The Sociedad de la Vihuela publishes books, music editions and the journal Hispanica Lyra.
All these items are available for purchase from this website whether or not you are a member of the Sociedad de la Vihuela. Members of the Society receive one copy of each number of Hispanica Lyra free of charge, but can also purchase further copies at discount rates, as well as receiving a discount on all other publications.
How to purchase
All the publications of the Sociedad de la Vihuela are available directly from our on-line shop and can be purchased from any part of the world.
Books will be delivered to you within 7-10 of order in the case of bank transfer and dispatched within 48 hours of receiving your C.O.D. request.
The following is a list of our publications.
Hispanica Lyra, the Society’s journal — a publication issued twice a year and directed to the Society’s membership. It is the only monographic publication in Spanish exclusively devoted to early plucked stringed instruments.
- Número 1, Hispanica Lyra de Marzo de 2005
- Número 2, Hispanica Lyra de Octubre de 2005
- Número 3, Hispanica Lyra de Mayo de 2006
- Número 4, Hispanica Lyra de Octubre de 2006
- Número 5, Hispanica Lyra de Mayo de 2007
- Número 6, Hispanica Lyra de Noviembre de 2007
- Número 7, Hispanica Lyra de Junio de 2008
- Número 8, Hispanica Lyra de Noviembre de 2008
- Número 9, Hispanica Lyra de Mayo de 2009
- Número 10, Hispanica Lyra de Octubre de 2009
Editions and Studies
The Sociedad de la Vihuela also publishes studies on the vihuela and other early plucked instruments including both facsimile editions and modern editions of music in tablature.
- Libro de diferentes cifras. Copied in 1705 and held in the Bibioteca Nacional in Madrid, this is one of the most important Spanish manuscripts of music for five-course guitar.
- Luis Milán, Libro de musica de vihuela de mano intitulado El Maestro. Facsímile of the copy (call no R/14752) held in the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid. Special discount available until 31 January 2010.
- Estudios sobre la vihuela. The collection of papers presented at the conference Estudios sobre la vihuela held in Gijón in July, 2002.
Members of the Sociedad de la Vihuela receive all issues of ‘Hispanica Lyra’ free of charge, as well as benefitting from discounts and special prices for other publications and for all the activities organised by the Society.