Cantus Planus’ (excerpt) from SUSURRUS I (for 13-course baroque lute and guitar

Cantus Planus (plainchant) is a body of chants used in the liturgies of the Western Church. When referring to the term plainsong, it is those sacred pieces that are composed in Latin text. Plainsong was the exclusive form of Christian church music until the ninth century, and the introduction of polyphony.

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Basel Lute days 2022

The German Lute Society (DLG), in collaboration with the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis/FHNW, is pleased to announce the BASEL LUTE DAYS, which will take place from September 14th – 18th, 2022 on the Campus of the Basel Music Academy.

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Charlotte De Ley instrumentbuilder

Being the child of two professional musicians, music was all around me growing up. Since 2011 I have been putting my heart and soul in the practice of musical instrumentmaking. A short while after becoming a Vocatio laureate in 2018 and receiving a grant that enabled me to acquire decent tools and machinery I started my own business as a self-employed luthier.

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Zefiro Torna announces spring with timeless music, alchemy, bio-art and musical theater

After a richly filled autumn with performances in the Netherlands, France, Portugal and Latvia, Zefiro Torna will be a guest in her own country again in the coming months. In addition to concerts by BALSAM and Sluimer, the program also includes a CD recording of Time Crawls, a new creation with Muziektheater Transparant, and the long-awaited premiere of PAST >I ORAL.

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Yearbook 2021

Today our Yearbook 2021 was published, containing ao The lute in the Parisian salons of the 17th century by Fred Jacobs, new discoveries about John Dowland by André Nieuwlaat, and Jack Scholten found two relatively little-known lute players in the Album Studiosorum, the list of registrations at the University of Leiden.

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