2016-01-26

26Jan16: Brogyntyn Lute Book (c. 1600) completed. This source has a number of familiar dances and some lute duets, but the bulk of the MS consists of lute song accompaniments. It appears to have been intended as “Part Book 2” of a collection, the other parts of which are lost. However, most of the other parts of the songs and duets are available elsewhere. I have brought in these other parts from other English MSS and especially from Philip Brett’s book of consort songs to make for complete pieces. So reconstructed, the lute songs are excellent pieces. There are also many where I was not able to find the other parts, so if anyone has access to these, I would appreciate the help. I have posted a cleaned-up copy of the source facsimile.

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