The Complete Anthology of Lute Music from Musick's Donument
The first complete anthology of lute music contained within Thomas
Maces historic treatise Musicks Monument (1676), transcribed and
edited for classical guitar by Andrew Shepard-Smith. An exquisite
and intriguing collection of early English Baroque lute music
containing twelve preludes, eight complete lute suites,
transcription notes, and a detailed table of ornaments (as outlined
in Musicks Monument). Originally written as a pedagogical text for
lute and theorbo, Maces lute music contains wonderful insights into
the performance practice of the time. A very valuable addition both
the performance repertoire and to the guitar reference literature.
Staff notation; moderate to advanced.