The Lute Online Resources Portal (LORP): Websites With Downloadable Tablature

 

PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS' AND INSTITUTIONAL WEBSITES WITH DOWNLOADABLE TABLATURE

More and more tablature is available for free viewing and download via national and international book digitisation projects, as well as music-specific websites.

Music-specific sites

The Lute Library has links to downloadable tablatures, listed by historical printed and manuscript sources, by date, composer, country and repertoire, etc: www.lutelibrary.com/
The Choral Public Domain Library, www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
IMSLP, Petrucci Music Library (incorporating the Werner Icking archive) imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page
Early Music Online, Royal Holloway College, 34 lute sources from the British Library, repository.royalholloway.ac.uk/access/hierarchy.do?topic=52facdbd-19ce-2b92-dbd5-434289d29e8b&sort=rank&page=1

Note: IMSLP can be searched by instrument, eg lute, For 2 Lutes, For 3 Lutes. Here is the link for lute duets:
imslp.org/index.php?title=Category:For_2_lutes&transclude=Template:Catintro

Mostly non-tablature music sites

Score Exchange, searchable for 'lute': www.scoreexchange.com/search?q=lute
The Tufvesson site www.lysator.liu.se/~tuben/scores/.
Baroque opera scores, Lully Collection at University of North Texas Libraries: digital.library.unt.edu/explore/collections/jblc/browse/
Important sites for ballads and early song are Lindahlís Sixteenth century ballads project, www.pbm.com/~lindahl/ballads/
and the Dutch Liederenbank: www.liederenbank.nl/

General book digitisation sites

www.archive.org,
Project Gutenburg www.gutenberg.org/,
The online Books page: onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
EEBO, Early English Books Online: eebo.chadwyck.com/home
Bibliotheque Nationale de France site www.bnf.fr/fr/acc/x.accueil.html
Gallica gallica.bnf.fr/?lang=en
Hispanic sources at Biblioteca Digital Hispanica www.bne.es/en/Catalogos/BibliotecaDigitalHispanica/Inicio/
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Digitale Sammlung: daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/ausgaben/uni_ausgabe.html?projekt=1328176523&ordnung=sig&recherche=ja&l=de
Cambridge Digital Library Music Collection: cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/music
Danish National Library music collection www.kb.dk/da/nb/samling/ma
Danish Royal Collection can be searched at the REX website: rex.kb.dk/
The Danish Centre for Music Publication www.kb.dk/en/nb/dcm/index.html
Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online: scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/
Polona Polish digital library: polona.pl/
UR Research at the University of Rochester: urresearch.rochester.edu/viewInstitutionalCollection.action;jsessionid=1D40F3D2FC3533A761BA61AF4BAE59DE?collectionId=63
National Library of Scotland (includes special music collections) digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/pageturner.cfm?id=97135480

Commercial sites

Neomusic (some free content, some for sale) www.musicaneo.com
www.epubli.de an online German-based publisher.

Private individuals' sites

Various tablature software packages websites have large amounts of downloadable tablature, typeset in their respective packages, on the site or via links to enthusiasts' websites.

See also:

Allan Alexanderís site www.guitarandlute.com/lutetab.html
Asteria, medieval music for lute and voice: www.asteriamusica.org/medievallute.info/
Nancy Carlin Grounds and Divisions: www.groundsanddivisions.info/
Richard Civiolís Luth-Lirbrairie: luthlibrairie.free.fr/
Jean Daniel Forget, Baroque lute scores (listed by manuscript and by composer):dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/60516846/Partitions_pour_luth_baroque/Index.htm
Christoph Dalitz's site: music.dalitio.de/instr/parts.html#lute
Gavin Emery's Baroque Guitar site, now archived to: web.archive.org/web/20070816170352/www.baroqueguitar.net/
Donatella Gallettiís page web.tiscalinet.it/awebd/music.htm
Sarge Gerbode, large library of modern scores in Fronimo, midi and PDF and cleaned-up facsimiles: www.gerbode.net/; alphabetical by composer: www.lute.ru/gerbode/ft2/composers/
Anton Hogerís page of lute duos, trios, quartets antonslutepage.webnode.com/
Luth-librairie paulduif.home.xs4all.nl/luth-librairie/
Ceza Mateus, luthier, music from Barbe Manuscript: www.mateus-lutes.com/misc.html
Thomas Schall: www.lautenist.de/Renaissance.htm www.lautenist.de/Barock.htm and www.lautenist.de/Ensemble.htm
Peter Steurís database of music for the baroque lute: with links to numerous downloadable sources: mss.slweiss.de/index.php?id=0&type=index&lang=eng
Roman Turovsky, Polyhymnion site polyhymnion.org/swv, including Karl Ernst Schroeder (reconstructed Weiss duets) under Robert Bartoís pages polyhymnion.org/barto/charlie1.pdf
Clive Titmuss, Early Music Studio, under Tablatures: earlymusicstudio.com/tablatures/tablatures-for-lute-and-guitar/
Michael Treder tabulatura.de/lutetabm.html
Alain Veylit: django.musickshandmade.com/pages/old-site
Igor Varfolomeevís lute and guitar site; many of these also have soundfiles www.lute.ru/home_eng.htm
Arto Wikla, music by Robert de Visee www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/wikla/mus/visee.html
Richard Yates, music by Vincenzo Galilei and a few others in tab, and guitar transcriptions yatesguitar.com/scores.php

The Delcamp French language guitar discussion page has a list of all printed 16th century sources and numerous classical guitar transcriptions: www.guitareclassiquedelcamp.com/partitions/luth.html

Other websites' links to sites with assorted downloadable tablature

Xavier Diaz Latorre, links to downloadable tablature and books:
Ed Durbrow's list of sites with downloadable tab: www9.plala.or.jp/edurbrow/webtab.html
On Thomas Schallís site: www.lautenist.de/TablaturesOnline.htm
On Arto Wikla's site: www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/wikla/mus/MusExamp.html
Peter Martin's database of downloadable facsimiles:www.silvius.co.uk/
Ning website (mostly guitar) earlyguitar.ning.com/page/scores-1
Lute Society of America links to downloadable facsimiles: www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~lsa/links/Digital-Facsimiles.html

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