The Lute Online Resources Portal (LORP): Miscellanea Films Fiction Humour

 

THE LUTE ON FILM

Only Lovers Left Alive, dir. Jim Jarmusch (2014) featuring a lute and oud-playing vampire

Robert Garfias ethnomusicologist, films of plucked strings in historical music: www.socsci.uci.edu/~rgarfias/films.html

Julian Bream pays for Stravinsky: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4f8fej9Sqo

Julian Bream consort: www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqVBvh6rMaA

Dolmetsch family on film: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDcvJRuBAfI

Nigel North records Dowland for Naxos: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXb3zih2umw

After the Revival, film by Jon Rattenbury at Goldsmith's College, about early music revival: www.gold.ac.uk/music/research/musicandethnographicfilm/student-archive/

Film on mediaeval instruments in frescoes in a French church St Bonnet le Chateau: www.geozik.com/L-INSTRUMENTARIUM-MUSICAL-DE-ST-BONNET-LE-CHATEAU-France_v153.html

THE LUTE IN FICTION

You can search for novels with 'lute' in the title at the Open Library website: openlibrary.org/search?q=lute&has_fulltext=true

Franco Anzalone: Il Lauto Divino (2015) available in ebook format, contact:

Skulda V. Baner, The Voice of the Lute (Longmans, 1959) in English translation, excerpt at babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015071586948;view=1up;seq=25;size=75

Audrey Kemp, The Orpheus Books, a Literary Fantasia on the life of John Dowland: easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~orpheus/theob0.htm

Norah Lofts, The Lute Player (current reprint, Touchstone, 2009) openlibrary.org/works/OL5096778W/The_lute_player

R.A. Macavoy, Damiano’s lute openlibrary.org/works/OL8367788W/Damiano's_Lute

Rose Tremain, Music and Silence (Chatto and Windus)

THE LUTE IN POETRY

On Thomas Schall's website, poetry corner: www.lautenist.de/PoemsSelection.htm

An anthology of English renaissance lute poetry is available from The Lute Society:www.lutesociety.org/pages/catalogue#n

A selection of Dutch lute poetry is included in Jan W.J.Burgers ‘The Lute in the Dutch Golden Age’ from Amsterdam University Press en.aup.nl/books/9789048519392-the-lute-in-the-dutch-golden-age.html

Poetry and prose excerpts on Jean-Marie Poirier's page: le.luth.free.fr/Textes/index.html

German lute and guitar poetry anthology: Ed Rayomond Dittrich, Laute und Gitarre in der deutschsprachigen Lyrik (Leipzig: Engelsdofer Verlag, 2015.) www.engelsdorfer-verlag.de/db/werkdetail.php?autor_id=1235&werk_id=4100

The lute in French literature, an anthology compiled by Nicolas Hemard, [Lyt], from Ame Editions, www.ame-editions.eu

HUMOUR

18th century engraving of a dog playing the baroque guitar: www.tabulatura.com/BARGIT.htm

The Lute and the Fury: Youtube spoof documentary about urban youth addicted to mediaeval minstrelsy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIkc1_zqaC8

Aquila String Harvest: Youtube mock documentary, inspired by the famous 1957 BBC April Fool’s day spaghetti harvest documentary: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5C9tNeTbA (Here is the original from 1957: www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU )

Oud rocks!,funny video on Thomas Schall's website: www.lautenist.de/Funny.htm

The Hendricks pages on the history of air lute: thehendricks.net/?page_id=23 on the Cantigas de Santa Maria thehendricks.net/?page_id=26 and on the Llibre Vermell thehendricks.net/?page_id=30

Paul Simon playing lute on the Muppet Show: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp5Dj_hClCQ

Rule Britannia on stylophone and lute while seagull eats chips on the beach in the driving rain: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtVwAta6QSk

Animals in instrument cases: www.classicfm.com/discover/music/animals-in-instrument-cases

Online game, The Doom of the Mad Lute, can be found at www.gamergeoff.com/the-doom-of-the-mad-lute/
It is based on an old American cartoon series, El Kabong, a dog in a black mask and a cowboy hat who used to hit wrongdoers over the head with a guitar.

Lute underwear sales: www.cafepress.co.uk/+lute+underwear-panties?page=3

The lute on The Simpsons - Bart's friend Martin plays the lute US version: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_5NGCmfaRw and dubbed into Italian, on Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb7FVAC8ezk

'Lute' - fortunately just a mandolin - destroyed on Star Trek, The Next Generation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKiAhTbpL4Y

Bill, the Lost Shakespeare Years, released 2015, trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZgOjf36xxI

Satirical lute song about the surveillance society: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j4rJYtaRXQ

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