I've been asked the "couldn't we do it lower in E?" question too many times.
On 10/15/2016 3:10 PM, Matthew Daillie wrote:
On 15/10/2016 21:05, Roman Turovsky wrote:
little squeaky lutes in A are very likely a modern anachronism,
considering that the majority of voices work much better with larger
lutes tuned a whole 3rd lower - to E, or even D.
One does not need to use a 'little squeaky lute in a' to accompany
these airs de cour (although I have had the pleasure of playing two
10-courses in a'415 that were anything but squeaky). One should
obviously use whatever lute suits the singer.
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