Vincenzo Capirola

Lute player

Vincenzo Capirola was a famous lute player in the early 1600's. We know about him today because one of his students was an artist, and decorated a manuscript of tablature with beautiful pictures of animals. The book was preserved for the pictures long after the music was of interest to people, and recently people once again discovered the music. This is just what the artist intended.

You can get a copy of Vincenzo Capirola's book from OMI ( and check out the recording by Federico Marincola. You can now download a copy of the book directly from the Newberry library here

Check out the web page of my buddy Wayne He has lots of neat information about lutes and other musical instruments!

tails of birding

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