Founded in 2020, Lyrebird Music, is a publisher of scholarly editions of early music, specialising in keyboard works by under-represented composers and early collections of music. They are kindly offering a special discount of 15% , to all BHS members, (sales and special offers excluded).See https://lyrebirdmusic.com/
A new charity, Continuo Foundation will give grants which create work for freelance musicians and aims to draw upon innovative thinking and technology to help period-instrument ensembles improve long-term sustainability post-Covid-19. Under the enthusiastic patronage of Dame Emma Kirkby, Sir Roger Norrington and Rachel Podger and a team of professionals from music, business and media, Continuo has recently reached the first of many fundraising milestones, having raised £100,000 in just three months. It is now open for grant applications from professional UK-based period-instrument ensembles.
Full details on how to apply are available on the Continuo website: www.continuofoundation.co.uk/grants
In response to Covid-19 the prestigious York competition for early music ensembles will move from July 2021 to 13 – 16 July 2022. Recognised as a major international platform for emerging talent, the competition takes place at the National Centre for Early Music
as part of York Early Music Festival. For more details see https://www.yorkcomp.ncem.co.uk/
We are pleased to announce that the 16th edition of our e-magazine has been posted on the ‘Sounding Board’ page of our website, see https://www.harpsichord.org.uk/sounding-board/ where you will find a link to the file ready for you to read on screen or print out as you wish. This Edition, edited by Dr. Christopher D. Lewis, includes articles on J.C.F. Bach, Early Keyboard Duets, an interesting project by ‘Clavecin en France, memories of the much loved John Henry (1945-2020) and recounts the many different ways musicians coped during the Covid pandemic.
‘SHADOW JOURNEY’ the BHS recording of 21st Century Music for Harpsichord which includes the prize-winning pieces from our 10th Birthday Composition Competition. Full report in the ninth edition of SOUNDING BOARD. The CD has been released and can be purchased from Prima Facie via the following link: …..