People have loved the sound of plucked strings going back over 3,000 years to the dawn of instrumental music.
How many plucked string instruments can you name? Plucked Strings has lots from Appalachian dulcimer to zither with more than a few guitars and you will hear recordings of them from around the globe.
It’s a varied programme of music from the rich world of the guitar and related instruments, notice of events, live performances, new releases, Guitar Society news, interviews and requests.
Plucked Strings maintains a Diary of plucked strings events on the web and that’s also the place to go to add a gig.
Gentileschi, Orazio Florentine, 1563 – 1639
The Lute Player c. 1612/1620
oil on canvas overall: 143.5 x 129 cm
National Gallery of Art, USA
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund 1962.8.1
Guitar made by Hermann Hauser
Medium:Spruce, rosewood, mahogany, bone or ivory, ebony
Height (At tail): (9.8 cm) Width (Total): (97.7 cm) Depth (Lower bouts): (37 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Credit Line:Gift of Emilita Segovia, Marquessa of Salobreña, 1986 Accession Number:1986.353.1
PLUCKED STRINGS Music by Fretwork 1 Ensemble from Churchlands Senior High School and a miscellany of wonderful pieces with guitar. Presented by Graham Hawkes
Fretwork 1 Ensemble from Churchlands Senior High School
Tom Petrie, Brandon Ke, Catie Johnson, Daniel Ylioff, Katie Morrison, Nicholas Greed, Matthew Greed. Director Richard Lenz
Commposer = Richard Charlton
Composer = Elena Kats-Chernin
Composer = John Rutter
Composers = Hayman Lui & Emma-Shay Gallenti
Not sure to how to attribute this piece, whether it was composed by Mozart and arranged by Sor. But Sor just took off from a theme.
Composer = Heitor Villa-Lobos