Composers and Styles

Traditional Grounds used in the Harpsichord Repertoire,

Thomas Tomkins and the English Virginalists,­

The Application of (Ornamental) Strokes in English Virginalist Music: a Brief Chronological Survey by Desmond Hunter

Iberian Early keyboard Music, by Nigel Deacon.­MUSIC2.HTML

The Harpsichord music of Antonio Soler.  Including Concordance, Audio clips and Sheet
music downloads.­Soler/­solerpag.htm

The life & works of J.S.Bach, includes a list of BWV numbers.

‘All of Bach’  A project by Netherlands Bach Society to create Audio & Video recordings of all of J S Bach’s music. A new work will be added to the project each week and it will end around 2035.

‘Did Bach really mean that?  Deceptive notation in baroque keyboard music’ by Colin Booth.
The book explores musical notation and the way in which composers of Baroque keyboard music
used it. Hardback 349pp, with 7 appendices & 281 musical examples.­

Site devoted to the life and works of G.F.Handel. Includes full list of compositions together with their HWV nos.

A Catalogue of works for solo harpsichord published in Paris between 1731 and 1770­

Gaspard Le Roux’s Pieces de Clavessin of 1705 published (2018) by Cantando Musikkforlag AS, Stavanger, Norway, in a fine new edition by Jon Baxendale. The three volumes present seven solo suites with various arrangements by Le Roux for two harpsichords and as trios for unspecified instruments whose individual parts may be photocopied for performance. This edition includes a valuable note on performance practice by David Ledbetter. (ISMN 979-0-2612-4293-6)

‘The Mirror of Human Life- Reflections on François Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin’.
2nd revised edition of the book first published by King’s Music in 2002, incorporating the latest research plus a new essay by Jane Clark on the architecture of the Couperin’s Ordres. ISBN 978-0-9555590-3-7.  Available from

‘Girolamo Frescobaldi and His Music’ – includes a Thematic Catalogue,­

The Early Keyboard Sonata in Italy and Beyond, A  collection of commissioned essays on baroque keyboard music, edited by R. H. Stewart-MacDonald. Languages: English, Italian ISBN: 978-2-503-56801-0 published by Brepols Publishers

A Re-evaluation of the Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti in the Santini Collection in Muenster.  Anthony Hart   2011 _

Thematic Catalogue of the works of Antonino Reggio (1725-c1800).­Catalogue-index1.html

Grant Colburn – New music in Baroque style.

Music for Two Harpsichords,

Raymond Head- new music for Harpsichord, ‘Le Mystere’ and ‘Le Rappel de l’humanité’, A tribute to Couperin & Rameau
‘Seme Mevlana’- commissioned by Penelope Cave 2007. All available from Sky Dance Press – see composer’s website;

‘The contemporary Harpsichordist’ ,Vols 1 & 2, edited by Saale and Christian M Fischer, available from Bellmannmusik. Pieces for  students at an intermediate level, selected by an international jury from a project sponsored by ‘Harpsichord xxi’ and the ‘Estonian Harpsichord Society’.

An automated tool for creating parts from music scores

Published Research

IDEM -Integrated Database for Early music is an interdisciplinary, multifaceted database of manuscripts and printed books that are relevant to the Alamire Foundation’s research and activities. It therefore especially focuses on the musical heritage of the Low Countries from the early Middle Ages until 1800.

Denzil Wraight – an extensive bibliography from his PhD thesis­download.htm

Papers on organology published jointly by W.R. Thomas and J.J.K. Rhodes:­Rhodes_and_Thomas_files/­R_T_Publications.htm

Bach Bibliography- Research publications on the internet Compiled by Yo Tomita

‘The English Spinet, the Schools of Keene & Hitchcock’
Doctoral Research Thesis by Peter Mole, two complete volumes downloadable from

Current Research