Are Vidar Boye Hansen wrote: > > I guess you are talking about the Peder Bang manuscript.
That's right. > That is supposed to be written for a lyra viol. I'm afraid that may be my fault. The book used to be regarded as Norway's only "lute manuscript." A few years ago I pointed out to the librarians at Norsk Musiksamling that it wasn't very likely to have been written for the lute and suggested the lyra viol as an alternative, so they changed their catalogue accordingly. At that time I didn't know there was a cittern tradition in Norway. Rob MacKillop wrote: > Are the chords always on adjacent strings Right, and the arranger has made some effort to make it that way. That's why I'm sure it wasn't for a lute or any other fingerpicked instrument. > (bow - probably lyra-viol), or separated (plucked)? I used to think lyra viol, but there are a lot of problems with that too, so I'm beginning to think a cittern of some kind played with a plectrum is much more likely. (Admittably there are a few details that seem to point towards a bowed instrument too, so the verdict is still open). Frank Nordberg http://www.musicaviva.com http://www.online-guitarist.com http://www.gitar-siden.com http://www.tablatvre.com http://www.mandolin-player.com To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html