Audio Files

Last updated Thursday, June 21, 2012.

The following is a collection of audio files in MP3 format that feature the cittern. Each file may be downloaded and played on any standard MP3 player. Please note that links are provided if you are interested in purchasing the album from which the track was taken.

If you are an artist and would like to have a piece featured here, please contact me.

A NOTICE ABOUT COPYRIGHT:

All tracks have been posted to this site with the permission of the individual artists. Please note, however, that permission has NOT been given to post these files in other locations or on other websites. For such permission, please contact the artist directly.


16th & 17th Century Cittern

Track Title Album Artist Notes Purchasing Info
A Horne pype (cittern) [mp3] Holburns Passion Jacob Heringman This solo cittern piece from Anthony Holborne's Cittharn School is for a 4 course chromatic cittern.

http://www.heringman.com/discography.htm

Queenes Galliard (cittern with a bass) [mp3] Holburns Passion Jacob Heringman This piece from Anthony Holborne's Cittharn School features cittern with bass viol, one of several pieces so arranged by Holborne. http://www.heringman.com/discography.htm
A Ground (bandora) [mp3] Holburns Passion Jacob Heringman Solo bandora. http://www.heringman.com/discography.htm
Joye to the personne of my love [mp3] The Healing Rob MacKillop

This piece for diatonic 17th c. cittern comes from the Robert Edwards commonplace book. A tablature edition of this by Rob can be found on the Music page.

Contact Rob MacKillop at music@qmuc.ac.uk.

Sueit Smyling Katie loues me [mp3]

The Healing Rob MacKillop

This piece for diatonic 17th c. cittern comes from the Robert Edwards commonplace book. A tablature edition of this by Rob can be found on the Music page.

Contact Rob MacKillop at music@qmuc.ac.uk
The Isle of Rea [mp3] The Healing Rob MacKillop

This piece for diatonic 17th c. cittern comes from the Robert Edwards commonplace book. A tablature edition of this by Rob can be found on the Music page.

Contact Rob MacKillop at music@qmuc.ac.uk
The Laydie Lothians Lilte [mp3] The Healing Rob MacKillop

This piece for diatonic 17th c. cittern comes from the Robert Edwards commonplace book. A tablature edition of this by Rob can be found on the Music page.

Contact Rob MacKillop at music@qmuc.ac.uk
The Oil of Barley or Stingo [mp3]
Elizium Mark Wheeler with Pantagruel

Cittern is featured in three tracks on this album. While the album is 11 tracks long, it is conceived of as one continuous track with each small track being comprised of numerous shorter pieces in original arrangments by Pantagruel. This track is a clip from Track 8.

Info and additional clips can be found at the following sites:
http://www.pantagruel.de
http://www.myspace.com/pantagruelian
http://magnatune.com/artists/pantagruel

18th Century Cittern

Track Title Album Artist Notes Purchasing Info
Divertimento No. X by James Oswald [mp3] Twelve Divertimentis for the Guittar Rob MacKillop

This piece is written for and played on the 18th-century wire-strung 'guittar', sometimes refered to as an 18th-century cittern or an English Guitar. The first tutor for it was published in Edinburgh by Robert Bremner in 1758, and is full of traditional tunes. James Oswald (a Scot abroad in London) published these divertimenti (short pieces full of contrast) in 1759.

Contact Rob MacKillop at music@qmuc.ac.uk
The Orange Rogue [mp3] Pasqualini Demarzi: Six Sonatas for Cetra or Kitara Doc Rossi Cittern (Doc Rossi) with continuo on archlute or baroque guitar (Andrea Damiani). Contact Doc Rossi at rossi@cetrapublishing.com or visit http://www.magnatune.com/artists/docrossi
The Grazioso[mp3] Pasqualini Demarzi: Six Sonatas for Cetra or Kitara Doc Rossi Cittern (Doc Rossi) with continuo on archlute or baroque guitar (Andrea Damiani). Contact Doc Rossi at rossi@cetrapublishing.com or visit http://www.magnatune.com/artists/docrossi
Giga [mp3] La Cetra Galante Doc Rossi From the upcoming CD La Cetra Galante. The giga is by G. B. Marella. Both parts are played by Doc Rossi. Contact Doc Rossi at rossi@cetrapublishing.com or visit http://www.magnatune.com/artists/docrossi

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