These sites all have something to do with
- A minstrel who performs at a variety of faires. His page includes
information on recordings as well as sound files
of some of the music he performs.
- A library of bardic music, including a section on pre-1600
music. Includes lyrics and, when available, a sound file of the piece.
Songs are indexed by year, title, and first
Internet Renaissance Band
- A collection of midi files arranged by period. This is quite a
vast archive. I do not have the ability to play these files so I
can't vouch for their clarity or accuracy - but what a collection!!!
Kitchen Musician's Hammered Dulcimer Site Index
- This site has information on hammered dulcimer's, music for them
and other renaissance and medieval music information.
Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
- An alphabetical table of various instruments. Selecting one
provides you with pictures of the instrument, information on its
history and how its played, a bibliography for more info, and even the
opportunity to hear what it sounds like. Very complete and
fascinating. Many thanks to Alan Spohnheimer who pointed me here.
& Renaissance Music
- A list of CD's that contain music from the Medieval and
- Medieval and
Renaissance Music - Early Music Resources
- An annotated bibliography of music web sites. Well organized!
- The Mudcat Cafe
- A database, mailing list, & more all dedicated to folk and
traditional music. Includes the lyrics to some "period" songs.
- The Music of Thomas Ravenscroft
- Reproductions in a variety of file formats of both the original and modern musical formats of the period composer Thomas Ravenscroft.
- Musicians & dancers as well as
vendors of related items
- An annotated list that I've put together.
- A bibliography of web and print sources of 15th-17th century
European articles, books, pamphlets,, etc, about dance.
- Royal Chessman
Song Lyrics Archive
- A collection of lyrics to songs that are popular at Faires around
- SCA Minstrel
- Contains links for SCA-specific information as well as musical
information of interest to all. These general links include
bibliographies, articles, and the songs themselves. Many thanks to
Kate Akers for recommending this site as well as the following one.
Selection of Medieval Music
- An essay on the development of music in the Middle Ages of Europe
beginning with the 12th century. Includes samples of the various
kinds of music, as well.
Selection of Renaissance Music
- A discussion of the development and style of Renaissance music
along with samples of the music.
- Songs of and
About Elizabethan Times
- The lyrics to songs sung at various Faires.
- Texts of Lieder and Art
- A huge database of translated lyrics to many, many classical
songs. Songs can be searched by composer, first line, title, and
more. While not all are period appropriate, many are!
- The Troubadours -
Mediaeval or Tudor Music played on Historical Musical Instruments
- Their site includes photos and a
.wav file of their music.
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