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Credits and copyright Midi files Catalogs
Personal pages Recorder Search tools
Courses and festivals Documentary sites Iconography
Cities or remarquable places Specific themes Institutions
Newsgroups Instruments Periodics
Technical informations Composers or score books Score editors
Sound fonts Performers and groups Other software

Credits and copyright

I've made up most of the MIDI files, excepted a very few of them which are mentionned with their author's contribution.
I'm happy to make my little music available, but it doesn't mean that I renounce to be the author: Copyright (C) Alain Naigeon, 1996 - 2005.
Every public site is bound to respect copyright rules, even when it has no commercial purpose. Therefore I'll carefully consider any comment or request about pictures or short quotes, though, hopefully, they will be understood as advertisements rather than unfair duplications.

Special thanks to MEDIEVAL.ORG who honour me by hosting a mirror site from now on!
(here it is)
Their site is a must for anybody interested in early music
(definitions, advices, discography, articles, and links!)

And here are three more sites specially dedicated to renaissance:
David Kettlewell's new renaissance
White mensural notation
             L'édition musicale à la renaissance (in French)

And don't forget to have fun browsing the site of the month!
current coeur favorite

Personal pages

Vincent Arlettaz (Musicologist & performer)
Michel Baron (Musique au Saguenay)
Grant A. Colburn (compositions in renaissance and baroque styles)
Laura Conrad's recorder page (recorder, serpent, travels... and linux)
Cynthia Cyrus (musicologist)
Roland Ferrandi (lute fan!)
Marc, his guitar (midi & scores for guitar and piano)
Matt Fields, composer (list of pieces with audio samples)
David Horne, composer (list of pieces with comments)
John W. Mc Coy (who created the "Jeux d'orgues" soundfont)
Stefano Meneghini - early music (beautiful harpsichords on the home page)
Yann Morin (harpsichord, news)
Church music
Giorgio Pacchioni (a neo-baroque master!)
Jean-Marie Poirier (guitar, lute, gamba, and a few scores!)
Jeffrey Quick, composer (pieces, renaissance brass)
Vic Sagerquist (woodwind, piano, orchestra, ...)
Franck Soulier (trumpet & midi)
Michael Starke (renaissance and baroque)
Han van der Voort's (compositions for small ensembles)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Jean-Marc Goossens)
La musique classique (Richard Holding)
Piano passion (Bernard Labadie)

To be continued...  You might like to submit your site by sending its address enveloppe .

Courses and festivals

Early music academy in Dôle (east of France)
Summer school of early music  (Czech Republic)
Festival de musique ancienne de Dieppe  (north of France)
Festival de musique improvisée de Lausanne
Festival de Labeaume  (south of France)
Evolène course  (Valais region in Switzlerland)
Course and festival of Urbino  (Italy)
A course in Belgium
Voix et route romane  (Alsace, east of France)

Cities or remarquable places

Strasbourg city (Alsace, France)
Strasbourg planetarium
Urbino (Italy) (where the painter Raphael was born)
Evolene and Swiss Valais
Saint-Michel abbaye (France)
Senanque abbaye (France)
Solesmes abbaye (France)
Photos of medieval sites
Venice (needs Java)
Virtual visit of the forum in Roma (Java)
Artistic center in Piegon (south of France)

News Groups

MIDI files (and much more)

Antiqua musica
Ars subtilior
Classical midi
David Bellugi's midi files
David Rubenstein philosophy of midi composition
The Flemish musicians
Guitar and lute midi library
The internet renaissance band
Midi renaissance pieces
Midi world
Music of the Renaissance (beautiful audio files by Paolo Agostini)
Pièces de musique ancienne
Renaissance music links
Sheet music
Spanish early music
Standard midi files on the net
Viole de gambe (MIDI et partitions)
Virtually baroque (beautiful organ audio files)

Mostly about recorder

American recorder society
The very famous Recorder home page (a sauceful of links!)
Courtly music unlimited
La flûte à bec en France
Magazine of the Society of recorder players
Recorder fingerings and trill chart
Répertoire de flûte à bec (sorted by levels and instruments)
The recorder player's page

Documentary sites

Medieval org (with papers by Margo Schulter and Todd Michel MacComb)
Index to renaissance vocal music in collections
Musica ficta (paper and examples by Peter Urquhart)
Musicians of the sixteenth c. (Olga Bluteau; biographies, context, musical examples)
David Kettlewell's new renaissance (a wonderful introduction to this musical world)
Musical publishing in the renaissance (master degree by Valérie Otero - in French)
Virga (Chantez-vous Français ? + Zarlino + Robin & Marion - by Olivier Bettens)
Virginia tech music dictionary
White mensural notation (widely in use from the middle of the fifteenth century to the end of the sixteenth)
La notation blanche mesurée (by a Swiss scholar)
Early music network (basics, links, exchange of instruments...)
Virtual library (biography, institutions, papers, etc : all about everything!)
Musicological references (in French)
Society for music theory
Ateliers de création musicale
A whole writing course (Quebec + conterpoint + harmony + fugue = bravissimo!)
Musical composition (a practical guide, by Alan Belkin)
Principles of counterpoint (Alan Belkin)
Species counterpoint

Specific themes

Amigos del canto gregoriano
Guide to requiem
In Nomine (definition and audio examples)
The musical reforms of Martin Luther
Music reconstruction issues (about "basse danse")
Renaissance dance
Réutilisation de chansons (multiple settings of some songs)
Renaissance show (at Amboise castle)
Tom's fugue site
Die Kunst der Fugue
Aucassin et Nicolette (a wonderful site!)
Temperament: overview
Temperament: history
The tuning of classic music
Tuning & temperament bibliography


Discovering the organ
Another site about organ
Building early instruments (courses)
Musical archeology (In Moissac, France)
Bruno Reinhard (recorder maker)
Philippe Bolton (recorder maker)
Adrian Brown (recorder maker)
Dolmetsch online
Great bass viol
Les épinettes des Vosges
Historic brass society
Early instruments (Christian Brassy)
Early instruments (buying & selling)
Early wind instruments
The Web museum of music instruments (in French)
Société française de viole
The early music shop
Uniform music: buy recorders
Joël Arpin (recorder maker)
Vincent Bernolin (recorder maker)
Jean-Luc Boudreau (recorder maker)
Marc Ecochard (oboe and recorder maker)
Medieval & renaissance instruments
The von Huene workshop
Jeremy West & Christopher Monk (cornetts, lizards, serpents, etc)
Lutherie van Gool (lute maker)
Orpheon (museum of historical musical instruments)
Jacqueline Sorel (recorder maker)
Unicorn music (recorder shop)

Sites dedicated to a composer or to a score book

Jacob van Eyck
Dave's J.S. Bach page
J.S. Bach midi files & biography
Johann Sebastian Bach, pipe organ
Lasso scores
Ludwig van Beethoven midi files
Ludwig van Beethoven
International Machaut society
Josquin Des Prez (various spellings of his name were in use!)
Josquin Des Prez : introduction à sa musique (listening to and analysing his Ockeghem's deploration and some other pieces)
Josquin: about the motet Illibata Dei Virgo nutrix (autobiographical evidence in order to find out its date)
Juan de Castro
Monteverdi madrigals (Coppini editions)
The Monteverdi pages
The Mozart project
Mulliner book midi files
Johannes Ockeghem home page
D.Scarlatti: all the sonatas!
Padre Antonio Soler
Ricercares by Vincenzo Galilei
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Tomás Luis de Victoria (another site, with a lot of scores!)
The keyboard music of William Byrd

Performers and groups

Amsterdam Loeki stardust quartet
Andreas Scholl society
Camerata Brivatensis
Cantus angelicus choral society
Choeurs Les pléïades
Collegium verbascum
Compagnie maître Guillaume (renaissance dance)
Christophe Carré, contratenor
Danserie Thibaud de Champagne (baroque & renaissance dance)
Diabolus in musica
Ensemble Doulce mémoire
Ensemble Philomela (recorders)
Ensemble vocal Arenaï
Ensemble Cantabile
Ensemble Cantor vocalis
Ensemble Le Collegium
Ensemble Dreiklang, Berlin
Ensemble Dulamans Vröudenton
Ensemble Enchiriadis
Ensemble Musicque de joye (cornetto, saqueboute, chant...)
Flanders recorder quartet (fantastic recorder players!)
Ensemble La Reverdie
Il giardino armonico
Jacob Heringman, lutenist
L'atelier des musiques anciennes
Le premier jour de may
Les arts florissants
Les musiciens de Melle de Guise
Le Parlement de musique
La Saltarelle (renaissance music & dance)
La symphonie du marais (Hugo Reyne)
Maurice Steger (recorder player)
Studio für Alte Musik (in German)
Terza volta (mostly baroque, but let's be open minded!)
Teatrum musicum (lute & song)
John Tyson (recorder concertist, teacher in Boston)
Vicki Boeckman (concertist)

In line catalogs

Allegro assai
AR editions
Arpeges  (a store in Strasbourg, France)
Library of Coma conservatory
Choral public domain library
Classical net
Dogstar free sheet music  (Fred Nachbauer)
Editions de l'Oiseau-lyre
Le Tourdion  (french association: publishers & performers)
La Trobe university medieval music database
Libreria musicale italiana
Maison Tasset  (scores, instruments...)
Malaspina's great books
Manuscripts catalogue  (British library)
The medieval academy of America
Mundial directory of free scores
Musica viva  (free scores)
Musique ancienne  (adresses of publishers, lists of CDs, news...)
On line scores
Oriel library
Celesti fiori  (won-der-ful scores !)
Ricercar  (musicological database)
Saul B. Groen
Saunders recorders music pages
Sympaphonie  (scores and courses; specialized in choral music)
Ut Orpheus edizioni
Werner Icking music archive

Search tools

Classical music banner gallery (some links more attractive than average!)
Gallica (documents at French national library)
Musica, choral scores database
Musichits, musical search engine
Music search
Recorded recorders search engine (to find the label number of a record)
Theme finder
Thesaurus musicarum latinarum


Chansonnier de Copenhague (outstanding!)
Dowland Folger manuscript
Bibliotheca palatina
Bodleian library (western medieval manuscripts)
Digital image archive of medieval music
Renaissance facsimiles (16th century)
The Gothenburg fragments
Vatican manuscripts


Amia (early music concerts in Strasbourg)
Centre de musique baroque de Versailles
Cité de la musique à Paris
Conservatoire cantonal de musique de Sion (Swiss Valais region)
Fondation Royaumont
Schola cantorum basiliensis
French lute society
The lute society
Italian foundation for early music


Early music journal
Musique, images, instruments
Revue musicale de Suisse romande
The recorder magazine

Technical informations

MIDI technical & programming docs
MIDI tempering utilities (allows choosing the temper !)
Spécifications du format MIDI (and more links about this subject)
Faq of the newsgroup
MIDI test pages

Sound fonts

Audio melody
Hammer font library
Nando Florestan's page
Natural studio
Personal copy soundfonts
The sound site

Score editors

Melody assistant
Links to other editors

Other software

ABC home page (a textual notation standard)
Cakewalk (sequencer)
Edirol software synthesis
Unequal tuning (you need a top level hardware)
Real player plug-in
Musicalis (didactic softwares)
Scala (creating temperaments)
File format conversion utilities

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