(US) All Your Cares Beguile (February 26, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 15, 2010

Join violinist Martin Davids and internationally acclaimed organist David Yearsley as they perform selections from their recent recording, ALL YOUR CARES BEGUILE - Songs and Sonatas from Baroque London.

(UK) Woodhouse Recorder Week 2010 (August 1-7, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 13, 2010

Woodhouse Recorder Week is a unique international summer school for young recorder players, which for the first time this year will be held in the magnificent surroundings of Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex, UK.

(US) Early Music America (EMA) Third National Early Music Conference and Exhibition (June 10-12, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 13, 2010

500 Years of Vespers

Early Music America will hold its third national early music conference and exhibition June 10-12, 2010 in Berkeley, CA. With the theme "500 Years of Vespers," the conference will feature a variety of participatory workshop sessions, in addition to lectures and panels of early music artists. Featured speakers will include Clifford Bartlett from England (editor of the most widely used edition of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610), Bill Mahrt and Herb Myers (Stanford), Alejandro Planchart (UCSB), Rebecca Baltzer (University of Texas), Joan Kimball and Bob Wiemken (Piffaro). Susan Hellauer (Anonymous 4) will lead a Chant Camp, and other workshop sessions will be led by Sarah Mead (Brandeis), Bill Mahrt, and many others.

(US) The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) -- Call for Paper (Deadline March 15, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 13, 2010
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete sessions for its annual conference, to be held at the Hilton Bonaventure in Montreal, 14-17 October 2010. 

(US) Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) Award Nominations (Deadline March 1, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 13, 2010

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (SSEMW) is currently accepting award nominations for work presented or published in 2009. Nominations will be accepted until March 1, 2010.

(US) New Issue of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music is Now Available On-Line

Contributed by Admin on Feb 08, 2010
A new issue of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music is now available online.

(NL) The Recorder Foundation Celebrates This Year its 25th Anniversary!

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

The Foundation was established in 1985 as a non-profit organization with the motto “to stimulate and promote the Recorder's repertoire in every possible field”. The first solid step was taken by its founder, Walter van Hauwe, by creating the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM), a catalogue devoted to original recorder music written after 1900.

By the year 1988, Mr. van Hauwe had about 400 titles in his archive, while he estimated another 300 works still to be discovered.

Now, 25 years later, more than 5000 titles can be found in the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM), presumably 95% of the world-wide total.

(FR) Muse Baroque online magazine -- February 2010 Edition

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010
Visit the Muse Baroque website to read the latest edition of their monthly periodical. The February edition includes:

(FR) 10th International Academy of Ancient Music (10ème Académie Internationale de Musique Ancienne) (Apr. 17-24, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

Brillamment baroque 2010  FESTIVAL

Instruction for early music enthusiasts and modern instrumentalists and singers with an interest in Baroque and Renaissance music. All baroque intruments welcome !

(US) "Extreme Early Instruments" (Ensemble De Organographia and the ORB Sackbutts) (Feb. 19, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

Ensemble De Organographia and the ORB Sackbutts will perform "Extreme Early Instruments" - The highest, lowest, softest, loudest and definitely the weirdest renaissance instruments including racketts (short double reed instruments where the bore curls over itself 9 times), several sizes of recorder (including bass and the 4 foot great bass), schreierpfeiffen ("screaming pipes" - loud capped double reed instruments designed for outdoor use), all sizes of sackbutts (forerunner of the trombone: alto, tenor, bass, and the 7 foot long contrabass), crumhorns (capped reed instruments shaped like the letter J), tartold (relative of the rackett shaped like a dragon concealing 8 feet of brass tubing), serpent (S-shaped leather covered forerunner of the tuba), curtal (one-piece forerunner of the bassoon: alto and bass), violin, viola, viola da gamba (6 string fretted bowed instrument), gemshorn (recorder-like instrument made from a cowhorn) and voice.  Featuring the music of Isaac, Lassus, Canale, Susato, Playford, Scandello and others.

(DE) Ramée Label's latest realease: "Harmoniae Sacrae - 17th-century German Sacred Cantatas "

Contributed by Admin on Feb 07, 2010

Hana Blazikova, soprano
Peter Kooij, bass
L'Armonia Sonora
Mieneke van der Velden, direction and viola da gamba
(Cat.-No. RAM 0905)

The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) was the stage for bloody clashes, joined in the name of religion, attended by their cortege of atrocities, famines and epidemics, resulting not only in destruction, but also, above all, a deep demoralisation. What faith could reside in Man, when his spirit could only hope to find rest in the afterlife?

(DE) Workshop Medieval Music at Castle Burg Fürsteneck (Oct. 29-31, 2010)

Contributed by Evers on Feb 04, 2010

Academy Burg Fürsteneck in Germany offers a workshop “Resonances of Medieval Music” October, 29 to 31, 2010. This year, the subect is the “Cyprus codex”.

(US) Ritual and Ceremony from Late-Medieval Europe to Early America (March 2, 2010 deadline)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2010

An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

This five-week institute will be directed by Claire Sponsler, Professor of English at the University of Iowa, and hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library.  This institute offers a comparative study of ritual and ceremony across related cultures from 1300 to 1700.  It builds on anthropological theories of the ubiquitous role of ritual and ceremony and the impact of that work in performance studies.  Testing assumptions about influence and exchange among national traditions and local contexts, it seeks a new understanding of the processes and effects of cultural hybridity and assimilation.


(UK) Hurdy-gurdy and Bagpipe Workshops and Concert in Ramsgate (Kent) (March 20, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 03, 2010

On Saturday 20th March, in Ramsgate, Kent (England), there will be a day of hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe workshops, with a concert in the evening. Workshops during the day on gurdy maintenance and playing, bagpipe playing and Middle Eastern percussion will be run by Claire Dugue, Sean Jones, Steve Tyler, Tim Garside and Katy Marchant.

(US) Tune in to the Recorder VI -- Music of Spain and the New World (March 6, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 01, 2010
The San Francisco Recorder Society, an SFEMS Affiliate and Chapter of the American Recorder Society
Presents“Tune in to the Recorder VI

A Recorder Workshop for Low-Intermediate to Advanced PlayersVocal and Instrumental Music from Iberia and Latin America, including Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia and Guatemala.

(US) Desert Pipes 50th Anniversary Event (March 13, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Feb 01, 2010

Come join us to hear, play, and enjoy the recorder!
: Saturday afternoon, March 13, 2010, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Where: Orangewood Presbyterian Church, Page Hall, 7321 N. 10th St., Phoenix

Please join the Desert Pipes for a celebration of our first half-century!

(US) Bach's Organ World -- Tour of Bach’s Organ World to Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin and more, (July 19-30, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2010

Join Concept Tours and world-renowned Bach organ scholars Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner on a tour of Bach's Organ World in Germany during summer 2010. You'll also see the magnificent attractions of the "new" East Germany.

(US) "The Lute in Italy from Abondante to Zamboni" Lute Society of America (June 27-July 3, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2010

Join in the fun at the 2010 edition of Lute Society of America’s Summer Seminar! This year, the seminar will explore the lute in Italy from the 15th through 18th centuries. (Okay, there will be lots of other lute music too!) The event will feature a distinguished faculty of lute performers, musicological specialists, and vocal coaches.

(DE) 10th Stage for Early Music and Historical Dance at Castle BURG FÜRSTENECK (March 12-14, 2010)

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2010

Date is: 12 to 14 March 2010 at academy BURG FÜRSTENECK in the centre of Germany, starting at 6:30 PM and ending at 1:00 PM.

We would like to call you attention to our workshops of the “10th Stage for Early Music and Historical Dance at Castle BURG FÜRSTENECK” with teacher of the international well known “Ensemble Oni Wytars” and their friends. There is a workshop for French baroque music for hurdy gurdy included, directed by Riccardo Delfino.

(FR) Alan Cowderoy's "Summer Schools for Baroque and Renaissance Flautists : 2010" list

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2010
Recently published, a list of summer schools for Baroque and Renaissance Flautists for 2010. The list is maintained by Alan Cowderoy (Un Doulx Regard Ensemble).

(DE) Two New Titles Published by TREE EDITION for Renaissance Lute

Contributed by Admin on Jan 30, 2010
Francescho Bianchini: Tabulature de Lutz en diverses formes... Facimile of the second part of a publication, printed by Jacques Modern, Lyon, 1549

Fancies, chansons and dances by different authors, intabulated for Ren. Lute in Italian tablature. 31 folii / Italian tablature / Renaissance tuning . ..

(US) Rod Cameron's Photo Gallery Delights

Contributed by Admin on Jan 25, 2010
Rod Cameron’s reputation as a wonderful flute maker is exemplified by his flute photo gallery. 

(UK) "Reminiscences of the Opera" -- new publication from

Contributed by Admin on Jan 23, 2010

“Author: Lumley, Benjamin

From 1842 to 1853 and again from 1856 to 1858, Benjamin Lumley (1811-1875) was manager of Her Majesty's Theatre in London, the great nineteenth-century English home of romantic ballet and Italian opera.

(US) Collection of Italian Opera Libretti Now Accessible at Harry Ransom Center

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2010
“AUSTIN, Texas — A major collection of Italian opera libretti is now accessible through an online database at the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin.

The collection of 3,421 items was donated in 1969 by New York rare book dealer Hans P. Kraus. The collection consists primarily of texts of Italian operas but also includes Italian cantatas, serenatas, oratorios, dialogues and Passions.

(DE) Tree Edition newly published: "PIERRE ATTAINGNANT: 12 Duets for Renaissance Lutes" edited by Anton Hoeger

Contributed by Admin on Jan 18, 2010
12 chanson intavolations for 2 equally tuned Renaissance lutes from: Vingt et cinq chansons musicales..., 1530

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