Publications of the Early Music Institute

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  1. The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France, Second Edition
    The hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, has been part of European musical life since the eleventh century. In eighteenth-century France, improvements in its sound and appearance led to its use in chamber ensembles. This new and expanded edition... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2016
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. The Accompaniment in Unaccompanied Bach
    Known around the world for his advocacy of early historical performance and as a skilled violin performer and pedagogue, Stanley Ritchie has developed a technical guide to the interpretation and performance of J. S. Bach's enigmatic... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2016
    Paperback | £26.99
  3. Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols
    Written for musicians by a musician, Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols demystifies tuning systems by providing the basic information, historical context, and practical advice necessary to easily achieve more satisfying... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2016
    Hardback | £41.00
  4. Well-Tempered Woodwinds
    Friedrich von Huene (1929– ) is arguably the most important manufacturer of historical woodwinds in the 20th century. Since he began making recorders in 1958, von Huene has exerted a strong influence on the craft of building... Learn More
    Published: 4th May 2015
    Hardback | £39.00
  5. Clavichord for Beginners
    Written by Joan Benson, one of the champions of clavichord performance in the 20th century, Clavichord for Beginners is an exceptional method book for both practitioners and enthusiasts. In addition to detailing the historical... Learn More
    Published: 25th April 2014
    Paperback | £43.00
  6. The History of the Pianoforte
    Now available on DVD, this video gives early music lovers a chance to see and hear remarkable pianoforte performances on instruments ranging from the world's oldest surviving piano to a new Bösendorfer computer grand. The program... Learn More
    Published: 24th October 2013
    DVD video | £23.99
  7. The Italian Cantata in Vienna
    Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata... Learn More
    Published: 18th October 2013
    Hardback | £52.00
  8. The Notation Is Not the Music
    Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters—and limitations—of... Learn More
    Published: 13th September 2013
    Hardback | £28.99
  9. Before the Chinrest
    Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2012
    Paperback | £14.99
  10. A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music, Second Edition
    Revised and expanded, A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music and style; instrumentation;... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2012
    Hardback | £43.00
  11. Historical Harpsichord Technique
    Yonit Lea Kosovske surveys early music and writing about keyboard performance with the aim of facilitating the development of an expressive tone in the modern player. Reviewing the work of the pedagogues and performers of the... Learn More
    Published: 11th July 2011
    Hardback | £28.99
  12. A Guide to Playing the Baroque Guitar
    James Tyler offers a practical manual to aid guitar players and lutenists in transitioning from modern stringed instruments to the baroque guitar. He begins with the physical aspects of the instrument, addressing tuning and stringing... Learn More
    Published: 24th January 2011
    Paperback | £28.99
  13. Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
    What were the methods and educational philosophies of music teachers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance? What did students study? What were the motivations of teacher and student? Contributors to this volume address these... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2010
    Hardback | £45.00
  14. A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music, Second Edition
    Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new material made available... Learn More
    Published: 2nd August 2007
    Hardback | £43.00
  15. Georg Muffat on Performance Practice
    ... a fascinating overall impression of the day-to-day concerns and working environment of a professional musician of the late 17th century." —American RecorderThis volume presents Muffat’s texts along with variants from his... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2001
    Paperback | £17.99
  16. Luis Milán on Sixteenth-Century Performance Practice
    ... valuable... impressive..." —The Times Literary SupplementFor anyone interested in Milán’s music, this is an excellent source of information." —Renaissance QuarterlyLuis Milán (1536-1561) was a lutenist, singer, composer,... Learn More
    Published: 22nd October 1996
    Paperback | £21.99
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