The Magic Lute Book/CD French Tablature

    Hear some Pieces on SoundClick You will have to scroll down to find the pieces. One buyer says: "My copy of The Magic Lute has now arrived, and very lovely it is too. It is subtly different from all my other lute music so interesting for me. The cd is also very nicely played and recorded. You can also hear Tronde Bengtson play "My Own True Love" in a Video on Youtube

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    Turlough O’Carolan was the John Dowland of Ireland.Blinded by Smallpox at the age of 18, he left the trade he was learning and began to learn the harp. People who were blind generally were musicians at that time. The problem is that most of the harpers were born blind, which put Turlough O’Carolan at a huge disadvantage. While playing at a patrons house, he was taken aside. You will never catch up with these other harpers he was told, so you must do something to distinguish yourself, perhaps write some music. That night he sat down and wrote “Sheebeg Sheemore.” He is now probably the most beloved Irish composer. Like John Dowland, he had many patrons, he wrote pieces with those people’s names in the title, and he drank. When you play “Carolan’s Farewell to Music” you will be amazed at how his music seems to be written for the lute. In addition there are many wonderful arrangements from the ancient Skene Manscript. Most selections have one or more variations. If you perform, if you play the lute, this is a volume you must have. The CD contains all the music in this volume and is performed by Allan Alexander on a seven course lute made by Joel Van Lennep.

    This is a terrific collection for performance or playing for your own pleasure. Over 50 Minutes of Music. Every Piece in this Volume is a Gem.

    The Pieces

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    4. The Christmas Lute Book/CD
    5. 23 Easy Pieces for the Renaissance Lute Book/CD
    6. Celtic Music for Lute in Four Volumes with Many Pieces by Turlough O'Carolan
    7. The Guitarist's Lute Book/CD

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    The Pieces

    1. Kilt Thy Coat Maggie - Skene Manuscript

    2. My Lady Laudian's Lilt - Skene Manuscript
    3. Carolan's Farewell - Allan Alexander
    4. Kitty Magennis - Turlough O'Carolan
    5. Carolan's Farewell to Music - Turlough O'Carolan
    6. Leslie's Lilt - Skene Manuscript
    7. Down in Yon Banks - Skene Manuscript
    8. The Truth Above - Very Ancient Hymn
    9. Sally Gardens - Traditional
    10. Captain Kain - Turlough O'Carolan
    11. Eleanor Plunkett - Turlough O'Carolan
    12. Th eTwo William Davises - Turlough O'Carolan
    13. My Own True Love - Allan Alexander
    14. Sa Marrie as we have Bein - Skene Manuscript
    15. Peggie is Over ye Sie Wi Ye Souldier - Skene Manuscript
    16. Flowres of the Forrest - Skene Manuscript
    17. Ladie Rothemayis Lilt - Skene Manuscript
    18. Carolan's Lament - Allan Alexander
    19. Pretty We'll Begann Man - Skene Manuscript
    20. Canaries - Skene Manuscript
    21. Aderneis Lilt - Skene Manuscript
    22. Pantalone - Skene Manuscript

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