English Lute Duets volume 1 contains 20 of the finest pieces from the Golden Age of English lute music transcribed for two guitars by Gary Spolding. The book was inspired by the superb CD of the same name by Jakob Lindberg and Paul O'Dette (BIS-267) and contains the same programme. Listen on Spotify here.
The music has been painstakingly transcribed from sixteenth-century lute books and notated in a way that retains the musical freedom of playing from tablature.
The duets can be played in conventional tuning or in ‘lute tuning’ with string 3 to F#.
Comes as a 44 page sharing book in the style of the originals - the equal duets have parts printed on facing pages and the treble and ground duets have the ground first followed by the treble.
John Johnson - The Flat Pavan, Galliard to the Flat Pavan, The Queen's Treble, Sellenger’s Round, Lavecchia Pavan, Lavecchia Galliard, Greensleeves & The New Hunt’s Up
Thomas Robinson - A Fantasy for Two Lutes, Twenty Ways Upon the Bells, The Queen's Goodnight & A Toy for Two Lutes
Anonymous - Drewry's Accords, A Merry Mood & La Rossignol
John Dowland - My Lord Chamberlain, His Galliard & My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
John Marchant - A Fancy
Alfonso Ferrabosco - The Spanish Pavan
John Danyel - Passymeasures Galliard