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(US) Sarge Gerbode's Lute Page -- 3000 Lute Pieces in French Tablature

Contributed by Admin on Apr 18, 2010

“I have collected these pieces over the years from the internet or have entabulated and/or arranged or realized them myself. I have edited all of them and formatted them to fit nicely on US letter size paper (8.5 x 11 in), though some are formatted for US legal size (8.5 x 14 in). I have not formatted any for A4, as life is too short. Again, if you have Fronimo, it is pretty easy to reformat these to taste.  I have tried to create performable copy in all cases. These pieces are mostly for renaissance lute, but quite a few are for baroque lute and archlute, and a very few for theorbo, cittern, bandora, guitar etc. Other pieces include songs and continuo pieces, listed by composer. Under Lute ensemble in the list of composers, you will find pieces for two or more lutes.  Source facsimiles are now grouped together in one place. 

(BE) SUMMER SCHOOL CAPPELLA PRATENSIS - The Petrucci Files: A New Beginning (Aug. 23-29, 2010)

Contributed by Musica on Apr 15, 2010

During the Musica Summer school, now in its second year, you can discover masterpieces of polyphonic music through original notation, coached by members of Cappella Pratensis. The 2010 Laus Polyphoniae festival will examine a choice selection of manuscripts, illustrating the evolution of polyphonic music over 500 years. This singing course will link up with this tradition by looking at the first printed sources of polyphonic music: The Petrucci Files.


(NL) Newest publications available from the Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V. website (Jan-Mar. 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 12, 2010

Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V.  announce the arrival and availability of new titles through their website.

KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

  • . Cavazzoni, M.A.     "Recerchari motetti canzoni lirbo primo" (1523) and Rercada from Castell'Arquato; facsimile edition and critical modern transciption       
  • .Gallus, J. (Handl)     Compositions in keyboard intabulation; 20 motets transcr. in keyboard notation        
  • .Sweelinck, J.Pz.     Organ and keyboard works, ed. S. Rampe: vol. II.2: polyphonic works, part 2      
  • .mauscript     The Mutii Manuscript (1663): 30 works by Ferrini, Fontana, Arnò, Pasquini       
  • .Richter, F.T.     (1651-1711): Works for clavier; critical edition

    .. . and more.


(US) "The New-York Book of Prices for Manufacturing Piano-fortes" (paperbound) (The American Musical Instrument Society)

Contributed by Admin on Nov 23, 2009
The American Musical Instrument Society Announces a New Publication: “The New-York Book of Prices for Manufacturing Piano-fortes by The Society of Journeymen Piano-forte Makers” with foreword by Henry Z. Steinway and Introduction by Laurence Libin.

(FR) Brunetes ou petits airs tendres Christophe Ballard (1703/1704/1711) -- French Popular Songs

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2009
“This site presents a complete facsimile of the "Brunetes ou Petits Airs Tendres" edited and arranged  by Christophe Ballard in three volumes published by him in 1703, 1704 and 1711.

(UK) Lutes, Viols, Temperaments (author Mark Lindley) reissued by Cambridge University Press

Contributed by Admin on Nov 22, 2009
“To tune a lute or viol really well one must see to the exact spacing of the frets tied round the neck of the instrument. In this authoritative work Mark Lindley surveys different approaches to the problem as described from the 1520s to the 1740s by a variety of writers.

(US) Traverso celebrates its twentieth anniversary with reprints

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2009

Traverso, the international newsletter of historical flutes and flute-playing, celebrates its twentieth anniversary by reprinting the entire run of back issues in Volumes 11-20.


(AU) New Lute Music Commissioned by ABC Classic FM

Contributed by Admin on Oct 20, 2009

“ABC Classic FM, with the support of ABC Radio Development, commissioned four Australian composers to create new solo works for lute, and commissioned master Australian lutenist Tommie Andersson to work with the composers to bring these new works into being. ..“

Visit website for more information and streaming videos: ABC Classic FM


(UK) For the further improvement of dancing, translated by John Essex

Contributed by Admin on Oct 18, 2009

DanceBooks.co.uk announce the availability of “For historical dance enthusiasts we have a reprint of John Essex's translation of Feuillet's 'For the further improvement of dancing' “

Visit site for more information: DanceBooks (Early Dance Section)


(ES) Ars Hispana - Spanish music editions

Contributed by Duron on Oct 10, 2009

Ars Hispana is a project dedicated to the recovery of the Spanish musical patrimony through the publication of studies and work editions, mainly unpublished, composed from 16th to 19th centuries


(UK) Dansons la Morvandelle! (2nd Edition) (Hurdy-Gurdy) (Mike Gilpin, author) -- recently published

Contributed by Admin on Sep 20, 2009

A collection of traditional French dance tunes from the Morvan region of France.

The first edition sold out some time ago, but the 2nd edition, published by “Mally's Traditional Music Store” is now available.

Visit  website for more information: HurdyGurdy.biz (under “Tunebook”)


(ES) "Domenico Scarlatti en España" FIMTE Publications (Jun. 2009)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 30, 2009

FIMTE Publications announce the publication of  "Domenico Scarlatti en España" edited by Luisa Morales.


(UK) New Mozart piano music discovered

Contributed by Admin on Jul 25, 2009
“Two piano pieces have been identified as the work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, experts in the Austrian city of Salzburg say.

(DE) A new Webpage with Manuscript Contents for Baroque Lute

Contributed by Admin on Jul 14, 2009
“Dear Lute Friends
It is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of a new Web-Page,
dedicated to the Manuscripts for Baroque Lute, their content and the
concordances between them.

(DE) Lost musical work by Robert Schumann discovered in Germany

Contributed by Admin on Jun 10, 2009
“Ueberlingen, Germany - A lost musical work by composer Robert Schumann has been discovered in a public library in Germany, officials in Ueberlingen near the Swiss border said Thursday.

The single sheet contains a piano composition with the title Ahnung (intuition) which Schumann (1810-1856) probably wrote about 1838 and gave to a friend as a present. It had been known from a list kept by his wife, Clara, but was thought to be gone forever.

The Leopold Sophie history library in Ueberlingen said it was rediscovered in 2006 while the folder was being re-catalogued. ..“

See complete article here: RISM News


(IE) Unequal Temperaments 2nd edition

Contributed by Admin on Mar 07, 2009
From Dr. Claudio Di Veroli, author of "Unequal Temperaments":

After the remarkable success of the 1st edition of the Unequal Temperaments eBook, I am pleased to communicate that the 2nd revised edition is now available, ...

(US) The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers

Contributed by Admin on Mar 05, 2009
Newly Published:  The Fortepiano Writings of Streicher, Dieudonné, and the Schiedmayers: Two Manuals and a Notebook, Translated from the Original German, with Commentary

Streicher, Nanette , Dieudonné, Carl , Schiedmayer, Johann David , & Schiedmayer, Johann Lorenz , Translation and annotation of original texts by Preethi de Silva

About Preethi de Silva:
Preethi de Silva holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Am Emerita Professor of Music at Scripps College, she is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Claremont Graduate University.

Visit publisher website for more information:  The Edwin Mellen Press

(US) Performance Practice Review (Volume 13, 2008)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 20, 2009
"Announcing the completion of Volume 13 (2008) of Claremont Graduate
University's o­nline music journal, /Performance Practice Review/  :

Articles
  • CANDACE BAILEY: "The Antebellum 'Piano Girl' in the American South"
  • ARON EDIDIN: "Consequentialism about Historical Authenticity"
  • BRUCE HAYNES: "A Correctly-Attributed Fake"
  • COLIN LAWSON: "'Attractively Packaged but Unripe Fruit'; the UK's Commercialization of Musical History in the 1980s"
  • ROBERT MARSHALL: "Bach's /Tempo Ordinario/: A Plaine and Easie Introduction to the System"
  • TIMOTHY J. MCGEE: "How o­ne Learned to Ornament in Late Sixteenth-Century Italy"
  • MARC VANSCHEEUWIJCK: "In Search of the Eighteenth-Century 'Violoncello': Antonio Vandini and the Concertos for Viola by Tartini"
  • PETER WALLS: "On Divided Lines: Instrumentation for Bass Parts in Corelli-Era Sonatas"

Book reviews

  • JANE BOWERS: Federico Sardelli, /Vivaldi's Music for Flute and Recorder/
  • COLIN LAWSON: Eric Hoeprich, /The Clarinet/
  • ROLAND JACKSON: Bruce Haynes, /The End of Early Music/
  • RUDOLF RASCH: Ross Duffin, /How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)/
Correspondence

  • Roland Jackson, February 5, 2008, "Performance-practice dictionary"


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Robert Zappulla
Editor, /Performance Practice Review/

Visit site: (http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/collection.php?alias=/ppr)

(US) New Harpsichord Music by Grant Colburn

Contributed by grantco on Jul 11, 2008
After almost 3 years in the writing  composer and harpsichordist Grant Colburn has completed his newest book of period harpsichord music which will be titled, "Setts or Suits of Lessons for the Harpsicord or Spinnet."  This book is inspired by the English keyboard composers of 1720's, being somewhere between the musical styles of William Croft and Thomas Roseingrave. Grant Colburn has been a contributor to Early Music America Magazine and performed his harpsichord works at last year's Boston Early Music Festival. ...



(CA) International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Open Letter (Website Reopening)

Contributed by Admin on Jul 07, 2008
"(June 29 2008)
Dear Friends of IMSLP, Former Users, Contributors and Supporters:

Some people have doubted that we would keep our word. Some people have questioned our competence. Some people have sworn, despite being sympathetic, that IMSLP was struck down o­nce and forever.

I am here to prove them wrong.

It is with great joy that I bring you news of the resurrection of IMSLP. We continue to believe that the access to our culture and the Arts is a fundamental right of every human being. And holding this belief, we continue in our journey towards the goals of providing public access to the musical public domain, and the facilitation of the study of music, the understanding of music, and the enjoyment of music. ...

Czech harpsichordist finds Vivaldi's lost opera

Contributed by Admin on Mar 24, 2008
"Cesky Krumlov, South Bohemia, March 13 (CTK) - Czech harpsichordist and conductor O­ndrej Macek from Cesky Krumlov chateau has found a substantial part of Vivaldi's opera Argippo in Bavaria and he is preparing its modern world premiere at Prague Castle o­n May 3, he told journalists today. ...

International Music Score Library Project

Contributed by Admin on Aug 02, 2007
"Welcome to the International Music Score Library Project! IMSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge. You can read the full list of goals that IMSLP will try to achieve.

IMSLP also encourages the exchange of musical ideas, both in the form of musical works, and in the analysis of existing o­nes. Therefore, feel free to create/edit a page with your analysis of a particular piece (please use the "Discussion" link o­n the work page of that particular piece)." ... "

The ultimate goal of the IMSLP is to gather all public domain music scores, in addition to the music scores of all contemporary composers who wish to release them to the public free of charge. However, another main goal of IMSLP is to facilitate the exchange of musical ideas outside of compositions: for example, the analysis of a particular piece of music. We hope to build a growing community of dedicated musicians and music lovers, who can use this site as a platform for enjoying music. " ... See site for more info:http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

Working manuscript score for a piano version of Beethoven's "Grosse Fuge" op.134

Contributed by Admin on Oct 13, 2005
Published: October 13, 2005

Heather Carbo, a matter-of-fact librarian at an evangelical seminary outside Philadelphia, was cleaning out an archival cabinet o­ne hot afternoon in July. It was a dirty and routine job. But there, o­n the bottom shelf, she stumbled across what may be o­ne of the most important musicological finds in years. " ...

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