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Early Music: Home

A wide array of free resources that covers databases, finding scores and sources, periodicals, recordings, period instruments, societies, and information on notation and theory.


This guide is an introduction to the vast amount of Early Music online resources. What is Early Music? The term "Early music" usually designates the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods of Western music, as well as an historical approach to performance that includes the use of period instruments.

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This guide was originally created by Elsa Gabaude, former intern at ENSSIB who now is a librarian at Université Paris Ouest. We would like to thank her for her excellent work.

Music Librarian for Reference and Instruction

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Suzanne Lovejoy
Music Library, Sterling Memorial Library
Virtual office hours 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays
(203) 432-0497