The Lute Society: News

Issue 149 of Lute News is now out - see its colour front cover and ezine. See a gallery of previous front covers on the publications page, under Lute News back issues.

Beginners' lesson - 52 - The Spanish Pavan - Piece no.34 in the lute society’s ’58 Very Easy Pieces’ by Lynda Sayce

NOTICE OF AGM The Lute Society AGM will take place via a video meeting on 20 July 2024 at 16.00 UK summer time (GMT + 1). Current members in good standing will shortly receive notice of the Zoom url in an email from the Secretary, but if you are impatient to know contact the secretary. See meetings page for the agenda.

The Lute Society summer party will take place on 13th July in Maidenhead, Berkshire, contact the secretary for details.

Bach Solo Lute Discography - Updated discography v3.1, listing all solo music by JS Bach recorded on instruments of the lute family, currently covering over 139 recordings. Collated by John Reeve. See Bach Solo Lute Discography

5 pieces from the Fiztwilliam Virginal book Arranged for renaissance lute by Jeremy Jones - see free-downloads

New listings - Listings of upcoming lute events and lute interest links compiled by our internet correspondent, Melody Packard; UK concert listings can be found at links-lute events

Figured bass sharing network - contributed by members - a sharing library of continuo parts that can be borrowed.

Summer Schools If you haven't booked a lute holiday yet, here are our listings of summer school listings.

Recent compositions by Brian Wright and Kim Bogunya Chesa were added to the members compositions page.

New films from recent meetings on our Youtube Channel; Sara Salloum, Matthew Spring, Galliarda, and Thomas Langlois:

For previous news items, see Old news

Recent pages on this website

New Music Editions

See our catalogue for details and to purchase online:

  • 158 early Cinquecento preludes and recercars - a bumper collection of early Italian lute music, all standards, beginner to advanced
  • Compendium of 178 Polish dances - another bumper edition!
  • Fun merchandise! Lute-playing mouse paperweight