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Topic: Archlute

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  Archlute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In appearance the archlute resembles the Theorbo and the Chitarrone, but differs from them in that its body is smaller and that the first and second courscs are at lute pitch rather than an octave lower.
In the second half of the century the arciliuto was increasingly specified to provide continuo in preference to the tiorba and as an alternative to the violone in violin sonatas and trio sonatas (e.g.
In England the archlute came into prominence as an i alternative to the theorbo at the very end of the 17th century.
www.spinnst.co.at /BZ/archlute.html   (557 words)

 Instruments: Guitar Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In our orchestra, archlute has the same tuning as bass guitar, but the fact of having double strings makes the performance of tremolo easier.
During the seventeenth century musicians got preference to this instrument (better than lute), because its sound was rising thanks to the change of strings by louder ones.
Archlute was employed in solos and also for performing continuous bass.
server-die.alc.upv.es /Alcoy/Armonica/english/inst3.htm   (427 words)

 Lutes & Guitars | Continuo instruments
The 'classic' archlute string lengths are 670mm stopped, and 1400mm diapasons (as found on the Harz instrument below) the stringing being 6 double courses on the fingerboard plus 8 single diapasons.
Some have speculated that its neck has been shortened, but we tend to the opinion that it was built like this originally, intended primarily as a continuo archlute; this seems to be further suggested by the fact that a matching pair turned up together.
It is perhaps a suitable instrument for 18th Century archlute continuo, for Purcell and Handel, for example.
www.lutesandguitars.co.uk /htm/cat10.htm   (6056 words)

Archlute, 12-course: (6 x 2) plus (6 x 1) strings.
Archlute, 14-course: (6 x 2) plus (8 x 1) strings, 20 strings in total.
Archlute, 14-course: (6 x 2) + (8 x 1) strings, 20 strings in total.
www.music.ed.ac.uk /euchmi/ubl/ublb2.html   (606 words)

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 INKPOT#44 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: The Four Seasons - Tafelmusik (Sony Vivarte)
The concerto finally ends with a moderate storm compared to the first one of Summer - the intensity of the musical weather created by Lamon surpasses that of the orchestra - her running notes are very clear.
In Autumn, I was constantly drawn to the sound of the archlute decorating the parts of the bowed strings.
The embellishments of the solo violin's line in the beautiful "Winter Largo" is achieved with fluid grace, while in the background, the archlute accompanies the pizzicato strings.
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 Dolmetsch Online - Music Theory Online - Musical Instrument Ranges & Names
The archlute was particularly well adapted to continuo work, but nevertheless had a repertoire of solo pieces written for it.
The archlute was the Italian baroque lute by definition.
The theorbo was apparently an extension of the archlute, its body being larger and the neck containing the second pegbox for the lower strings being even longer.
www.dolmetsch.com /musictheory29.htm   (3983 words)

 Lynda Sayce Theorbo FAQs
The archlute was rather a specialized instrument, which should properly be used for continuo mainly in Roman and southern Italian music, mostly from the second half of the 17th century, and the first decade or so of the 18th.
Its vast repertory includes much of the archlute's music too, for example, reprints of Corelli's trio sonatas often specify theorbo rather than the original archlute.
The archlute has gained a rather spurious popularity today, largely because many players begin their careers on the renaissance lute, and they do not need to relearn the fingerboard to play archlute.
www.theorbo.com /Theorbo/Theorbofaq.htm   (1619 words)

 Lynda Sayce Writings
A history of the archlute and liuto attiorbato, chitarrone and the various types of theorbo.
Essentially a modified form of the author's doctoral thesis, this book is based primarily on the evidence of surviving instruments, but also draws upon historical writings, musical sources and iconography, to present as full a picture as possible of these instruments' histories.
A highly illustrated discussion of Gibbons's woodcarvings which incorporate musical instruments and/or pieces of music, including identifications of all of the musical extracts, and an analysis of their implications for the dating and authentication of the woodcarvings, and the light which they shed on Gibbons's musical knowledge and interests.
www.theorbo.com /Writings/Writings.htm   (283 words)

 Grant Tomlinson - Lutemaker
Based on the archlute by Magno dieffopruchar, Venice c.
Based on the same Magno dieffopruchar archlute as the above instrument (Vienna C45), but with the number of ribs on the back reduced to 17.
The back may be made of either striped yew, dark yew with sycamore spacers, or Honduran rosewood with holly spacers.
www.tomlinsonlutes.com /arch.html   (264 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Archlute
Archlute, large lute with two sets of strings, the pegs of which are set at different distances in the double neck.
Chitarrone (Italian, "big guitar"), musical instrument, a long-necked bass lute (archlute) incorporating freely vibrating bass strings.
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 Search Results for diapason - Encyclopædia Britannica
It was usually about 6 feet (less than 2 m) tall, with a normal lute body.
British-American organ builder who introduced several innovations into electric-organ construction and influenced organ development in the United States.
large bass lute, or archlute, used from the 16th to the 18th century for song accompaniments and for basso continuo parts.
www.britannica.com /search?query=diapason&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (287 words)

This instrument is a good example of a long necked archlute.
The back is made in African Padouk with a 31 rib back.
Archlute: This instrument it is based on an example made by Magno Dieffopruchar in c.1600, Venice, and now belongs in the Vienna Kunsthistoriches Museum, No. C45.This instrument is a rear and exellent example of a long necked lute.The original instrument is constucted in yew with 31 ribs.
www.d-hilton.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /theo/Archlute/archlute.html   (105 words)

 American Bach Soloists - Richard Stone
RICHARD STONE (lute, archlute, and theorbo) has performed in solo recitals, music series and festivals worldwide.
He is one of the most highly regarded baroque vocal accompanists in the United States and is in constant demand as a continuo player on lute, archlute and theorbo.
Conducting credits include Monteverdi’s Poppea, Steffani’s Stabat Mater and Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, which he led from the archlute and theorbo.
www.americanbach.org /Artists/StoneRichard.htm   (136 words)

 North (1987) Continuo playing on the lute, archlute, and theorbo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North (1987) Continuo playing on the lute, archlute, and theorbo
Continuo playing on the lute, archlute, and theorbo
Thorough bass; Lute; Archlute; Theorbo; Instruction and study
www.getcited.org /pub/102557553   (26 words)

 Define archlute : powered by In Dictionary (InDicitonary.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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"archlute" gcide "The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48"
[1913 Webster] Note: A larger form of theorbo was also called the archlute, and was used chiefly, if not only, as an accompaniment to the voice.
www.indictionary.com /define/archlute   (311 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This product is released on the BIS Label.
Amodei, Catalodo {1649-1693}: 'Su l'ore che l'aurora' & 'Lieve al pie, grave al passo' for Voice, Harpsichord & Theorbo; 'Tra l'erbette il pie sciogliea' & 'Gia col manto dell'ombre' for Voice & Harpsichord; 'Va', che l'hai fatto a me' & 'Cola dove il Sebeto' for Voice & Archlute.
Total time: 78'37')Amodei, Catalodo {1649-1693}: 'Su l'ore che l'aurora' & 'Lieve al pie, grave al passo' for Voice, Harpsichord & Theorbo; 'Tra l'erbette il pie sciogliea' & 'Gia col manto dell'ombre' for Voice & Harpsichord; 'Va', che l'hai fatto a me' & 'Cola dove il Sebeto' for Voice & Archlute.
www.classicalenthusiast.com /gordonscds/html/124561.htm   (134 words)

 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: Lady Mary Wroth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Original is at Penshurst (Kent) in the collection of Viscount de L'Isle.
The image represents the poet Mary Wroth (NAEL 1.1422) in a conventional pose and role, holding the archlute, which indicates that she has been educated in the graceful arts (besides instrumental music, singing, dancing, French, fine needlework) that an aristocratic woman was expected to know.
But the massive archlute, emblem of song-making, also points to her Sidney heritage — as niece of the poets Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke, and as daughter of Sir Robert Sidney of Penshurst, also a poet — and to her own distinctly unconventional role as female poet.
www.wwnorton.com /NAEL/17century/topic_1/illustrations/imwroth.htm   (149 words)

 The Italian Archlute | Taran's Tree House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 ROZETTA - luth duo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They seek to expand their repertoire by means of research in Hungarian and European musical libraries, manuscript collections and the study of facsimile editions.
A varied use of the different members of the instrument family (archlute, theorbo, baroque guitar) - chosen to match the character of the pieces - enriches the sonority of their concerts.
In an effort to make their concert programmes even more colourful, they often invite vocal and instrumental guest soloists.
www.artifices.hu /rosetta.html   (244 words)

 My cd's
You can hear me play archlute in a number of trio sonatas.
Dutch repertoire for recorder played on 18th century recorders from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague by Saskia Coolen (recorder), Pieter-Jan Belder (harpsichord and recorder) and David van Ooijen (archlute).
A specially commisioned composition entitled An elysium on earth for chamber choir, string quartet, harp and archlute by Dutch composer E. de Boer.
home.planet.nl /~d.v.ooijen/david/cd.html   (601 words)

 archlute --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The diapasons were tuned according to individual preference, usually in a descending scale from the lowest principal string.
There were three main varieties of archlute: the chitarrone, theorbo (qq.v.
"archlute." Encyclopædia Britannica from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9009297?tocId=9009297   (62 words)

 ArkivMusic | Uccellini: Sonatas / Romanesca
Weird chromaticism, sudden key changes, and shifts of tempo combine with lyrical melodies and improvisatory passages to make for one of the more exciting and unusual programs of Baroque music anywhere.
Andrew Manze (Violin), Nigel North (Archlute), Nigel North (Theorbo),
Nigel North (Archlute), John Toll (Harpsichord), Nigel North (Guitar)
www.arkivmusic.com /classical/Playlist?source=ROMH&date=200404260003   (574 words)

 Chitarrone, Theorbo and Archlute, Part 2
I confess I can make little sense of this, since the archlute was tuned only one tone lower than the thorough-bass theorbo, and its first rwo courses were not lowered the octave, Perhaps Crevecoeur was recommending the lesser French theorbo (tuned in D) for continuo work, and Talbot failed to grasp the distinction.
Or, more likely, he has muddled the reason for preferring the theorbo.
Songs with 13-course theorbo (or archlute?) tuned in G. h.
www.vanedwards.co.uk /spencer/html/spencer2.htm   (2940 words)

 Italian Archlute - Kapsberger, Gianoncelli, Zamboni CD
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 Donatella Galletti studied guitar with Aldo Minella and lute (Renaissance, Baroque, Archlute, Theorbo and Baroque ...
Donatella Galletti studied guitar with Aldo Minella and lute (Renaissance, Baroque, Archlute, Theorbo and Baroque guitar)with Paolo Cherici, and she got the two Diplomas at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Milan
Donatella Galletti studied guitar with Aldo Minella and lute (Renaissance, Baroque, Archlute, Theorbo and Baroque guitar) with Paolo Cherici, and she received Diplomas in both guitar and lute at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Milan.
She has taken part in International Master Classes (Jakob Lindberg, Paul O' Dette, Nigel North and others).She recorded CDs for Stradivarius Editions with Euterpe Group, playing musics by G.Croce and A.Willaert.
spazioinwind.libero.it /donatella_galletti/Encurrdo.htm   (246 words)

 István Kónya lutist - Budapest, Hungary
Timothy Bentch - tenor; István Kónya - renaissance lute, archlute
Ildikó Szakács - soprano; István Kónya - baroque lute, archlute
János Bali - recorder; István Kónya - renaisance lute, archlute
www.lant.hu /repert_en.htm   (430 words)

 CD Spotlight. Considerable pleasure - Emma Kirkby sings music by Cataldo Amodei, reviewed by Patric Standford. '... a ...
In this recital, recorded in 2002 at Länna Church in Sweden, Emma Kirkby is accompanied by Jacob Lindberg, theorbo and archlute, and Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord, each of whom provide excellent solo performances -- an archlute Sonata by Zamboni, and a Passacaglia by one Bernardo Storace.
The six impressive Amodei vocal pieces include a fine cantata dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, Lieve al piè, grave al passo ('With fleeting foot but solemn tread, lovely, unsullied Galilee...
Emma Kirkby, soprano; Jakob Lindberg, theorbo and archlute; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord
www.mvdaily.com /articles/2004/12/amodei2.htm   (188 words)

_ Fourteen course archlute after C.Coch (Venezia s.d.) (strung as a "tiorbino all'ottava" in the pictures).
Extension and neck veneered with ebony and boxwood (or holly) inlay.
_ Fourteen course archlute after M.Sellas (Paris Collection E. String length 590/840 mm.
www.busatolutes.com /archlutes.htm   (71 words)

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