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What compositions exist for the mandore?

Asked by cud (1points) April 23rd, 2008

The mandore is essentially a soprano lute – a precursor to the mandolin. Francois de Chancy published a tablature for it in 1629. Are there other published manuscripts?

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I haven’t been able to find anything besides what you mentioned. Because the mandore or the mandolino was changed into the mandolin so soon after it was first introduced, with such an odd tune (mandore was tuned to a key like no other instrument, six strings tuned g b e’ a’ d g) that it wasn’t seen as popular enough or was sought after in orchestra that the need for music was not there.

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