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A network for lutenists and lovers of lute music.


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Created by Daniel Shoskes May 25, 2008 at 6:50am. Last updated by Daniel Shoskes May 22, 2010.

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Created by Daniel Shoskes May 14, 2008 at 4:38pm. Last updated by Daniel Shoskes May 14, 2008.



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Jelma van Amersfoort commented on Daniel Shoskes's video
2 hours ago
Daniel Shoskes posted a video

Branle de Loreine by Nicolas Vallet for Renaissance Lute

A series of 4 pieces by Nicolas Vallet from his Secret de Muses (1616). Based on the Renaissance melody Branle ("Brawl") de Loreine. Performed by Daniel Shos...
15 hours ago
Stephen Arndt posted a discussion

A Little Christmas Present: Louis de Moy, "Le petit boucquet de frise orientale"

I invite you to listen to my recording of the fifty-six solo lute pieces found in Louis de Moy, “Le petit boucquet de frise orientale,” which you can find on my website here: . You can either click on an individual title to listen to a single piece or scroll to the…See More
18 hours ago
Ernst Bernhard posted a discussion

Music for Baroque Lute - Edition 2014

I compiled my this year baroque lute recordings on the Edition 2014 CD.  Please find attached the CD cover. Following pieces are at the CD:Philipp Franz LeSage de Richee (1695)01 Echo g-minorErnst Gottlieb Baron (1696 - 1760). Suite in g-minor (Brussels manuscript)02 Allemande, 03 Aria, 04 Menuet-1, 05 Courante06 Menuet-2, 07 SarabandeMarcel Boelaars08 Sarabande a-minorSilvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750)09 Prelude Bb-major (British Library manuscript)Joseph I of Habsburg. Holy Roman Emperor (1678…See More
21 hours ago
Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart left a comment for Stephen H. Berman
"Hello from Ron and Donna.  We see that you are still a major presence with the Jefferson group from their announcements. It's good to see you here, which must mean you are leaning luteward these days."
Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart posted a discussion

Saturday morning quotes - Advent IV and more Willaert

We have posted our Saturday morning quote on the practice of arranging vocal polyphony for solo voice and lute - with a recorded example. & RonSee More
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Tuomas Rauramaa posted a discussion

6c lute by Stephen Murphy for sale

This is not an easy decision, but due to unexpected life events my 6c lute is for sale. This instument is after Gerle, #352 by Stephen Murphy (Mollans Sur Ouveze 2004). I am the second owner of this instrument. String lenght 60 cm. The back is figured maple, top is spruce, the neck is spruce with a plum fingerboard and ebony veneer on the back. The bridge and pegbox are also of plum and the front of the pegbox is veneered with strips of snakewood. The body of the lute is covered with a pine…See More
T.Robb commented on T.Robb's video

Far Coastal

"I've enjoyed a fine tangent on my scordatura project by exploring Finale Printmusic software  to try and create an ensemble score. Its based on music from solo lute though may be hard to tell.Even though I've enjoyed experimenting…"
T.Robb posted a video

Far Coastal

Original music for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Piano, Violin.Viola & Cello
David Dolata posted a discussion

AMS Performance Committee Call for Proposals

Dear Friends,Apologies for sending this so late. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at since I do not log in to our forum regularly enough. Best wishes to you all,David DolataAMS Louisville 2015Call for PerformancesDeadline: 15 January 2015 The AMS Performance Committee invites proposals for concerts, lecture-recitals, and other performances and performance-related events during the 2015 Louisville Annual Meeting. We encourage proposals that demonstrate the…See More


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