My sincere and heartfelt thanks goes to the following people for their various
contributions to this web site:
My wife — for putting up with my obscure hobbies (including this one),
and for her continued support, love, and encouragement to continue this project.
My parents — for starting me on my crazy hobbies in the first place.
Gian Luca Lastraioli — for assistance with the ideas for this web site and constant encouragement.
Temmo Korisheli — for his expert library help and hours of assistance
helping me to find numerous articles and microfilms.
Christopher Burgon — for his most generous and unselfish contribution to the Articles page.
Kevin McDermott — for his enthusiasm and gigantic contribution to the Recordings and Miscellany pages.
James Stimson — for his contributions and ideas about the Fludd cittern.
Nick Kremenek of Dream Forger Studios — for his help with scanning and editing many
pictures and musical examples for the site, and for his continued expertise and help
regarding all questions and issues pertaining to images and their electronic manipulation. A secondary special thanks is also due for his assistance in scanning and cleaning up photos of new instruments for the New Instruments Gallery as well as for his continued friendship.
Peter Forrester — for his extensive contributions in more areas of this site than can be mentioned, but especially in
the Articles, New Instruments, and Recordings pages.
Rainer aus dem Spring — for his continued help in tracking down obscure
literary sources (including the above mentioned poem) regarding the cittern,
as well as his contribution of the concordance list for MS. Dd.4.23.
Arthur Ness — for his extensive notes on John Ward's cittern manuscripts.
Unknown person — for notification about the Sebastian de Aguirre Mexican cittern manuscript.
(My apologies for not knowing who you are—I lost your emails in a major computer crash...)
Ron Banks — for generously sharing with me his extensive knowledge on citterns and their construction, and answering my numerous email inquiries.
Robert E. Gerhardt, M.D. — for sharing valuable information about a lesser-known painting by van Musscher.
Atsushi Ebihara — for his large contribution to the Recordings page.
Rob MacKillop — for his contributions on the Scottish cittern and its repertoire.