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Melchior Newsidler

b. Nuremberg 1531; d. Augsburg 1590

German lutenist/composer.

Wrote three books of lute music, the 1566 books in Italian tablature, later transcribed into German tablature by de Drusina in 1573, and the 1574 book in German tablature, being transcribed into Italian tablature in a lost 1576 Gardano print:

IL PRIMO LIBRO INTABOLATURA DI LIUTO 
[...]. Venice: Antonio Gardano 1566. (Brown 15662facsimile

IL SECONDO LIBRO INTABOLATURA DI LIUTO [...]. Venice: Antonio Gardano 1566. (Brown 15663facsimile

TABULATURA CONTINENS PRAESTANTISSIMAS ET SELECTISSIMAS QUASQUE CANtiones [...]. Frankfurt an der Oder: Benedict de Drusina 1573. (Brown 15731), German tablature transcription of Brown 15662        and 15663

Teutsch Lautenbuch [...]. Strassburg: Bernhart Jobin 1574. (Brown 15745facsimile facsimile (b&w)

Il primo libro intabulatura di liuto [...]. Venice: Antonio Gardano 1576. (Brown [1576]2) [lost. Italian tablature version of Brown 15745]