Lyre Music


The Art of the Lute in Renaissance France, Volume 1: Early to Mid 16th Century

This new Lyre Music book is a collection of 235 pieces (over 340 music pages) of the lute's most beautiful music from the sources of Renaissance France, including those prepared or printed by Attaingnant, Belin, da Ripa, Le Roy, Morlaye, and Phalese. The book includes numerous dances, fantasias and arrangements of chansons and motets by the masters of French polyphony. All of the pieces are in French tablature and have been collected and edited by Dick Hoban.

The companion CD is a selection of 36 works found in the book performed by Edward Martin on an 8 course Renaissance lute made by Daniel Larson in 2002.

The combined book and CD set sells for $50.00 plus $8.50 US shipping

The book sells for $45.00 plus $8.50 US shipping.
The CD sells for $10.00 plus $2.00 US shipping

International buyers of the book or combined set please pay the item price and add $22.00 for AIR POST or $12.00 for surface international shipping (allow 4 to 6 weeks delivery). International buyers of the CD only please pay $10.00 and add $10.00 for AIR POST or $5.00 for surface shipping.

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Lyre Music Publications
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