Printed Sheet Music and Tune Books

Published by Cittern Press for
modern cittern, mandolin, tenor mandola, octave mandola (octave mandolin in the US) & bouzouki.

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c.

VOLUME the FIRST
Available NOW

VOLUME the SECOND
2022 –

MUSICK’S DELIGHT ON THE MODERN CITTERN is intended for the beginner seeking a collection of simple yet attractive tunes that are enjoyable to play; the more intermediate player desirous of widening their repertoire; and any player in want of a collection of tunes upon which they can build further. 

All tunes are presented in both notation and tablature, together with chords for an accompaniment, in GDGDG for cittern and GDAE for mandolin and octave mandola. Bouzouki and tenor mandola players can also play these tunes via the tablature.  A list of eighteen tuning variants detailing the options for each instrument is provided, together with two hundred and fifty chords each for GDGDG and GDAE.

“From the age of knights, castles and courtly love; from the palaces and gardens of Renaissance Europe; and from the assemblies, playhouses and noisy streets of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London: Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern presents a repertoire spanning 600 years – as delightfully playable and addictive now as it was then.”

Robin Alexander Lucas
Author of Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern.

The repertoire in this volume dates at the earliest from twelfth-century France, with the latest being written by Mozart in 1788 – all presented to you in chronological order, with separate biographies for each person whose work is included or mentioned.  Included are tunes from a twelfth-century troubadour to eighteenth-century English country dances, featuring work by Playford, D’Urfey, Purcell and O’Carolan among others. The music in this book can be played via the tablature or staff notation whether you have a modern cittern, mandolin, tenor mandola, octave mandola or bouzouki.

LOOK INSIDE and view sample pages of VOLUME the FIRST.

Audio sample of ‘Cantiga 159, Non sofre Santa Maria’ on mandolin. These audio samples are for the purpose of learning the tunes only.
Audio sample of ‘Light o Love or Lightly Love Ladies’ on mandolin. These audio samples are for the purpose of learning the tunes only.

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c. VOLUME the FIRST.
By Robin Alexander Lucas
A4 Paperback
252 pages
ISBN 978-1-8384385-0-0
RRP £25
31 August 2021

‘Kalenda Maya’, a medieval tune included in volume one of Musick’s Delight.
‘Amoroso’, a medieval tune included in volume one of Musick’s Delight. 


FUTURE VOLUMES

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c. VOLUME the SECOND
By Robin Alexander Lucas
A4 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-8384385-1-7
RRP £25
2022

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c. VOLUME the THIRD
By Robin Alexander Lucas
A4 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-8384385-2-4
RRP £25
2022

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c. VOLUME the FOURTH
By Robin Alexander Lucas
A4 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-8384385-3-1
RRP £25
2023

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c. VOLUME the FIFTH
By Robin Alexander Lucas
A4 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-8384385-4-8
RRP £25
2023

Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern & Mandolin, Mandolas & Bouzouki &c. VOLUME the SIXTH.
By Robin Alexander Lucas
A4 Paperback
ISBN 978-1-8384385-5-5
RRP £25
2024

Subsequent standalone volumes focusing on specific periods and themes are also scheduled.


© Copyright 2021 Robin Alexander Lucas, Cittern Press.