Events & links


Early Music Society of Victoria Inc Christmas meeting at 2.30pm
Sunday 15th December 2019 
in Park Orchards. Email for details of address.
General playing - all welcome on period instruments only.

EMSV members are invited to stay for a BBQ
Anyone is welcome to the group playing / singing 

Any singers / instrumentalists can participate in the group playing, but instruments must be of authentic style for the period. Members who wish to perform a short (less than 5 min) item, please let Lyn know by email ( as performing slots will be limited to 4 – first in best dressed. The harpsichord will be available at A440 or 415.

General playing - music will be supplied. Pieces to be played will include:

Morales – Ecce Virgo Concipiet a4, & Cum Natus Esset a4; Merulo - Hodie Beata Virgo a5; Schutz – Ein Kind ist Geboren a6; M Praetorius – Jubilate Domino a9; Marenzio – Hodie Christus a4; O Gibbons – From Virgin’s womb a4.  General playing pitch will be A440.


Those EMSV members wishing to stay for a BBQ should bring their own meat or meat substitute.

The pitch for the afternoon will be A440
Enquiries Lyn Hawkins 0407 765 220, or email
Performers: People / groups may perform a short <5min item during the afternoon. The harpsichord is transposing A440 / A415.


Instrument for sale

Nicholson (UK) Single rank table organ, wooden pipes. Ideal for medieval music. Built c 1980. Strong transport case. Good order. $2800. Early Arts Guild 03-9699 8417.

Jim Bland
Early Music Society of Victoria



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


4. 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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