Early music

Early music: early composers: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque music, early music ensembles, festivals – a directory of websites

Medieval music *

See also: Medieval and Renaissance music  Baroque music

An English Medieval and Renaissance Songbook
Arranged by Noah Greenberg. For Choir. Choral Worship Collection. Dover Edition. Masterwork; Sacred. (6-413748)

Divertissement medievaux (Medieval Entertainments)
By John Craton. Edited by John Craton. Chamber ensemble. For Violin, piano. Chamber music. St position) and piano. Medieval and renaissance. Level: Easy to intermediate. Book and part. 46 pages.(WM505)

Recorder Book of Medieval and Renaissance Music
By Franz Zeidler. For Recorder (Soprano). Solos. Early Music/Renaissance. Level: Beginning. Book. 20 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (93435)

Medieval music, a guide to websites.


Ancient music *

Academy of Ancient Music

Ancient Music of Ireland

Ancient Music. An aria database.

Gregora Medieval. org.
An extensive link directory of ancient and early music websites.


BBC Radio 3, The Classical Music Station.

Baroque music *

Baroque Music Page

Baroque music internet directory,
a U.K. site with articles, biographies, news, mailing list.

Baroque Cantata
A site dedicated to the Baroque cantata repertoire.


Meteronome specializes in publishing works of early which are difficult to find or have not been reproduced in modern editions.
Recordings of early music.

Scarlatti. The Scarlatti Project


Chant *

See also: Vocal

Directory of chant on the web.
Open Directory Project

Choirs, choral music *

See: Vocal, Choirs Composers of choral music,
a web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Church music *

See also: Vocal, Choirs

Anglican Church music

Catholic encyclopedia entries for choirs, choral music.

Choirs. Church choirs
An alphabetical web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Church music. Anglican church music webpage.

Composers of choral and church music.
The Open Directory Project

Gregorian Chant
An historical survey from Gregorian Schola.

Jewish church music.

The Judiaca Sound Archives
The Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries collect, preserve, and digitize Judaica sound recordings.

Jewish religious music. Wikipedia entry.

Orthodox – Russian and Greek – church music, a web diirectory.

Royal School of Church Music, U.K.

The Mass. Wikipedia entry.

Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Copenhagen.
The MMB microfilm collection contains more than 680 items for use by scholars of Byzantine chant. Housed at the University of Copenhagen.

Dance *

Dance. History of Dance Web Resources from Delbert von Straßburg,
an SCA persona currently residing in the Barony of Southron Gaard (Christchurch, New Zealand).

Dances of France and Burgandy
Dance steps. The Gavotte and other dances.

Early music archives, centres, news, directories *

Amherst Early Music

Centre de Musique Médiévale de Paris

Early and Contemporary Music
Frans Waltmans, musician and musicologist, offers promising young composers – and budding music ensembles and soloists, both vocalists and instrumentalists in early music or more contemporary repertoires – the opportunity to present themselves on this site, free of charge.

Early Music Chicago
Early Musi Chicago is a web portal to the Early Music scene in the greater Chicago Metropolitan Area and adjoining region.

Early Music Guild: Web Resources

Early Music Institute, Indiana University

Early Music Magazine

Early Music Network
Information and services about early music and historical performance all over the world.

Early Music News, UK.
Concerts and news in the U.K.

Early music treatises, early music theory.
Viola da Gamba, Lute.

Have you an early music CD, record (even a 78), tape or cassette you want the world to hear and would like to donate it to them? Perhaps you have a recording of performance featuring you and/or friends/family/colleagues recorded live, in a recording studio or even your garage!

Early Music Radio Station. Live 365.com

A web directory from DMOZ.

A web directory from DMOZ.

Medieval music

Medieval Music and Arts Foundation

National Centre for Early Music, U.K.

Naxos Early Music Recordings

Recorder players.
A web directory from DMOZ.

des Pres, Josquin. Josquin des Pres, Renaissance composer.

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
A database of all Latin music theory treatises of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Early music recordings *

See: Early music recordings

Yale University Music Library Collections
Early Recordings. The Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Ensembles, performers *

Munrow, David. David Munrow

David Munrow
Wikipedia entry.

Performer discographies.

Groups, ensembles, performers.
Open Directory Project

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM)

The English Concert

Gabrieli Consort and Players


Il Giardino Armonico

The King’s Consort

hOchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Orlando Consort

Schola Cantorum

Schola Antiqua, Chicago


La Selva early music ensemble.
Official site of La Selva. Cd page, contacts.

The Tallis Scholars

The Taverner Choir,  Consort and Players

Ethnic Music *

See: World Music and Music by Country

Festivals of early music *

Aldeburgh Festival

Amherst Early Music

Galway Early Music Festival

London Handel Festival

Música Antigua Aranjuez

Música Antigua – Castillo de Aracena

NewOlde.com directory of early music festivals

New York Early Music Celebration

The New Zealand International Early Music Festival
Ten days of superb Renaissance and Baroque music, theatre and dance. Dunedin, February and March

Prague Summer Festival of Early Music

Saint Michel Abbey in Northern France.

Utrecht Early Music Festival

York Early Music Festival


Renaissance music, a guide to websites.