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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 (53)…

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…

Douglas Hensley and Cathy Fern Lewis play Sharman

Cathy Fern Lewis (voice) & Douglas Hensley (lute) play “She walks in Beauty” by Vancouver-based composer Rodney Sharman. Recorded at Wood Recital Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria, BC, May 2016. I recently recorded a new work for some colleagues of…

Nigel North (Lute) Plays Dowland Set

The wonderful Nigel North (lute) plays a set of works by English composer and lutenist John Dowland (1563–1626). The pieces are: Pavan “Solus cum sola,” Melancholy Galliard, Orlando Sleepeth, Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe. This comes via the Boston Guitarfest back in 2013 and their great YouTube Channel. You can buy…

3 Lutes and Voice setting of il Ballo di Mantova

Renata Fusco, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela & Massimo Lonardi perform in a very pleasing setting of lutes, a vihuela (or some early guitar), and voice. I imagine this is their own arrangement of a consort accompaniment but not sure. La…

Interview with John Schneiderman

I’m very excited to present this wonderful interview with one of my favourite and most respected guitarists, John Schneiderman. When I think of great playing and interesting projects I think of Schneiderman’s many recordings and concerts. Just the other day I was listening to…

Wilson’s Wilde, Anonymous (Free PDF)

Wilson’s Wilde, Anonymous Renaissance Lute Work Arranged for Classical Guitar. Free PDF sheet music and video performance. Beginner to Early Intermediate. Here’s a free sheet music PDF of a really nice lute work arranged for guitar.  I’ve made a free copy…

Calata ala Spagnola by Dalza for Guitar

Calata ala spagnola [No.6] by Joan Ambrosio Dalza (fl. 1508) – PDF Sheet Music for classical guitar with free video performance and lesson. Includes both notation-only edition and a tab edition. PDF Download. Level: Intermediate (Grade 5 or 6). I love this…