Events & links

1. workshops etc.     2 instruments for sale,  3. Australian early music societies  4. websites links for early performing groups and organisations.


Viola da gamba Easter viol workshop – this year in Sydney, 14th – 17th April. (Beginners welcome)



NELSON BAROQUE RESIDENCY (New Zealand Masterclass) with Masaaki Suzuki     3rd - 5th JUNE 2017

A Bach Cantata Residency presented in partnership with The New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University of Wellington) and The Nelson School of Music. Explores Bach's Sacred Cantatas with one of the greatest living exponents of the repertoire, Masaaki Suzuki, and features Cynthia Roberts (baroque violin) and musicians from Julliard415.

Rehearsals, Masterclasses, Coaching Sessions and Seminars for participants and observers.  baroque oboists, singers esp welcome.

Deadline for enrolment: 10th March 2017.   Enrol here:

Jane Downer, Artistic Director, Austral Harmony,


Melbourne Baroque Orchestra: The newly-formed Melbourne Baroque Orchestra is currently seeking expressions of interest from individuals with experience either in the early music field, or in the administration of a structure such as an incorporated association. The MBO is currently a not-for-profit incorporated association with charity status, and is organising its first concert series in 2017 outside of its regular collaborations with the Australian Chamber Choir. We would be delighted to welcome as member anybody who shares in our vision of having a resident baroque orchestra in Melbourne, and who would be willing to help either with promotion, marketing, accounting, grant-writing, educational outreach programs, and even artistic development.  Shane Lestideau 0428 435 333



1. *price reduction* Moeck Tenor Crumhorn in original case ex cond $500; Hohner Bass Recorder, good condition, wooden with floor spike $400   ONO.

  Contact Gerry O'Connor, Qld 07 3289 0212 or gnaoc at

2.  8 course Renaissance lute for sale. $395. This lute is made from an Early Music Shop kit. It is well finished.

 Contact Steve Saunders on 0400 995 277 or email seventhvalley at

3. Flemish harpsicord for sale. Hasn’t been used for years, but it includes spare strings and tuning equipment. $1,000 ONO, pickup only in Eltham

Contact Graham Ford at email gford at


2.New ABC Classics CD launchDario Castello, Sonate Concertate In Stil Moderno, Libro Primo

Academy of Ancient Music | Richard Egarr

To find a retailer or d to buy/download or stream the album online.URL: 


In their latest release on ABC Classics, leading baroque orchestra the Academy of Ancient Music presents the music of Venetian man of mystery Dario Castello.   
Working at the same time as Claudio Monteverdi, Dario Castello wrote innovative and ground-breaking sonatas that had a profound effect on generations of Italian composers. Very little is known about him today, but in the 17th century he was actually more widely published than Shakespeare. 
TRACKLISTING  DARIO CASTELLO Sonate Concertate In Stil Moderno, Libro Primo

1. Sonata prima for two violins
2. Sonata seconda for two violins
3. Sonata terza for violin I and cornetto
4. Sonata quarta for violin I and violetta
5. Sonata quinta for violin II and trombone
6. Sonata sesta for cornetto and violetta
7. Sonata settima for violin I and dulcian
8. Sonata ottava for violin II and dulcian
9. Sonata nona for cornetto, violin I and dulcian
10. Sonata decima for two violins and dulcian
11. Sonata undecima for two violins and dulcian
12. Sonata duodecima for two violins and trombone
Richard Egarr director, harpsichord & organ;  Academy of Ancient Music


4. Australian Early Music Societies (non-commercial)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society (AVDGS),

Early Music Assoc. of NSW,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Early Music Society of Queensland

Recorder & Early Music Society of WA


5. Early Music Resources on the web (free scores)

for full list of sites see members' page

IMSLP/Petrucci music library, international library of free sheet music.

Choral Domain:, free choral scores.


Website Links

Australian early music web links:


Australian Bach Society

Aust Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Chamber Choir, Douglas Lawrence,

Australian Historical Performance Initiative (based NSW)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society

Box Hill Choral, Andrew Wailes,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Consort Eclectus

Duniera, Mount Macedon

Early Arts Guild

Early Music Queensland

Early Music Society of NSW (EMA)

Early Music Society of Victoria (EMSV)

Early Music Studio, Melb Uni,

Elysium ensemble 

Ensemble Gombert 

Gloriana Chamber Choir, Andrew Raiskums,

Ironwood Chamber Ensemble

Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir

La Compañia

Latitude 37 

Lyre Winds (recorder group)

Ludovico's Band

Melbourne Bach Choir

Newman college, Choir, 

Opera Down Under (baroque productions)

Organs of The Goldfields

Peninsular Summer Music Festival 

Promenade of Sacred Music, Sth Grampians, 

Psallamus – Gregorian chant, Latin mass

Recorder & Early Music society of WA

Scot's church, Melbourne

Society of Organists, Victoria, 

St John's Southgate, cantata services,

St Mary's Basilica Geelong

St Peter's Eastern Hill 

The Consort of Melbourne 

Tudor Choristers, Andrew Blackburn, 

Victorian Recorder Guild 

Woodend Winter Arts Festival 


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