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Lute Duo Music (Two Lutes with Grace - Plectrum Lute Duos of the Late 15th  Century) (Lewon, Kieffer)

    
      

 

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Lute Duo Music (Two Lutes with Grace - Plectrum Lute Duos of the Late 15th Century) (Lewon, Kieffer)

The plectrum lute duo was one of the most popular ensembles for professional instrumentalists in late 15th-century Western Europe. This recording presents for the first time the bulk of a surviving repertoire that can arguably be considered for the lute duo, performed on two equal plectrum lutes or with a combination of lute and gittern—a smaller member of the lute family. The album, inspired by the Ferrarese virtuoso Pietrobono dal Chitarino (c. 1417–1497), acclaimed in his lifetime as ‘the foremost lutenist in the world’, includes the earliest printed lute duos by Francesco Spinacino and Joan Ambrosio Dalza and the two-voice instrumental works by Johannes Tinctoris. The often highly ornamented instrumental duos are mostly reworkings of songs, some of which are given here in a performance with the singer Grace Newcombe to provide the context for the lute arrangements that follow.


Josquin des Prez
Spinacino, Francesco, arranger(s)

  La Bernardina de Josquin (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo)
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Agricola, Alexander / Ghiselin, Johannes

  Duo [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)]
2.   Play with flash player Duo [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)] 00:02:01

Dalza, Joan Ambrosio

  Calata a doi lauti
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  J'ay pris amours (arr. J. Martini for voice)
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  J'ay pris amours [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)]
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  Jay pris amours (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo)
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Roelkin

  De tous biens playne
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  La Spagna [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)]
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Tinctoris, Johannes

  Alleluja
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  Je ne fay (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo)
10.   Play with flash player Je ne fay (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo) 00:01:26

Binchois, Gilles de Bins dit

  Comme femme desconfortee
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Agricola, Alexander

  Comme femme desconfortee
12.   Play with flash player Comme femme desconfortee 00:01:35

Tinctoris, Johannes
Lewon, Marc, arranger(s)

  Comme femme (arr. M. Lewon for lute and gittern)
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Tinctoris, Johannes

  Fecit potentiam
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Bedyngham, Johannes
Fallows, David, arranger(s)

  Fortune alas (arr. D. Fallows for voice)
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  Fortune alas [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)]
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  Fortuna desperata (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo)
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Tinctoris, Johannes

  Le souvenir
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Ghiselin, Johannes
Spinacino, Francesco, arranger(s)

  Juli amours (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo)
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  Tenor So ys enprentyd
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Frye, Walter

  So ys empretid
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Tinctoris, Johannes

  Tout a par moy
22.   Play with flash player Tout a par moy 00:02:19

Dalza, Joan Ambrosio

  Saltarello
23.   Play with flash player Saltarello 00:02:45
  Piva (version for 2 lutes)
24.   Play with flash player Piva (version for 2 lutes) 00:01:59

  Duo [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)]
25.   Play with flash player Duo [Perugia, Biblioteca Comunale Augusta, MS 1013 (M 36)] 00:01:06

Tinctoris, Johannes

  Dung aultre amer
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  De tous biens playne
27.   Play with flash player De tous biens playne 00:01:12

Ghizeghen, Hayne van
Spinacino, Francesco, arranger(s)

  De tous biens (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo)
28.   Play with flash player De tous biens (arr. F. Spinacino for lute duo) 00:01:28

Agricola, Alexander

  Gaudeamus omnes in Domino
29.   Play with flash player Gaudeamus omnes in Domino 00:02:25

  Mit ganzem willen (arr. M. Lewon for voice)
30.   Play with flash player Mit ganzem willen (arr. M. Lewon for voice) 00:02:18
  Mit ganzem willen wünsch ich dir (arr. C. Young, P. Kieffer for lute duo)
31.   Play with flash player Mit ganzem willen wünsch ich dir (arr. C. Young, P. Kieffer for lute duo) 00:03:20

Total Playing Time: 01:01:16






Composer(s):
Agricola, Alexander; Bedyngham, Johannes; Binchois, Gilles de Bins dit; Dalza, Joan Ambrosio; Frye, Walter; Ghiselin, Johannes; Ghizeghen, Hayne van; Josquin des Prez; Roelkin; Tinctoris, Johannes

Arranger(s):
Fallows, David; Kieffer, Paul; Lewon, Marc; Martini, Johannes; Spinacino, Francesco; Young, C.

Artist(s):
Kieffer, Paul; Lewon, Marc; Newcombe, Grace

Label: Naxos

Series: Early Music Collection

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Vocal

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.573854

Barcode: 747313385478

Release Date: 02/2020

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