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  • Barbara Krege
    I am sending to you an email I received via Calontir Dance list regarding period music websites. I hope they are helpful. Lady Jayne Barber al-Barran
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 9, 2007
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      Period music web sites

      I am sending to you an email I received via Calontir Dance list regarding
      period music websites.  I hope they are helpful.

      Lady Jayne Barber
      al-Barran
      krege@...


      -----Original Message-----
      From: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Carol O'Connell
      Sent: Tue 1/9/2007 8:41 AM
      To: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CalontirDance] Re: Finally!


      ...  There is a ton of music available for SCA use; no need to use copyrighted
      material and also no need for one person to be responsible for all those
      copying costs. I have known some music groups who have found some wonderful
      book and all agreed to go out and buy individual copies. But I think that's
      rare. Why not make use of the wonderful free stuff available?

      Check out:
      http://sca.uwaterloo.ca/Hendricks/
      http://www.sca.org.au/del/ddb/
      http://www.saers.com/recorder/mondrup/

      >
      > The third is more for Mistress Conna, but anyone's welcome to field it.
      > A while back I was discussing getting this group going with you and have
      > since lost my inbox.  You shared a link with me that had already done
      > much of what I had planned to do.. I.e., re-notate a lot of this messy
      > vocal music and then export to parts, both as sheets and as midi.  Might
      > I trouble you for that site(s) again?
      That last site (saers.com) has a bunch of vocal stuff. Granted, they
      arranged it for recorders, but it's got all the words, too. And it's free.
      (Tons of John Dowland, for example.) I think it would work great for vocal
      groups.

      And here's the Choral Public Domain Library:
      http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

      I would stay away from Kinkos, etc. I've been really impressed with a group
      that's an offshoot of the St. Louis Recorder Society, called Easy Early
      Music. It's run by a lovely woman named Joyce; she's dedicated to helping
      people learn how to play the recorder. She put together a web page with
      music she finds from the free sites listed above (and maybe others, too),
      and people can go and download what they need for that month. It's very
      convenient.

      Here's her web site: http://easyearlymusic.org/

      Yay music!
      Conna
      >



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