Early Music Links

Please note: I do get a lot of requests for links to this page. I do consider each one seriously, but I normally only accept links which are connected with early music, ie. Western music prior to 1800.

Carey Beebe Harpsichords

Ian Watchorn (maker of stringed instruments)

Justin White (maker of violins and guitars, modern and early)


The Recorder Page (Nick Lander's site with everything about recorders)

Musicological Society of Australia

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (period instrument orchestra)

Salut! (baroque ensemble performing in Sydney/Canberra)

Badinerie Players (early music ensemble in Brisbane)

Brisbane Baroque Players (early music ensemble in Brisbane)

Laura Vaughan (gamba performer in Melbourne)

The Marais Project & Elysian Fields (Jenny Eriksson's concert series in Sydney)

Ironwood Chamber Ensemble (period instrument group)

Brisbane Monteverdi Ensemble (Renaissance period inst group)

Early Dance Consort (Fiona Garlick & John Barnard)

Shaun Ng (gamba performer in Sydney)

Josie and the Emeralds (viol consort based in Sydney)

Van Diemen's Band (period orchestra in Hobart)




NZ Barok period instrument orchestra

Lute Society of New Zealand

Recorders and Early Music Union (Wellington)

Boulder Early Music Shop

A-R Editions (Recent Researches series)

AquilaUSA (Aquila strings agent in USA)

Hildegard Publishing Company (Publisher and reprinter of music by women)

The Recorder Shop, Loux Music Publishing and Dovehouse Editions (NY recorder & early music shop)

L'Atelier Philidor (early music shop in Canada, also now publishing)

Courtly Music Unlimited (especially for recorders)

Indiana University Press (search this site for good early music books)

von Huene Workshop (recorders, strings, music etc)

Lazar's Early Music (instruments galore!)

Honeysuckle Music (recorder music & insts)

Ralph Ashmead: bowmaker

Harry Grabenstein: bowmaker

Francis Beaulieu: luthier

Thomas Mace: luthier


Early Music Network

Amherst Early Music Festival (August, annually)

Early Music Boston

Montreal Baroque Festival

Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (June, every 2 years)

National Music Museum (Historical collection of musical instruments)

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

Early Romantic Guitar

Les Voix Humaines (Canadian viol duo)

Margaret Little (member of Les Voix Humaines, viola da gamba)

Voices of Music (San Francisco period instrument ensemble)

Hesperus (Tina Chancey's period instrument and multicultural music group)

Joelle Morton (great bass viol)

Parthenia (NY viol consort)

Newberry Consort (Chicago)


Anne Fuzeau (Publishers of facsimiles and classical sheet music)

Barenreiter (Publisher of facsimiles and urtext editions)

Breitkopf & Hartel (German publishers of classical music, including some early music)

Cambridge University Press

Cornetto Verlag (German publisher and instrument dealer)

Corda Music Publications (Viol consorts, Guitar solo & ensembles, String music)

Edition Walhall (early music publisher)

Stainer & Bell (choral, Musica Britannica, keyboard, various other instruments)

Tecla Editions (Guitar music specialists)

Ut Orpheus Edizioni (publisher of modern editions of music for recorders, lute, harpsichord, etc.)

Ars-Antiqva (early music shop in Madrid)

Recorder Musicmail (recorders and general early music dealers)

Bridgewood & Neitzert (London string, case & inst supplier)

The Early Music Shop (UK dealers, 2 locations: London & Saltaire)

'Early Music' Journal from OUP

Oxford University Press Music Publications

Early Music Today

Fretwork (UK viol consort)

Phantasm (UK viol consort)

Rose Consort of Viols

Hille Perl (viola da gamba)

London Baroque (UK period instrument ensemble)

Aquila corde armoniche (Makers of strings for early and some modern instruments)

Bizzi Clavicembali (Italian harpsichord site)

Marco Turnovec (maker of viols, strings and early bows)

Viennese fortepianos by Paul McNulty

Rene Slotboom (violmaker)

Mollenhauer Flutes & Recorders

Dmitry Gindin Fine Antique Instrument Dealer and specialist in Italian violins from Cremona

Affourtit Historical Bows

Boaz Berney Historical Flutes

Simon Polak (traverso maker)

Gesina Liedmeier (violmaker)

Henner Harders (violmaker)

Kees van Hemert (Dutch bowmaker)

Ymak (Danish shop with some baroque instruments)

Marc Soubeyran (violins and viols)

Jane Julier (violmaker)

Teifi Harps (Celtic and early harpmakers/repairers)


J.S. Bach homepage

Journal of 17th century music


Australian Music Centre

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Musica Viva Australia

Classical.com (online classical music subscription offering listening, downloads, custom CDs, and information)

David Vernon Violins (modern instruments, but they do Baroque conversions)

The Violin Man (Scots violin maker & online shop)