English Lute Duets volume 2 contains 15 of the finest pieces from the Golden Age of English lute music transcribed for two guitars by Gary Spolding. The book was inspired by tracks on the fabulous CD Two Lutes (Sono Luminus-92155) by Ronn McFarlane and William Simms. Listen on YouTube 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#.
John Johnson - Rogero, Wakefield on a Green, Trenchmore, Chi Passa, The Leaves be Green the Nuts be Brown, A Dump & Delight Pavan
Anonymous - Greensleeves, Callinoe, Robin is to the Greenwood Gone & An Almain
John Danyel - A Fancy
John Marchant / Francis Pilkington - Almain / Echo for Two Lutes
Thomas Robinson - A Plainsong for Two Lutes & Passamezzo Galliard
32 pages in separate parts (no score). The book is designed to be shared on one stand similar to a piano duet book. The equal duets have one guitar part printed on the right hand page and the other on the left, and the treble and ground duets have the ground first followed by the treble. (The pdf version prints on individual sheets so can be used differently.)
LMP160 English Lute Duets Volume 1 trans. Gary Spolding
LMP162 English Lute Duets Volume 3 trans. Gary Spolding