The Renaissance Lute

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1 Branle 0:59 $1.49 Buy
2 Branle gay, C'est mon amy 0:55 $1.49 Buy
3 Haulberroys 1:32 $1.49 Buy
4 Haulberroys 0:47 $1.49 Buy
5 Branle de Poictou 1:25 $1.49 Buy
6 Petite fantasie dessus l'accord du Leut 1:07 $1.49 Buy
7 Passemeze 3:41 $1.49 Buy
8 Pavana Bray 4:57 $1.49 Buy
9 Galliard 1:38 $1.49 Buy
10 Forlorn Hope Fancy 3:38 $1.49 Buy
11 Greensleeves (Ballet Lute Book 1590) 1:39 $1.49 Buy
12 Greensleeves (Thysius Lute Book 1600) 0:53 $1.49 Buy
13 Greensleeves 1:19 $1.49 Buy
14 John Come Kiss Me Now 4:22 $1.49 Buy
15 Madonna katerina 0:58 $1.49 Buy
16 Christ ist erstanden 1:04 $1.49 Buy
17 Und wer er nit erstanded 0:31 $1.49 Buy
18 Der hoff dantz 1:10 $1.49 Buy
19 Der hoff dantz (Nach tantz) 0:49 $1.49 Buy
20 Preambel 1:43 $1.49 Buy
21 Elslein liebstes Elslein mein 1:11 $1.49 Buy
22 Ich klag den tag 1:14 $1.49 Buy
23 Ein welscher tantz Wascha mesa 1:00 $1.49 Buy
24 Der hupff auff 1:47 $1.49 Buy
25 Fantasia 3:01 $1.49 Buy
26 Conde Claros 2:49 $1.49 Buy
27 Mille regretz 3:19 $1.49 Buy
28 Passacaglia 4:45 $1.49 Buy
29 Branles de village 3:55 $1.49 Buy
30 Fantasia 3:56 $1.49 Buy
31 Pavana alla ferrarese 2:05 $1.49 Buy
32 Saltarello 1:25 $1.49 Buy
33 Piva 2:21 $1.49 Buy
34 Ricercar #51 3:10 $1.49 Buy
35 Ricercar #16 1:07 $1.49 Buy
36 Ricercar #33 3:06 $1.49 Buy
37 Ricercar #34 3:14 $1.49 Buy
38 O Bone Jesu 3:17 $1.49 Buy

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When first conceiving this recording, I imagined myself as a first time listener to the lute. I have tried to bring together a collection of pieces that capture some of the variety and range of styles of the Renaissance lute
The lute was the favorite solo instrument of the Renaissance, valued for its portability and its expressiveness. The lute's shadings of dynamics and tone color were literally at the tip of one's fingers
I hope that these varying colors and textures of sound will help communicate the spirit and character of these pieces more clearly, as well as keeping the ear refreshed. For any variety of sounds will be meaningless unless tied to the emotional or structural content of the music.
-Ronn McFarlane

1. Branle - Pierre Attaingnant, pub. (1530, Paris)
2. Branle gay. Cest mon amy
3. Haulberroys
4. Haulberroys
5. Branle de Poictou
6. Petite fantasie dessus l'accord du Lent - Adrian Le Roy (c.1520-1598)
7. Passemeze
8. Pavana Bray - William Byrd (1543-1623)
9. Galliard
10. Forlorn Hope Fancy - John Dowland (1563-1626)
11. Greensleeves - Anon. (Ballet Lute Book c.1590)
12. Greensleeves - Anon. (Thysius Lute Book c. 1600)
13. Greensleeves - Francis Cutting (c.1595)
14. John Come Kiss Me Now - Anon. (Cozens Lute Book c.1600)
15. Madonna katerina - Hans Judenk√ľnig (c.1517, Vienna)
16. Christ ist erstanden (Christ is risen)
17. Und wer er nit erstandin (And who is not risen)
18. Der hoff dantz
19. Der hoff dantz (Nach tantz)
20. Preambel - Hans Newsidler (1536, Nuremberg)
21. Elslein liebstes Elslein mein (Dearest Elslein my Elslein)
22. Ich klag den tag (I lament the day)
23. Ein welscher tantz Wascha mesa
24. Der hupff auff
25. Fantasia - Luis Milan (1536, Valencia)
26. Conde Claros - Luis de Narvaez (1538, Valladolid)
27. Mille regretz
28. Passacaglia - Alessandro Piccinni (1566-1638)
29. Branles de village - Robert Ballard (1614, Paris)
30. Fantasia - Valentin Bakfark (1507-1576)
31. Pavana alla ferrarese - Joanambrosio Dalza (1508, Venice)
32. Saltarello
33. Piva
34. Ricercar #51 - Francesco da Milano (1497-1543)
35. Ricercar #16
36. Fantasia #33
37. Ricercar #34
38. O Bone Jesu
* 8-course lute by Andrew Rutherford, New York, 1986
+ 6-course lute by Ray Nurse, Vancouver, 1992