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Brian Wright: lute song page

Brian Wright: lute solos, duos & ensemble music page 

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Brian Wright is a Fellow of Trinity College of Music (London) and studied with Anthony Rooley, Adele Krama, Michael Jesset and Anthony Gilbert (composition). He has given recitals at Music Societies, Festivals, Independent schools; performed on radio and TV and for the National Trust throughout the U.K.

                  International recitals, teaching, adjudication at competitions, radio and TV have taken place in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Holland, Germany, Eire, Slovakia, Poland, Czech republic, Russia, Bulgaria, China, Belarus and the U.S.A.Many of his international concerts have been supported by the British Council.

                  Since 1992 he has taught at the International Summer School of Early Music in Valtice, Czech Republic and in 2003 he made a film for Czech TV on the subject of his concert activities with the Czech singer Jarmila Chaloupkova.

                He is a published composer and has provided music for television films. He has made a number of recordings and his compositions and arrangements have been played by leading lutenists and guitarists. His major works include the setting of all the songs in the plays of Shakespeare; the lute tutor, LUTECOSMOS and 5 sonatas for solo guitar. In october of 2011 his "Elegy for Ian Harwood" was performed by Emma Kirkby and Jeni Melia at the memorial service for Ian Harwood.

                 For further information go to:

      and search for brian wright ,lute








Music for solo lute


Suite in 8 movements *


Suite No 2 Variations and Fugue on an original theme*


Tombeau pour Monsieur Reinhardt*


3 Jazz Sketches*


Metamorphosis on a Galliard of John Dowland *


Epigrams ##


Five Fugues ##


Lutecosmos: A Method for Renaissance Lute in 6 books *

Three Simple Suites for Baroque Lute

MUSICA NATALIS book 5: Three Suites on Christmas Carols for Baroque lute,  published by The Lute Society in 2016.

Suite on an old English ballad,for solo Renaissance lute

Reflections on an old English ballad, for solo Renaissance lute

Introduction, Fugue and Allegro on an old English ballad, for solo Renaissance lute

Variations and fugue on "The Lincolnshire poacher", for solo Renaissance lute

Prelude-variations and fugue on "Early one morning", for solo Renaissance lute

Prelude and Fugue on "Scarborough Fair" for Renaissance lute

Prelude, Variations and Fugue on "Sweet Polly Oliver" for Baroque lute

Music for two lutes


Chasing Shadows: Seven easy pieces *



Music for lute and melody instrument


Three for Two: for lute and renaissance flute*


3 Dialogues for lute and treble viol*


n.b. Some of these pieces can be heard on  on                  
(search for brian wright, lute).



Lute Songs

OLD ENGLISH BALLADS for solo voice and lute ##


The Complete Shakespeare Songs in five books


bk.1  Sigh again Shakespeare *


bk.2  A New Varietie of Shakespeare Songs *


bk.3  O Mistress Mine*


bk.4  Orpheus with his Lute *


bk.5  Love, love, nothing but love *



A Chinese Lachrimae (a song cycle)*


Claire de Lune (a song cycle in French with poems by Paul Verlaine)*


Melodies pour Colette (a song cycle in French, various poets) #


Three Lyric Poems of Torquato Tasso (in Italian)*


Five Medieval Carols on Medieval texts*


Valse Melancolique (a song cycle in French, various poets) *


Sister Awake (a song cycle, various poems by women) *


Songs from the Sanskrit (a song cycle) *


Hommage to Caccini (three dramatic monodies, poems by Thomas Hardy) ##

FIVE QUIET SONGS (in German) for voice and lute *

EVENING SONGS (in Czech) for voice and lute # #

MUSICA NATALIS: (Christmas music)

 BOOK 1 for solo lute *

 BOOK 2 for two lutes *

 BOOK 3 for voice and lute *

 BOOK 4 for two voices and lute # # (to be published in 2015)

 BOOK 5 for baroque lute: Suites on Christmas Carols*

 BOOK 6 for soprano, alto, tenor, bass and lute # # (to be published in 2017)

Missa Brevis for voice and lute # #

Elegy for Ian Harwood, for two voices and lute # # ( first performed at the

memorial service for Ian Harwood  by, Dame Emma Kirkby, Jeni Melia and

Brian Wright

STABAT MATER for solo voice and lute

HYMN; AVE MARIS STELLA, for solo voice and lute



Arrangements for the lute


Three songs by Petr Eben for voice and lute ##


Four songs by Bohuslav Martinu for voice and lute ##


Moravian Folk Songs by Leos Janacek for voice and lute ##


Three Religious Songs by Antonin Dvorak for voice and lute ##


Reigious Songs by Adam Michna for voice and lute##


The Jazz Waltz, thirteen pieces by Dave Brubeck, John Lewis, Jim Hall, Bill Evans and others

arranged for solo lute ##


The Entertainer by Scott Joplin arranged for solo lute ##


Music for the Guitar


Sonata no 1 for solo guitar **


Sonata no 2 for solo guitar **


Sonatina alla Spagnuola for solo guitar **


Changes: easy pieces for 1 or 2 guitars ##


Elegy for guitar and orchestra ##


The Jazz Waltz: thirteen pieces by Dave Brubeck, John Lewis, Jim Hall, Bill Evans and others

arranged for solo guitar ##


3 songs of George Gershwin arranged for solo guitar ##

Sonata no3 "appassionata" for solo guitar. **
Metamorphosis on a galliard of John Dowland for solo guitar.**
Nuages: In memoriam Django Reinhardt. for solo guitar. **
In memoriam Geoffrey Burgon  for solo guitar.+


*  Published by The Lute Society

#  Published by the Société Francaise de Luth 

## available from the composer  lutewright(at)
** Published by Dohr
+ Published by Corda Music