Marc Lewon, Paul Kieffer, Grace Newcombe – Two Lutes with Grace (2020) [24bit FLAC]

Marc Lewon, Paul Kieffer, Grace Newcombe – Two Lutes with Grace (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:19 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
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The plectrum lute duo was one of the most popular ensembles for professional instrumentalists in late 15th-century Western Europe. This recording presents for the first time the bulk of a surviving repertoire that can arguably be considered for the lute duo, performed on two equal plectrum lutes or with a combination of lute and gittern – a smaller member of the lute family. The album, inspired by the Ferrarese virtuoso Pietrobono dal Chitarino (c. 1417–1497), acclaimed in his lifetime as ‘the foremost lutenist in the world’, includes the earliest printed lute duos by Francesco Spinacino and Joan Ambrosio Dalza and the two-voice instrumental works by Johannes Tinctoris. The often highly ornamented instrumental duos are mostly reworkings of songs, some of which are given here in a performance with the singer Grace Newcombe to provide the context for the lute arrangements that follow.

01. La Bernardina (Arr. F. Spinacino for Lute Duo)
02. Lute Duo (I)
03. Calata a doi lauti
04. J’ay pris amours (Arr. J. Martini for Lute Duo & Voice)
05. J’ay pris amours (Arr. for Lute Duo)
06. J’ay pris amours (Arr. F. Spinacino for Lute Duo)
07. De tous biens playne (Arr. Roelkin for Lute Duo)
08. La Spagna (Arr. for Lute & Gittern)
09. Alleluja, M 128 (Arr. for Lute Duo)
10. Je ne fay (Arr. F. Spinacino for Lute Duo)
11. Comme femme desconfortée (Arr. for Lute Duo & Voice)
12. Comme femme desconfortée (Arr. for Lute & Gittern)
13. Comme femme, M 144 (Arr. M. Lewon for Lute & Gittern)
14. Fecit potentiam, M 129 (Arr. for Lute Duo)
15. Fortune Alas (Arr. D. Fallows for Lute Duo & Voice)
16. Fortune Alas (Arr. for Lute & Gittern)
17. Fortuna desperata (Arr. F. Spinacino for Lute Duo)
18. Le souvenir, M 137 (Arr. for Lute & Gittern)
19. Juli amours (Arr. F. Spinacino for Lute Duo)
20. Tenor so ys enprentyd
21. So ys empretid (Arr. for Lute Duo & Voice)
22. Tout a par moy, M 138 (Arr. for Lute Duo)
23. Saltarello e piva: I. Saltarello (Arr. for Lute Duo)
24. Saltarello e piva: II. Piva (Arr. for Lute Duo)
25. Lute Duo (II)
26. D’ung aultre amer, M 143 (Arr. for Lute Duo)
27. De tous biens playne (Arr. J. Tinctoris for Lute & Gittern)
28. De tous biens playne (Arr. F. Spinacino for Lute Duo)
29. Gaudeamus omnes in Domino (Arr. for Lute Duo)
30. Mit ganzem Willen (Arr. M. Lewon for Lute Duo & Voice)
31. Mit ganzem Willen wünsch ich dir (Arr. C. Young & P. Kieffer for Lute Duo)

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