Lautenbuch der Elisabeth von Hessen / Elisabeth’s Lute Book. Facsimile 4° Ms. Mus. 108.1. Universitätsbibliothek Kassel. Herausgegeben von / Edited by Axel Halle. Mitarbeiterinnen / Collaborators: Angelika Horstmann (Einleitung), Betty C. Bushey, Translation.


 



Dowland's "Go 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



 


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