Musical instruments from early catholic Europe during the Arab invasion *This site is in Italian*
Traditional Musical Instruments of the Iberian Peninsula *This website is in Spanish*
The Lute Page, about old and new lutes, makers, music, techniques, organizations.
Medieval Instruments: Music in the Middle Ages *This website is in French*
The pipe and tabor: the one man band of the Renaissance
The Vazquez Collection of Historical Musical Instruments 1550-1780, viola da gamba, violin, violoncello, viola d'amore, baryton, loaned to musicians, exhibition, courses for interpretation of early music, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, performance practice
University of South Dakota National Music Museum and Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments
Societies, Festivals, and Link Pages
The world's premier biennial festival of early music featuring international baroque opera, celebrated concerts, and a world-famous Exhibition.
Medieval.org offers a list of early music mailing lists
King's Lynn Waites: Medieval, Tudor & Renaissance Town Band
The Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburg
Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland *This website is in Finnish*
The American Musical Instrument Society is an international organization founded in 1971 to promote better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.
Arto Wikla's Early Music Pages
Early Music Colorado (EMC): high quality concerts, calendar and newsletter.
Comprehensive information on Medieval / Renaissance / Baroque music
Ukrainian Christmas Carols arranged for recorder consort (2 alto, tenor and bass recorders)
The GEFAM was founded in 1951 in Zurich, Switzerland, by a number of music lovers and collectors of historical musical instruments. It is still the only society in the German speaking part of Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein) that is concerned mainly with old instruments of music. *This website is in German but offers English translation on most pages*
Early Music Ensembles
Musica Antigua de Toledo, a Toledo, Ohio based, non-profit performance ensemble is dedicated to spreading the joy of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music
Medieval.org offers a list of early music performers
World-leading, pioneering group of the UK's premier virtuoso brass players, specializing in historically informed performances of Renaissance and Baroque music
Musica Antiqua Latina, based in Rome, is devoted to the renaissance of early Italian baroque repertoire, performing on original instruments at period pitch.
Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and Art *This website is in Norwegian but does offer English translation*
Musica Antiqua is a performing group from Utah, providing medieval and Renaissance music for events and parties.
Música Antigua de Albuquerque has been performing medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music since 1978. In recognition of New Mexico's Hispanic tradition, the ensemble concentrated on the repertoire of Renaissance and medieval Spain in its early performances.
The WEYTORA collection deals with the stylish interpretation of so-called old music. At the heart of our interest is mainly European medieval music. *This site is in Czech*
Harmoniae is a blog dedicated to looking at early music groups and musicians *This website is in Italian*
Sites for Further Study
From its beginnings in 1998, the purpose of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) was to obtain and archive digital images of European sources of medieval polyphonic music, captured directly from the original document.
The American Musicological Society's purpose is to advance scholarship in the various fields of music through research, learning, and teaching.
This is a scan of the 1971 Da Capo facimile edition of Pammelia by Thomas Ravenscroft
Transcribing and Reading White Mensural Notation. Renaissance Music Notation from the mid-16th century
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to resources in medieval studies.
Early Music Retailers
The Early Music Shop has the world's largest selection of medieval, renaissance and baroque musical instruments and sheet music online.
Antique Sound Workshop's extensive on-line catalogue offers more than 800 different models of recorders and an equal number of other historical woodwind, brass, string, keyboard, and percussion instruments along with more than 15,000 titles of sheet music.
Lark in the Morning has musical instruments and instructional material from all over the world
Renaissance Dance is the web's central resource for information on European dance from the fifteenth to early seventeenth centuries