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Patrons of the Lute

by Daniel Shoskes

A collection of lute music from the Renaissance and Baroque. Composed by "amateurs with a day job", these lute Patrons were Doctors, Princes and Counts who supported the professionals and also were solid musicians in their own right.
Genre: Classical: Baroque
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1. Plainte in B-Flat Major
Daniel Shoskes
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2. Suite in B-Flat Major: I. Allemande
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3. Suite in B-Flat Major: II. Courante
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4. Suite in B-Flat Major: III. Rondeau
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5. Suite in B-Flat Major: IV. Menuets 1 and 2
Daniel Shoskes
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6. Suite in B-Flat Major: V. Gigue
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7. My Love Hath Vowed
Daniel Shoskes & Nell Snaidas
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8. Your Faire Looks
Daniel Shoskes & Nell Snaidas
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9. Faine Would I Wed
Daniel Shoskes & Nell Snaidas
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10. Suite in a Minor: I. Allemande
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11. Suite in a Minor: II. Courante
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12. Suite in a Minor: III. Menuet
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13. Suite in a Minor: IV. La Tournée
Daniel Shoskes
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14. Suite in a Minor: V. Gigue
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15. Menuette De La Croix in D Minor
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16. Bourée in D Minor
Daniel Shoskes
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17. Sarabande and Double in A Minor
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18. Menuette and Double in F Major
Daniel Shoskes
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19. Chaconnes in D Minor and F Major
Daniel Shoskes
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20. Gigue Qui Imite Kuku in F Major
Daniel Shoskes
1:54 $0.99
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21. Duet I. Allemande in A Minor
Daniel Shoskes & Kenneth Bé
1:45 $0.99
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22. Duet II. Courante in A Minor
Daniel Shoskes & Kenneth Bé
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23. Duet III. Sarabande in F Major
Daniel Shoskes & Kenneth Bé
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24. Duet IV. Gavotte in F Major
Daniel Shoskes & Kenneth Bé
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25. Passacaglia
Daniel Shoskes
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Album Notes
Detailed CD program notes are available for online reading and download at:
http://www.dshoskes.com/Patrons.pdf

The lute was a popular instrument for both professionals and amateurs in England and Europe from the 16th to 18th centuries. Professional lutenists required the patronage of the Court to make a living and indeed many of their students amongst the nobility became quite decent performers and composers in their own right. As an "amateur with a day job" myself, I want to pay homage to those whose love of music was expressed both through their compositions and their patronage of the full time professionals.

The CD opens with a Plainte by the great baroque lute composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss. This is not a plainte of love, but rather a complaint to an un-named patron who failed to pay his fee! A Patron who did support Weiss was Prince Hyacinth de Lobkowitz (1680-1734), in fact Weiss dedicated one of his Dresden lute sonatas to the Prince. Lobkowitz was regarded as a fine performer and two of his lute suites survive. The suite in Bb major performed here is tuneful, rhythmic and shows an advanced mastery of technique. Much less is known about Count Ferdinand Graf von Bergen (1678-1766), although fully five suites of his have survived in three manuscripts. While his music is charming the lute tablature can be awkward to play as written and does benefit from some re-working. Johann Anton Logy (1650-1721) (also spelled Losy) was a Count in Prague and composed for both baroque lute and baroque guitar. He is perhaps best known for a piece written in his honor by Sylvius Weiss following Logy's death (Tombeau sur la mort de Monseigneur Comte de Logi). The solo works performed here are from the Swedish Kalmar manuscript. The four surviving duet movements (in A minor and F major) do fit together well to make their own suite. The British physician Thomas Campion (1567-1620) was a poet and composer and wrote over 100 lute songs that survive today. Unusual for the period, some are written from the woman's point of view and we include three such examples here. Finally, to close the loop of Patronage, the CD ends with a new piece that I commissioned from the modern day lutenist and composer Ronn McFarlane. Ronn is a prolific performer, founding member of the Baltimore Consort and his CD of his own compositions, Indigo Road, was nominated for a Grammy. The Passacaglia he wrote for this CD is, I believe, one of his most beautiful compositions and it's my honor to present the world premier.

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