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date: 21 August 2019

Gerle, Hanslocked

  • Howard Mayer Brown
  • , revised by Lynda Sayce

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(b Nuremberg, c1500; d Nuremberg, 1570). German instrumentalist, lute maker and compiler and arranger of several volumes of instrumental music. He was probably the son of Conrad Gerle (d 1521), a well-known lute maker in Nuremberg. He may be presumed to have spent his life in his native city. He may have been related to Georg Gerle who worked as an instrument maker in Innsbruck during the second half of the 16th century.

Hieronymus Formschneider of Nuremberg published three volumes of music by Hans Gerle: Musica teusch, auf die Instrument der grossen unnd kleinen Geygen, auch Lautten (1532), Tabulatur auff die Laudten (1533) and Eyn newes sehr künstlichs Lautenbuch (1552). On the title-page of the last volume the author called himself ‘Hans Gerle den Eltern’ (the elder), implying the existence of a younger relative with the same forename.

The first volume, ...

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Monatshefte für Musikgeschichte
Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket: Sveriges Nationalbibliotek
Lute Society Journal
Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Revue de musicologie
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung
Journal of the Lute Society of America
Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Allgemeine (deutsche) Musik-Zeitung/Musikzeitung (1874-1943)
Wrocław, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
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