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November 8th, 2009

Hello and welcome to the newly renamed and expanded MODERNLUTEMUSIC.COM (formerly MODERNLUTESONGS.COM).


This site is now dedicated to any vocal or instrumental music written in the 20th & 21st centuries which includes lute in a prominent role. The basic philosophy and guidelines for submission have remained the same:

its purpose is to create a platform for composers, publishers & performers to share information about lute music written in the 20th & 21st centuries. There is no intention, however, for this site to be a database of all existing material. A main priority is to provide easier access to audio samples and scores of the material. On this site, therefore, you will not only find brief biographies of the composers, descriptions of the musical works and links to relevant homepages and scores, but also mp3s and links to audio samples of the compositions. Despite the wealth of available material, contemporary lute music is rarely heard at recitals. It is my belief that many lutenists would be interested in new lute music, but are inhibited by ‘fear of the unknown’. It is my hope that this site will encourage lutenists and singers to consider adding modern lute music to their repertoire, and perhaps also compose their own music!


This site is non-evaluative; it will include any composer who requests to be included and follows the (revised) submission guidelines. In the interest of neutrality, the composers will be listed in alphabetical order.


I greatly look forward to hearing from composers, publishers, and interested musicians!

Peter Croton

www.peter-croton.com


February 14th, 2009.

Hello and welcome to MODERNLUTESONGS.COM! As you will see, this site has just been born, so please keep checking back for updates and new listings. (l'information en français)

 

The purpose of this website is to create a platform for composers, publishers & performers to share information about lute songs written in the 20th & 21st centuries. A main priority is to provide easier access to audio samples of the material. On this site, therefore, you will not only find brief biographies of the composers, descriptions of the songs and links to relevant homepages, but also mp3s and links to audio samples of the works.


A 'modern lute composers' page is also provided which lists modern lute songs without audio samples, and modern instrumental music for lute.

 

Despite the wealth of available material, contemporary lute songs are rarely heard at lute song recitals. It is my belief that many lutenists would be interested in new lute songs, but are inhibited by ‘fear of the unknown’. It is my hope that this site will encourage lutenists and singers to consider adding modern lute songs to their repertoire, and perhaps also compose their own music!

 

This site is non-evaluative; it will include any composer who requests to be included and follows the submission guidelines. In the interest of neutrality, the composers will be listed in alphabetical order.

 

I greatly look forward to hearing from composers, publishers, and interested musicians!

 

Peter Croton

www.peter-croton.com