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Early Music Links

This page will be added to regularly.  If you have a favorite early music link that others might enjoy, please send it to neuman@emgo.org.
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Organizations -
Early Music organizations:

Early Music America: www.earlymusic.org
American Recorder Society: http://www.americanrecorder.org/
Portland Recorder Society: http://portlandrecordersociety.org/
Early Music Guild of Seattle  
San Francisco Early Music Society  
Viola da Gamba Society of America
Viola da Gamba Pacifica:
http://www.pacificaviols.org/
Lute Society of America

Instruments -
sites about early instruments:
The Recorder Home Page
- A comprehensive site:  Address: http://www.recorderhomepage.net/  
Nicholas Lander of Australia brings together information about the recorder.
The Crumhorn Page, also by Lander:
http://www.recorderhomepage.net/crumhorn.html
Contrabass Mania - Discussions and information on early and modern contrabass range instruments.
http://www.williamhorn.it   - William Horn Harpsichords - Keyboard maker and performer located in Brescia
http://www.cittern.theaterofmusic.com  - Renovata Cythara: The Renaissance Cittern Site

Scores
- sites that have free early music scores you can download:
Choral Public Domain Library:
http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Werner Icking Music Archive:
http://icking-music-archive.org/index.php
The Medieval Music and Arts Foundation (links-some commercial)
Johan Tufvesson's music page (PDF or PS format scores and parts)

MIDI -
sites that have Early Music MIDI files you can listen to and download:
The Internet Renaissance Band:
http://www.curtisclark.org/emusic/
www.davidbellugi.com/ music specifically for recorders.
Midiworld Early Music Files
The Silvis Woodshed:
http://gasilvis.net/
Les Musiques du Moyen Age - This site contains over a hundred Medieval midi files. The site is in French. To get to the midi page, click on "Textes et MIDI" in the left frame.
Zarlino  -  contains Medieval and Renaissance midis that have been converted to Syntonic Intonation.  Very interesting to listen to.  Syntonic intonation is discussed here.

Theory - sites that discuss music theory topics of interest to early musicians:
The Medieval Music and Arts Foundation
http://www.datehookup.com/content-the-development-of-western-music.htm

Newsgroups - internet newsgroups related to early music:
rec.music.early
rec.music.theory