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Music 402A: Vocal Literature: Lute Songs

Survey of vocal literature with emphasis on art song. Research in area of concentration.

English lute songs

French lute songs

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The lute song was a generic form of music in the late Renaissance and very early Baroque eras, generally consisting of a singer accompanying himself on a lute, though lute songs may often have been performed by a singer and a separate lutenist. A bass viol was very often used to support the bass line in performance.

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Collections to browse

ML 1010 - 1013 - The lute: history, construction, music and playing

M 1623.5 - Secular vocal music accompanied by lute (Collections)

M 1624.5 -  Secular vocal music accompanied by lute (Separate works, by composer)