- Four short pieces transcribed from a 1603 lute book. The sources are carefully identified and variations from the original described.
I got mine in a sale so very good value, but still good at the normal price.
- The transcriptions could have been made more readable by making different choices of notation and by reducing clutter around demisemi- quavers.
The description should have said that these transcriptions require the third string to be tuned to F#. A few original bass notes are omitted, but indicated in the score - it might be worth dropping the sixth string to D to get them back.
As one should expect, other readings and transcriptions vary from this one. You need to make some changes before you can play along with Julian Bream (but I wouldn't assume he is more accurate).
Published on: 16 August 2017