What does a lute sound like?

Here is a sample of Recercata 4 by Francesco da Milano, as played by Frank Wallace on his Centaur album Music of 16th Century Spain CRC 2112. Here is another piece, Fantasia del Primer Tono from the same cd. (both pieces are used with his permission.)

Here is a sample of Federico Marincola's playing from his cd of the works of Vincenzo Capirola, Disques Pierre VERANY, PV793012, (299300 bytes in wav format) and Anthony Holborne VERANY PV795112. Here is a selection from Guillaume Morlaye played on a 4 course guitar.

And here is a collection of baroque lute music.