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New web page added -- Sheet Music
« on: Apr 14th, 2003, 8:49pm »
We have added another web page to this site--the Sheet Music page at
John Osterhagen, recorder player with the Saint Cecilia Consort and member of various choirs and choral groups around Chicago, was kind enough to offer several of his works for posting at this site. Heinlein, O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden, and variations on O Come, O Come Emmanuel are his modern settings of early compositions arranged for recorder consort (typically SATB) and/or for voice.
We have also posted the first in a series of technical exercises for early instruments, initially recorder. Exercises for F (alto) and C (soprano, tenor) recorders are fairly common, but basic exercises for the bass recorder, also for alto recorder "playing up," are not so readily available. We have long been in the need of the latter. We hope you find these useful.
We intend to add more advanced exercises, and exercises for other early instruments, in due course.
We invite nouveau early composers to submit their works for posting on this page. What qualifies?
--Modern arrangements of early compositions.
--Modern compositions written in an early style (e.g., pavane, bransle, fantasia, chant).
--Technical exercises for early instruments (e.g., recorder, viol, lute, harpsichord, etc.).
--Other (surprise us!).
Each work must have some connection, one way or another, to early music, of course.
Authors may retain full copyright but grant users permission to download, print, and otherwise make use of each piece so long as (a) nothing is altered without the author's permission and (b) full attribution is given.
For files available in MUS versions, you should take the trouble to download the Finale Viewer plug-in. With the Viewer program, you can actually hear each piece played before deciding to save and/or print. (We encourage composers/arrangers to submit their work in the form of Finale MUS files and/or PDF files, especially the former. We will handle the conversion of MUS files to PDF files, if necessary.)
Speaking of playback, don't forget to visit the EMC Recordings page at
where sound clips from several different early music groups are available for your listening pleasure.