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New CD: "Stathis Skandalidis Plays Gilbert Isben" (Tern 007).
Lutenist Skathis Skandalidis performs original conpositions and Flemish medieval songs for Solo lute composed and arranged by Gilbert Isbin, all of which are published in the books 'Harvest' and '7 Old Flemish Songs For Solo Lute' by the UK Lute Society.
Skathis Skandalidis is a lutenist and classical guitarist from Rhodes, Greece. He studied musicology at the University of Athens, guitar at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, the Mozarteaum Salzburg, the New Conservatory of Thessaloniki and participated in master classes and seminars on historical performance with a.o. lutenist Paul O'Dette.

'Reflections, 20 contemporary Lute  Compositions'
Published by Lantro Music

10 Compositions for Solo Lute Volume 2

10 Lute Songs by Gilbert Isbin is a collection of 10 attractive new lute songs by the noted composer, setting poems by Marcus Cumberlege, in an accessible modern style. The accompaniments are for 6-course lute, and both lute and voice parts call for early intermediate or intermediate technique. 29 pages of music; ISBN 978 0 905655 90 1.

The Lute Society

10 Compositions for Solo Lute.
10 new pieces in an accessible contemporary style for six course lute, calling for intermediate to advanced technique. The pieces are entitled 'All the colour you bring', 'Afternoon shadow', 'Seasong', 'Reminiscence', 'Sunset Song', 'Painting', 'Portrait', 'Reflection', 'A Sunday' and 'Gift to the fall'. The style is modern but accessible. 28 pages.ISBN 978 0 905655 68 0

The Lute Society

Three Contemporary Lute Duets, for two 6 course lutes, early intermediate level and upwards, in modern yet accessible style, in score and parts, 2 booklets, 24 pp and 8pp, ISBN 978 0 905655 73 4

The Lute Society

CD "Recall"
with Gilbert Isbin, lute & Scott Walton, bass
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performed by the Meander Ensemble

(Inge Zutterman, soprano, Gilbert Isbin, lute, Lieven Misschaert, lute)

En Wat Dan (lyrics: Jotie T'Hooft, music: Gilbert Isbin)

Gelukszoeker (lyrics: Melanie Van Brugghe, music: Gilbert Isbin)

Saamhorig (lyrics: Luuk Gruwez, Music: Gilbert Isbin)

De Zee (lyrics: Jotie T'Hooft; music: Gilbert Isbin)

'PERFECT DAY', a suite for Recorder, Lute and Viola Da Gamba

performed by De Caemer Van Musiecke  homepage






Gilbert Isbin's compositions (solo lute, lute duet, voice/lute duet, lute/recorder/viola da gamba, guitar solo, guitar duet, guitar quartet, ensemble, – almost 200 - are published by Berben Ediziones Musicales (Italy), The UK Lute Society, Lantro Music (B), Golden River Music (B), Kameleon Editions (B. Disc releases related to Gilbert Isbin are now approaching twenty.

Some of his luteworks have been featured in the ''Le joueur du Luth' (Soc. Française du Luth), 'Geluit' (Belgian Lute Academy), Nostalgia (LGS- Japan), Tablatuur (The Netherlands).

His compositions have been performed by a.o. the guitarquartet Four Times A Lady, Quartetto Chitarristico Italiano, the Spectra Ensemble, Sandro Di Stefano, De Camer van Musiecke, Lieven Misschaert,...

Gilbert performed all over Europe and in the US. Together with lutenist Lieven Misschaert he founded Meander, concentrating on original contemporary lute duets and compositions for voice and 2 lutes. 

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