Fotos: Tony Esparís


The soundboard is made of skin.

The lute has three strings, made of gut.

The body is made of a wooden block, carved and hollowed.

The sculptures of the Portico from wich we have conceived our lute, show color lines as decoration. We have reproduced only the decoration of the tailpiece.

After the Portico of Glory, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (XII century)

Made by  César Árias and Francisco Luengo

To know more about it read the following publications:

"El Pórtico de la Gloria, Música, Arte y Pensamiento", 1988 published by Cuadernos de Música en Compostela,

"Los Instrumentos del Pórtico de la Gloria", 1993 published by Fundación Barrié de la Maza,

“Instruments à cordes du Moyen Age”, 1999 CERIMM, Fondation Royaumont, published by Créaphis,

“Instrumentos de Corda Medievais”, Lugo 2000 published by Deputación Provincial de Lugo

La Manfredina

Performer: Felipe Sánchez

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