If you're curious as to how a lute sounds, here is a song played by Clive Titmuss. Clive is an an honest-to-goodness luthier, by which I mean he builds and plays instruments that most people have never even heard in this day and age. He is an absolute treasure trove of information about the history of music and the evolution of stringed instruments. I count myself very fortunate to be able to give you a taste of his music here.
Click the play button (right arrow) to hear the audio.