> do not think the English cittern derives from the Italian at all, I am > sure it derives from the German and its popularity had much to do with > the arrival of a Hanoverian monarchy. > > Always wondered whether the Bremner name - Robert Bremner - is an > indicator of a 2nd generation Scots German. It is 'Bremener' I guess, > and there must have been substantial trade between Bremen and the Scots > East Coast ports.
yes, there was, indeed. Best wishes, Mathias (Bremen, North Germany) -- To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html