Didn't the Youtube videos circulate here or on the Early Guitar list
   way back when they were first posted?  I've handled at least one of
   these beasts (there's a decent example in New York's Metropolitan
   Museum of Art), but never really endeavored to make music with or even
   to tune one.  Such things just aren't for me; the technical issues of
   jumping between string sets seems too cumbersome and the dedicated
   repertoire is just too scarce.  Frankly, I would be tempted to
   trivialize this particular guitar paradigm as never having escaped the
   amusing-novelty stage of development.

   Alex Timmerman in the Netherlands is a bit of a
   guitar-with-sub-bass-diapasons aficionado.  He had a two-part article
   in consecutive issues of GuitArt a few years ago that I am fairly sure
   touched on harpolyre.  I have reprints someplace, and I can dig up a
   more formal citation soon if anybody is really curious.

   Best,
   Eugene
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Martyn Hodgson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
   Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:05 am
   Subject: [VIHUELA] Re: Sor's harpolyre
   To: Rob MacKillop <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
   Cc: Vihuela <vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
   >
   >
   >    Thanks Rob, I've ordered it as well.
   >
   >    Not sure if ithe music was 'lost'
   > though.  The principal modern work
   >    on Sor  (Brain Jeffrey's book) gives the same
   > source for all three
   >    works (Paris Bibliotheque Nationale) and their
   > titles etc - all
   >    published in 1820 and by the same publisher
   > incidentally - Salman, Rue
   >    Colbert who I don't believe was one of his usual
   > publishers.   Interestingly the prices look comparable
   > with his ordinary guitar
   >    publications. Presumabvly Salman 'took a punt' on
   > this new
   >    instrument....
   >
   >    M
   >    --- On Sat, 22/11/08, Rob MacKillop
   > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
   >
   >      From: Rob MacKillop
   > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>     Subject:
   > Re: [VIHUELA] Sor's harpolyre
   >      To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
   >      Cc: "Vihuela" <vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
   >      Date: Saturday, 22 November, 2008, 9:37 AM
   >
   >    Does this link work? [1]http://tinyurl.com/62zsar
   >    or this:
   >    [2]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Music-of-Fernando-
   > Sor/dp/B0018Y
   > DPJA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1227290706&sr=8-1 (cut and paste
   >    into browser)
   >
   >    Or serch [3]www.amazon.co.uk or com for Lost Music
   > Fernando Sor
   >
   >    Rob
   >
   >
   >
   >    2008/11/22 Martyn Hodgson
   > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
   >    Rob,
   >
   >    Interesting but I can't seem to open this link
   >    regards
   >
   >    Martyn
   >    --- On Fri, 21/11/08, Rob MacKillop
   > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>   wrote:
   >
   >      From: Rob MacKillop
   > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
   > Subject: [VIHUELA] Sor's harpolyre
   >      To: "Vihuela"
   > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>     Date:
   > Friday, 21 November, 2008, 7:48 PM
   >    Anyone seen one of these:
   > [1][8]http://tinyurl.com/62zsar He has a couple
   >    of youtube videos. I've ordered the disc just to
   > hear the repertoire.
   >    Brian Jeffrey's biography of Sor contains a
   > description of the
   >    instrument. The central neck is just a normal
   > guitar. The other necks
   >    have the same bass notes, but one neck has gut
   > strings, the other
   >    wire-covered silk - a strange and subtle thing to
   > devise. Apparently
   >    the repertoire by Sor is among his best...we shall see...
   >
   >
   >
   >    Anyone have more info?
   >
   >
   >
   >    Rob MacKillop
   >
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   > References
   >
   >    1. [9]http://tinyurl.com/62zsar
   >
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   > References
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   >    1. http://tinyurl.com/62zsar
   >    2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Music-of-Fernando-
   > Sor/dp/B0018Y   3. http://www.amazon.co.uk/
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