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“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.
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.
Muziekhandel Saul B. Groen B.V. announce the arrival and availability of new titles through their website.
- . 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)
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.
“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
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)
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
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”)
FIMTE Publications announce the publication of "Domenico Scarlatti en España" edited by Luisa Morales.
“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.
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
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, ...
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
University's online music journal, /Performance Practice Review/ :
- 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"
- 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)/
- Roland Jackson, February 5, 2008, "Performance-practice dictionary"
Editor, /Performance Practice Review/
Visit site: (http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/collection.php?alias=/ppr)
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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. " ...