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18th Century Music
18th Century Music has been launched to be an interactive music resource on the web. We invite contributions from academics and students, performers and audiences. Start a debate in one of our forums, get your work published electronically, you can even get a free web-based email address here!

Antonino Reggio
The life, music and times of the 18th century Sicilian harpsichordist, violoncellist and composer, Antonino Reggio.

Armonia Antiqua
Italian group of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. In the site you can find a lot of instrumental baroque music (more than 1,400 pieces) transcribed in modern edition by Guido Ivessich

Art's Delight
Art's Delight is a Massachusetts based duo that performs folk and popular music of the 18th century at historic sites and special events - Bobbie Wayne: Celtic Harp, Lap Dulcimer and Voice, Dan Mozell: Guitar, Mandolin and Voice.

Bach Cantatas Recordings Review and Mailing List Archive
A New Site for Bach Cantatas Recordings Review and Mailing List Archive.
This site is compiled from various postings about Bach Cantatas, especially recordings of them, which have been sent to the "Bach Cantatas Mailing List" (and some from other mailing lists) and may be considered as the web archive for that list. 57 cantatas are already on this site, and it is updated regularly.

Baroque ensemble la Suave Melodia
Baroque ensemble la Suave Melodia performs repertoire from early English fantasy suites to the demanding soloistic works of Rameau's Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts. la Suave Melodia brings together violinist, Rachael Beesley, Cassandra Luckhardt on viola da gamba, Regina Albanez on theorbo and baroque guitar, and guest harpsichordist Pieter Dirksen.

Baroque Music
The newest addition to the web-ring - a general site dedicated to Baroque Music with a particular bias towards the UK. add articles and your own editions and transcriptions... browse for information and resources...

Baroque Music Club
Catalog of music by Bach and the baroque period available on CD through the internet. No membership obligations. $8.95 per CD plus post and packing.

Cambridge University Baroque Ensemble (CUBE)
A society whose principal aim is to provide encouragement and support for historically informed performance of early music in Cambridge (UK).

Cantata Editions
The commercial centre of the Cantata Web. Browse through and select from over 500 newly worked editions of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.
The world's favourite classical music subscription offering online listening, downloads, custom CDs, and a huge resource of entertaining information to expand your classical music knowledge.

Dresden Music
List of publications: Saxon musical history

Dunedin Consort
A dynamic vocal ensemble that has rapidly established itself at the forefront of professional singing in Britain. Its aim is to provide not only the Scottish community with a vocal group of outstanding quality, but also Scotland with an international touring group capable of world-class performances.

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

Edizione Gallese
Edizione Gallese offers scholarly editions of 17th & 18th century vocal and instrumental music in clear and resonably priced performing editions. The catalogue includes all the surviving music for instrumental ensemble by Alessandro Scarlatti, together with an ongoing series of volumes containing the complete works of Francesco Scarlatti (1666-c.1741). The site also contains a link to Concerto Gallese, a professional period instrument orchestra based in Mid Wales.

Encyclopędia Britannica
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George Frideric Handel Home Page
The life, compositions, and times of the great Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel.

Goldbergweb: early-music portal
All information about early and baroque music: News, new releases, festivals, concerts, performers, associations, masterclass, competitions, luthiers, printed music

Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum was home to George Frideric Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759. The House celebrates Handel's life and times through live baroque music, restored Georgian interiors, 18th century fine art and furniture and special music events.

Kunst der Fuge
3,000+ free MIDI files by classical composers, free MP3 and WMA (coming soon), fugue hystory and analyses, over 5,000 listed fugues, a large bio for Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, complete bibliographies and more.

La Confraternita de Musici
l'ensemble fondata da Cosimo Prontera nel 1997, č formata da musicisti specializzati nell'esecuzione del repertorio musicale dei secoli XVII, XVIII, si é costituita con l¹intento di rieseguire, in un rigoroso rispetto della prassi esecutiva barocca, la musica, dalla straordinaria qualitą, di quei compositori che dalle Puglie partirono alla volta di Napoli, capitale di un regno non solo economico e politico ma culturale.

Leonardo Leo Website
Leonardo Leo was one of the leading Neapolitan composers of his day, particularly in the genres of theatre and church music. He was also a prominent teacher and held positions at the Conservatorio S Maria della Pietą del Turchini (vicemaestro), the Conservatorio S Onofrio (where he succeeded Feo as primo maestro) finally succeeding his old teacher Nicola Fago at the Conservatorio S Maria della Pietą del Turchini. This site is dedicated to his music and teaching and to the preparation and publication of new editions of his music through Cantata Editions.

Leonardo Vinci Website
A composer whose music turned the heads of Vivaldi and Handel, he became an overnight success in comic opera at age 29 and died from poison at the height of his fame. Was it a jilted lover or a jealous rival? The Leonardo Vinci website is a collaborative project featuring the work of a number of international researchers and performers. Over time we hope to add to the information available on this fascinating composer and invite you to contribute to the available editions, biographies, articles and discussions.

Lydian String Quartet
After more than ten years of performing together at hundreds of events, we have the experience to create just the right musical ambience to suit your needs, whether you are planning a wedding ceremony, a private reception or a corporate function.

The database of sheet music

New Trinity Baroque
Atlanta's leading vocal-instrumental early music ensemble, on period instruments.

OTOS Edizioni Musicali Opera Italiana
Rare vocal scores from: Caccini, Cherubini, Cimarosa, Da Capua, Donizetti, Frazzi, Orlandini, Pergolesi, Peri, Raimondi, Rossini, Sacchini, Salieri, Spontini, Traetta, etc..

Predrag Gosta, conductor
Web Page of Predrag Gosta, a young and accomplished conductor, expert for music of Baroque on period instruments.

Real UK Music
Music resource for UK festivals, concert venues and performers.

Recorder Home Page
Provides links to articles, lists, catalogues and databases concerning all aspects of the recorder worldwide. It is an ideal springboard for players, students, teachers and researchers alike.

Saraband Music
Australia's premiere supplier of Mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque & Classical sheet music and facsimiles, plus strings for early instruments. Saraband Music also publishes early music and books. Publishes some of Rosalind Halton's editions.

Sonnerie is one of the foremost and most respected period instrument ensembles in the world. Founded by Monica Huggett in 1982 and based in London, the group has been acclaimed for its performances from Sydney to Paris, and from Helsinki to Vancouver, as well as its numerous concerts at London's prestigious Wigmore Hall. Sonnerie's core group consists of four musicians: Monica Huggett, violin, Emilia Benjamin, violin, viola da gamba and viola, Joe Crouch, cello and viola da gamba, and Matthew Halls on the keyboards. These four form the basis of the larger chamber ensemble while also functioning as a flexible smaller unit, performing trio sonatas, quartets and the like.

Sounds Baroque
Based in London, Sounds Baroque comprises established singers and period instrumentalists who perform both as soloists and ensemble musicians. Directed from the harpsichord by Julian Perkins, the group delights in communicating the passion and theatricality of music written largely in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their first CD for Avie Records was released in 2011 and includes cantatas for countertenor by Albinoni, Caldara, Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti.

The 18th Century Concert Orchestra
Small chamber orchestra dedicated to re-enacting classic works from the baroque period using original instruments, costumes and by candlelight.

The Cantatas of Johann Th. Roemhildt
Die Kirchenkantaten Johann Theodor Roemhildts
This page is dedicated to the recently (about 1998) re-discovered German Baroque composer Roemhildt (1684-1757). It is a research project providing material (complete texts of the cantatas etc) for joint "internet-based" team-work, open to the public.

The Durante Project
Francesco Durante was a highly respected composer and teacher during the first half of the 18th century in Naples. He chose to concentrate on sacred music rather than the more fashionable opera composition favoured by other Neapolitans and his works became examples of 'good composition' used for teaching.

The Hasse Project
Aims to showcase the life and works of the German Baroque composer Johann Adolph Hasse - Il Sassone - (1699 - 1783), an opera composer of reknown and student of Porpora and Alessandro Scarlatti.

The Male Soprano Page
Information and discography on modern singers reviving the lost art of the castrati. Bibliography for castrati literature. Biographies for current and past adult male sopranos.

The Mancini Project
Scarlatti's deputy and a remarkable composer in his own right. Read about and listen to the music of this extraordinary Neapolitan composer.

The Porpora Project
The Porpora Project has been established in order to display and support the investigations into the life and music of Nicola Porpora by performer and musicologist James Sanderson.
Through his fascination with the vocal music of this much-neglected composer and singing teacher, Sanderson intends to create an accurate portrayal of the depth and breadth of Porpora's work and the effect it had on music-making in the 18th century.

The Scarlatti Project
This website exists to share the music of Alessandro Scarlatti and his contemporaries through editions, recordings, and discussion. It is based largely on the research of Rosalind Halton, Kate Eckersley, and James Sanderson, all of whom are performer/researchers dedicated to turning manuscripts of long forgotten music into experiences of music and poetry interwoven.

The Traetta Project
The Traetta website project seeks to honour and perpetuate the memory of the composer Tommaso Traetta and to promote knowledge and enjoyment of his music and his contribution to Italian and international cultural life by collecting, exhibiting and interpreting texts and articles related to his life and his works.

WLSCM (The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music)
WLSCM is a service offered by the Society of Seventeenth-Century Music to its members and to the musical community at large. It presents new editions of seventeenth-century compositions that have remained unpublished or that are not available commercially. Access is free to the general public provided the Conditions for Users are observed.

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