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American Recorder

The official magazine of the American Recorder Society, published bimonthly (January, March, May, September, and November).  $20 of the annual $40 U.S. ARS membership dues covers the subscription price.  Also available on-line (members only).

Early Keyboard Journal

Early Keyboard Journal is a refereed periodical published annually by the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society, and the Western Early Keyboard Association.  It is the only English-language journal devoted solely to the music, performance practices, and organology of keyboard instruments to about 1850.  Included with membership in the keyboard societies.

Early Music

An international, early-music journal published by the Oxford University Press.  Each issue is beautifully illustrated and contains a wide range of articles on performance practice, iconography, sources, instruments and many other aspects of the historical context for a given work or repertory. Some issues are dedicated to a particular theme to mark the anniversary of a composer or to explore an otherwise uncharted territory, such as the music of the New World or the early musical traditions of non-Western cultures.  Published quarterly.

Early Music America Magazine

Published quarterly by Early Music America.  Each quarterly issue explores the passions, insights and practical realities behind today's exciting world of early music.  Through articles and in-depth interviews, EMA Magazine explores:  news and newsmakers, artist profiles and interviews, festivals and workshops, historical perspectives, instrument makers and collections, early music education, controversial issues, recording reviews, and more.

Early Music Colorado Quarterly

The journal of Early Music Colorado.  Issues contain scholarly and informative articles, news, and events.  Also available on-line.

Early Music News Magazine

The bimonthly (October through June) publication of the Southern California Early Music Society, provides a gamut of information for all early music enthusiasts.

Early Music Performer

The Journal of the National Early Music Association (of Great Britain), Early Music Performer is a twice-yearly journal containing features and articles of special interest to practical musicians, both amateur and professional.  It also contains a wide-ranging list of recent journal articles dealing with issues related to performance practice.

Early Music Review

Contains reviews of new books and music, CDs, news of new publications, and a comprehensive international events diary.

Early Music Today

A lively approach to events and developments on the early music scene with profiles of instrumentalists, singers and ensembles, examinations of various musical forms, studies of the output of important composers with guidance on recordings and editions as well as news from home and abroad, book reviews, museums and libraries, broadcasting and performance listings and regular reader competitions.  Published bi-monthly.

Eighteenth-Century Music

Eighteenth-Century Music addresses a conspicuous gap in its field and serves as a prestigious forum for all eighteenth-century music research.  The aims of this dedicated journal are:  to draw together disparate areas of research, challenge accepted historical assumptions and adopt a broad and interdisciplinary approach which will serve the whole eighteenth-century music community.

Galpin Society Journal

Published by the Galpin Society, contains articles, reviews, notes and queries on all aspects of old musical instruments.  Included with membership in the Society.

Historic Brass Society Journal

The Historic Brass Society's annual journal containing articles on historic brass instruments and their music written by internationally respected scholars.  Included with membership in the HBS.

Journal of the Lute Society of America

The Lute Society of America publishes a scholarly Journal which appears as a single issue per volume per year and a more casual Quarterly, with four issues per year.  Dues-paying LSA members automatically receive copies of both of these.

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

The Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM) is published by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music to provide a refereed forum for scholarly studies of the musical cultures of the seventeenth century. These include historical and archival studies, performance practice, music theory, aesthetics, dance, and theater. The JSCM also publishes critical reviews and summary listings of recently published books, scores, recordings, and electronic media.

Journal of the VdGSA

The official journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America is an annual, scholarly publication containing histories, scholarly articles, translations, reviews of books, music publications and recordings--all relating to the viol.  Included with membership in the VdGSA.

Music & Anthropology

The Journal of Mediterranean Musical Anthropology published by the University of Bologna, Italy.

Plainsong and Medieval Music

Published twice a year in association with the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society, this journal covers the entire field of plainchant and medieval music.

Recorder Education Journal

A publication of the American Recorder Teachers Association, the Recorder Education Journal presents articles on the recorder in education at any level and from many approaches to teaching and playing: psychological, physical, philosophical, and musicological, in addition to the nuts and bolts of teaching.


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