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Early Music Periodicals (Music Library)

EARLY MUSIC PERIODICALS: PAST AND PRESENT

Compiled by David Lasocki, Indiana University.


  • 415
    • Three times a year. 1988-. In Italian. Only for members of Associazione Italiana per la Musica e la Danza Antiche, via Marco Aurelio 42, I-00184 Roma.
    • Popular articles, reviews, and news, with mainly an Italian emphasis.


  • Alte Musik Aktuell [Early music news]
    • Monthly (July/August issue combined). 1985- . issn 0942-9034. In German. Postfach 10 08 30, D-93008 Regensburg, Germany. DM 54 (Germany), DM 56 (rest of Europe), DM 66 (overseas).
      e-mail pro.musica.antiqua@t-online.de
    • Includes reviews of recordings; masterclass, summer-course, and festival information; brief interviews and artist profiles.


  • The American Recorder
    • Five times per year (1994- ); formerly quarterly. 1960- . issn 0003-0724. The American Recorder Society, Inc., PO Box 631, Littleton CO 80160. Membership $30 (includes journal and newsletter). Back issues available from University Microfilms International.
    • The most widely circulated recorder journal in the English language, AR has maintained a generally high standard of writing for more than thirty years and today is stronger than ever. Scholarly and popular articles on a broad variety of topics of interest to recorder players; reviews of books, music, and recordings; as well as news, reports, and a lively correspondence column.


  • American Recorder Society Newsletter
    • Published five times per year with American Recorder (1994- ). 1950- .


  • Basler Jahrbuch für historische Musikpraxis: Eine Veröffentlichung der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Lehr- und Forschungsinstitut für alte Musik an der Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel [Basel yearbook for historical performance practice: a publication of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, teaching and research institute for early music at the music academy of the city of Basel]
    • Annual. 1977- . Each issue has an individual isbn. oclc #4818899. Amadeus-Verlag, Am Iberghang 16, CH-8405 Winterthur, Switzerland. In German (occasionally in English).
    • Extensive scholarly articles on performance practice and other musicological topics of special interest to performers of medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music. Bibliographies of recent writings on "historical performance practice" (really "Early Music").


  • BLOC (Butlletí BLOC)
    • Frequency not stated. In Catalan. Associació Catalana de la Flauta de Bec, València, 316, E-08009 Barcelona, Spain. Subscription to association (5,000 pesetas) includes magazine.
    • The Catalan recorder magazine. Popular articles, bibliographies, reviews, news.


  • Concerto: Das Magazin für Alte Musik [Concerto: the magazine for early music]
    • 10 issues per year (monthly, not January or August); formerly six issues per year. 1983- . issn 0177-5944. In German. Concerto, Manfred Joh. Böhlen, An der Ziegelei 36, D-59457 Werl, Germany. DM 66 (domestic).
      URL: http://www.concerto-verlag.de
    • Scholarly and popular articles; reviews of books and recordings; concert, festival, and course listings; interviews.


  • The Consort
    • Twice per year (1994- ); formerly annual (1948-1994; suspended 1938-48; irregular before 1938). 1929- . issn 0268-9111. Subscriptions: The Secretary, The Dolmetsch Foundation, 37 Portsmouth Road, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7DJ, UK. Back issues available from University Microfilms International.
    • Transformed in 1994 as The Consort: European Journal of Early Music. Scholarly and popular articles; reviews; reports on early-music events and conferences.


  • Continuo: The Magazine of Old Music
    • Six issues per year (frequency has varied). 1977- . Former issn 0706-6656. oclc #4097094 or #17555823. PO Box 327, Hammondsport NY 14840. $30.
      URL: http://continuo.com/
    • Minimally edited, popular research and technical articles; reviews of books, music, and recordings; course listings; and concert calendar. Began publication in Toronto with focus on early music in Canada, then moved to New York state and broadened coverage to North America. First six issues (1977-March 1978) bore the title Early Music Directory.


  • Crescendo: Le magazine de la musique ancienne [Crescendo: the magazine of early music]
    • Six issues per year. Nos. 32-38. Paris: SEPRA France, 1990- 91. issn 1146-1764. In French. Continued Flûte à bec & instruments anciens.
    • Briefly continued the broadened scope of Flûte à bec et instruments anciens: popular articles, news, and reviews.


  • Early Music
    • Quarterly. 1973- . issn 0306-1078. Subscriptions and back issues: Journals Marketing Department, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK. 40 pounds (Europe), 78 pounds (rest of world); students 24 pounds (Europe), 41 pounds (rest of world).
    • A remarkably successful blend of scholarly and popular articles, addressed to both amateurs and professionals. Noted for its generous illustrations and abundant advertisements. Also extensive reviews of books, music, and recordings, as well as news items and auction reports. Edited by Tess Knighton; founded by John Mansfield Thomson.


  • Early Music America
    • Quarterly. 1995- . issn 1083-3633. Early Music America, Inc., 11421 1/2 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44016-3990. $30 (U.S. and Canada), $40 (overseas).
    • The journal of Early Music America, an organization devoted to the promotion of early music performance in North America. Mostly newsworthy and performance-practice articles as well as news and reviews.
    • The successor to Historical Performance.


  • Early Music New Zealand
    • Quarterly. Wellington, New Zealand, 1985-1987. issn 0112-5532.
    • Popular articles, interviews, and news. An editorial in the December 1987 issue announced the magazine's intention to become a yearbook in 1988 (not seen).


  • Il flauto dolce: Revista semestrale per lo studio e la pratica della musica antica [The recorder: twice yearly review for the study and practice of early music]
    • Twice per year. Rome: Società Italiana del Flauto Dolce, 1971-88. oclc #10047157. In Italian (abstracts of articles in English). Continued by Recercare.
    • Scholarly and popular articles as well as reviews of books, music, and recordings.


  • Flûte à bec & instruments anciens [Recorder and early instruments]
    • Quarterly. Nos. 6-31. Saint Malo, France: Association FranÇaise pour la Flûte à Bec (later Association pour l'èdition Artistique), 1983-1990. issn 0753-9916. Continued Flûte À bec. Nos. 1-5. 1981-82. issn 0291-0624. In French. Continued by Crescendo.
    • Began as a recorder magazine, then broadened scope to cover other early instruments. Popular articles on repertoire, technique, performance practices, instruments, and instrument making, as well as reviews of books, music, and recordings, interviews, course information, and extensive European concert calendar.


  • FoMRHI Quarterly
    • Quarterly. 1978- . oclc #5158452. Memberships and back issues: Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments, Jeremy Montagu, Hon. Secretary, 171 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EL, UK. Membership 10.50 pounds (UK and surface mail elsewhere), 12 pounds (airmail to Europe), 13.50 pounds (airmail rest of world). Continues Bulletin and Communications -- Fellowship of Makers and Restorers of Historical Instruments. Quarterly. October 1975-April 1978. oclc #5158490.


  • The Galpin Society Journal
    • Annual. 1948- . issn 0072-0127. Pauline Holden, Secretary, The Galpin Society, 38 Eastfield Road, Western Park, Leicester LE3 6FE, UK. Membership 15 pounds (U.K.), 20 pounds (overseas). Back issues available from University Microfilms International.
    • Scholarly articles on musical instruments as well as shorter "Notes and Queries" and book reviews.


  • Les goûts réunis
    • In French. Not seen. According to RILM Abstracts 1979-01540-bp, Les goûts réunis 4 (1978) "is a special issue entirely devoted to the recorder. Contains brief articles by Michelle Tellier, Kees Boeke, Robin Troman, and Jean-Claude Veilhan on diverse aspects of the modern instrument: fingering, breathing, pedagogy, and manufacture. A bibliographic essay by Tellier is included."


  • Historical Performance: The Journal of Early Music America
    • Twice per year. 1988-1994. issn 0898-8587. Early Music America, Inc., 11421 1/2 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH 44016.
    • The journal of Early Music America, an organization devoted to the promotion of early music performance in North America. Mostly newsworthy and performance-practice articles as well as news and reviews.
    • Replaced in September 1995 by Early Music America.


  • Journal de musique ancienne [Journal of early music]
    • Quarterly. 1987- . issn 0838-9349. Mostly in French. Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, 3575, Boulevard Saint Laurent, bureau 422, Montréal H2X 2T7, Canada. Continues Le tic-toc choc.
    • Scholarly and popular articles, reviews, course information, and Canadian concert calendar.


  • Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society
    • Annual. 1975- . issn 0362-3300. The American Musical Instrument Society, c/o The Shrine to Music Museum, 414 E Clark Street, Vermillion SD 57069-2390.
    • Scholarly articles, book reviews, and bibliographical materials relating to organology. The quarterly Newsletter, also included with membership, contains society news and reports on special courses and museum acquisitions.


  • Leading Notes: Journal of the National Early Music Association
    • Twice per year. 1991- . issn 0960-6927. 2.50 pounds per issue or free to members of NEMA. NEMA, 8 Covent Garden, Cambridge CB1 2HR, UK. Continues NEMA Journal.
    • Scholarly and popular articles; reviews.


  • Musica Antiqua: Actuelle informatie over oude muziek [Musica Antiqua: current information on early music]
    • Quarterly. 1983- . issn 0771-7016. In Dutch (Flemish). Vlaams Dienstencentrum voor Muziek, Postbus 45, B-3990 Peer, Belgium. BF 700 (Belgium), BF 800 (abroad), BF 900 (airmail).
    • Scholarly articles, particularly on music history in the Low Countries; artist interviews and profiles; reviews of books, music, and recordings; and news.


  • Musica Antiqua
    • Monthly (ten issues per year). 1986-87. In Spanish. Cardenal González, 38, 14003 Córdoba, Spain.
    • Scholarly and popular articles (often translated from other languages), discographies, bibliographies, interviews, and reviews of books and recordings.


  • NEMA Journal
    • London: National Early Music Association, 1983-90. issn 0951-6573. Continued by Leading Notes.
    • Popular articles, reviews, and reports.


  • Performance Practice Review
    • Twice per year. 1988- . issn 1044-1638. Music Department, The Claremont Graduate School, 139 E 7th Street, Claremont, CA 91711-4405. $18.
    • Brief, light scholarly articles; reviews of books and recordings. Annual annotated performance practice bibliography.


  • Plainsong and Medieval Music
    • Twice per year. 1992- . issn 0961-1371. Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge CB2 2RU, UK; 40 West 20th Street, New York NY 10011-4211, USA. £40; $64.
    • Musicological articles about chant and medieval music; reviews.


  • Recercare: rivista per lo studio e la pratica della musica antica. Organo della Fondazione italiana per la musica antica [Recercare: review for the study and practice of early music; organ of the Italian foundation for early music]
    • Annual. 1989- . issn 1120-5741. In Italian. Libreria Musicale Italiana Editrice, PO Box 198, I-55100 Lucca, Italy. Continues Il flauto dolce.
    • Deals not only with instruments and performance practice but Italian early music in general. Each issue often contains several articles in English (sometimes also German). All articles not in English have lengthy English summaries.


  • The Recorder: Australia's Journal of Recorder and Early Music
    • Approximately twice per year. 1985- . issn 0816-152X. Subscriptions and back issues: Victorian Recorder Guild, PO Box 85, Fairfield Park, VIC 3078, Australia. A$6.00 per issue.
    • A lively magazine, imaginatively edited by Jan Epstein (Nos. 1-9) and Malcolm Tattersall (Nos. 10-17). Original title (Nos. 1- 14): The Recorder: Journal of the Victorian Recorder Guild.


  • The Recorder Education Journal
    • Annual. 1994- . Published for members of the American Recorder Teachers Association and the European Recorder Teachers' Association (U.K.); available only through membership of one of those organizations. Bruce Larkin, ARTA Treasurer, 1601 James Street, Durham NC 27707, USA; Peter Bowman, ERTA-UK President, 4 Heathleigh Cottages, Maidstone Road, Horsmonden, Kent TN12 8JL, UK.
    • Scholarly and serious articles on the recorder in education at all levels (interpreted broadly). Edited by David Lasocki.


  • The Recorder Magazine
    • Quarterly. 1963- . issn 0961-3544. Jeremy and Ruth Burbidge, Scout Bottom Farm, Mytholroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 5JS, UK. e-mail: ruxbury@delphi.com 2.75 pounds per issue. Formerly published by Schott, London; for back issues, write to Magnamusic Distributors, Inc., Route 41, Sharon CT 06069.
    • According to an explanation in 3, no. 5 (March 1970): 179, "Music" was included in the original title (The Recorder and Music Magazine, issn 0034-1665) to avoid confusion with the many newspapers called The Recorder and periodicals on the topic of tape recorders. Beginning with the second volume, the initial "The" was dropped (Recorder and Music Magazine). With v. 2, no. 6 (August 1967), the "and" was replaced by an ampersand (Recorder & Music Magazine), but it returned with v. 3, no. 12 (December 1971).
    • In late 1973, the title was shortened to Recorder & Music (issn 0306-4409), although the copyright statement continued to read "Recorder and Music Magazine." In December 1983, the original title (The Recorder and Music Magazine) was restored. The "and Music" was finally dropped from the title in March 1990, leaving it The Recorder Magazine (issn 0961-3544).
    • With the March 1993 issue, Schott abandoned publication of the magazine because of low circulation. Ruth and Jeremy Burbidge bought the magazine soon afterwards and publication was back on schedule in September 1993, missing only a June 1993 issue.


  • The Recorder News
    • New Malden, 1937/38-1940/41 (4 issues), 1947 (1 issue); London, 1950-March 1963 (generally three times per year; 38 issues). oclc #28228425. Succeeded by The Recorder and Music Magazine.


  • Revista de Flauta de Pico
    • Frequency not stated. 1995?- . issn 1136-4475. In Spanish. Bárbara Sela Andrés, Apdo. de Correos 10029, E-41002 Sevilla, Spain.
      URL: http://www.zoom.es/~gpenalver/
      e-mail: gpenalver@zoom.es
    • The Spanish recorder magazine. Popular and scholarly articles, interviews, announcements, bibliographies, reviews.


  • Tibia: Magazin für Holzbläser [Tibia: magazine for woodwinds]
    • Quarterly (1987- ); three issues per year (1976-86). issn 0176-6511. In German (article summaries in English). Hermann Moeck Verlag, Postfach 3131, D-29 231 Celle, Germany. DM 36.50 (Germany), DM 41 (abroad).
    • The leading woodwind journal in the world. State-of-the-art articles by top researchers on organology, repertory, performance practice, acoustics, and social history, together with profiles of players of historical and modern woodwinds, as well as reviews of books, music, and recordings, and listings of new publications (including theses and dissertations). Original title: Tibia: Magazin für Freunde alter und neuer Bläsermusik [Tibia: magazine for friends of old and new wind music].


  • Le Tic-toc-choc: Journal du Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal [Le tic-toc-choc: journal of the Montreal early music studio]
    • Three (later four) issues per year. 1979-1987. issn 0227-4299. In French. Continued by Journal de musique ancienne.
    • Popular articles, reviews, and news. "Le Tic-toc-choc" is the title of a harpsichord piece by François Couperin.


  • Tijdschrift voor oude muziek [Journal for early music]
    • Four (originally five) times per year. 1986- . issn 0920-6649. In Dutch. Stichting Organisatie Oude Muziek (STIMU), Postbus 734, 3500 AS Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    • Largely a news magazine for the Dutch early music scene. Light articles, interviews, news items, reviews, and summaries of recent early music journals. Regular bibliography of writings about early music (interpreted broadly).


  • Traverso
    • Quarterly. 1989- . issn 1041-7494. Folkers & Powell, 49 Route 25, Hudson NY 12534. $12 (U.S. and Canada); $15 (overseas); $50 (institutions worldwide, including certified mail delivery).
    • A newsletter for aficionados of historical flutes. Short articles of considerable interest, news items, reviews, bibliographies. Edited by Ardal Powell.


  • Woodwind Quarterly
    • Quarterly. 1993- . Scott Hirsch, Editor, 1513 Old CC Road, Colville WA 99114-9526. $36 ($46 foreign).
    • A "reader-written magazine" that publishes submissions without any editing. Although the title does not make it clear, the magazine seems to be aimed primarily at woodwind makers.


last updated: 5/22/2012