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Jacobean Lute Music ()

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composed by Anonymous, Anonymous, English, Anonymous, Jane Pickeringe's Lute Book, Cuthbert Hely, Daniel Bacheler, Jacques Gautier, John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Thomas Robinson

This selection of English lute music stands out from the common run by virtue of a couple of features. First is the unusual lute played by Swedish performer Jakob Lindberg: made around 1590, and dated with dendrochronology techniques, it is "probably the oldest lute in playing condition with its original soundboard." Its gut strings do not produce the sweetest lute sound you've ever heard, but the sound has both character and variety. The second distinctive feature is the closely focused repertory, narrowed down to the ...

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  1. Farewell Fancy (Chromatic fantasia), for lute, P 3
  2. Merry Melancholie (12)
  3. Passamezzo Galliard, for lute
  4. Walking in a Country Town (30)
  5. A Gigue (29)
  6. Pavan
  7. A Scottish Dance, for lute
  8. Drawe neare me and lowe me (from Jane Pickering Lute Book)
  9. Hence to me Molly Gray, for lute
  10. A Scottish Tune, for lute
  11. The Scottish Huntsupe (Jane Pickering Lute Book)
  12. Mounsier's Almaine, for lute
  13. Fantasia for lute (from "Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Book")
  14. Sarabande for lute (from "Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Book")
  15. Round Battle Galliard, for lute, P 39
  16. Prelude for lute
  17. La jeune fillette, for lute (No. 41 from Selected Works for Lute)
  18. Courante, for lute (No. 36 from Selected Works for Lute)
  19. Courante, for lute (attrib.)
  20. Cloches, for lute (attrib.)
  21. Courante, for lute (attrib.)
  22. Pavan, for lute (No. 13a from Selected Works for Lute)
  23. Prelude
  24. John Come Kiss Me Now, for viol (from The Division-Viol)
  25. Fantasia for lute (from "Lord Herbert of Cherbury's Lute Book")
  26. Spanish Pavan for lute
  27. A Gigue (29)
  28. A Toy for 2 lutes
  29. Row Well, you Mariners, for lute
  30. Sir John Langton's Pavan, for lute
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