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Cecilio Perera Plays Dowland

Cecilio Perera plays Lachrimæ Pavane (Flow my Tears) by John Dowland (1563-1626) on a replica Renaissance lute made by Renatus Lechner. Recorded in Salzburg, Austria. This comes via his YouTube channel. I love Dowland and Elizabethan music in general. Lachrimæ, or…

Theorbo Development in the 17th Century

Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it’s like to carry it around on the train. “People complain a lot about the space that I…
Johan Lofving Plays Kapsberger

Johan Löfving Plays Canario by Kapsperger

Swedish guitarist and lutenist Johan Löfving performs Canario by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580–1651) on theorbo. This comes via his fantastic Youtube channel. Charming little piece with some spicy strumming and golpe or tapping in the inner section. I love Löfving’s…

Lorenzo Micheli plays Toccata arpeggiata by Kapsperger on Theorbo

Italian guitarist and lutenist Lorenzo Micheli plays Toccata seconda arpeggiata (Venice, 1604) by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (1580–1651) on theorbo. Filmed in Palazzo Pignano, Italy by Drew Henderson. This comes via Micheli’s great YouTube channel. Kapsperger was a German-Italian performer and composer…
A Tutor for the Renaissance Lute - Poulton

A Tutor for the Renaissance Lute by Diana Poulton

A Tutor for the Renaissance Lute by Diana Poulton – Although this is a method book for lute, I’ve used it a lot for my classical guitar studies and for creating guitar editions of lute music. It’s an extremely helpful…

Christopher Morrongiello Plays Lachrimae by Dowland

Christopher Morrongiello performs Lachrimae (ca. 1590s) by John Dowland (1563–1626), Cambridge University Library manuscript DD.2.11. Filmed in the Chapel from Le Château de la Bastie d’Urfé at The Metropolitan Museum of Art via their YouTube Channel. Great performance of one…

European Lute Orchestra

European Lute Orchestra via Jean-Marie Poirier on Youtube playing Ballet, Gavotte, Pavane de Spaigne, Volta by Praetorius, 1612. How much time does it take this group to tune?! YouTube Info: 1ère suite du concert donné en l’église Saint-Vénérand de Laval…

Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco da Milano (Free PDF)

Ricercare (Fantasia) 16 by Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) – Ness No.16. Arranged for classical guitar with both a notation-only edition and tab edition. Francesco Canova da Milano (1497–1543) was an Italian lutenist and composer. He was praised throughout Europe…

Roberto Barto (Lute & Vihuela) Concert and Videos

The Lute Society of America’s WestFest Workshop was in Victoria this year and included a performance by the amazing Robert Barto. I have long been a huge fan of Barto, his recordings (Amazon link) of Sylvius Leopold Weiss and Bernhard…

Lute Orchestra Plays Barbetta & Vallet

I know Halloween is over but of equal terror check out this lute-icrous video of a lute army. Arrangement by Gian Luca Lastraioli for European Lute Orchestra of several sources, in particular: Julio Cesare Barbetta (II firstly libro di will intavolatura of…