde-forester Ms. s.c. (John Welde lute book)
GB-En Ms. K.33.b suppl. ms. (manuscript additions to Archimedes 1533)
GB-HAdolmetsch Ms. II.C.23 (The ‘Medici’ lute book)
GB-Occ Ms. 254
Les Éditions de référence (catalogue des œuvres et concordances): Daniel Bacheler; Anthony Holborne.

Inventories of lyra viol sources for the Viola da Gamba Society (www.vdgs.org.uk/tab.html)
Corkine, William, Ayres to Sing and Play to the Lute and Basse Violl, 1610
Corkine, William, The Second Booke of Ayres, 1612
Ferrabosco, Alfonso [II], Lessons for 1. 2. and 3. viols, 1609
Ford, Thomas, Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, 1607
Hume, Tobias, The First part of Ayres, 1605
Hume, Tobias, Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke, 1607
Maynard, John, The Twelve Wonders of the World 1611
Moss, John, Lessons For The Basse-Viol 1671
Playford, John, A Musicall Banquet, 1651
Playford, John, Musick's Recreation on the Lyra Viol, 1652
Playford, John, Musick's Recreation on the Lyra Viol, 1661
Playford, John, Musick's Recreation on the Lyra Viol, 1669
D-B, Mus. ms.autogr. Hove 1 (4 lyra viol pieces in Joachim van den Hove lute book)
D-WRz M.9.20 (Johann Christoff Ziegler MS)
GB-Cu, Nn.6.36
GB-Cu, Dd.5.78 (1 lyra viol piece in Mathew Holmes second lute book)
GB-Cu, Dd.6.48
GB-Cu, Dd.9.33 (1 lyra viol piece in Mathew Holmes third lute book)
GB-En Dep. 314/24 (Sutherland House lyra book)
GB-En P637 R787.1
GB-Lbl Add. MS 56279 (Silvanus Stirrop lyra book)
GB-Lbl, Egerton 2971
GB-Ob MS Mus. Sch. F.575
GB-SA MS 38470/2
IRL-Dm MS Z.3.5.13 (Narcissus Marsh lyra book)
RUS-SPan O No.124 (2 lyra viol pieces in the Swan lute book)
S-N Finspang 9096.3
US- LAuc M286 M4 L992 (The John Mansell Lyra Viol Book)

Inventories and introductory text to accompany online facsimiles in the Cambridge Digital Library for the University of Cambridge (cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/music)
Add.2764(2)
Cosens lute book MS Add.3056
Trumbull lute book MS Add.8844
MS Dd.4.22
Mathew Holmes lute bookS
MS Dd.2.11
MS Dd.5.78.3
MS Dd.9.33
MS Nn.6.36