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#.
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
44 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.)
LMP161 English Lute Duets Volume 2 trans. Gary Spolding
LMP162 English Lute Duets Volume 3 trans. Gary Spolding