Elisabeth von Hessen /
Lute Book. Facsimile
4° Ms. Mus. 108.1.
Universitätsbibliothek Kassel. Herausgegeben von / Edited by Axel
Halle. Mitarbeiterinnen /
Collaborators: Angelika Horstmann (Einleitung), Betty C. Bushey,
frome winde etc." (no.1)
Kassel, 2005. Oblong, 18.5 x 15 cm, 24, 200 pp.
Beautiful halftone facsimile of a collection
of solo lute music, German, French and Italian songs with lute
accompaniment and finger
exercises formerly in the possession of Elisabeth (1596-1626), the
eldest daughter of the
Landgraf Moritz von Hessen. The instrumental pieces are notated in
French lute tablature
while the vocal compositions are notated in white mensural notation.
Composers include Victor
de Montbuysson and George Schimmelpfennig. Hardbound with coverboards
that duplicate the
original (sumptuously decorated with the family’s coat of arms). $95