Lute Compositions

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‘The Improvising Lutenist’

Chapter 1 : Breaking Down The C Major Scale
Chapter 2 : Single Note Lines Preceded  by A Bass  Note
Chapter 3 : Dyads And Melodic Invention
Chapter 4 : Two dyads Per Measure
Chapter 5 : Adding A Middle Voice
Chapter 6 : Chord Progressions
Chapter 7 : Root Third
Chapter 8 : All Appraoches Thus Far
Chapter 9 : The C Dorian Mode

 

NEW ! Gilbert Isbin Book ‘12 two-part counterpoint compositions’, a collection of early intermediate compositions
for 6 course lute, in a modern, accessible style, grouped according to the species of counterpoint, one to five, for the brain as well as the ear! Twelve pieces, 28 pp, Published by the Uk Lute Society, Review in Tablatuur, The Dutch Lute Magazine, N°113, May 2017

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(All these compositions are copyrighted)

THREE HOURS Pdf. Watch and listen (composed by Nick Drake, arranged for the lute by Gilbert Isbin, performed by Stathis Skandalidis)

ALL THER COLOUR YOU BRING Pdf,  Watch and Listen (from 10 COMPOSITION FOR SOLO LUTE, published by the UK LUTE SOCIETY)

FLOATING Pdf, Watch and Listen  (from 25 EASY LUTE COMPOSITIONS,

REPOSE Pdf,    Watch and Listen  (from 25 EASY LUTE COMPOSITIONS, published by the UK LUTE SOCIETY)

FLOATING Pdf, Watch and Listen  (from 25 EASY LUTE COMPOSITIONS,

MOONLIGHT WHISPER, An Intervallic Study For Solo Lute Pdf   Listen and watch

MORNING DANCE for Alto Recorder, Lute and Viola Da Gamba Pdf    Listen

AFAR for Solo Lute   Listen    Watch

FREERIDE (Nick Drake) for Solo Lute, arranged by Gilbert Isbin Pdf   Listen  Watch

MARCHE DE COCAGNE (Erik Satie) For Solo Lute, arranged by Gilbert Isbin Pdf   Listen

SOLO LUTE PUBLICATIONS

(For Reviews, Audio, You Tube Performances , Pdfs of score samples click on the book titles)

PUBLISHED BY UK LUTE SOCIETY                                              

PUBLISHED BY LANTRO MUSIC

REFLECTIONS, 20 CONTEMPORARY LUTE COMPOSITIONS

ON  MUSCIKSHANDMADE DJANGO

WAY TO BLUE, 3 ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOLO LUTE BY GILBERT ISBIN

PERFORMANCES BY

STATHIS SKANDALIDIS  on YOU TUBE

Afar, Embra, A Festive Song, Twinkle, Gift To The FallSign, From Bloom To Bloom, All The Colour you Bring, Yes Love
3 Nick Drake songs for solo lute 

DAVID VAN OOIJEN on YOU TUBE

A Place To Remember, Saga, Autumn Sonate, Twinkle (on the Int. Lute Festival Utrecht 2013)

Afar, If you Ask Me, Quite Soon the Sun Will Touch The Branches

STUART WALSH on YOU TUBE

Almost all Gilbert Isbin’s compostions have been performed on YOU TUBE by Stuart Walsh

ANDRES BONILLA

Away Awhile, Floating, Gift and Seaong  (on Segunda Jornada de Laudes y Guitarras Antiguas in Centro Cultural Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires – Argentina,. and at Cultural Foundation in Cali – Colombia, Amalgama Cultural)

Some of Gilbert’s lute compositions have been featured in the ”Le joueur du Luth’ (Soc. Française du Luth), ‘Geluit’ (Belgiun Lute society), Nostalgia (LGS Japan), Tablatuur (Dutch Lute Society) , Lute News (UK Lute Society)

 

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