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 jagrif@me.com for advice regarding preparation of materials for submission, or any other matter.
ISSN 0076-1524

Journal 1973, Vol. VI

  • “The Survival of the Theorbo Principal”  p4 – Joscelyn Godwin
  • “Hans Gerle:  Sixteenth-Century Lutenist and Pedagogue”  p17 – Jane Pierce
  • “Correct and Easy Fret Placement”  p30 – Eugen M. Dombois
  • “An Update to the Bibliography of Guitar Tablatures”  p33 – Peter Danner
  • “Theorbo Accompaniments of Early Seventeenth-Century Italian Monody”  p37 – Stanley Buetens
  • “Two New English Lute Duets”  p46 (PDF, 23.1 KB) – Lyle Nordstrom
  • “Baron and Weiss Contra Mattheson:  In Defense of the Lute”  p48 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of Liuto, Vihuela, Chitarra, e strumenti similari nelle loro intavolature, con cenni sulle loro letterature by Bruno Tonazzi  p63 – Thomas F. Heck
  • Review of Sonatas for Lute by Sylvius Leopold Weiss, David Rhodes, Baroque lute  p66 – Douglas Alton Smith
  • Review of John Dowland: Lute Songs and Lute Solos, Deborah Minkin, lute; Willard Cobb, tenor  p68 – Peter Danner

Journal 1972, Vol. V

  •  “Before Petrucci:  The Lute in the Fifteenth-Century”  p4 – Peter Danner
  • “Ornamentation in Spanish Baroque Guitar Music”  p18 – Robert Strizich
  • “Bibliography of Guitar Tablatures 1546–1764”  p40 – Peter Danner
  • “Mary Magdalene, Lutenist”  p52 – Daniel Heartz
  • “Description of a Lute”  p68 – Michael Loraine
  • “The Cambridge Consort Books”  p70 – Lyle Nordstrom
  • “A Hungarian Lute Manuscript”  p104 – Dániel Benkö,
  • Review of Das Florilegium des Adrian Denss (Köln, 1594) by Dieter Klöckner  p110 – H. Bruce Lobaugh
  • Review of Laute, Theorbe, Chittarrone by Ernst Pohlmann (2nd enl. ed.)  p114 – Stanley Buetens
  • Review of Francesco Da Milano:  Opere complete per liuto, transc. by Ruggiero Chiesa  p117 – Peter Danner

Journal 1971, Vol. IV

  •  “Notes on Four Sixteenth-Century Tuscan Lutebooks”  p1 – Carol MacClintock
  • “The Lute in the Czech Lands, An Historical Survey”  p9 – Adrienne Simpson
  • “Music in Italian Tablatures for Five-Course Spanish Guitar”  p21 – Richard Hudson
  • “Song Accompaniments for Lyra Viol and Lute”  p43 – Mary Cyr
  • “Left-Handed Fingerings of Difficult Single-Line Passages”  p50 – Stanley Buetens
  • Review of The Lute Music of Francesco Canova da Milano (1497-1543), edited by Arthur J. Ness  p56 – Peter Danner
  • Review of John Dowland by Diana Poulton  p59 – Stanley Buetens

Journal 1970, Vol. III

  •  “Dd.4.23 or English Cittern Music Revisited”  p1 – Peter Danner
  •  “Adrian Denss’ Florilegium (1594)”  p13 – H. Bruce Lobaugh
  • “Caccini-Dowland: Monody Realized”  p22 – Joan Myers
  • “Chordal Aspects of the Italian Dance Style 1500–1650”  p35 – Richard Hudson
  • “On Fretting a Lute”  p53 – Stanley Buetens
  • Review of The Art and Times of the Guitar by Frederic V. Grunfeld and The Illustrated History of the Guitar by Alexander Bellow  p64 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Oeuvres de Nicolas Vallet pour luth seul, transcribed by Andre Souris  p69 – Stanley Buetens

Journal 1969, Vol. II

  • “Ornamentation of Flemish Chansons Found in Lute Duets of Francesco Spinacino”  p1 – Lyle Nordstrom“The Third Lute Suite by Bach, Three Manuscripts and Their Implications”  p9 – Alice Artzt
  • “The Instructions of Alessandro Piccinini”  p6 – Stanley Buetens
  • “Performance Practice Indications in Adrianssen’s Lute Ensemble Music”  p18 – Joan Myers
  • “Nicolas Vallet’s Lute Quartets”  p28 – Stanley Buetens
  • “Saga of a Twentieth-Century Lute Pioneer”  p37 – Suzanne Bloch
  • “A Method for Stringing Lutes”  p44 – Toyohiko Satoh
  • “Some Observations on Recent Editions of Lute Music”  p48 – Peter Danner
  • Review of Method for the Renaissance Lute by Stanley Buetens  p56 – Joseph N. Garton

Journal 1968, Vol. I

  • “Jean-Baptist Besard, Renaissance Gentleman”  p1 – Julia Sutton
  • “The Third Lute Suite by Bach, Three Manuscripts and Their Implications”  p9 – Alice Artzt
  • “Vihuela Technique”  p15 – Joan Myers
  • “Notes on the Jane Pickering Lute Book, with Special Emphasis on the Music for Two Lutes”  p19 – Thomas Forest Kelly
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