Access to the publications of the Lute Society of America:
A History of the Lute
A History of the Lute from Antiquity to the Renaissance by Douglas Alton Smith. Here's a great serious yet classically beautiful coffee-table gift book for any friend or relative who loves any kind of early music. Now available at a GREAT price!
Douglas Alton Smith's collection of monographs by esteemed lute and guitar pedagogue Patrick O'Brien. The articles addresses subjects such as the use of the hands, arms, and body when playing the lute and dealing with physical injuries the lutenist or guitarist may encounter.
As is true for the other files on this site, this material is available to be downloaded and shared freely. However, we request that any further distribution also be at no cost and that the copyright notice be retained intact.Music
Early in the history of the Lute Society of America, separate editions of lute music were published approximately annually. They were distributed to then-current members free of charge and sold to nonmembers. The Board has now decided to make these editions freely available here for download. Again, we request that any further distribution be at no charge and that the copyright notice be retained intact.
During the 1970s, at the height of enthusiasm for the revival of interest in Early Music, a number of publications came into existence with the hope of spreading the news about this exciting new field. Many of them ceased publication fairly quickly, although a few, like Oxford University Press’ Early Music, have continued to thrive. Neverthless, there were some articles of enduring interest and value that appeared in the ephemeral journals, and we are pleased to be able to provide a wider free distribution for a few of them here. In this case also we request that any further distribution be at no charge and that the copyright notice be retained intact.
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