English Lute manuscripts and scribes 1530-1630

Julia Craig-McFeely

English Lute Manuscripts and Scribes 1530-1630

An examination of the place of the lute in 16th- and 17th-century English Society through a study of the English Lute Manuscripts of the so-called ‘Golden Age’, including a detailed catalogue of the sources. Book version of a doctoral dissertation by Julia Craig-McFeely, awarded by Oxford in 1993

ReadMe and Table of contents

List of Addenda and Corrigenda notified since the dissertaion was written



1 – The Lute

2 – The English Lute Repertory

3 -Manuscripts: types, characteristics and compilation

4 – Lute scribes and handwriting

5 – Dating lute manuscripts i: material evidence

6 – Dating lute manuscripts ii: implied evidence

7 – Case studies: large file, given in two parts: part 1 | part 2

8 – The Signifying Serpent
Scanned images of paintings discussed in this chapter

List of tables and examples


1 – Inventories of English sources
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
2 – Inventories of Foreign sources
Part 1
Part 2
3 -Index of composers
4 – Index of music titles
5 – Dateable elements in titles of lute music
6 – Duet and consort music in solo lute sources

A major part of this book was originally submitted to the University of Oxford in 1993 as a Doctoral thesis



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