Revealing their hand: lute tablatures in early seventeenth-century England

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleRevealing their hand: lute tablatures in early seventeenth-century England Author(S)ELIZABETH KENNY (Author)
Abstract  In this article I investigate how musical concepts were transmitted in the manuscript culture of late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century lute music in England. Using material from the Mynshall and ML Lute Books I will suggest that a mental map of music theory is built through physical process in a way that might help to explain – at least in England – the gap between the theory books and the working methods of players and composers. ...Paginationp 112-127
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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