The Lute Society:
Some free downloads for your enjoyment.
Consort music and playing together
Matthew Holmes Consort Music
, edited by Ian Gaskell.
O Happie Ground
- freely available grounds to accompany yourself on the computer as you play the trebles.
- Tears or Lamentations of a sorrowful soul , by Sir William Leighton 1614.
Baroque Lute Tabulature
prepared by Wilfred Foxe.
Playing Baroque Preludes
- an essay by Wilfred Foxe concerning the Prelude and Fantasy for Baroque Lute by Denis Gaultier.
Aria detta La Frescobalda
(Girolamo Frescobaldi) arranged for archlute by Wilfred Foxe.
The Improvising Lutenist
, by Gilbert Isbin - designed to teach improvisation in a contemporary style.
Four Songs from the Book of Common Prayer
for voice, lute and viol by Roy Marks.
Miserere, My Maker (Anon.)
, from the Turpyn Book of Lute Songs, by Wilfred Foxe.
Betrachte meine Seel
from St John Passion, J S Bach, BWV 245, No 19 prepared by Wilfred Foxe.
Blank Tab Manuscript
- for your own compositions.
- new compositions for the lute by Lute Society members.
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