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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

Early Music Festival & Exhibition (Urbino, Italy) sponsored by FIMA

Contributed by Admin on Jun 11, 2007
An invitation to all to visit http://www.fima-online.org where you can find information about the Early Music Course and Festival held in Urbino, Italy 19th-28th July. The Festival is sponsored by FIMA (Italian Foundation for Early Music).

The Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA) Workshop June 2nd

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2007
"The Western Early Keyboard Association (WEKA) is planning a very exciting day of early keyboard activities in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, June 2nd! We hope you can join us for the wonderful organ, harpsichord and fortepiano events that day! Pertinent information is below. Even if you can't attend the day's events, your membership in WEKA would support a wonderful new organization and would enable you to receive our newsletter and information on upcoming events.

In the morning the WEKA conference will take place at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill District. In the afternoon we will travel to Seattle’s Queen Anne District. The day’s activities (including brunch, lunch and hors d'oeuvres) are free to WEKA members. WEKA dues are $35 for a regular membership, $25 for a senior over 65 and $15 for a student. Nonmembers may participate in the day’s activities for $25. There will be an additional charge of $15 for students participating in a master class. " ...

Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition - Feast of the Gods (June 11-17, 2007)

Contributed by Admin on Apr 10, 2007
Plan to attend the Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition (BEMF) this June. The BEMF will featue "the North American premiere of Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Psyché" plus concerts, Fringe Concerts, public symposia, performance masterclasses, Family Day and the world-famous Exhibition of instrument makers and related organizations."

See their website for more information: BEMF

Zuckermann Harpsichord International - June 2007 Workshop

Contributed by Admin on Apr 08, 2007

"We're mixing harpsichords, clavichords, and seafood this June 17-19 in the beautiful historic seaside village of Stonington, CT. Our workshop is designed for players, owners, builders, enthusiasts and aficionados of the harpsichord and clavichord -- and for seafood lovers! Zuckermann Harpsichords International's Workshop will delve into the fascinating world of the harpsichord and the clavichord

Have you been led to believe that " ... ( See full article: Zuckermann Harpsichord International )


Contributed by Admin on Mar 29, 2007
Göteborg is ca. 300 km north from Copenhagen, ca. 300 km south from Oslo and ca. 500 km south west from Stockholm. "It is the second largest city in Sweden with a population of about 500 000. It has a university of which the School of Music and the Göteborg Organ Art Center are parts. The Göteborg International Organ Academy is arranged by the City of Göteborg in collaboration with the Göteborg University / Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt) and the Academy of Music and Drama - also called Artisten ('the artist'). The Academy of Music and Drama, with the address Fågelsången 1 , where the Academy office is to be found, is situated in the middle of the city, near Götaplatsen where the Concert Hall, the Art Museum and the City Theater are located."

Topic of the Acadey 2007
Buxtehude and the Meantone Organ
Dieterich Buxtehude 1637-1707

Deadline for application: Active participants May 20, observers June 15. Applications received before May 1st receive a 20 % discount.

See the website link below for more information:


8th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music

Contributed by Admin on Mar 21, 2007

The 8th International Symposium o­n Spanish Keyboard Music “Diego Fernández” will be held in Almería, Andalusia, from 11th through 13th October, as part of FIMTE 2007: the 8th International Festival of Spanish Keyboard Music. The festival shall feature both mainstream and fringe concerts as well as various courses and exhibitions. Proposals for papers are particularly encouraged in the following areas:

-Portuguese-Spanish musical relations during the 18th century with an emphasis o­n keyboard music and keyboard instruments.
- Domenico Scarlatti: the Sonatas, Performance Practices, Keyboard Instruments
- New research in Spanish keyboard music (16th through 18th century)

See the site for more information: http://www.fimte.org

Aliénor Harpsichord-Now 2008 Call for Scores

Contributed by Admin on Mar 17, 2007

"The Seventh Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition, Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA—March 6-8, 2008.

Purpose: To encourage the composition of solo music for harpsichord and chamber music for harpsichord with modern or period instruments.

Aliénor promotes new music for the harpsichord through concerts, commissions and a competition.

The  "Aliénor Harpsichord Composition Competition" was started in 1980 under the aegis of the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society (SEHKS). Aliénor is now an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are tax-deductible.  Aliénor runs the quadrennial harpsichord composition competition, publishes winning compositions, and commission new works for the harpsichord. There have been six competitions thus far, with over 400 new scores generated from composers around the world.  The 2004 competition had 85 entries, with compositions coming from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, numerous European countries, and 15 states in America. " 

Visit the website for more information: Aliénor Harpsichord-Now