LSA Journal

The Journal of the Lute Society of America is an open access scholarly refereed journal and has been published annually since 1968. It is one of the foremost international publications of research and scholarship concerning all aspects of the lute, lute music, and all related early plucked instruments and contains articles by eminent researchers from throughout the world. All volumes can be consulted or downloaded here. The Journal welcomes contributions. Contact the Editor, John Griffiths for advice regarding preparation of materials for submission, or any other matter.
ISSN 0076-1524

Journal 1983, Vol. XVI

  • “Santiago de Murcia and François le Cocq”  p3 – Monica Hall
  • “François le Cocq’s Influence on Santiago de Murcia:  Problems with Dates, Sources and Recomposition”  p7 – Craig H. Russell
  • “On the Authorship of William Lawes’s Suite for Two Lutes”  p12 – David Buch
  •  “Lutenists in Renaissance Venice:  Some Notes from the Archives”  p15 – Jonathan Glixon
  • “Some Lutes in Paris Museums, Part 1”  p27 – Joël Dugot
  • “Angelo Gardano’s Balletti Moderni and its Relations to Cesare Negri’s Le Gratie D’Amore”  p57 – C.P. Coldwell
  • “G.G. Kapsberger in Rome, 1604–1645:  New Biographical Data  p103 – Victor Coelho

Journal 1982, Vol. XV

  • “Ornamentation in Sebastian Ochsenkun’s Tabulaturbuch auff die Lauten”  p5 – John O. Robison, 
  • “Changing the Instrument for the Music”  p27 – John M. Ward
  • “Santiago de Murcia:  The French Connection in Baroque Spain”  p40 – Craig H. Russell
  • “New Sources of the Music of Count Losy”  p52 – Tim Crawford
  • Review of Marco de l’Aquila:  12 Ricercari für Renaissancelaute, ed. Stefan Lundgren; Simon Gintzler:  6 Ricercari für Renaissancelaute, ed. Stefan Lundgren; Englische Duette für Renaissancelauten, ed. Stefan Lundgren; Johann Anton Losy:  Zwei Suiten für Barocklaute, ed. Stefan Lundgren; and Charles Mouton:  Suite in g-Moll für Barocklaute, ed. Stefan Lundgren  p84 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Thomas Morley, First Book of Consort Lessons, ed. William Casey  p87 – Lyle Nordstrom
  • Review of Adam Falckenhagen, Gesamtausgabe, ed. Joachim Domning  p91 – Douglas Alton Smith

Journal 1981, Vol. XIV

  • “Lute Music of Johann Anton Losy”  p5 – Emil Vogl
  • “Dowland’s ‘Walsingham’”  p59 – James Meadors 
  • “François Campion’s Secret of Accompaniment for the Theorbo, Guitar and Lute”  p69 – Kevin Mason
  • Review of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. Stanley Sadie  p95 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Guillaume Morlaye, Œvers pour le luth, ed. Michel Renault  p100 – Stanley Buetens
  • Review of Silvius Leopold Weiss:  Suite c-minor, Prelude and Fuga C-major, and Suite g-minor, Konrad Junghänel, Baroque lute, and Silvius Leopold Weiss, Lautenmusik, Toyohiko Sato, Baroque lute  p103 – Douglas Alton Smith

Journal 1980, Vol. XIII

  • “Lutenists at the Court of Mantua in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries”  p5 – William F. Prizer
  • “On the Geometry of the Lute”  p35 – Gerhard Christian Söhne
  • “In Memoriam Emil Vogl (1901–1977)”  p55 – Josef Klima
  • “Johann Anton Losy:  Lutenist of Prague”  p58 (PDF, 1.23 MB) – Emil Vogl
  • Review of Die Lauten- und Geigenmacher des Füssener Landes by Richard Bletschacher, and Die allgauer Lauten- und Geigenmacher by Adolf Layer  p87 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of the facsimiles of Ludovico Roncalli:  Capricci armonici supra la chitarra spagnola (Bergamo, 1692), intro. Michael Macmeeken, and Santiago de Murzia:  Passacalles y obras de guitarra por todos los tonos naturales y accidentales (no city, 1732), intro. Michael Macmeeken  p92 – Robert Strizich
  • Review of J. S. Bach, Opere complete per liuto transcr. Paolo Cherici  p98 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Baroque Duos for Lutes and Baroque Guitars, Catherine Liddell Strizich, Renaissance and Baroque lutes; Robert Strizich, lute and Baroque guitar  p102 – Richard Pinnell

Journal 1979, Vol. XII

  • “Right-Hand Position in Renaissance Lute Technique”  p5 – Paul Beier
  • “The Modena Tiorba Manuscript”  p25 – Mirco Caffagni
  • “A Lute Duet of John Dowland”  p43 – Lyle Nordstrom
  • “The Lutes in the Museo Municipal de Musica in Barcelona”  p48 – John Griffiths
  • “The Resurrection of the Lute in Twentieth-Century Germany”  p67 – Kurt Rottmann
  • “The D Minor Lute in Central Europe After the Second World War”  p73 – Josef Klima
  • Review of Handschriftlich überlieferte Lauten- und Gitarrentablaturen des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts, ed. Wolfgang Boetticher  p78 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of Making Musical Instruments by Charles Ford  p82 – Lyn Elder
  • Review of the facsimile of Simone Molinaro:  Intavolatura di lliuto, libro primo (Venezia, 1599), ed. Orlando Cristoforetti  p84 – Paul O’Dette
  • Review of the facsimile of Giovanni Battista Grantata:  Capricci armonici sopra la chittariglia spagnuola (Bologna, 1646), intro. Paolo Paolini  p86 – Robert Strizich
  • Review of the facsimile of Jacques de Gallot:  Pièces de luth (Paris, no date [1684?]), intro. François Lesure  p93 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Renaissance Music for Two Lutes, Catherine [Liddell] and Robert Strizich, lutes  p96 – Peter Danner
  • Communication in response to “A Translation of H. Newsidler’s Ein Newgeordnet Künstlich Lautenbuch” by Marc Southard & Suzana Cooper in Volume XI (1978)  p99 – Paul O’Dette

Journal 1978, Vol. XI

  • “A Translation of H. Newsidler’s Ein Newgeordnet Künstlich Lautenbuch”  p5 – Marc Southard & Suzana Cooper
  • “Thomas Robinson’s Interpretive Left-Hand Fingerings for the Lute and Cittern”  p26 – Susan G. Sandman
  • “The Lutes in the Bavarian National Museum in Munich”  p36 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • “Luis Milán and Meantone Temperament”  45 – Mark Lindley
  • “Battuto Performance Practice in Early Italian Guitar Music (1606–1637)”  p63 – Joseph Weidlich
  • Review of Miguel de Fuenllana:  Orphénica Lyra, ed. Charles Jacobs  p87 – Peter Danner 
  • Review of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo, arr. Gusta Goldschmidt  p89 – Catherine [Liddell] Strizich
  • Review of Z loutnovich tablature ceského baroka, ed. Emil Vogl.  p94 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of Johann Sebastian Bach:  Opere per liuto, ed. Ernesto Cipriani  p97 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Musik für 2 und 3 Lauten, Konrad Ragossnig, Jürgen Hübscher, and Dieter Kirsch, lutes  p99 – Stanley Buetens
  • Communication about an instrument in the Hague  p100 – Ernst Pohlmann
  • Clarification on information in his article in Vol. VII (1974)  p101 – Peter Danner
  • Errata and addenda to his “A Dowland Miscellany” in Vol. X (1977)  p101 – John M. Ward
  • “Michael Schäffer (1937-1978), A Tribute”  p105 – Franklin Lei, Catherine Liddell Strizich, and Robert Strizich

Journal 1976, Vol. IX

  • “The So-Called ‘Dowland Lute Book’ in the Folger Shakespeare Library”  p5 – John M. Ward
  • “The Lute Duets of John Johnson”  p30 – Lyle Nordstrom
  • “Lutes and Related Instruments in Eight Important European and American Collections (continued)”  p43 – Michael Saffle
  • “Alternate Sources for the Printed Guitar Music of Francesco Corbetta (1615–1681)”  p62 – Richard T. Pinnell 
  • ‘How Beginners…Should Proceed:’  The Lute Instructions of LeSage De Richee”  p87 – Douglas Alton Smith & Peter Danner
  • Review of Giacomo Gorzanis: Libro de intabulatura di liuto (1567), transc. Bruno Tonazzi  p95 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Johann Sebastian Bach:  Drei Lautenkompositionen in zeitgenoessischer Tablatur and Bach, The Prelude, Fuga, and Allegro in Tablature for Lute, arr. David Rhodes; and Bach, Fuga BWV 1000, ed. & transc. Alfonso Borghese  p99 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of facsimile editions of Antoine Franscisque: Le Tresor d’Orphee (Paris, 1600); Denis Gaultier:  Pièces de Luth (Paris, c. 1670); Perrine [first name unknown]:  Livre de musique pour le lut (Paris, 1679 [with insertion from later editions]), and Michel Brenet:  Notes sur l’histoire du luth en France (Turin, 1899)  p102 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of Ernst Gottlieb Baron, Study of the Lute, transl. Douglas Alton Smith  p105 – Diana Poulton
  • Corrections to misprints in his communication in Vol. VIII (1975)  p106 – Eugen Dombois
  • Additional entries to bibliography in article by David Lyons in Vol. VIII (1975)  p108 – The Editors

Journal 1975, Vol. VIII

  • “The Bernhard Jobin Lutebooks (1572–1573)”  p5 – Ruth K. Inglefield
  • “Lutes and Related Instruments in Eight Important European and American Collections”  p22 – Michael Saffle
  • “The Instructions in Matthaeus Waissel’s Lautenbuch”  p49 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • “Nathaniel Diesel, Guitar Tutor to a Royal Lady”  p80 – David B. Lyons
  • Review of The Collected Lute Music of John Dowland, transc. & ed. by Diana Poulton and Basil Lam  p95 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Lute Making by Joan Bachorick  p98 – Lyn Elder
  • Review of Musik for Laute, Vol. I. England; and Musik for Laute, Vol. II. Italien, Konrad Ragossnig, lute  p100 – Thomas F. Heck
  • Douglas Alton Smith, and Robert G. Lundberg, Comments on Lundberg’s article in Vol. VII (1974)  p103 – Edward L. Kottick 
  • Corrections to errors printed in his article in Vol. VII (1974)  p106 – Eugen Dombois
  • Correction and comments to his article in Vol. II (1969)  p106 – Stanley Buetens

Journal 1974, Vol. VII

  •  “Giovanni Paolo Foscarini and His ‘Nuova Inventione’”  p4 – Peter Danner
  • “Lute Music:  Tablatures, Textures and Transcriptions”  p19 – Thomas F. Heck
  • “Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Lute-Making”  p31 – Robert Lundberg
  • “A Spanish Guitar Tutor:  Ribayaz’s Luz y Norte Musical (1677)”  p51 – Robert Strizich
  • “Varieties of Meantone Temperament Realized on the Lute”  p82 – Eugen M. Dombois
  • “Eccentric Forms of the Guitar, 1770–1850”  90 – Joscelyn Godwin
  • Review of Hans Newsidler, Ein newgeordent kunstlich Lautenbuch (1536) and Jacques Bittner, Pieces de luth (1682)  p103 – Peter Danner
  • Review of The Burwell Lute Tutor; The Sampson Lute Book and The Turpyn Lute Book  p104 – Stanley Buetens
  • David Lyons, Review of Baroque Lute Recital, Vol. I, and Baroque Lute Recital, Vol. II, Toyohiko Satoh, [Baroque lute]  p107 – Ron Purcell
  • Review of The Renaissance of the Cittern, The Festival Consort  p109 – Stanley Buetens