Chronological List of Tablatures from the 1500's

The following chronological list includes existing plucked-string tablatures from 1500-1599, as well as sources known to have existed that are now lost. Eventually, links will be established for most entries, giving more complete bibliographical information. Note that the list contains primarily music in some form of lute or guitar tablature, not music in staff notation that might possibly have been played on the lute or other plucked string instrument.

The names of places have been given their modern English equivalent, for consistency, and the modern political names of the countries in which these cities are located have been added in brackets. The following sources were used in compiling this list:

[BOETTICHER 1979] = Boetticher, Wolfgang. "Zur inhaltichen Bestimmung des für Laute intavolierten Handschriftenbestands." Acta Musicologica 51:2 (Jul.-Dec., 1979): 193-203.

Brown, Howard Mayer. Instrumental Music Printed before 1600: A Bibliography (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979)

[COELHO] = Coelho, Victor. The Manuscript Sources of Seventeenth-Century Italian Lute Music. (New York: Garland, 1995).

[CRAIG-McFEELY 1992] = Craig-McFeely, Julia. "Fragments of English Lute Music I: The British Library." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXXII (1992): 72-82

[CRAIG-McFEELY 1993] = Craig-McFeely, Julia. "Fragments of English Lute Music II: Oxford Libraries." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXXIII (1993): 34-54.

[NG] = The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (New York: Grove, 2001)

[POHLMANN] = Pohlmann, Ernst. Laute, Theorbe, Chitarrone: die Lauten-Instrumente, ihre Musik und Literatur von 1500 bis zur Gegenwart, 2. Aufl. (Lilienthal (Bremen): Edition Eres, 1972).

[RISM A] = Einzeldrucke vor 1800 (Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1971- ).

[RISM A/II] Music Manuscripts after 1600.

[RISM B] = Recueils imprimés: XVIe-XVIIe siècles (München: G. Henle, 1960- ).

[RISM B/VII] = Boetticher, Wolfgang. Handschriftlich Überlieferte Lauten- und Gitarrentabulaturen des 15. bis 18. Jahrhunderts (Munich: G. Henle, 1978)

[SMT] = Sources manuscrites en tablature: Luth et théorbe (c.1500-c.1800), Christian Meyer, ed. (Baden-Baden & Bouxwiller, Valentin Koerner, 1991- )

[TYLER] = Tyler, James. The Guitar And Its Music: From The Renaissance To The Classical Era (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)

[TYLER 1980] = Tyler, James. The Early Guitar: A History and a Handbook (London: Oxford University Press, 1980)

[YAKELEY] = Yakeley, M. June. "New Sources of Spanish Guitar Music for the Five-Course Guitar." Revista de musicología 19:1-2 (1996): 267-286.

Also see the statistical survey of contents, for information about the type of genres included in each book and the extent of reprinted material in the sixteenth century.

D-KA Don Mus. Autogr. 1 [1500-1549]
(Germany) [7 dances; RISM A/II 453011178]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
I-Bu MS 596. HH. 2 [c1500?-1560]
[BOETTICHER 1979 p. 202] (Naples? [Italy])
  • 7-course lute? in Neapolitan tablature
I-Vnm Lat. 336, coll. 1581, fol. 1 [1500?]
([northern Italy]) [see: Harrán, Don. "In Pursuit of Origins: The Earliest Writing on Text Underlay (c. 1440)." Acta Musicologica 50:1/2 (Jan.-Dec. 1978): 217-240.]
  • 6-course bass lute? in a fingerboard diagram with note names
F-Pn Rés. Vmd ms. 27 [1501-1510]
"Thibault Manuscript." (Venice? [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 228 (Ms. ohne Sig. IV); SMT I p. 113]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in Italian tablature (vocal parts missing)
Puerto 1504
Puerto, Diego del. Portus. Musice correctus seu emendatus in quo nemo periclitabitur . . . (Salamanca, [Spain]: J. de Porras)
  • music treatise (mentions vihuela)
Dall'Aquila 1505 [LOST]
Dall'Aquila, Marco. [Intabulatura de lauto?] (Venice, [Italy]: Marco dall'Aquila?).
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
Spinacino 1507a
Spinacino, Francesco. Intabulatura de lauto, libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
Spinacino 1507b
Spinacino, Francesco. Intabulatura de lauto, libro secondo (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
Dalza 1508
Dalza, Joan Ambrosio. Intabulatura de lauto, libro quarto. Padoane diverse, calate a la spagnola, calate a la taliana [sic]. Tastar de corde con li soi recercar drietro. Frottole. (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablatur
Giovan Maria 1508 [LOST]
Giovanni Maria Alemani. Intabulatura de lauto, libro tertio (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Bossinensis 1509
Bossinensis, Franciscus. Tenori e contrabassi intabulati col sopran in canto figurato per cantar e sonar col lauto Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Bossinensis 1511
Bossinensis, Franciscus. Tenori e contrabassi intabuati col sopran in canto figurato per cantar e sonar col lauto Libro secundo (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Virdung 1511
Virdung, Sebastian. Musica getutscht und aussgezogen durch Sebastianum Virdung Priesters von Amberg und alles Gesang auss den Noten in die Tabulaturen diser benanten dryer Instrumenten der Orgeln, der Lauten und der Flöten transferieren zu lernen Kurtzlich gemacht zu Eren den hoch wirdigen hoch gebornen Fürsten unnd Herren: Herr Wilhalmen Bischove zü Straszburg, seynem gnedigen Herren (Basel, [Switzerland]: Michael Furter).
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Schlick 1512
Schlick, Arnolt. Tabulaturen etlicher Lobgesang und Lidlein uff die Orgeln und Lauten. Ein Theil mit zweien Stimmen zu zwicken und die drit dartzu singen etlich on Gesangk mit dreien von Arnolt Schlicken Pfaltz-gravischem Churfürstlichem Organisten tabulirt . . . (Mainz, [Germany]: Peter Schöffern).
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and German tablature
CH-Fcu Cap. Rés. 527 [1513?-1519]
Falk, Peter. "Fribourg Manuscript." (Milan? [Italy]) [SMT I p. 31]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Bossinensis c1515
Bossinensis, Franciscus. Tenori e contrabassi intabulati col sopran in canto figurato per cantar e sonar col lauto Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Ottaviano Petrucci).
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
US-Cn Case MS VM C. 25 [1517-1520]
"Capirola Manuscript." (Venice? [Italy]). [RISM B/VII p. 79]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
A-Wn Ms. 9704 (Rec. 1711) [1519-1523]
Thurner, Jakob. "Lautenbüchlein des Jakob Thurner." (Vienna? [Austria]). [RISM B/VII p. 358; SMT III/1 p. 120]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Virdung 151?
Virdung, Sebastian. Musica getutscht und aussgezogen durch Sebastianum Virdung Priesters von Amberg und alles Gesang auss den Noten in die Tabulaturen diser benanten dryer Instrumenten der Orgeln, der Lauten und der Flöten transferieren zu lernen Kurtzlich gemacht zu Eren den hoch wirdigen hoch gebornen Fürsten unnd Herren: Herr Wilhalmen Bischove zü Straszburg, seynem gnedigen Herren (Augsburg?, [Germany]: Johann Schönsperger?).
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
GB-Lbl C.48.h.1 [c1520]
(Valencia, Spain?) [not in RISM; ms. addition to Lucius Marineus Siculus, Epistolarum familiarum (Valladolid, 1514); see: Antonio Corona-Alcalde, "The earliest vihuela tablature: a recent discovery." Early Music XX:4 (1992): 594-600; one folio only]
  • 6-course vihuela in inverted Italian tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 31389 [c1520]
(Venice, [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 180, incorrectly as 3rd quarter of the 16th century; see: Denys Stephens and John H. Robinson (eds.), British Library Additional Manuscript 31389: A Venetian Lute Manuscript of c1520. (London: Lute Society Music Editions, 2006)]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40154 [c1520]
"Deutsche Lautentabulatur." ([Germany?]) [RISM B/VII p. 28 (in D-B); SMT III/2 p. 128]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.56 [1522]
Amerbach, Bonifacius. "Bonifacius Amerbach Lute Book." (Avignon, [France]). [RISM B/VII p. 13; SMT I p. 11]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Judenkünig 1523
Judenkünig, Hans. Ain schone kunstliche Underweisung in disem Büechlein, leychtlich zu begreyffen den rechten Grund zu lernen auff der Lautten und Geygen, mit Vleiss gemacht dürch Hans Judenkünig, pirtig von Schwebischen Gmünd, Lutenist, yetz zu Wien Osterreich (Vienna, [Austria]: Singriener).
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Judenkünig c1523
Judenkünig, Hans. Utilis et compendiaria introductio, qua ut fundamento iacto quam facillime musicum exercitium, instrumentorum et lutine, et quod vulgo Geygen nominant, addiscitur labore studio et impensis Ioannis Judenkünig de Schbebischen Gmundt in communem omnium usum et utilitatem typis excudendum primum exhibitum. (Vienna, [Austria]: Singriener?).
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-Mu 4° cod. ms. 718 [1523-1524]
"Tabulaturbuch des Jorg Wiltzell." ([Germany?]). [RISM B/VII p. 226; SMT II p. 239]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Schlumberger 1525/32 [LOST]
Schlumberger, J. Cythare germanice tabulature (Mainz?, [Germany]: s.n.).
  • cittern
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 41950 [1525?]
"Blindhamers Lautentabulatur." [SMT II p. 301 (in D-WERl)] [South Germany?].
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18688 [1526-1540]
Craus, Stephan. "Lautentabulatur des Stephan Craus." (Ebenfuth? [Austria]). [RISM B/VII p. 352; SMT III/1 p. 125]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Agricola 1529
Agricola, Martin. Musica instrumentalis deudsch ynn welcher begriffen ist, wie man nach dem Gesange auff mancherley Pfeiffen lernen sol, auch wie auff die Orgel, Harffen, Lauten, Geigen, und allerley Instrument und Seytenspiel, nach der rechtgegründten Tabelthur sey abzusetsen. Mart. Agricola. (Wittenberg, [Germany]: Georg Rhaw).
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German keyboard tablature
Attaingnant 1529
Attaingnant, Pierre, publisher. Tres breve et familiere introduction pour entendre et apprendre par soy mesmes a jouer toutes chansons reduictes en la tabulature du lutz, avec la maniere d'accorder le dict lutz (Paris, [France]: Pierre Attaingnant).
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 6-course lute (and voice?) in staff notation and French tablature
Vorsterman 1529
Vorsterman, Guillaume, publisher. Livre plaisant et tres utile pour apprendre a faire et ordonner toutes tabulatures hors le discant dont et par lesquelles l'on peut facilement et legierement aprendre a jouer sur les manicordion, luc, et flutes (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Guillaume Vorsterman).
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
D-B Mus. ant.theor. F 100 [c1529- ]
(supplement to Attaingnant 1529; Italy?) [SMT II p. 19].
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Tromboncino 152?
Tromboncino, Bartolomeo, and Marco Cara. Frottole de Misser Bortolomio Tromboncino et de Misser Marcheto Cara con tenori et bassi tabulati et con soprani in canto figurato per cantar et sonar col lauto (Rome, [Italy]: L.A. Giunta).
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Agricola 1530
Agricola, Martin. Musica instrumentalis deudsch ynn welcher begriffen ist, wie man nach dem Gesange auff mancherley Pfeiffen lernen sol, auch wie auff die Orgel, Harffen, Lauten, Geigen, und allerley Instrument und Seytenspiel, nach der rechtgegründten Tabelthur sey abzusetsen. Mart. Agricola. (Wittenberg, [Germany]: Georg Rhaw)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German keyboard tablature
Attaingnant 1530
Attaingnant, Pierre, publisher. Dixhuit basses dances (Paris, [France]: Pierre Attaingnant)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and French tablature
Finé 1530
Finé, Oronce. Epithoma musice instrumentalis ad omni modam hemispherii seu luthine et theoricam et practicam per Orontium Fineum delphinatem studiose collectum (Paris, [France]: Pierre Attaingnant)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in diagrams [no music]
Francesco da Milano c1530
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura da leuto del divino Francisco da Milano novamente stanpata [sic] (S.l. [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Agricola 1532
Agricola, Martin. Musica instrumentalis deudsch ynn welcher begriffen ist, wie man nach dem Gesange auff mancherley Pfeiffen lernen sol, auch wie auff die Orgel, Harffen, Lauten, Geigen, und allerley Instrument und Seytenspiel, nach der rechtgegründten Tabelthur sey abzusetsen. Mart. Agricola. (Wittenberg? [Germany]: Georg Rhaw?)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German keyboard tablature
Gerle 1532
Gerle, Hans. Musica Teusch auf die Instrument der grossen unnd kleinen Geygen, auch Lautten, welcher massen die mit Grundt und Art irer Composicion auss dem Gesang in die Tabulatur zu ordnen und zu setzen ist, sampt verborgener Applicacion und Kunst . . . vormals im Truck ney und ytzo durch Hans Gerle Lutinist zu Nurenberg aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hieronymus Formschneider)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Gerle 1533
Gerle, Hans. Tabulatur auff die Laudten etlicher Preambel, Teutscher, Welscher und Francösischer stück, von Liedlein, Muteten, und schönen Psalmen, mit drey und vier stymmen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hieronymus Formschneider)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1512 [1533-1550]
([Germany?]) [RISM B/VII p. 221; SMT II p. 225]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Casteliono 1536
Casteliono, Giovanni Antonio, publisher. Intabolatura de leuto de diversi autori novamente stampata et con diligentia revista . . . (Milan, [Italy]: Giovanni Antionio Casteliono)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1536a
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura di liuto de diversi, con la bataglia, et altre cose bellissime, di M. Francesco da Milano, stampata nuovamente (Venice, [Italy]: Francesco Marcolini)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1536b
Francesco da Milano. Intavolatura de viola o vero lauto cioe recercate, canzone francese, mottete, composto per lo Eccellente et unico musico Francesco Milanese, non mai piu stampata. Libro primo della fortuna (Naples, [Italy]: Joannes Sulzbach)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1536c
Francesco da Milano.Intavolatura de viola o vero lauto composto per lo eccellente et unico musico Francesco Milanese non mai piu stampata. Libro secondo de la fortuna (Naples, [Italy]: Joannes Sulzbach)
  • 6-course lute in Neapolitan tablature
Luscinius 1536
Luscinius, Ottomar. Musurgia seu praxis musicae. Illius primo quae instrumentis agitur certa ratio, ab Ottomaro Luscinio argentino duobus libris absoluta. Eiusdem Ottomari Luscinii, de concentus polyphoni, id est, ex plurifariis vocibus compositi canonibus, libri totidem (Strasbourg, [France]: Johann Schott)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Milán 1536
Milán, Luis. Libro de musica de vihuela de mano, intitulado El maestro. El qual trahe el mesmo estilo y orden que un maestro traheria con un discipulo principiante: mostrandole ordenadamente desde los principios toda cosa que podria ignorar, para entender la presente obra (Valencia, [Spain]: Francisco Diaz Romano)
  • 6-course vihuela in inverted Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in inverted Italian tablature (with red numbers for the voice)
Neusidler 1536a
Neusidler, Hans. Ein newgeordent künstlich Lautenbuch in zwen Theyl getheylt. Der erst für die anfahenden Schuler . . . Im andern Theyl sein begriffen vil ausserlesner kunstreicher Stuck von Fantaseyen Preambeln Psalmen und Muteten . . . auff die Lauten dargeben. Dergleichen vormals nie im Truck aber jetzo durch mich Hansen Newsidler Lutinisten . . . offenlich aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Johannes Petreius)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Neusidler 1536b
Neusidler, Hans. Der ander Theil des Lautenbuchs. Darin sind begriffen vil ausserlesner kunstreycher Stuck von Fantaseyen, Preambeln, Psalmen, und Muteten die von den hochberümbten und besten Organisten als einem Schatz gehalten die sein mit sonderm Fleyss auff die organistisch Art gemacht und coloriert für di geübten unnd erfarnen diser Kunst auff die Lauten dargeben. Dergleichen vormals nie im Truck aber yetzo durch mich Hansen Newsidler Lutinisten und Bürger zu Nürnberg offenlich aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Johannes Petreius)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Verdelot 1536
Verdelot, Philippe, and Adrian Willaert. Intavolatura de li madrigali de Verdelotto da cantare et sonare nel lauto, intavolati par Messer Adriano, novamente stampata, et con ogni diligentia corretta (Venice, [Italy]: Ottavio Scotto)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 266 [1536-1570]
Herwart, Johann Heinrich, Marco dall'Aquila, Melchior Neusidler, et al. (Augsburg, Germany) [[collection of loose pages; see: Arthur Ness, Newsidler Portraits and Autograph Manuscripts; RISM B/VII p. 214; SMT II p. 203]RISM B/VII p. 214; SMT II p. 203]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
RUS-KA Geheimes Staatsarchiv Ms. Et. Min. 126e [1536] [LOST]
[RISM B/VII p. 151; SMT III/2 p. 249]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
US-Wc MT 640 .N3 [1536- ]
(German?) [not in RISM; ms. addition to Neusidler 1536a]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Gerle 1537
Gerle, Hans. Musica Teusch auf die Instrument der grossen unnd kleinen Geygen, auch Lautten, welcher massen die mit Grundt und Art irer Composicion auss dem Gesang in die Tabulatur zu ordnen und zu setzen ist, sampt verborgener Applicacion und Kunst . . . vormals im Truck ney und ytzo durch Hans Gerle Lutinist zu Nurenberg aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hieronymus Formschneider)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
GB-Evesham, Almonry Museum "Alcetur Bible" [1537-1540]
Alcetur, John. ms. addition to "Matthew" Bible of 1537 (Evesham, Worcestershire, [England])
  • tuning chart for 6-course lute in French tablature
Narváez 1538
Narváez, Luis de. Los seys libros del Delphin de musica de cifras para tañer vihuela (Valladolid, [Spain]: Diego Hernandez de Cordova)
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in Italian tablature (with red numbers for the voice)
PL-WRk Ms. 352 [1538-1544]
(Vienna, Austria) [RISM B/VII p. 370; SMT III/2 p. 232]
  • 6-course lute in German and Italian tablatures
Neusidler 1540
Neusidler, Hans. Ein newes Lautenbüchlein mit vil schönen Liedern, die gantz artlich und lieblich auch teutsch und welsche Tentz auch welsche und frantzösiche Stück mit sondern Fleyss verfasst und zusamen gebracht durch mich Hansen Newsidler Luttenisten und Burger zu Nürnberg (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hans Guldenmundt)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Pagano c1540
[anonymous broadside]. Come se ha da accordar il lautto . . . (Venice, [Italy]: Matio Pagano)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature [one example only]
Verdelot 1540
Verdelot, Philippe, and Adrian Willaert. Intavolatura de li madrigali de Verdelotto da cantare et sonare nel lauto, intavolati par Messer Adriano, novamente stampata, et con ogni diligentia corretta (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
A-Wn Ms. 960 [c1540]
(Austria?) [RISM B/VII p. 358; SMT III/1 p. 119]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18827 [c1540]
[RISM B/VII p. 355; SMT III/1 p. 133]
  • 6-course lute in Italian and German tablature
D-Lr Ms. Mus. ant. pract. 1196 [1540-1549]
[RISM B/VII p. 197; SMT II p. 199]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 270 [1540-1550]
[RISM B/VII p. 216; SMT II p. 215]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Agricola 1542
Agricola, Martin. Musica instrumentalis deudsch ynn welcher begriffen ist, wie man nach dem Gesange auff mancherley Pfeiffen lernen sol, auch wie auff die Orgel, Harffen, Lauten, Geigen, und allerley Instrument und Seytenspiel, nach der rechtgegründten Tabelthur sey abzusetsen. Mart. Agricola. (Wittenberg, [Germany]: Georg Rhaw)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German keyboard tablature
Luscinius 1542
Luscinius, Ottomar. Musurgia seu praxis musicae. Illius primo quae instrumentis agitur certa ratio, ab Ottomaro Luscinio argentino duobus libris absoluta. Eiusdem Ottomari Luscinii, de concentus polyphoni, id est, ex plurifariis vocibus compositi canonibus, libri totidem (Strasbourg, [France]: Johann Schott) treatise
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Agricola 1543
Agricola, Martin. Quaestiones vulgatiores in musicam, pro magdeburgensis scholae pueris digestae . . . Item de recto testudinis colle ex arte probato, de tonorum formatione, monochordo, ac lectionum accentibus . . . (Magdeburg, [Germany]: Michael Lotter)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute diagram in German keyboard tablature
Ganassi 1543
Ganassi dal Fontego, Sylvestro di. Lettione seconda. Lettione seconda pur della prattica di sonare il violone d'arco da tasti, composta per Silvestro Ganassi dal Fontego desideroso nella pictura, la quale tratta dell'effetto della corda falsa giusta e media et il ponere li tasti con ogni rason e prattica, et ancora lo acordar ditto violone con la diligentia conveniente in diverse maniere et accomode ancora per quelli che sonano la viola senza tasti con una nuova tabulatura di lauto adottata di molti et utilissimi secreti a propositi nell'effetto dil valente di tal strumento e strumenti et ancora il modo di sonare piu parte con il violone unito con la voce. Opera utilissima a chi se diletta de imparare sonare (Venice, [Italy]: Sylvestro di Ganassi dal Fontego)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Neusidler 1544a
Neusidler, Hans. Das erst Buch. Ein newes Lautenbüchlein mit vil feiner lieblichen Liedern für die jungen Schuler die fein leicht und gantz ring zu lernen seind auch etlich feine Tentz welisch und frantzösiche Stück die fein artlich und lieblich collerirt mit sünderm Fleys verfast und zusamen gebracht durch mich Hansen Newsidler Lutennisten und Burger zu Nürnberg offentlich aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hans Günther)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Neusidler 1544b
Neusidler, Hans. Das ander Buch. Ein new künstlich Lautten Buch für die anfahnenden Schuler die aus rechtem Grund und Kunst nach der Tabulatur gantz leicht ring zu lernen durch ein leicht Exempel dieser Pünbtlein . . . Mit vil schönen lieblichen Stücken teitscher und welscher Tentz auch vil artlicher guter welischer und frantzösischer Stück auch zwo Schlacht die vor Bafia und die frantzösisch die seind mit allem Fleys mit lieblicher Colloratur gemacht dies ein jeder zu seinem Lust gebrauchen mag. Durch mich Hansen Newsidler Lutinisten und Burger zu Nürnberg zusammen gebracht und offenlich aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hans Günther)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Neusidler 1544c
Neusidler, Hans. Das dritt Buch. Ein new künstlich Lautten Buch darin vil trefflicher grosser meisterlichen Kunst Stück von Psalmen und Muteten . . . vor der kein nye in Druck kumen aber jtzo durch mich Hansen Newsidler Lutenisten und Burger zu Nürnberg . . . zusamen gebracht und offentlich aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hans Günther)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
S-Sk Ms. S. 226 [1544-1560]
(Sweden?) [copy of Neusidler?; RISM B/VII p. 325; see Rudén p. 42]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Agricola 1545
Agricola, Martin. Musica instrumentalis deudsch ynn welcher begriffen ist, wie man nach dem Gesange auff mancherley Pfeiffen lernen sol, auch wie auff die Orgel, Harffen, Lauten, Geigen, und allerley Instrument und Seytenspiel, nach der rechtgegründten Tabelthur sey abzusetsen darin das Fundament und Application der Finger und Zungen, auff mancherley Pfeiffen als Flöten, Kromphörner, Zincken, Bomhard, Schalmeyen, Sackpfeiffen und Schweitzerpfeiffen etc. Darzu von dreierley Geigen als welschen, polischen und kleinen Handgeiglein und wie die Griffe drauff auch auff Lauten künstlich abgemessen werden, item vom Monochordo, auch von künstlicher Stimmung der Orgelpfeiffen, und Zimbeln . . . (Wittenberg, [Germany]: Georg Rhaw)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute diagram in German tablature (no actual music)
  • 6-course lute in keyboard tablature
Phalèse 1545
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Des chansons reduictz en tablature de lut à deux, trois, et quatre parties. Avecq une briefve et familiaire introduction pour entendre et apprendre par soy mesmes à jouer dudict lut. Livre premier (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
F-B 247.975 [1545]
(France?) [ms. addition to Phalèse 1545; RISM B/VII p. 46; SMT I p. 48]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Abondante 1546
Abondante, Julio. Intabolatura de Julio Abondante sopra el lauto de ogni sorte de balli . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barberiis 1546a
Barberiis, Melchiore de. Intabulatura di lautto, libro quarto, de la messa di A. Fevino, sopra Ave Maria. Intabulata & accomodata per sonare sopra il lautto dal reverendo messer pre Marchiore [sic] de Barberijs da Padova . . . da lui . . . posta in luce, di ditta messa. Agiontovi il nuovo modo di acordare il lautto, . . . (Venice, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barberiis 1546b
Barberiis, Melchiore de. Intabulatura di lautto, libro quinto, de madrigali et canzon francese intabulati & accomodati per sonare sopra il lautto dal reverendo messer pre Merchiore de Barberiis da Padova sonatore eccellentissimo di Lautto da lui proprio nuovamenta à utilità di virtuosi posta in luce. Agiontovi il nuovo modo di accordare il lautto posto in fine (Venice, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barberiis 1546c
Barberiis, Melchiore de. Intabulatura di lautto, libro sesto, di diversi motetti a quattro voce, intabulati, & accomodati per sonare sopra il lautto dal reverendo messer pre Merchiore de Barberiis da Padova sonatore eccellentissimo di lautto da lui proprio nuovamente à utilità di virtuosi posta in luce. Agiontovi il nuovo modo di accordare il lautto posto in fine (Venice, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Bianchini 1546
Bianchini, Dominico. Intabolatura de lauto di Dominico Bianchini ditto Rossetto di recercari motetti madrigali canzon francese napolitane et balli novamente stampati. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1546a
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura de lauto di Francesco da Milano novamente ristampata, libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1546b
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura de lauto di Francesco da Milano de motetti recercari, et canzoni francese novamente ristampata. Libro segondo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano and Borrono 1546
Francesco da Milano and Pietro Paolo Borrono. Intabolatura di lauto del divino Francesco da Milano, et dell'eccellente Pietro Paulo Borrono da Milano, nuovamente posta in luce, et con ogni diligentia corretta, opera nuova, & perfettissima sopra qualunche altra intavolature. Libro secondo (Venice, [Italy]: s.n. [Scotto?])
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino 15[4]6
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino. Intabolatura de lauto di M. Francesco Milanese et M. Perino, fiorentino, ricercate madrigali, et canzone francese: libro primo (Rome, [Italy]: Valerio Dorico and Lodovico Fratello)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Gerle 1546
Gerle, Hans. Musica und Tabulatur, auff die Instrument der kleinen und großen Geygen, auch Lautten, welcher massen die mit Grundt und Art jrer Composition, aus dem gesang in die Tabulatur zu ordnen und zu setzen ist . . . Von newem corrigiert und durch auss gebessert, durch Hansen Gerle Lauttenmacher zu Nürnberg (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hieronymus Formschneider)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Giovanni Maria da Crema 1546a
Giovanni Maria da Crema. Intabolatura de lauto di recercari, canzon francese, motetti, madrigali, padoane, e saltarelli . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Giovanni Maria da Crema 1546b
Giovanni Maria da Crema. Intabolatura di lauto di recerchari, canzon francese, motetti, madrigali, padoane, e saltarelli. . . libro terzo (Venice, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Mudarra 1546
Mudarra, Alonso. Tres libros de musica en cifras para vihuela, e nel primero ay musica facil y dificil en fantasias: y composturas: y pavanas: y gallardas: y algunas fantasias para guitarra. El segundo trata de los ocho tonos (o modos) tiene muchas fantasias por diversas partes: y composturas glosadas. El tercero es de musica para cantada y tañida. Tiene motetes, psalmos, romances, canciones, sonettos en castellano: y italiano versos en latin. Villanzicos (Seville, [Spain]: Juan de Leon?)
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
  • 6-course viheula and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
  • 6-course viheula and voice in Italian tablature
  • 4-course guitar in Italian tablature
Phalèse 1546a
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Des chansons reduictz en tablature de luc à trois et quatre parties. Livre deuxieme (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Phalèse 1546b
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Carminum quae chely vel testudine canuntur, trium, quatuor, et quinque partium liber secundus (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Phalèse 1546c
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Carminum pro testudine liber IIII. in quo continentur excellentissima carmina, dicta paduana & galiarda, composita per Franciscum mediolanensem: & Petrum Paulum mediolanensem, ac alios artifices in hac arte praestantissimos (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
Pifaro 1546
Pifaro, Marcantonio del. Intabolatura de lauto . . . de ogni sorte de balli . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Rotta 1546a
Rotta, Antonio. Intabolatura de lauto di lo eccellentissimo musicho messer Antonio Rotta di recercari, motetti, balli, madrigali, canzon francese da lui composti, & intabulati, & novamente posti in luce. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Rotta 1546b
Rotta, Antonio. Intabolatura de lauto de l'eccellentissimo musicho M. Antonio Rotta di recercari, motetti, balli, madrigali, canzon francese da lui composti & intaboladi novamente posti in luce. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Vindella 1546
Vindella, Francesco. Intavolatura di liuto . . . d'alcuni madrigali d'Archadelt . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino 1547
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino. Intabolatura de lauto de M. Francesco Milanese et M. Perino Fiorentino suo discipulo di recercate madrigali, & canzone francese novamente ristampata & corretta. Libro terzo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Gintzler 1547
Gintzler, Simon. Intabolatura de lauto di Simon Gintzler musico del reverendissimo cardinale di Trento, de recercari motetti madrigali et canzon francese novamente posta in luce. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Neusidler 1547
Neusidler, Hans. Das erst Buch. Ein newes Lautenbüchlein mit vil feiner lieblichen Liedern für die jungen Schuler . . . auch etlich feine Tentz welisch unnd frantzösiche Stück, die fein artlich unnd lieblich collerirt . . . verfast unnd zusamen gebracht durch mich Hansen Neusidler Lutenisten . . . offtentlich aussgangen (Nuremburg, [Germany]: Christoff Gutknecht)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Phalèse 1547a
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Des chansons reduictz en tabulature de lut à deux, trois, et quatre parties. Avec une briefue & familiaire introduction pour entendre & apprendre par soy mesmes à iouer dudict lut, Livre premier (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Phalèse 1547b
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Carminum quae chely vel testudine canuntur, duarum, trium, et quaturo partium, liber primus. Cum brevi introductione in usum testudinis. Omnia recens et elgantius quàm antea unquàm impressa (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Phalèse 1547c
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Des chasons gaillardes, paduanes & motetz, reduitz en tabulature de luc, par les excellentz maistres Francoys, de Milan, [A.] Rota, & Jean Maria de Crema & autres, livre cinquiesme (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Phalèse 1547d [LOST]
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Carminum pro testudine, in quo continentur excellentissima carmina, galliarda, paduana, ac moteta: composita per Franciscum Mediolanensem, A. Rota & Joannem Maria Cremens. ac alios in hac arte praestantissimos, liber quintus (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Teghi 1547a
Teghi, Pietro. Des chansons & motetz reduictz en tablature de luc, à quatre, cincque et six parties, livre troixiesme. Composées par l'excellent maistre Pierre de Teghi paduan (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Teghi 1547b
Teghi, Pietro. Carminum ad testudinis usum compositorum liber tertius. Ab excellentissimo artifice Petro Teghio patavino elgantissime concinnatus . . . (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Valderrábano 1547
Valderrábano, Enriquez de. Libro de musica de vihuela intitulado Silva de sirenas. En el qual se hallara toda diversidad de musica. Compuesto por Enrriquez de Valderravano. Dirigido al Illustrissimo señor de las Casas de Avellaneda y Baçan, &c (Madrid, [Spain]: Francisco Fernandez de Cordova)
  • 6-course vihuela, vihuela duet in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and 4-course guitar in Italian tablature
Abondante 1548
Abondante, Julio. Intabolatura di lautto libro secondo. Madrigali a cinque, & a quattro, canzoni franzese a cinque & a quattro. Motteti a cinque, & a quattro, recercari di fantasia, napolitane a quattro intabulati & accomodati per sonar di lautto (Venice, [Italy]: Hieronimo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Borrono 1548
Borrono, Pietro Paolo. Intavolatura di lauto . . . opera perfettissima sopra qualunche altra intvolatura che da qua indrieto sia stampata, libro ottavo (Venice, [Italy]: Hieronimo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1548
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura de lautto libro settimo. Recercari novi del divino M. Francesco da Milano. Estratti da li soi proprii esemplari li quali non sono mai piu stati visti ne stampati. Aggiontovi alcuni altri recercari di Iulio da Modena intabulati et acomodati per sonar sopra il lautto da M. Io. Maria da Crema sonatore excellentissimo opera veramente divina como e quelli che la sonarano et udirano sara palese (Venice? [Italy]: Heironimo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano and Borrono 1548
Francesco da Milano and Pietro Paolo Borrono. Intavolatura di lauto divino Francesco da Milano, et dell'eccellente Pietro Paulo Borrono da Milano. Nuovamente posta in luce . . . libro secondo (Venice, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barberiis 1549a
Barberiis, Melchiore de. Intabolatura di lauto libro nono intitolato il Bembo. Di fantasie, balli, passi e mezi, e padoane gagliarde, composte per il reverendo M. pre Melchioro de Barberis Padoano, musico, & sonator di lauto eccellentissimo. Dedicato al signor Torquato Bembo (Venice, [Italy]: Heironimo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barberiis 1549b
Barberiis, Melchiore de. Opera intitolata Contina, intabolatura di lauto di fantasie, motetti, canzoni, discordate a varii modi, fantasie per sonar uno solo con uno lauto, & farsi tenore & soprano: madrigali per sonar a dui lauti: fantasie per sonar a dui lauti: fantasie per sonar sopra la chitara da sette corde. Composta per il reverendo M. pre Melchioro de Barberis Padoano, musico, & sonator di lauto eccellentissimo. Libro decimo (Venice, [Italy]: Heironimo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 4-course "chitara" [guitar?] in inverted Italian tablature
Neusidler 1549
Neusidler, Hans. Das ander Buch. Ein new künstlich Lauten Buch erst yetzo von newem gemacht für junge und alte Schüler . . . mit vil schönen lieblichen teutschen, welschen, frantzösischen unnd lateynischen Stücken, Tentzen und Preamblen unnd die Schlacht vor Pavia . . . durch mich Hansen Newsidler . . . zusamen gebracht und offenlich aussgangen . . . (Nuremburg, [Germany]: Julius Paulus Fabritius)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Phalèse 1549
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Carmina. Carminum quae chely vel testudine canuntur, liber primus. Cum brevi introductione in usum testudinis (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 272 [1549-1560]
(Augsburg? [Germany]) [RISM B/VII p. 217; SMT II p. 217]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Bianchini 154?
Bianchini, Francesco. Tabulature de lutz, en diverses formes de fantasie, bassedances, chansons, pavanes, pseaulmes, gaillardes. Composées par divers musiciens, & entablées, selon le jeu du lutz par M. Francescho Bianchini venetiano. Imprimées nouvellement (Lyon, [France]: Jacques Moderne)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Paladin 154?
Paladin, Jean Paul. Tabulature de lutz en diverses sortes, comme chansons, pavanes, fantaisies, gaillardes, et la bataille le tout composé par M. Jean Paulo Paladin milanoys (Lyon, [France]: Jacques Moderne)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Baïf c1550? [LOST]
Baïf, Jean-Antoine de. Instruction pour apprendre la tablature de guiterne [cited by Eitner, Quellen-Lexikon (1898-1904)] (Paris? [France]: s.n.)
  • 4-course guittern or guitar treatise
Morlaye 1550 [LOST]
Morlaye, Guillaume. Tabulature de guiterne où sont chansons, gaillardes, pavanes, bransles, allemandes, fantaisies, etc. (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature?
Wyssenbach 1550
Wyssenbach, Rudolf, publisher. Tabulaturbuch uff di Lutten von mancherley lieplicher italianischer Dantzliedern mitsampt dem Vogelgsang und einer Fäldschlacht uss wälhscher Tabulatur, flyssig in thütsche gesetzt (Zurich, [Switzerland]: Rudolf Wyssenbach)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
A-LIb Ms. 546 [c1550]
(Germany?) [SMT III/1 p. 97]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CH-SAM Ms. M 2 [c1550]
(South Germany or Austria?) [RISM B/VII p. 317; SMT I p. 33]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-LEm Ms. II.6.7 [c1550]
(Germany?) [ms. addition to Neusidler 1536b; SMT II p. 155]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 267 [c1550]
(Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 215; SMT II p. 211]
  • 6-course lute in Italian and German tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 268 [c1550]
(Augsburg?, Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 215; SMT II p. 213]
  • 6-course soprano lute in Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 269 [c1550]
(Augsburg?, Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 216; SMT II p. 214]
  • 6-course tenor lute in Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 271 [c1550]
(Augsburg?, Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 217; SMT II p. 216]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511b [c1550]
(Venice? Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 219; SMT II p. 221]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511d [c1550]
(Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 220; SMT II p. 224]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1627 [1550-1580]
(Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 223; SMT II p. 229]
  • 6-course lute in Italian and German tablatures
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 2987 [1550-1575]
"Herwart Manuscript" (Augsburg, Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 224; SMT II p. 231]
  • 6-course lute in German, French, and Italian tablatures
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 9516 [1550-1600]
(Haldenwang, Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 225; SMT II p. 237]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
D-Mu 4° Art. 206 [c1550]
(Germany?) [ms. addition to Gerle 1546; SMT II p. 239]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
D-WB Sammlung I.9.11[c] [1550-1599]
(Germany?) [7 Passamezzos and Saltarellos; RISM A/II 453005008]
  • 6-course? lute in unknown tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 60577 [c1550]
"Winchester Manuscript" (f. 190) (England) [CRAIG-McFEELY 1992]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
IRL-Dm Ms. Z4.3.1-5 [c1550-c1575]
(England) [ms. addition after Pietro Vinci, Il primo libro de madrigali a sei voci (Venice 1571); see: Greer, David, and John H. Robinson. "A Fragment of Tablature in the Marsh Library." Lute Society Journal (UK) XLIX (2009): 30-35.]
  • 4-course guitar (?) in French tablature (consort part?)
NL-DHnmi Ms.33.C.30 [1550-1560]
(Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 85 (as NL-DHgm)]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
RUS-KA Stadtbibliothek Ms. Gen.2.150 [1550-1552] [LOST]
"Stammbuch des Burggrafen Achatius zu Dohna" [RISM B/VII p. 154; SMT III/2 p. 241]
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
B-Br Ms. Cab. II, 2801 [middle of the 16th century]
(Belgium?) [RISM B/VII p. 59]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 30513 [middle of the 16th century]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 180]
  • 4- and 5-course diatonic cittern and gittern in French tablature
  • keybaord in staff notation
GB-Lbl Ms. Royal Appendix 58 [middle of the 16th century]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 188]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
I-VEaf Ms. No. 223 [middle of the 16th century]
"Accademia Filarmonia Ms.223" (Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 340]
  • 6-course lutes and voices in staff notation and Italian tablature
Gorlier 1551
Gorlier, Simon. Le troysieme livre contenant plusieurs duos, et trios, avec la bataille de Janequin a trois, nouvellement mis en tablature de guiterne, par Simon Gorlier, excellent joueur (Paris, [France]: Robert Gran Jon & Michel Fezandat)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Le Roy 1551a
Le Roy, Adrian. Premier livre de tabulature de luth, contenant plusieurs motetz, chansons, fantasies, pavanes, gaillardes, almandes, branles, tant simples qu'autres: le tout composé par Adrian Le Roy (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Le Roy 1551b
Le Roy, Adrian. Premier livre de tabulature de guiterre, contenant plusieurs chansons, fantasies, pavanes, gaillardes, almandes, branles, tant simples qu'autres: le tout composé par Adrian Le Roy (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Le Roy 1551c [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Briefve et facile instruction pour apprendre la tabulature la tablature a bien accorder, conduire et disposer la main sur la guiterne (Paris, [France]: Le Roy and Ballard?)
  • 4-course gittern in French tablature?
Le Roy c1551 [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Second livre de guiterre (Paris, [France] Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course guitar in staff notation (and voice?) and French tablature
Dentice 1552
Dentice, Luigi. Duo dialoghi della musica del Signor Luigi Dentice gentil'huomo napolitano. Delli quali l'uno tratta della theorica, et l'altro della pratica: raccolti da diversi autori greci, et latini. Nuovamente posti in luce (Rome, [Italy]: Matteo Cancer)
  • treatise
Gerle 1552
Gerle, Hans. Ein newes sehr künstlichs Lautenbuch, darinen etliche Preambel, unnd welsche Tentz, mit vier Stimmen, von den berumbsten Lutenisten, Francisco Milaneso, Anthoni Rotta, Joan Maria, Rosseto, Simon Gintzler und andern mehr gemacht, und zusamen getragen, aus welscher ihn teusche Tabulatur versetzt, durch Hanssen Gerle den eltern, Burger zu Nürenberg vormals nie gesehen, noch im Truck aussgangen (Nuremberg, [Germany]: Hieronymus Formschneider)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Le Roy 1552a
Le Roy, Adrian. Tiers livre de tabulature de luth, contenant vingt & un pseaulmes (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute (and voice?) in staff notation and French tablature
Le Roy 1552b
Le Roy, Adrian. Tiers livre de tabulature de guiterre, contenant plusieurs préludes, chansons, basse-dances, tourdions, pavanes, gaillardes, almandes, bransles, tant doubles que simples (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Morlaye 1552a
Morlaye, Guillaume. Premier livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons, fantasies, pavanes et gaillardes, composées par maistre Guillaume Morlaye joueur de leut, et autres bons autheurs (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Morlaye 1552b
Morlaye, Guillaume. Le premier livre de chansons, gaillardes, pavanes, bransles, almandes, fantaisies, reduictz en tabulature de guiterne par maistre Guillaume Morlaye joueur de lut (Paris, [France]: Robert GranJon and Michel Fezandat)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Morlaye 1552c
Morlaye, Guillaume. Quatriesme livre contenant plusieurs fantasies, chansons, gaillardes, padvanes, bransles, reduictes en tabulature de guyterne, et au jeu de la cistre, par maistre Giullaume Morlaye, et autres bons autheurs (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
Phalèse 1552
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Hortus Musarum in quo tanquam flosculi quidam selectissimorum carminum collecti sunt ex optimis quibusque autoribus. Et primo ordine continentur ἀυτόµατα, quae fantasiae dicuntur. Deinde cantica quatuor vocum. Post, carmina graviora, quae muteta appellantur, eaque quatuor, quinque, ac sex vocum. Demum addita sunt carmina longe elegantissima duabus testudinibus canenda, hactenus nunquam impressa. Collectore Petro Phalesio . . . (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
Pisador 1552
Pisador, Diego. Libro de musica de vihuela, agora nuevamente compuesto por Diego Pisador, vezino de la ciudad de Salamanca, dirigido al muy alto y muy poderoso señor don Philippe principe de Espana . . . (Salamanca, [Spain]: Guilliermo Millis)
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in Italian tablature (with red numbers for the voice)
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Ripa 1552
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Premier livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons et fantasies, composées par feu messire Albert de Rippe de Mantove, seigneur du Carois, ioueur de leut & varlet de chambre du roy . . . (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Wecker 1552a [LOST]
Wecker, Hans Jacob. Discant Lautenbuch vonn mancherley schönen und lieblichen stucken mitt zwey lauten zusamen zu schlagen (Basel, [Switzerland]: Ludwig Lück)
  • 6-course lute duet in German tablature
Wecker 1552b
Wecker, Hans Jacob. Tenor Lautenbuch vonn mancherley schönen und lieblichen stucken mitt zwey lauten zusamen zu schlagen, Italienische lieder, Pass'emezi, Saltarelli, Paduane. Weiter Frantzösische, Teütsche, mit sampt mancherley däntzen, durch Hans Jacob Wecker von Basel auffs aller fleissigest auff zwo lauten züsamen gesetzt (Basel, [Switzerland]: Ludwig Lück)
  • 6-course lute duet in German tablature
D-B Mus. ms. 40588 [1552]
(Zurich, Switzerland) [RISM B/VII p. 32; SMT II p. 48]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Bakfark 1553
Bakfark, Valentin. Intabulatura Valentini Bacfarc transilvani coronensis liber primus (Lyon, [France]: Jacques Moderne)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Brayssing 1553
Brayssing, Gregoire. Quart livre de tabulature de guiterre contenant plusieurs fantasies, pseaulmes, et chansons: avec l'Alouette, & la Guerre, composées par M. Gregoire Brayssing de Augusta (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Dentice 1553
Dentice, Luigi. Duo Dialoghi della Musica . . . delli quali l'uno tratta della theorica, et l'altro della pratica: raccolti da diversi autori greci, et latini (Rome, [Italy]: Vincenzo Luchino)
  • treatise
Morlaye 1553
Morlaye, Guillaume. Le second livre de chansons, gaillardes, padvanes, bransles, almandes, fantasies, reduictz en tabulature de guiterne, par maistre Guillaume Morlaye joueur de leut (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Paladin 1553 [LOST]
Paladin, Jean Paul. Premier livre de tablature de luth (Lyon, [France]: Giovan Pullon de Trino) [reprinted as Paladin 1560]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Phalèse 1553
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Horti musarum secunda pars, continens selectissima quaedam ac iucundissima carmina testudine simul et voce humana, vel alterius instrumenti musici adminiculo modulanda. Iam recens collecta et impressa . . . (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and French tablature
Ripa 1553a
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Premier livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons et fantasies (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ripa 1553b
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Quart livre de tabulature de luth, contenant plusieurs fantasies, chansons, & pavanes: composées par feu maistre Albert de Rippe de Mantove, . . . (Paris, [France]: Le Roy, Adrian, and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Tye 1553a
Tye, Christopher. The Actes of the Apostles, translated into Englyshe metre . . . wyth notes to eche chapter, to synge and also to play upon the lute, very necessarye for studentes after theyr studye, to fyle theyr wyttes, and also for all Christians that cannot synge, to reade the good and Godlye storyes of the lyves of Christ hys Apostles (London, [England]: Wyllyam Seres)
  • lute and/or voice(s) in mensural notation (no tablature)
Tye 1553b
Tye, Christopher. The Actes of the Apostles, translated into Englyshe metre . . . wyth notes to eche chapter, to synge and also to play upon the lute, very necessarye for studentes after theyr studye, to fyle theyr wyttes, and also for all Christians that cannot synge, to reade the good and Godlye storyes of the lyves of Christ hys Apostles (London, [England]: Nycolas Hyll)
  • lute and/or voice(s) in mensural notation (no tablature)
Tye c1553
Tye, Christopher. The Actes of the Apostles, translated into Englyshe metre . . . wyth notes to eche chapter, to synge and also to play upon the lute, very necessarye for studentes after theyr studye, to fyle theyr wyttes, and also for all Christians that cannot synge, to reade the good and Godlye storyes of the lyves of Christ hys Apostles (London, [England]: Wyllyam Seres)
  • lute and/or voice(s) in mensural notation (no tablature)
Balletti 1554
Balletti, Bernardino. Intabolatura de lauto . . . de varie sorte de balli . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Bianchini 1554
Bianchini, Dominico. Intabolatura de lauto di Dominico Bianchini ditto Rossetto di ricercari motetti madrigali canzon francese napolitane et balli novamente ristampati (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Fuenllana 1554
Fuenllana, Miguel de. Libro de musica para vihuela intitulado Orphenica lyra. En el qual se contienen muchas y diversas obras. Compuesto por Miguel de Fuenllana (Seville, [Spain]: Martin de Montesdoca)
  • 5- and 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
  • 4-course guitar in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in Italian tablature (with red numbers for the voice)
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Ghelen 1554
Ghelen, Jan van (the younger), publisher. Dit is een zeer schoon Boecxken om te leeren maken alderhande tabulatueren wten Discante. Daer duer men lichtelijck mach leeren spelen opt. clavecordium, luyte, fluyte (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Jan van Ghelen)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Le Roy 1554
Le Roy, Adrian. Cinquiesme livre de guiterre, contenant plusieurs chansons a trois et quatre parties, par bons et excelens musiciens: réduites en tabulature par Adrian Le Roy (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course guitar (and voice?) in staff notation and French tablature
Morlaye 1554
Morlaye, Guillaume. Premier livre de psalmes . . . reduitz en tabulature de leut par Maistre Guillaume Morlaye, réservé la partie du dessus qui est notée pour chanter en jouant (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and French tablature
Ripa 1554a
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Second livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons, motetz et fantasies, composées par feu messire Albert de Rippe de Mantove, seigneur du Carois, joueur de leut, & varlet de chambre du Roy . . . (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ripa 1554b
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Troisiesme livre de tabulature de leut contenant plusieurs chansons, motetz et fantasies, composées par feu messire Albert de Rippe de Mantove, seigneur du Carois, ioueur de leut & varlet de chambre du Roy . . . (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ripa 1554c
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Quatriesme livre de tabulature de leut contenant plusieurs chansons, motetz et fantasies, composées par feu messire Albert de Rippe, de Mantove, seigneur du Carois, ioueur de leut et varlet de chambre du roy . . . (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
E-Mn R/14018 [1554 or after]
(Spain) [ms. addition to Valderrábano 1547; see: Antonio Corona-Alcalde, "A Vihuela Manuscript in the Archivo de Simancas." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXVI, Part 1 (1986): 9]
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
E-Mn R/14630 [1554 or after]
(Spain) [ms. addition to Mudarra 1546; see: Antonio Corona-Alcalde, "A Vihuela Manuscript in the Archivo de Simancas." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXVI, Part 1 (1986): 9]
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
Bermudo 1555
Bermudo, Juan. Comiença el libro llamado declaracion de instrumentos musicales dirigido al illustrissimo señor el señor don Francisco de Cuniga, Conde de Miranda, compuesto por el muy reuerendo padre fray Juan Bermudo de la orden de los menores; en el qual hallaran todo lo que en musica dessearen, y contiene seys libros: segun en la pagina siguiente se vera: examinado y aprovado por los egregios musicos Bernardino de Figueroa y Chistoval de Morales (Osuna, [Spain]: Juan de León)
  • treatise
  • 6- and 7-course vihuela and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Ripa 1555
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Cinquiesme livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons, fantaisies, motetz, pavanes et gaillardes. Composées par feu messire Albert de Rippe, de Mantove, seigneur du Carois, ioueur de leut, & varlet de chambre du Roy . . . (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511c [1555-1580]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 220; SMT II p. 223]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
UA-LVu Ms. 1400/I [1555-1580]
"Hans Kernsthok's Lute Book" (Kraków, [Poland]) [RISM B/VII p. 200; SMT III/2 p. 263]
  • 6-course lute in French and Italian tablatures
anonymous 1556
anonymous [Elie Vinet?]. Discours non plus mélancoliques que divers, de choses mesmement qui appartiennent à la fin la manière de bien & justement entoucher les lucs & guiternes (Poitiers, [France]: Enguilbert de Marnef)
  • treatise
Belin 1556
Belin, Julien. Premier livre contenant plusieurs motetz, chansons, & fantasies: reduictz en tabulature de leut, par maistre Julien Belin. Nouvellement imprimé . . . (Paris, [France]: Nicolas du Chemin)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Drusina 1556
Drusina, Benedikt de. Tabulatura continens insignes et selectissimas quasdam fantasias: cantiones germanicas, italicas, ac gallicas: passemezo: choreas: & mutetas, iam primum in lucem aeditas. Per Benedictum de Drusina elbingensem . . . (Frankfurt, [Germany]: Joan. Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Francesco da Milano 1556
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura de lauto, novamente ristampata. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Heckel 1556a
Heckel, Wolff. Discant. Lautten Buch von mancherley schönen und lieblichen Stucken mit zweyen Lautten zusamen zeschlagen, und auch sonst das mehrer Theyl, für sich selbs alleyn gehnt. Gute teutsche, lateinische, französische, itallienishe, Stuck oder Lieder. Auch vilfaltige newe Dentz, sampt manicherley Fantaseyen, Recercari, Pavana, Saltarelli, unnd Gassenhawer &c. Durch Wolffen Heckel von München Burger zu Strassburg . . . (Strasbourg, [France]: Urban Wyss)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
Heckel 1556b
Heckel, Wolff. Tenor. Lautten Buch von mancherley schönen und lieblichen Stucken mit zweyen Lautten zusamen zeschlagen, und auch sonst das mehrer Theyl, für sich selbs alleyn gehnt. Gute teutsche, lateinische, französische, itallienishe, Stuck oder Lieder. Auch vilfaltige newe Dentz, sampt manicherley Fantaseyen, Recercari, Pavana, Saltarelli, unnd Gassenhawer &c. Durch Wolffen Heckel von München Burger zu Strassburg . . . (Strasbourg, [France]: Urban Wyss)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
Le Roy 1556
Le Roy, Adrian. Second livre de guiterre, contenant plusieurs chansons en forme de voix de ville: nouvellement remises en tabulature (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course guitar (and voice?) in staff notation and French tablature
D-Us Ms. 131b [c1556]
Lautenbuch Ulm (Ulm, [Germany]) [BOETTICHER 1979 p. 199; SMT II p. 295]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Venegas 1557
Venegas de Henestrosa, Luis. Libro de cifra nueva para tecla, harpa, y vihuela, en el qual se enseña brevemente cantar canto llano y canto de organo, y algunos avisos para contrapunto. Compuesto por Luys Venegas de Henestrosa. Dirigido al illustrissimo señor don Diego Tavera, obispo de Jaen (Alcalá, [Spain]: Ioan de Brocar)
  • 6-course vihuela in adapted keyboard tablature
Morlaye 1558a
Morlaye, Guillaume. Second livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons, fantaisies, motetz, pavanes et gaillardes. Composées par maistre Guillaume Morlaye, joueur de leut, et autres bons autheurs (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Morlaye 1558b
Morlaye, Guillaume. Troisiesme livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons, fantasies, motetz, pavanes, et gaillardes. Composées par maistre Guillaume Morlaye, joueur de leut, et autres bons autheurs (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ochsenkun 1558
Ochsenkun, Sebastian. Tabulaturbuch auff die Lauten von Moteten frantzösischen-welschen und teütschen geystlichen und weltlichen Liedern, sampt etlichen jren Texten, mit vieren fünffen und sechs Stimmen dergleichen vor nie im Truck assgangen . . . durch Sebastian Ochsenkun . . . zusamen ordinirt und gelesen (Heidelberg, [Germany]: Johann Kholen)
  • 6-course lute (and voice?) in German tablature
Ripa 1558
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Sixiesme livre de tabulature de leut, contenant plusieurs chansons et fantasies (Paris, [France]: Michel Fezandat)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Stowe 389 [1558-1560]
"Ralph Bowle's Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 192 (incorrectly as for cittern)]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
Le Roy 1559
Le Roy, Adrian. Sixiesme livre de luth, contenant plusieurs chansons nouvellement mises en tabulature par Adrian Le Roy (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Lieto 1559
Lieto Panhormitano, Don Bartholomeo. Dialogo quarto di musica dove si ragiona sotto un piacevole discorso delle cose pertinenti per intavolare le opere di musica esercitarle con viola a mano over liuto con sue tavole ordinate per diversi gradi alti e bassi del reverendo don Bartholomeo Lieto panhormitano (Naples, [Italy]: M. Cancer)
  • treatise with example for vihuela or lute in Italian tablature
Matelart 1559
Matelart, Jean. Intavolatura de leuto de Joanne Matelart fiamengo musico. Libro primo novamente da lui composto intabulato & corretto & posto in luce . . . (Rome, [Italy]: Valerio Dorico)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
Paladin 1560
Paladin, Jean Paul. Premier livre de tabulature de luth de M. Jean Paule Paladin, contenant fantasies, motetz, madrigales, chansons françoises, pavanes, & gaillardes: avec une briève instruction de la tablature dudit instrument, de nouveau adjoutée (Lyon, [France]: Simon Gorlier)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18790 [1560-1565]
"Georg Fugger Lute Book" (Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 353; SMT III/1 p. 130]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
F-Pm Ms. Rés. 44.108 [1560]
(France?) [ms. copy of Le Roy 1551-1554; RISM B/VII p. 278]
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
F-Pn Rés. 429 [c1560]
(Bavaria) [RISM B/VII p. 269; SMT I p. 71]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
NL-DHnmi Ms. 20.860 [1560-1570]
"Siena Lute Book" (Siena, [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 84 (as NL-DHgm, Ms.28.B.39)]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in Italian tablature
S-Uu Ms. Vokalmusik i h. 76:b [1560-1580]
Morlaye, Guillaume? (France?) [RISM B/VII p. 335; RISM A/II (various individual records); see Rudén p. 49]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
S-Uu Ms. Vokalmusik i h. 76:c [1560-1580]
Morlaye, Guillaume? (France?) [RISM B/VII p. 336; RISM A/II (various individual records); see Rudén p. 51]
  • 6-course lute in Italian and French tablatures
S-Uu Ms. Instr. musik i h. 412 [1560-1580]
Morlaye, Guillaume? (France?) [RISM B/VII p. 335; RISM A/II (various individual records, including 2 from S-Uu Vok. mus. i hs. 412)]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
S-Uu Ms. Vokalmusik i handskrift 87 [1560-1580]
Morlaye, Guillaume? "Codex Carminum Gallicorum" (southern France to Sweden) [RISM B/VII p. 336; see Rudén p. 46]
  • 6-course lute (and voice?) in Italian and French tablature
Francesco da Milano 1561
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura di liuto di Francesco da Milano de motetti recercari et canzoni francese novamente ristampta. Libro secondo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Gorzanis 1561
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Intabolatura di liuto . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
D-MÜwl Manuskript 439 [1561-1582]
Schenckinck, Bernhard. "Das Stammbuch des Bernhard Schenckinck". (Münster, [Germany])
  • 6-course lute, lute duet, lute trio in French tablature
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino 1562
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino. Intabolatura di liuto di M. Francesco da Milano et Perino Fiorentino suo discipulo. Di recercari, mardigali [sic], et canzoni francese. Novamente ristampata et corretta. Libro terzo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Gorzanis 1562 [LOST]
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Il secondo libro de intabulatura di liuto, novamente composto per Messer Jacomo de Gorzanis (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Heckel 1562a
Heckel, Wolff. Discant. Lautten Buch, von mancherley schönen und lieblichen Stucken mit zweyen Lautten zusamen zuschlagen, und auch sonst das mehrer Theyl allein für sich selbst. Gute teutsche lateinische frantzösische italienische Stuck oder Lieder . . . Durch Wolffen Heckel . . . in ein verstendige Tabulatur nach geschibner Art aussgesetzt und zusamen gebracht (Strasbourg, [France]: Christian Müller)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
Heckel 1562b
Heckel, Wolff. Tenor. Lautten Buch, von mancherley schönen und lieblichen Stucken mit zweyen Lautten zusamen zuschlagen, und auch sonst das mehrer Theyl allein für sich selbst. Gute teutsche lateinische frantzösische italienische Stuck oder Lieder . . . Durch Wolffen Heckel . . . in ein verstendige Tabulatur nach geschibner Art aussgesetzt und zusamen gebracht (Strasbourg, [France]: Christian Müller)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
Le Roy 1562 [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Livre de tabulature sur le luth par Adrian le Roy d'octante trois pseaumes de David . . . composées à quatre parties par Cl. Goudimel, mis en rime françoise par Cl. Marot et Th. de Besze (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature?
Paladin 1562 [LOST]
Paladin, Antoine François. Tablature de luth, ou sont contenus plusieurs psalmes & chansons spirituelles (Lyon, [France]: Simon Gorlier)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature?
Ripa 1562a
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Premier livre de tabelature de luth contenant plusieurs fantasies. Par maistre Albert de Rippe mantovan (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ripa 1562b
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Second livre de tabelature de luth contenant plusieurs fantasies. Par maistre Albert de Rippe mantovan (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ripa 1562c
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Tiers livre de tabelature de luth contenant plusieurs fantasies. Par maistre Albert de Rippe mantovan (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Ripa 1562d
Ripa [Rippe], Alberto da. Cinqiesme livre de tabelature de luth contenant plusieurs motetz, & fantasies. Par maistre Albert de Rippe mantovan (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 18821 [1562]
Fugger, Octavianus. Bologna, [Italy] and Augsburg, [Germany] [RISM B/VII p. 354; SMT III/1 p. 131]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Abondante 1563
Abondante, Julio. Intabolatura di liuto . . . de ogni sorte de Balli, novamente ristampati, Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Bianchini 1563
Bianchini, Dominico. La intabolatura de lauto . . . di ricercari, motetti . . . novamente ristampata et corretta (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Borrono 1563
Borrono, Pietro Paolo. La intabolatura de lauto . . . di saltarelli, padovane, balli, fantasie, et canzon francese . . . con ogni diligentia ristampata et corretta (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1563a
Francesco da Milano. La intabolatura de lauto di Francesco da Milano con la canzon de li uccelli, la Bataglia francese et altre cose . . . Novamente ristampate. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano 1563b
Francesco da Milano. La intabolatura de lauto di Francesco da Milano de motetti recercari et canzone francese. Novamente ristampata & correcta. Libro secondo (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino 1563
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino. La intabolatura de lauto di Francesco da Milano et M. Perino Fiorentino suo discepolo di recercate madrigali, et canzone francese. Novamente ristampata et corretta. Libro terzo (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Galilei 1563
Galilei, Vincenzo. Intavolature de lauto di Vincenzo Galileo fiorentino, madrigali, e ricercate, libro primo (Rome, [Italy]: Valerio Dorico)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Gorzanis 1563
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Il secondo libro de intabolatura di liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Phalèse 1563
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Theatrum musicum in quo selectissima optimorum quorumlibet autorum ac excellentissimorum artificum cum veterum tum etiam novorum carmina summa diligentia ac industria expressa oculis proponuntur. Et primo ordine continentur ἀυτόµατα, quae fantasiae dicuntur, secundo cantilenae quatuor & quinque vocum. Postea carmina difficiliora quae muteta appellantur, eaque quatuor quinque & sex vocum. Deinde succedunt carmina longa elegantissima duabus testudinibus canenda. Postremo habes & eius generis carmina quae tum festivitate tum facilitate sui discentibus primo maxime satissfacient ut sunt passemezo gaillarde branles, & caet: (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
Scotto 1563
Scotto, Girolamo, publisher. La intabolatura de lauto de diversi autori, di Francesco da Milano, di alberto da Mantoa, di Marco da Laquila, di Io. Iacomo Albutio da Milano, di Pietro Pauolo Borono da Milano. Con alcune paduane, et saltrelli novi. Novamente ristampata, con ongi diligentia revista (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Vredeman 1563 [LOST]
Vredeman [Vreedman], Sebastian. Carmina quae cythara pulsantur (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 4-course cittern in French tablature?
Wyssenbach 1563
Wyssenbach, Rudolf. Ein schön Tabulaturbuch auff die Lauten, von mancherley lieplicher italianischer Dantzliedern, mit sampt dem Vogelgsang und einer Feldschlacht erst neuwlich durch einen kunstlichen Lautenisten auss welscher Tabulatur fleyssig in teutsche gesetzt (Zurich, [Switzerland]: Jacob Gessner)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CH-SAM Ms. M 1 [1563]
(Basel, [Switzerland]) [RISM B/VII p. 316; SMT I p. 31]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ant. pract. W.510 [1563-1570]
(Germany?) [ms. copy of Wyssenbach 1563; RISM B/VII p. 40 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 98]
  • 6-course lute in German and French tablatures
Bakfark 1564
Bakfark, Valentin. Premier livre de tabelature de luth contenant plusieurs fantasies, motetz, chansons françoises, et madrigalz par Vallentin Bacfarc (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Fuenllana 1564? [LOST]
Fuenllana, Miguel de. Libro de música para vihuela intitulado Orphenica Lira: en el qual se contienen muchas y diversas obras, comp.to por Miguel de Fuenllana, dirigido al mui alto y mui poderoso Sr. D. Phelipe principe de Espana, rei de Inglaterra, de Nápoles, &c. (Madrid, [Spain]: Francisco Sánchez)
  • 5- and 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
  • 4-course guitar in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in Italian tablature (with red numbers for the voice)
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Gorzanis 1564
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Il terzo libro de intabolatura di liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Le Roy 1564
Le Roy, Adrian. Second livre de cistre, contenant les commandemens de Dieu: six Pseaumes de David, & autres oeuvres faciles, avec l'intelligence de la tabulature, & accords, dudict instrument par Adrian Le Roy (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
Ochsenkun 1564 [LOST]
Ochsenkun, Sebastian. Tabulaturen auff die Lauten inhaltendt Moteten, welsche und teutsche geystliche und weltlich Lieder, sampt iren Texten, mit vier, fünff und sechs Stimmen, &c. ordinirt durch Sebastian Ochsenkun irer Churfürstlichen Gnaden Musicum und Lautenisten (Heidelberg, [Germany]: Joannem Maier)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Pacoloni 1564
Pacoloni, Giovanni. Tribus testudinibus ludenda carmina (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute trio in French tablature
Viaera 1564
Viaera, Frederic. Nova et elegantissima in cythara ludenda carmina quae videlicet in sola cythara vel etiam cum tribus testudinibus exhibita, mira dulcedine auditorum possunt oblectare, eaque omnia facilitate quam fieri potuit summa in tyronum usum composita. Et Primo quidem libro passomezi, padoani, saltarelli, ad Joannis Pacoloni tabulaturas (ut vocant) trium Testudinum, apprime congruentes, ut etiam sola cythara exhibendi. Deinde etiam alemandae branles & similia, et secundo quidem libro habes cantiones musicales quantum cythara rei admittit musicae habes et iam non minus iucundas (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
E-SIM Casa y Sitios Reales, Legajo 394, folio 130, Leaf B [c1564]
([Spain]) [see: Corona-Alcalde, Antonio. "A Vihuela Manuscript in the Archivo de Simancas." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXVI, Part 1 (1986): 3-20]
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian lute tablature
H-Ba K 53/II [1564-1602]
"Kodex Istvánffy" (Vienna, [Austria]) [RISM B/VII p. 374 (as H-Bn); SMT III/2 p. 81]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Alde 1565 [LOST]
Alde, John. The Sequence of lutynge (S.l., [England?]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature?
Bakfark 1565
Bakfark, Valentin. Harmoniarum musicarum in usum testudinis factarum, tomus primus . . . (Kraków, [Poland]: Lazarus Andreae)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Gorzanis 1565
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Il secondo libro de intabolatura di liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Le Roy and Ballard 1565
Le Roy, Adrian and Robert Ballard. Breve et facile instruction pour apprendre la tablature, à bien accorder, conduire et disposer la main sur le cistre (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
Santa María 1565
Santa María, Tomás de. Libro llamado arte de tañer fantasia, assí para tecla come para vihuela, y todo instrumento en que se pudiere tañer a tres, y a quatro vozes y a más . . . el qual por mandado del muy alto consejo real fue examinado, y aprovado por el eminente musico de Su Magestad Antonio de Cabeçon, y por Juan de Cabeçon, su hermano. Compuesto por el muy reverendo padre fray Thomas de Sancta Maria . . . (Valladolid, [Spain]: Francisco Fernández de Córdoba)
  • keyboard/(vihuela) treatise (no tablature)
A-Wn Ms. Suppl. Mus. 8967 [1565]
(Germany) [SMT III/1 p. 145]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-B Mus. ms. 40632 [1565-1570]
(South Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 37; SMT II p. 65]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 1511a [c1565]
"Libro de intabulatura di liuto . . . Jacomo Gorzanis." (Munich, [Germany]) [RISM B/VII p. 218; SMT II p. 219]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
D-Mbs Ms. Mus. 2986 [c1565]
(Augsburg? Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 223; SMT II p. 231]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
I-CFVd Ms. without Sign. [c1565]
"Catelfranco Manuscript" (works by Giovanni Pacolini, Valentin Bakfark, Francesco da Milano, et al.) (Padua, Italy) [newly discovered ms.; see: Rossi, Franco. Intavolatura manoscritta per liuto del Duomo di Castelfranco Veneto. Bibliotheca musica Bononiensis, Sezione IV, n. 103. (Sala Bolognese: Arnaldo Forni Editore, 2012).]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute duet in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute trio in Italian tablature
PL-Sorau Druck Sign. Nr. 538 [1565-1570] [LOST]
(copy of Morlaye 1554 and Le Roy 1562) [RISM B/VII p. 323]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
US-Ws Ms. V. a. 159 [1565-1595]
"Giles Lodge Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 344]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino 1566: see Francesco da Milano and Perino Fiorentino 15[4]6
M. Neusidler 1566a
Neusidler, Melchior. Il primo libro intabolatura di liuto di Melchior Neysdler alemano, sonatore di liuto in Augusta, ove sono madrigali, canzon francesi, pass'emezi, saltarelli & alcuni suoi ricercari, novamente de lui posti in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
M. Neusidler 1566b
Neusidler, Melchior. Il secondo libro intabolatura di liuto di Melchior Neysidler alemano, sonatore di liuto in Augusta, ove sono motetti, canzon francesi, pass'emezi, saltarelli & alcuni suoi ricercari, novamente da lui posti in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Ballard 1567 [LOST]
Ballard, Robert. An Exortation to all Kynde of Men how they shulde learn to play of the lute (Paris? [France]: Robert Ballard)
  • lute treatise
Le Roy 1567 [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Brève et facile instruction pour apprendre la tablature, à bien accorder, conduire et disposer la main sur le Luth (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • lute treatise
Becchi 1568
Becchi, Antonio di. Libro primo d'intabulatura da leuto, di M. Antonio di Becchi parmegiano. Composta da lui novamente, et data in luce, con alcuni balli, napolitane, madrigali, canzon francese, fantasie, recercari (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Galilei 1568
Galilei, Vincenzo. Fronimo dialogo di Vincentio Galilei fiorentino, nel quale si contengono le vere, et necessarie regole del intavolare la musica nel liuto, posto nuovamente in luce & da ogni errore emendato (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute treatise in Italian tablature with some staff notation
Ghelen 1568
Ghelen, Jan van (the younger), publisher. Dit is een zeer schoon boecxken, om te leeren maken alderhande tabulatueren wten discante. Daer duer men lichtelijck mach leeren spelen opt clavecordium luyte end fluyte (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Jan van Ghelen)
  • treatise
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Le Roy 1568
Le Roy, Adrian. A briefe and easye instru[c]tion to learne the tablature, to conducte and dispose thy hande unto the lute englished by J. Alford Londenor (London, [England]: John Kyngston for James Roubothum [Rowbotham])
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Phalèse 1568
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Luculentum theatrum musicum, in quo (demptis vetustate tritis cantionibus) selectissima optimorum quorumlibet autorum, ac excellentissimorum artificum cum veterum, tum praecipuè recentiorum carmina, . . . Et primo ordine continentur ἀυτόµατα, quae fantasiae dicuntur, secundo cantilenae quatuor & quinque vocum. Postea carmina difficiliora quae muteta appellantur, eaque quatuor, quinque & sex vocum. Deinde succedunt carmina longe elegantissima duabus testudinibus ludenda. Postremo habes et eius generis carmina . . . ut sunt passomezo, gaillardes, branles, etc. (Louvain, [Belgium]: Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
Vredeman 1568
Vredeman [Vreedman], Sebastian. Nova longeque elegantissima cithara ludenda carmina, cum gallica tum etiam germanica: fantasiae item passomezi, gailliarde, branles, almandes etc., nunc primum ex musica in usum citharae traducta (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
A-Wn S.A. 76.A.2 [1568- ]
(Belgium?) [ms. addition to Phalèse 1568; SMT III/1 p. 145]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Bakfark 1569
Bakfark, Valentin. Harmoniarum musicarum in usum testudinis factarum, tomus primus . . . (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Joannis Latii)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barbetta 1569
Barbetta, Giulio Cesare. Il libro primo dell'intavolatura de liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Galilei 1569
Galilei, Vincenzo. La seconda parte del dialogo di Vincentio Galilei fiorentino, della intavolatura di liuto. Posto nuovamente in luce, & corretto (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Kargel 1569a [LOST]
Kargel, Sixt. Carmina Italica, Gallica & Germanica ludenda cythara (S.l.: s.n.)
  • cittern?
Kargel 1569b [LOST]
Kargel, Sixt. Nova & elegantiss. Italica & Gallica carmina pro testudine (S.l.: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute?
Kargel 1569c [LOST]
Kargel, Sixt. Renovata cythara (Mainz, [Germany]: s.n.)
  • cittern?
Rowbothum c1569
Rowbothum [Rowbotham], James, publisher. The breffe and playne instruction to lerne to play on the gyttron and also the cetterne (London, [England]: James Rowbothum) [4-page fragments at US-PHu and GB-Lam]
  • 4-course gittern in French tablature
Vredeman 1569
Vredeman [Vreedman], Sebastian. Carminum quae cythara pulsantur liber secundus: in quo selectissima quaeque et iucunda carmina continentur: ut passomezzi, gailliardes, branles, alemande & alia . . . nunc primum summa qua fieri potuit facilitate in tyronum usum (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
D-LEm Ms. II.2.45 [1569-1593]
[ms. additions to Ochsenkun 1558; RISM B/VII p. 163; SMT II p. 153]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Gorlier 156?a [LOST]
Gorlier, Simon. Livre de tabulature de cistre (Lyon, [France]: Simon Gorlier)
  • 4-course cittern in French tablature?
Gorlier 156?b [LOST]
Gorlier, Simon. Livre de tabulature de guiterne (Lyon, [France]: Simon Gorlier)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature?
Gorzanis 156?
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Opera nova de lauto . . . messa in luce da suo figliolo Massimiliano, libro quarto (Venice, [Italy]: Alessandro Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Le Roy 156? [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Troisième livre de cistre (Paris? [France]: Adrian LeRoy?)
  • 4-course cittern in French tablature
Antonelli 1570
Antonelli, Cornelio. Il turturino. Il primo libro delle napolitane ariose da cantare et sonare nel leuto, composte da diversi eccellentissimi musici, & novamente per il Rever. P.E. Cornellio Antonelli da Rimino detto il Turturino, acomodate sul leuto (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Gorzanis 1570
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Il primo libro di napolitane che si cantano et sonano in leuto nuovamente composte da Jacomo Gorzanis leutanista cittadino della magnifica città di Trieste (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Le Roy 1570? [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Instruction de partir toute musique des huits divers tons en tablature de luth (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • lute treatise
Phalèse and Bellère 1570a
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Hortulus cytharae, in duos distinctus libros, quorum prior cantiones musicas longe pulcherrimas, passomezo, paduanas, galliardes, alemandes, branles, ad usum vulgaris cytharae: posterior similiter cantiones musicas passomezo, alemandes aliaque nonnulla in tabulaturam cytharae, italicae vulgò dictae, convenientem redacta, continet (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
Phalèse and Bellère 1570b
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Selectissima elegantissimaque, gallica, italica et latina in guiterna ludenda carmina, quibus adduntur et fantasiae, passomezi, saltarelli, galliardi, almandes, branles et similia, ex optimis elegantissimisque collecta et iam cum omni diligentia recens impressa. His accessit luculenta quaedam & perutilis institutio qua quisque citra alicuius subsidium artem facillimè percipiet (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
A-Wn Mus. Ms. 19259 [1570-1580?]
(Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 355; SMT III/1 p. 135]
  • 6-course lute in French and German tablatures
B-Bc MS LIt. XY no. 24135 [1570-1580 (tablature section)]
(Italy?) [BOETTICHER 1979 p. 203; see TYLER p. 31]
  • 4-course guitar in Italian tablature
GB-Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, Cittern MS Rothschild vol. I, no. 411 [c1570; LOST?]
(Germany?) [ms. addition to Ovid, Iohan. Posthii Germershemii tetrasticha in Ovidii Metamor. Lib. XV. . . (Frankfurt?, 1563); no longer available, but photocopies exist; see Renovata Cythara: The Renaissance Cittern Site by Andrew M. Hartig.]
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
I-Fn Ms. Landau-Finaly Mus. 2 [1570-1575]
"Fronimo Autograph" (Venice, [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 115]
  • 6-course lute treatise in Italian tablature with some staff notation
I-Lg Ms. 774 [1570-1580]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 195]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in Italian tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40598 [1570-1583]
(Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 34 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 136]
  • 6- and 7-course lute, lute duet in German tablature
US-Cn Case MS VM.1734.5.G.37 [1570-1585]
(Silesia?) [RISM B/VII p. 81]
  • 6-course cittern in French tablature
Fiorino 1571
Fiorino, Gasparo. La nobilità di Roma versi in lode di cento gentildonne romane et le vilanelle a tre voci di Gasparo Fiorino, della città di Rossano, musico dell' ill.mo et rev.mo signore cardinale di Ferrara. Intavolate dal magnifico M. Francesco di Parise, musico ecc. in Roma. Nuovamente poste in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with parallel version in staff notation
Le Roy 1571
Le Roy, Adrian. Livre d'airs de cour miz sur le luth (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • 6-course lute (and voice?) in staff notation and French tablature
Phalèse and Bellère 1571
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Theatrum musicum, longe amplissimum cui (demptis quae vetustate viluerant) authorum praestantiss. tum veterum, tum recentiorum carmina selectissima sunt inserta, maiori quam antehac fide et diligentia in usum publicum comparata. . . . Universa propemodum nunc recenter à peritissimis quibusque translatae in testudinis usum, velut Iulio Caesare paduano, Melchiore Nenslyder [sic] germano, et Sixto Kargl ac nonullis aliis quorum industria prae caeteris hodiè celebratur (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
Jobin 1572
Jobin, Bernhard, publisher. Das erste Buch newerlessner fleissiger ettlicher viel schöner Lautenstück, von artlichen Fantaseyen, lieblichen teütschen, frantzösischen unnd italiänischen Liedern, künstlichen lateinischen Muteten, mit vier und fünff Stimmen, auch lustigen allerhand Passomezen: in die teutsche Tabulatur, zu nutz und gefallen allen diser Kunst lehrbegirigen fürnämlich den jenigen so der frembden welschen Tabulatur etwas unerfahrner auff das verständlichest und richtigest zusamen getragen geordnet und auch selber getruckt durch Bernhard Jobin, Burger zu Strassburg (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Fiorino 1573
Fiorino, Gasparo. La nobilità di Roma, versi in lode di cento gentildone romane. Et le vilanelle a tre voci di Gasparo Fiorino della città di Rossano, . . . Intavolate dal magnifico M. Francesco di Parise . . . Novamenete ristampate (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with parallel version in staff notation
Jobin 1573
Jobin, Bernhard, publisher. Das ander Buch newerlessner kunstlicher Lautenstück von allerhand musicartichen Passomezo Gailliarden Branlen und angenemen teutschen Däntzen zu dienst unnd gefallen den diser Kunst ubenden inn die teutsche gebräuchliche Tabulatur gericht und zusammen getruckt durch Bernhard Iobin Burger zu Strasburg (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
M. Neusidler 1573
Neusidler, Melchior. Tabulatura continens praestantissimas et selectissimas quasque cantiones, in usum testudinis, à Melchiore Neusydler italicè invulgatas, nunc typis germanicis redditas, per Benedictum de Drusina (Frankfurt, [Germany]: Johannes Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Phalèse and Bellère 1573a [LOST]
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Selectissima carmina ludenda in quinterna, cum tripudis & institutione ad arte in eandem (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature?
Phalèse and Bellère 1573b
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Selectissimorum pro testudine carminum liber continens optimas aliquot fantasias, paduanas, passomezos, et galliardas, à Francisco et Petro Paulo mediolanensibus, aliisque praestantissimis divinae musices auctoribus compositas (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
Phalèse and Bellère 1573c [LOST]
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Thesaurus musicus continens selectissima Alberti Ripae, Valentini Bacfarci, et aliorum praestantissimorum carmina, ad usum chelys, vel testudinis accomodata. Quibus adjecta sunt ingeniosae quaedam fantasiae, passomezi, alemandes, galliardae, branles, atque id genus ceatera, recens in lucem edita (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Teghi 1573
Teghi, Pierre de. Cantionum gallicarum, et motettarum liber, ab excellentissimo musico Petro Teghio patavino . . . (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Waissel 1573
Waissel, Matthäus. Tabulatura continens insignes et selectissimas quasque cantiones, quatuor, quinque, et sex vocum, testudini aptatas, ut sunt: praeambula: phantasiae; cantiones germanicae, italica, gallicae, & latinae: passemesei: gagliarde: & choreae. In lucem aedita per Matthaeum Waisselium (Frankfurt an der Oder, [Germany]: Johan Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
H-Bn Hs. Anhang Mus. pr. 19 [1573-]
(Germany) [ms. addition to Waissel 1573; RISM B/VII p. 374; BOETTICHER 1979 p. 201]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Kargel 1574
Kargel, Sixt. Novae, elegantissimae, gallicae item et italica cantilenae, mutetae & passomezo, adjunctis suis saltarellis, mira dulcedinae in testudine canendae: in tabulaturam per M. Sixtum Kaergel lautenistam, . . . translatae, & typis excusae . . . (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Le Roy 1574
Le Roy, Adrian. A briefe and plaine instruction to set all musicke of eight divers tunes in tableture for the lute. With a briefe instruction how to play on the lute by tablature, to conduct and dispose they hand unto the lute, with certaine easie lessons for that purpose. All first written in French by Adrian Le Roy, and now translated into English by F. K., . . . (London, [England]: James Rowbothome)
  • 6-course lute treatise in French tablature with staff notation
Metzler 1574 [LOST]
Metzler, Barthel. Galliarden (S.l.: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature?
M. Neusidler 1574
Neusidler, Melchior. Teütsch Lautenbuch, darinnenn kunstliche Muteten, liebliche italianische, frantzösische, teütsche Stuck, fröliche teütsche Täntz, Passo e mezo, Saltarelle, und drei Fantaseien . . . aussgesetzt . . . durch Melchio Newsidler . . . (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Phalèse and Bellère 1574
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Thesaurus musicus continens selectissima Alberti Ripae, Valentini Bacfarci, et aliorum praestantissimorum carmina ad usum Chelys, vel testudinis accomodata. Quibus adjectae sunt ingeniosae quaedam fantasiae, passomezi, alemandes, galliardae, branles, atque idgenus caetera, recens in lucem edita (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Virchi 1574
Virchi, Paolo. Il primo libro di tabolatura di citthara di ricercari madrigali canzoni napolitane et saltarelli. Di Paolo Virchi . . . novamente posta in luce . . . (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6- and 7-course chromatic cittern in Italian tablature
I-MOe Ms. C 311 [1574]
"Bottegari MS" (Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 212]
  • 6-course lute (viola da mano) in Italian tablature
anonymous 1575 [LOST]
[anonymous]. Jardinet de cistre (Paris, [France]: s.n.)
  • cittern
Kargel 1575 [LOST]
Kargel, Sixt. Renovata Cythara (S.l.: s.n.)
  • cittern
Kargel and Lais 1575
Kargel, Sixt, and Johan Dominico Lais. Toppel Cythar. Nova eaque artificiosa et valde commoda ratio ludendae cytharae, quam inventores sive compilatores duplam cytharam vocant: aliquot elegantissimis, italicis, germanicis, & gallicis cantionibus & saltationibus, exempli vice ornata. Neue und künstliche und noch nie vil ersehene oder ubliche Tabulatur auf die Lautengemäse Toppel Cythar mit sechs Cohren von etlichen italianischen teutschen und französischen Lidern und Tänzen: baides für sich selbs volkomenlich und auch zu andern Instrumenten dinstlich zuspilen und zugebrauchen: gestelt durch Sixtum Kärgel Lautenisten und Johan Dominico Lais (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course chromatic cittern in Italian tablature
Phalèse 1575 [LOST]
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Hortulus cytharae (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • cittern
Phalèse and Bellère 1575 [LOST]
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Des chansons réduitz en tabulature de lut à deux, trois et quatre parties avecq une briève et familière introduction pour entendre et apprendre par soy-mesmes à jouer dudict lut. Livre premier (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Strambi c1575
Strambi, Antonio [printer]. Regole per accordare il liuto . . . (Rome, [Italy]: Antonio Strambi)
  • lute tuning chart with Italian tablature and staff notation [woodcut; 1 folio only]
Viola 1575 [LOST]
Viola, Raphael. Raphaelis Violae Carminum pro testudine liber, continens fantasia mutetas, gallicas & italicas cantiones (Louvain, [Belgium]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature?
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.23 [1575]
Iselin, Ludwig. (Basel, Switzerland) [RISM B/VII p. 12; SMT I p. 6]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.39 [1575]
(Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 12; SMT I p. 8]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CH-Bu Ms. F.X.11 [1575]
Iselin, Ludwig. (Basel, Switzerland) [RISM B/VII p. 14; SMT I p. 28]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CZ-Bsa Ms. G 10,1400 [c1575]
(Mikulov, Czech Republic) [RISM B/VII p. 209; SMT III/2 p. 11]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
  • 6-course chromatic cittern in French tablature
D-W Druck 5 (2). Mus. fol. (suppl. ms.) [c1575]
(Germany) [ms. addition to Ochsenkun 1558; RISM B/VII p. 364; SMT II p. 317]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
I-Fc Sig. F. III. 10431 [1575]
"Fronimo Autograph" (Venice, [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 124]
  • 6-course lute treatise in Italian tablature with some staff notation
US-NHub Music Ms. 13 [1575-1580]
"Osborn Commonplace Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 234]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
US-NH Rare Ma 21, W632 [1575-1595]
"Wickhambrook Manuscript" [RISM B/VII p. 235]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Daza 1576
Daza, Esteban. Libro de musica en cifras para vihuela, intitulado el Parnasso, enel qual se hallara toda diversidad de musica, assi motetes, sonetos, villanescas, en lengua castellana, y otras cosas, como fantasias del autor, hecho por Estevan Daça, vezino de la muy insigne villa de Valladolid, . . . (S.l., [Spain]: s.n.)
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
  • 6-course vihuela and voice in Italian tablature with ciphers
M. Neusidler 1576 [LOST]
Neusidler, Melchior. Il primo libro intabulatura di liuto, ove sono madrigali, motetti, canzon francesi, &c. in Venetia, appresso di Antonio Gardano (Venice, [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Brunet 1578 [LOST]
Brunet, Pierre. Tablature de mandorre (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • mandore
Cabezón 1578
Cabezón, Antonio de. Obras de mú[sic]a para tecla, arpa [y] vihuela, de Antonio de Cabeçon . . . recopiladas y puestas en cifra por Hernando de Cabeçon su hijo (Madrid, [Spain]: Francisco Sanchez)
  • keyboard/(vihuela) treatise (no vihuela tablature)
Kargel 1578
Kargel, Sixt. Renovata cythara: hoc est novi et commodissimi exercendae cytharae modi: constantes cantionibus musicis, passomezo, padoanis, gaillardis, . . . ad tabulaturam communem redactis. Quibus accessit dilucida in cytharam isagoge, quo suo marte quilibet eam ludere discat. Neugestalt Cytharbuch. Darinn vilerlai art Gesäng . . . nach gemainer Tabulatur auf die teutsch Cythar . . . Durch Sixt Kärgel Lautenisten (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French number tablature (inverted Italian tablature)
Kargel and Lais 1578
Kargel, Sixt, and Johan Dominico Lais. Toppel Cythar. Nova eaque artificiosa ratio ludendae cytharae, quam compilatores duplam cytharam vocant: aliquot elegantissimis italicis, germanicis et gallicis cantionibus et saltationibus exempli vice ornata . . . durch Sixt Kärgel Lautenist und Johann Dominico Lais (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course chromatic cittern in Italian tablature
Le Roy 1578 [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Briefve & facile instruction pour apprendre la tabulature à bien accorder, conduire & disposer la main sur la guiterne (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • guitar treatise
Phalèse 1578 [LOST]
Phalèse, Pierre, publisher. Carmina in testudine (Louvain, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature?
D-KNs Ms. without Sign. [1578]
(Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 150 (as H M 97/50); SMT II p. 145]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Gorzanis 1579
Gorzanis, Giacomo de. Opera nova de lauto . . . messa in luce da suo figliolo Massimiliano, libro quarto (Venice, [Italy]: Alessandro Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Tromboncino 157? [LOST]
Tromboncino, Ippolito. Intabolatura de Tromboncino da cantar in liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature?
Kargel 1580
Kargel, Sixt. Renovata cythara: hoc est novi, et commodissimi exercendae cytharae modi: constantes cantionibus musicis, passomezo, padoanis, gaillardis, allemanicis et aliis ejus modi pulchris exemplis: ad tabulaturam communem redactis quibus accessit dilucida in cytharam isagoge . . . dirch Sixt Kargel Lautenist (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
Viola 1580 [LOST]
Viola, [Raphael]. Lautenbuch (Louvain, [Belgium]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute?
D-B Mus. ant. pract. O.60 [1580] [LOST]
(ms. copy of Ochsenkun 1562) [RISM B/VII p. 39]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-DEl Ms. BB 12150 [1580]
Agricola, Philippus. "Philippus Agricola Lute Book" (Tübingen, Germany) [SMT II p. 77]
  • 7-course lute in German tablature
D-LE Antiquariat C.G. Boerner Ms. Katalog 27, Seite 29 [1580] [LOST]
(ms. copy of Jobin 1572, 1573) [RISM B/VII p. 170]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
D-Sl G.I.4 [1580-1595]
Fabrum, Hieronymus, and/or Johann Georg Brengger/Brencker. "Donaueschingen MS" (Bavaria?) [SMT II p. 80 (as D-DO)]
  • 6-, 7- and 8-course lute in German tablature
E-SIM Casa y Sitios Reales, Legajo 394, folio 130, Leaf A [after 1580]
([Spain]) [see: Corona-Alcalde, Antonio. "A Vihuela Manuscript in the Archivo de Simancas." Lute Society Journal (UK) XXVI, Part 1 (1986): 3-20]
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian lute tablature
F-Pn Rés. 1109 [c1580]
(France?) [ms. addition to Aristotle's De moribus, quae etica (Paris, 1576); RISM B/VII p. 271; SMT I p. 89]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 4-course cittern in French tablature
  • 4-course guitar in French tablature
F-Pn Rés. Vmb. 65 [1580]
(Germany?) [ms. addition to Kargel 1574; SMT I p. 99]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in German tablature
GB-Lcm Ms. 2089 [1580-1590]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 194]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-Och Mus. 1280 [1580]
(England) [3 fragments from book bindings; CRAIG-McFEELY 1993]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-Y MS M 91 (S) [c1580]
(England) [contains one partial lute intabulation; see Goodwin, Christopher. "Some Recent Discoveries in Elizabethan Song." Lute Society Journal (UK) XL (2000): 32-50.
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • keyboad and/or voices in staff notation
I-Gu Ms. F.VII.1 [1580-1595]
(Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 125]
  • 7-course lute in Italian tablature
IRL-Dm Ms. Z. 3.2.13 [1580-1600]
"Marsh Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 97]
  • 6- and 7-course lute, lute duet in French tablature
  • bandora in French tablature
NL-At Ms. 208. A. 27 [1580]
(Germany?) [RISM B/VII p. 6]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ant. pract. J.150 [c1580]
(ms. addition to Jobin 1572) (Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 39 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 98]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40032 [c1580-1626?]
"Naples Lute Book" or "Barbarino MS" (Naples?, Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 22 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 102]
  • 7-course lute and/or vihuela in Italian tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40161 [c1580]
(Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 29 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 132]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40583 [1580-1585]
(Germany) [RISM B/VII p. 32 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 133]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in German tablature
Caroso 1581
Caroso, Fabritio. Il Ballarino . . . diviso in due trattati . . . ornato di molte figure, et con l'intavolatura di liuto . . . & il soprano della musica nella sonata di ciascun ballo (Venice, [Italy]: Francesco Ziletti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute (and melody instrument?) in staff notation and Italian tablature
Barbetta 1582a
Barbetta, Giulio Cesare. Novae tabulae musicae testudinariae hexachordae et heptachordae et heptachordae. Julij Caesaris Barbetti Paduani. Neu Lautenbuch auff sechs und siben Chorseyten gestellt durch Julium Caesarem Barbettum von Padua (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Barbetta 1582b
Barbetta, Giulio Cesare. Il terctio libro de intavolatura de liuto . . . accomodato per sonar con sei et sette ordeni de corde secondo l'uso antico e moderno (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-and 7-course lute in Italian tablature
Brambilla 1582 [LOST]
Brambilla, Ambrosius. Anleitung die Zither zu spielen, nebst Noten eines Psalmes (S.l.: s.n.)
  • cittern treatise
Phalèse and Bellère 1582
Phalèse, Pierre, and Jean Bellère, publishers. Hortulus citharae vulgaris continens optimas fantasias, cantionesque musicas pulcherrimas, et passomezos in varios tonos concinne variatos: paduanas, gailliardas, almandes, branles: aliaque nonnula iucundissima in tabulaturam citharae convenienter redacta, nunc primum in lucem elegantiore modo ac ordine edita. Accesit praeterea brevis et dilucida in citharam introductio, qua suo marte quilibet artem pulsandae citharae . . . (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 4-course diatonic cittern in French tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 168 [1582-1585]
(Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 113]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in Italian tablature with text only
Le Roy 1583 [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. Instruction de partir toute musique des huits divers tons en tablature de luth (Paris, [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard)
  • lute treatise
F-Pn Ms. Français 9152 [1583-1587]
Cellier, Jacques. (France) [SMT I p. 154]
  • 7-course lute in French tablature
IRL-Dtc Ms. 410/1 [olim D. 3.30] [1583-1590]
"Dallis lute-book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 96]
  • 6-course lute, lute duet, lute quartet in French tablature
  • 6-course bandora in French tablature
  • cittern in French tablature
US-OAm Ms. Parton [1583-1590]
"Walsingham Consort Books" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 249]
  • 4-course cittern in French tablature [N.B.: accompanying parts for flute, treble viol and bass viol are located in GB-Beverley (Yorkshire), East Riding Record Office, MSS DD.HO.20/1-3]
Adriaenssen 1584
Adriaenssen [Adriansen], Emanuel. Pratum musicum longe amoenissimum, cuius spatiosissimo, eoque iucundissimo ambitu, (praeter varii generis automata seu phantasias) comprehenduntur . . . Omnia ad testudinis tabulaturam fideliter redacta, per . . . Emanuelem Hadrianium . . . Adiuncta est singulis carminibus, in gratiam eorum, qui vivae vocis concentu oblectantur, distincta vocibus aliquot notularum descriptio . . . Opus novum (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet, lute trio, lute quartet in French tablature
  • 6-course lute(s) and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
Fallamero 1584
Fallamero, Gabriel. Il primo libro de intavolatura da liuto, de motetti ricercate madrigali, et canzonette alla napolitana, a tre et quattro voci, per cantare, et sonare composte per Gabriel Fallamero gentilhuomo allessandrino. Novamente posto in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
Galilei 1584
Galilei, Vincenzo. Fronimo dialogo di Vincentio Galilei nobile fiorentino. Sopra l'arte del bene intavolare et rettamente sonare la musica negli strumenti artificiali si di corde come fiato, et in particulare nel liuto. Nuovamente ristampato, et dall'autore istesse arrichito, et ornato di novità di concetti, et d'essempi (Venice, [Italy]: Girolamo Scotto)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute in staff notation
Krengel 1584
Krengel, Gregorius. Tabulatura nova continens selectissimas quasque cantiones ut sunt madrigalia, mutetae, paduanae et vilanellae, testudini sic aptatas, ut quilibet singulas duplici modo ludere et concinere possit iam recens edita per Gregorium Krengel . . . (Frankfurt, [Germany]: Andrea Eichorn)
  • 7-course lute duet in German tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Antonio di Galileo 6 [1584-1587]
"Galilei ms" (ms. copy of Galilei 1584) (Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 114]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
I-SGc Fondo San Martino Ms. 31 [1584-1590]
(Tuscany, Italy) [COELHO p. 169]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in Italian tablature and staff notation
Barbetta 1585
Barbetta, Giulio Cesare. Intavolatura de liuto . . . dove si contiene padoane, arie, baletti, pass'e mezi saltarelli per ballar à la italiana, & altre cose dilettevoli secondo l'uso di questi tempi, accomodato per sonar con sei e sette ordeni de corde (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6- and 7-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
Carrara 1585
Carrara, Michele. Regola ferma e vera per l'intavolatura di liuto . . . (Rome, [Italy]: E. Roberti)
  • 8-course lute treatise in Italian, Neapolitan, and French tablatures
Le Roy 1585 [LOST]
Le Roy, Adrian. L'instruction pour la mandorre (Paris? [France]: Adrian Le Roy and Robert Ballard?)
  • 4-string mandore
D-LEm Ms. I.II.104 [1585-1600]
(Italy?) [ms. additions to Galilei 1584; SMT II p. 153]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
GB-Cu Ms. Additional 2764 (2) [1585-1590]
(England) [binding fragments; RISM B/VII p. 77]
  • 6-course lute or bandora in French tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 31992 [1585-1590]
"Paston MS" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 183]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
GB-NO Ms. Mi LM 16 [1585-1595]
"Francis Willoughby's Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 243]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 4-course cittern in French tablature
I-Bu MS 177/IV [1585-1600]
(Naples?, Italy) [TYLER p. 39]
  • 5-course guitar and voice in alfabeto tablature and staff notation
[Amat 1586]
Amat, Juan Carlos. Guitarra espaňola, y vandola en dos maneras de guitarra, castellana, y cathalana de cinco ordenes, la qual enseňa de templar, y taňer rasgado, todos los puntos naturales, y b, mollados, con estilo maravilloso. Y para poner en ella qualquier tono, se pone una tabla, con la qual podrà qualquier sin dificultad cifrar el tono, y despues mencion tambien de la guitarra de quatro ordenes (Barcelona, [Spain]: s.n.)
  • guitar treatise with Catalan cifras
Francesco da Milano 1586 [LOST]
Francesco da Milano. Intabolatura de lauto (Venice? [Italy]: Antonio Gardane)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
Kargel 1586
Kargel, Sixt. Lautenbuch, viler newerlessner fleissiger, schöner Lautenstück von artlichen Fantaseien, künstlichen music artlichen lateinischen Muteten, mit fünff und sechs Stimmen allerhand lieblichen teutschen . . . in die teutsch Tabulatur . . . geordnet, auff sechs und siben Chorseiten gericht durch Sixtum Kargel . . . (Strasbourg, [France]: Bernhard Jobin)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Verovio 1586
Verovio, Simone. Diletto spirituale canzonette a tre et a quattro voci composte da diversi ecc.mi musici. Raccolte da Simone Verovio. Intagliate et stampate dal medesimo. Con l'intavolatura del cimbalo et liuto (Rome, [Italy]: Martin van Buyten)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with versions for staff notation and keyboard score
F-VAL Ms. 429 [1586-1602]
Croy, Charles de. "de Croy MS" (France) [RISM B/VII p. 337; RISM A/II 840005062; SMT I p. 160]
  • 7-course lute in French tablature
  • 7-course lute and voice in French tablature and staff notation
Abondante 1587
Abondante [Abundante], Julio. Il quinto libro de tabolatura da liuto . . . nella qual si contiene fantasie diverse, pass'e mezi & padoane (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Pacoloni 1587 [LOST]
Pacoloni, Giovanni. Tabulatura tribus testudinibus (Milan, [Italy]: Simon Tini)
  • 6-course lute trio in Italian tablature?
Munday 1588
Munday, Anthony. A banquet of daintie conceits. Furnished with verie delicate and choyse inuentions, to delight their mindes, who take pleasure in musique, and there-withall to sing sweete ditties, either to the lute, bandora, virginalles, or anie other instrument (London, [England]: Edward White)
  • lute or bandora without notation [lyrics only]
Gintzler 1589
Gintzler, Simon. Intabolatura de lauto . . . de ricercari, motetti, madrigali, et canzon francese . . . libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Verovio 1589
Verovio, Simone. Ghirlanda di fioretti musicali composta da diversi ecc.ti musici a 3 voci con l'intavolatura del cimbalo, et liuto . . . (Rome, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with versions for staff notation and keyboard score
CZ-JIa Zachariaš of Hradec MS [c1589] [LOST]
(Hradec? [Czech Republic]) [from the library of Zachariaš of Hradec, donated to CZ-Jia in 1589, now LOST]
  • lute in unknown tablature type
Abondante 158? [LOST]
Abondante, Julio. Intavolatura di liuto del Pestrin lib. 7 (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
Giuliani 158? [LOST]
Giuliani, [Girolamo]. Intavolatura de chitara del Giuliani (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • guitar
Vecchi 1590
Vecchi, Orazio. Selva di varia ricreatione di Horatio Vecchi, nella quale si contengono varij soggetti, à 3, à 4, à 5, à 6, à 7, à 8, à 9, & à 10 voci, cioè madrigali, capricci, balli, arie justiniane, canzonette, fantasie, serenate, dialoghi, un lotto amoroso; con una battaglia à diece nel fine & accomodatovi la intavolatura di liuto alle arie, ai balli, et alle canzonette. Novamente composta, e data in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and instrumental ensemble in staff notation and Italian tablature
Verovio 1590 [LOST]
Verovio, Simone. Diletto spirituale canzonette a tre et a quattro voci composte da diversi ecc.mi musici. Raccolte da Simone Verovio. Intagliato et stampate dal medesimo. Con l'intavolatura del cimbalo et liuto (Rome, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with versions for staff notation and keyboard score
A-Wwilczek Ms. without Sign. [1590-1600] [LOST]
[RISM B/VII p. 360; SMT III/1 p. 146]
  • lute in Italian and German tablatures
B-Br Ms. Cab. II, 275 [1590-early 17th century]
Cavalcanti, Raffaelo. "Raffaelo Cavalcanti MS" (Florence, Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 57]
  • 7-course lute, lute duet in Italian tablature
  • 7-course lute and voice in Italian tablature
D-Z Ms. CXV, 3 [1590-1600]
Arpin, Jan. "The Lute Book of Johannes Arpinus (1571-1606)" (Dornsdorf, [Czech Republic]) [RISM B/VII p. 373; SMT II p. 318]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in German tablature
F-Pn Rés. Vmf. ms. 50 [1590-1610]
(Tuscany? [Italy]) [SMT I p. 129; COELHO p. 128; TYLER p. 90]
  • 8-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 5-course guitar in alfabeto tablature
  • 5-course guitar and voice in alfabeto tablature with text only
GB-Cu Ms. Additional 8844 [1590-1600]
"Trumbull Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 298 olim GB-Rro Ms. Trumbull Addition Ms. 6 (incorrectly listed in RISM as "Turnbull")]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-Eu Ms. Dc.5.125 [1590-1605]
"Thisstllethwaite Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 105]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-HAdolmetsch Ms. II.C.23 [1590-1600 (6c lute music), c1620 (7c lute music), 1640 (guitar music)]
"'Medici' Lute Book" (Tuscany? [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 133; COELHO p. 167]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice in Italian tablature
  • 5-course guitar in mixed tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 41498 [1590]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 186]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
GB-Ob Ms. 340 [1590-1600]
[RISM B/VII p. 330 (as GB-T)]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
GB-Ob Ms. Top. gen. c. 90 [c1590]
"James Strangman fragment" (England) [see: Michael Gale, "Two Newly Discovered English Lute Tablature Fragments." Lute Society Journal (UK) XLVIII (2008): 54-70.]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 31 [1590-1600]
(Florence, [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 109; COELHO p. 75]
  • 7-course lute in Italian tablature
I-Ra Ms. Mus. 1608 [1590-1615]
(Rome, [Italy]) [COELHO p. 140]
  • 7-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 7-course lute and voice in Italian tablature and staff notation
  • fragments for 9-course lute and voice in Italian tablature and staff notation
I-Tn Riserva musica IV, 43/2 [1590-1605]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 332]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
IRL-Dtc Ms. 408/1 [olim D. 1.21] [1590-1610]
"William Ballet lute-book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 96]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • viol in French tablature
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40163 [1590-1620]
(Naples, Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 29 (D-B); TYLER p. 85]
  • 5-course guitar and voice in alfabeto tablature and staff notation
PL-Tm Ms. J 4° 342 - 102682 [1590]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 333]
  • 4-course cittern in Italian tablature
Pacoloni 1591 [LOST]
Pacoloni, Giovanni. Tabulatura tribus testudinibus (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute trio in French tablature?
Verovio 1591
Verovio, Simone. Canzonette a quattro voci, composte da diversi ecc.ti musici, con l'intavolatura del cimbalo et del liuto . . . (Rome, [Italy]: Simone Verovio)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with versions for staff notation and keyboard score
Vicentino 1591 [LOST]
Vicentino, Ieronimo Celidono. Intabolatura di liuto di Ieronimo Celidono Vicentino sopra tutti li madrig: de Cipriano Rore a.4 (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardane) [some pieces may have been copied into D-KA G I 4; see: Ness, Arthur J. "Briefly Noted: A Physician's Lute Book." Journal of the Lute Society of America XL (2007): 84-86.]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
Vincenti 1591a
Vincenti, Giacomo, publisher. Canzonette per cantar et sonar di liuto a tre voci. Composte da diversi auttori, et nuovamente date in luce. Libro primo (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with vocal models in staff notation
Vincenti 1591b
Vincenti, Giacomo, publisher. Canzonette per cantar et sonar di liuto a tre voci. Composte da diversi auttori, et nuovamente date in luce. Libro secondo (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with vocal models in staff notation
Vincenti 1591c
Vincenti, Giacomo, publisher. Canzonette per cantar et sonar di liuto a tre voci. Composte di diversi auttori, & nuovamente date in luce. Libro terzo (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with vocal models in staff notation
Waissel 1591
Waissel, Matthäus. Tabulatura Allerley künstlicher Preambulen, auserlesener Deudtscher und Polnischer Tentze, Passemezen, Gailliarden, Padoanen, Pavanen und Branlen: Auff der Lauten zu schlagen gantz fleissig zugerichtet (Frankfurt an der Oder, [Germany]: Andreas Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
CH-Bu Ms. F.IX.70 [1591-1594]
"Lautten Stückh ettlicher feiner Preamblenn, Muttetenn, Fantasienn . . ." (Basel, Switzerland) [SMT I p. 11]
  • 9-course lute in German tablature
Adriansen 1592a [LOST]
Adriansen [Adriansen], Emanuel. Pratum musicum longe amoenissimum, cuius spatiosissimo eoque jucundissimo ambitu (praeter varii generis axiomata seu phantasias) comprehenduntur . . . Omnia ad testudinis tabulaturam fideliter redacta, per . . . Emanuelem Hadrianium . . . Adiuncta est singulis carminibus, in gratiam eorum, qui vivae vocis concentu oblectantur, distincta vocibus aliquot notularum descriptio (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet, lute trio, lute quartet in French tablature
  • 6-course lute(s) and voice in staff notation and French tablature
Adriansen 1592b
Adriansen [Adriansen], Emanuel. Novum pratum musicum longe amoenissimum, cuius spatiosissimo, eoque iucundissimo ambitu (praeter varii generis aytomata, seu phantasias) comprehenduntur selectissimi diversorum autorum et idiomatum madrigales, cantiones, & moduli 4, 5 & 6 vocum . . . Omnia ad testudinis tabulaturam fideliter redacta, per id genus musices experientissimum artificem Emanuelem Hadrianum, anverpiensem . . . Tum etiam methodus ad omnes omnium tonorum cantiones, in gratiam illorum, qui in hac arte mediocriter versati . . . Opus plane novum, nec hactenus editum. (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Pierre Phalèse and Jean Bellère)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 6-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
Bellasio 1592
Bellasio, Paolo. Villanelle a tre voci, con la intavolature del liuto, novamente composte & date in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
  • 6-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and Italian tablature
Bellère 1592 [LOST]
Bellère, Jean, publisher. Le jardinet du cistre vulgaire (Antwerp, [Belgium]: Jean Bellère)
  • cittern
Giovanelli 1592 [LOST]
Giovanelli, Ruggiero. Canzon Giovanelli intavolate per liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
  • 6-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and Italian tablature
Radino 1592
Radino, Giovanni Maria. Intavolatura di balli per sonar di liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Verovio 1592
Verovio, Simone. Diletto spirituale canzonette a tre et a quattro voci composte da diversi ecc.mi musici. Con l'intavolatura del cimbalo et liuto (Rome, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with versions for staff notation and keyboard score
Waissel 1592a
Waissel, Matthäus. Lautenbuch Darinn von der Tabulatur und Application der Lauten gründlicher und voller Unterricht: Sampt ausserlesenen Deudtschen und Polnischen Tentzen, Passamezen, Gaillarden . . . Auff der Lauten zu schlagen gantz fleissig zugerichtet (Frankfurt an der Oder, [Germany]: Andreas Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Waissel 1592b [LOST]
Waissel, Matthäus. Tabulatura Allerley künstlicher Preambulen, auserlesener Deudtscher und Polnischer Tentze, Passemezen, Gailliarden, Padoanen, Pavanen und Branlen: Auff der Lauten zu schlagen gantz fleissig zugerichtet (Frankfurt, [Germany]: Andreas Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
Waissel 1592c
Waissel, Matthäus. Tabulatura Guter gemeiner Deudtscher Tentze Nicht allein auff einer Lauten in sonderheit Sondern auch auff zweyen Lauten durch Quarten zusamen zuschlagen (Frankfurt an der Oder, [Germany]: Andreas Eichorn)
  • 6-course lute duet in German tablature
D-Dl Ms. Mus. J.307 [1592-1605] [LOST]
[RISM B/VII p. 94]
  • 6-course cittern in French tablature
Barley 1593 [LOST]
Barley, William, publisher. A new booke of citterne lessons with a plaine and easie instruction for to learne the tableture, to conduct and dispose thy hand, sette forth to the tunes of many psalmes as they be sung in churches, also pavins, galliards and divers other sweet and easy lessons (London? [England]: William Barley)
  • cittern treatise
Danter 1593? [LOST]
Danter, J. A moste perfect and true instruction whereby a man maye learne by his owne industrie to playe on the cytterne without the helpe of any teacher (London, [England]: s.n.)
  • cittern treatise
Terzi 1593
Terzi, Giovanni Antonio. Di Gio. Antonio Terzi da Bergamo, intavolatura di liutto, accomodata con diversi passagi per suonar in concerti a duoi liutti, et solo. Libro primo. Il qual contiene, motetti, contraponti, canzoni italiane, et francese, madrigali, fantasie, et balli di diversi sorti, italiani, francesi, et alemani (Venice, [Italy]: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
E-Mn Ms. 6001 [1593]
"Ramillete de Flores Manuscript." (Spain) [Tyler 1980, p. 143]
  • 6-course vihuela in Italian tablature
Carrara 1594
Carrara, Michele. Il vero et sicuro modo per potere presto scompartire ogni musica et ridurla facilmente in qual si voglia sorte d'intavolatura di liuto commodissima per sonare. Autore M. Michele paduanis Carrara (S.l., [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 8-course lute treatise in Italian, Neapolitan, and French tablatures
Denss 1594
Denss, Adrian. Florilegium omnis fere generis cantionum suavissimarum ad testudinis tabulaturam accomodatarum, longe jucundissimum. In quo praeter fantasias lepidissimas, continentur diversorum authorum cantiones . . . redacta, per Adrianum Denss (Cologne? [Germany]: Gerardus Grevenbruch)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and French tablature
Gastoldi 1594
Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo. Balletti a tre voci con la intavolatura del liuto, per cantare, sonare, & ballare (Venice, [Italy]: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • 6-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and Italian tablature
Piccinini 1594 [LOST]
Piccinini, Alessandro. Trattato sopra la tabulatura (Bologna, [Italy]: s.n.)
  • lute treatise
PL-Kj Mus. ms. 40143 [1594-1603]
Besard, Jean-Baptiste, et al. (Cologne, [Germany]) [RISM B/VII p. 25 (D-B); SMT III/2 p. 112]
  • 6-, 7-, and 8-course lute in French tablature
M. Neusidler 1595 [LOST]
Neusidler, Melchior. Il primo libro intabulatura di liuto di Melchior Neysidler alemanno ove sono madrigali, canzon framesi [sic], passemetzi, saltarelli, &c. (S.l., [Italy]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
Vecchi 1595
Vecchi, Orazio. Selva di varia ricreatione di Horatio Vecchi, nella quale si contengono varij soggetti, à 3, à 4, à 5, à 6, à 7, à 8, à 9, & à 10 voci, cioè madrigali, capricci, balli, arie, justiniane, canzonette, fantasie, serenate, dialoghi, un lotto amoroso, con una battaglia à diece nel fine, & accomodatovi la intavolatura di liuto alle arie, ai balli, et alle canzonette. Novamente ristampata & corretta (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
  • 6-course lute and instrumental ensemble in staff notation and Italian tablature
Verovio 1595
Verovio, Simone. Lodi della musica a 3 voci. Composte da diversi ecc.ti musici con l'intavolat.a del cimbalo e' liuto Libro primo. Raccolto, intagliato et stampato da Simone Verovio (Rome, [Italy]: Simone Verovio)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature with versions for staff notation and keyboard score
CDN-Mc Ms. without shelfmark [1595-1610]
Vecchi, Orazio, et al. "Intavolatura di liuto" (Bergamo?, Italy) [COELHO p. 104]
  • 8-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 8-course lute duet in Italian tablature
  • 8-course lute and voice in Italian tablature and staff notation
GB-AB Ms. 27 [1595-1600]
"Brogyntyn MS" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 3]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • lute duet in French tablature
  • lute trio in French tablature
  • lute and voice in staff notation and French tablature (mostly lack vocal parts)
GB-Cu Ms. Dd.2.11 [1595-1600]
Holmes, Mathew. (England) [RISM B/VII p. 72]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
  • 6-course bandora in French tablature
GB-Cu Ms. Dd.3.18 [1595]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 73; cittern part book: GB-Cu Ms. Dd.14.24]
  • 6-course lute duet in French tablature
  • 6-course lute in French tablature (part book for a broken consort)
  • orpharion(s) in French tablature
  • [note: pieces for consort lack complete set of part books]
GB-Lbl Ms. Collection Hirsch M 1353 [1595-1600]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 192]
  • 6- and 7-course lute and lute duet in French tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 30 [1595-1625]
(Florence, [Italy]) [RISM B/VII p. 108; COELHO p. 73]
  • 7-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 7-course lute and voice in Italian tablature and staff notation
NL-Lu Ms. Thysius 1666 [1595-1620]
Smout, Adriaan Joriszoon [collector/copyist]. "Thysius MS" (Leiden, [Netherlands]) [RISM B/VII p. 161]
  • 7-, 8-, 9-, and 10-course lute in French tablature
  • lute quartet in French tablature
US-Ws Ms. V. b. 280 [1595-1610]
"Dowland Lute Book" (England) [RISM B/VII p. 345]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in French tablature
Albinus c1596 [LOST]
Albinus, Johannes. [lute book mentioned in Baron 1727, p. 64; current location and actual existence unknown] ([Germany?]: s.n., c1596?)
  • lute in unknown tablature type, apparently of the author's own design
Amat 1596 [LOST]
Amat, Juan Carlos. Guitarra espaňola, y vandola en dos maneras de guitarra, castellana, y cathalana de cinco ordenes, la qual enseňa de templar, y taňer rasgado, todos los puntos naturales, y b, mollados, con estilo maravilloso. Y para poner en ella qualquier tono, se pone una tabla, con la qual podrà qualquier sin dificultad cifrar el tono, y despues mencion tambien de la guitarra de quatro ordenes (Barcelona, [Spain]: s.n.)
  • guitar treatise with Catalan cifras
Barley 1596a
Barley, William, publisher. A new booke of tabliture, containing sundrie easie and familiar instructions shewing howe to attaine to the knowledge, to guide and dispose thy hand to play on sundry instruments, as the lute, orpharion, and bandora . . . Whereunto is added an introduction to prickesong, and certaine famillar rules of descant . . . Collected together out of the best authors professing the practise of these instruments (London, [England]: William Barley)
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
Barley 1596b
Barley, William, publisher. A new booke of tabliture for the orpharion: contayning sundrie sorts of lessons, collected together out of divers good authors, for the furtherance and delight of such as are desirous to practise on this instrument. Never before published (London, [England]: William Barley)
  • 7-course orpharion in French tablature
Barley 1596c
Barley, William, publisher. A new booke of tabliture for the bandora: contayning sundrie sorts of lessons, collected together out of divers good authors for the furtherance and delight of such as are desirous to practise on this Instrument. Never before published (London, [England]: William Barley)
  • 7-course bandora in French tablature
M. Neusidler 1596 [LOST]
Neusidler, Melchior. Melchioris Neusidleri teutsch Lautenbuch, darinnen künstliche Muteten, liebliche Italiänische, Frantzösische teutsche Stücke, fröliche teutsche Däntz, Passomezo, Saltarelle, und drey Fantaseyen (Strasbourg, [France]: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
Orologio 1596
Orologio, Alessandro. Canzonette a tre voci . . . intavolate per sonar di liuto (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course? lute and voices in Italian tablature and staff notation
D-KA Mus. Bd. A.678 [1596-1605]
(Germany) [ms. additions to Ochsenkun 1558 and Jobin 1572/1573; RISM B/VII p. 136; SMT II p. 132; RISM A.II 453011205]
  • 7-, 8- and 9-course lute in German tablature
  • lute treatise
Dowland 1597
Dowland, John. The first booke of songes or ayres of foure partes with tablature for the lute: so made that all the partes together, or either of them severally may be song to the lute, orpherian or viol de gambo . . . also an invention . . . for two to playe upon one lute (London, [England]: Peter Short)
  • 7-course lute or orpharion and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
  • one 7-course lute with two players in French tablature
Holborne 1597
Holborne, Antony. The cittharn schoole . . . hereunto are added sixe short aers neapolitanlike to three voyces, without the instrument: done by his brother William Holborne (London, [England]: Peter Short)
  • cittern in French tablature
Morley 1597
Morley, Thomas. Canzonets or little short aers to five and sixe voices (London, [England]: Peter Short)
  • 8-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
Vecchi 1597
Vecchi, Orazio. Canzonette a tre voci di Horatio Vecchi, et di Gemignano Capi Lupi da Modena (Venice, [Italy]: Angelo Gardano)
  • 6-course lute and voice in staff notation and Italian tablature
GB-Lam MS 601 [1597-1600]
"Richard Mynshall lute-book" (England) [formerly in the collection of Robert Spencer; RISM B/VII p. 171]
  • 6-course lute in French tablature
PL-Elblag Biblioteka Publiczna Ms. without Sign. [1597-1609] [LOST]
"Hans von Bodeck Stammbücher" [lost during World War II?]
  • travel diary with some musical notation: lute in French tablature?
Cavendish 1598
Cavendish, Michael. 14 ayres in tabletorie to the lute expressed with two voyces and the base violl or the voice & lute only. 6. more to 4. voyces and in tabletorie, And 8. madrigalles to 5. voyces (London, [England]: Peter Short)
  • 8-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
Gastoldi 1598
Gastoldi, Giovanni Giacomo. Balletti a tre voci con la intavolatura del liuto, per cantare, sonare, & ballare. Di Gio. Giacomo Gastoldi da Caravaggio maestro di Cappella nella Chiesa Ducale di S. Barbara di Mantova. Novamente ristampati (Venice, [Italy]: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • 6-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and Italian tablature
Reymann 1598
Reymann, Matthaeus. Noctes musicae (Heidelberg, [Germany]: Vögelin)
  • 7- and 8-course lute in French tablature
F-VE Ms. 698 [c1598]
(Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 342; SMT I p. 162]
  • 7-course lute in Italian and French tablatures
F-VE Ms. 711 [c1598] [LOST]
(Germany) [lost since 1945; survives only in MS notes by M. Brenet in F-Pn Ms. nouv. acq. fr. 1141; RISM B/VII p. 343; SMT I p. 166]
  • 7-course lute in French tablature and inverted Italian tablatures
Allison 1599
Allison, Richard. The psalmes of David in meter, the plaine song, being the common tunne to be sung and plaide . . . the singing part to be either tenor or treble to the instrument . . . or for foure voyces (London, [England]: William Barley)
  • 6-course lute and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
  • 4-course cittern and voice(s) in staff notation and French tablature
Molinaro 1599
Molinaro, Simone. Intavolatura di liuto di Simone Molinaro genovese. Libro primo nel quale si contengono saltarelli, pass'e mezi, gagliarde, e fantasie novamente composto et dato in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Ricciardo Amadino)
  • 6-, 7- and 8-course lute in Italian tablature
Morley 1599
Morley, Thomas. The first booke of consort lessons, made by divers exquisite authors, for six instruments to play together, the treble lute, the pandora, the cittern, the base-violl, the flute & the treble-violl. Newly set forth at the coast & charges of a gentle-man, for his private pleasure, and for divers others his frendes which delight in musicke (London, [England]: William Barley)
  • 8-course lute, bass viol, flute, treble viol, pandora, and cittern in staff notation and French tablature
Terzi 1599
Terzi, Giovanni Antonio. Il secondo libro de intavolatura di liuto di Gio. Antonio Terzi da Bergamo. Nella quale si contengono fantasie, motetti, canzoni, madrigali pass'e mezi, et balli di varie, et diverse sorti. Novamente da lui data in luce (Venice, [Italy]: Giacomo Vincenti)
  • 6-course lute, lute duet, lute quartet in Italian tablature
  • bass lute in Italian tablature
E-Szayas Ms. Mus. A.IV.8 [1599-]
Bezón, Matheo, and "Anton" (pupil). "Cancionero de Matheo de Bezón" (Italy?) [see: Daniel Zuluaga, "Spanish song, chitarra alla spagnola, and the a.bi.ci: Matheo Bezón and his 1599 alfabeto songbook." Resonance: Interdisciplinary Music Journal (Spring 2013).
  • 5-course guitar and voice (text only) with alfabeto tablature
V-CVbav Chigi L. VI. 200 [1599]
Duchessa di Traetta. "Libro de cartas y romances españoles del illustrisima Duchessa de Traetta mi señora que Dios guarde mil años" (Naples?, [Italy]) [YAKELEY p. 285; TYLER p. 95 (as I-Rvat)]
  • 5-course guitar and voice (text only) with alfabeto tablature
Marenzio 159? [LOST]
Marenzio, Luca. Villanelle a 3, para tanger no laude (S.l.: s.n.)
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature?
D-B Antiquariat Leo Liepmannssohn Ms. Katalog 223, Nr. 67 [end of the 16th century] [LOST]
[RISM B/VII p. 42]
  • lute in German tablature
D-Dl Ms. J. 307m [end of the 16th century]
[RISM B/VII p. 94]
  • 6-course cittern in French tablature
D-KNh R 242 [end of the 16th century/beginning of the 17th century]
"Elysabeth Romer's lutebook" (Germany) [SMT II p. 145]
  • 6- and 7-course lute in French tablature
F-LYm Ms. 6244 [end of the 16th century/beginning of the 17th century]
(Italy) [SMT I p. 65]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
GB-Lbl Ms. Additional 31392 [end of the 16th century]
(England) [RISM B/VII p. 181]
  • 7-course lute in French tablature
  • 7-course bandora in French tablature
GB-Ob Mus. Sch. D.237 [end of the 16th century]
Tessier, Charles. (England) [NG: Tessier, Charles]
  • lute and voice in staff notation and French tablature
I-BDG Ms. ohne Signatur [end of the 16th century]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 14 (as I-BDGchilesotti)]
  • 7-course lute in Italian tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 137 [end of the 16th century]
(Italy) [RISM B/VII p. 111; TYLER p. 91]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
  • 5-course guitar in Italian tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Magliabechiano, XIX, codice 179 [end of the 16th century]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 113]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
I-Fn Ms. Fondo Banco Rari 62 [end of the 16th century]
(Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 117]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature
I-Rv ms. O 29 [end of the 16th century]
Ancina, (Giovanni) Giovenale. (Italy) "Regole del canto figurato e del contrapunto" [POHLMANN p. 16]
  • treatise
S-Skma Sackska samlingen Tabulaturbok "Tabulaturbok" [end of the 16th century]
(Germany) [see Rudén p. 35]
  • 6-course lute in German tablature
US-R Ms. Vault M140 .F398 [end of the 16th century]
Ferrucio, Hyeronimo [Hercules?] (Italy?) [RISM B/VII p. 301]
  • 6-course lute in Italian tablature

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