The Bach Cantatas Website (BCW) is a comprehensive site covering all aspects of J.S. Bach's cantatas and his other vocal works. The BCW contains discussions and detailed discographies of each cantata and other vocal works, performers and general topics. The BCW also contains texts and translations, scores, music examples, articles and interviews, and over 3,500 short biographies of performers of Bach's vocal works (singers, conductors, vocal and instrumental groups) and players of his keyboard works. There are also other relevant resources such as the Lutheran church year, database of chorale texts & melodies and their authors, reviews and discussions of Bach’s non-vocal works and books about Bach, terms and abbreviations, schedule of concerts of Bach's vocal works, guide to Bach tour, thousands of links to other relevant resources. The BCW is an international collective project, being compiled from various postings about the subject, most of which have been sent to the Bach Mailing Lists.


An essential site for anyone interested in early music. Devoted to the promotion of historically-inspired performance and Baroque opera, the site carries details of newly-released recordings and forthcoming issues in addition to listings of recent and upcoming books of relevant interest. Also included are more detailed listings of selected areas of the repertoire

Bernard D. Sherman's website

The website of one of today's most thoughtful writers on early music. In addition to details on the important book Inside Early Music (1977), the site includes a range of articles drawn from a variety of sources.

site for anyone wishing to find full details regarding period instrument early music ensembles. Closely related is the EMVE list, an equally valuable listing of early music vocal ensembles.

Via Artis Konsort

VIA ARTIS KONSORT is an international ensemble with the musical focus aimed at the undiscovered treasures from the late Medieval to early Classic period. The ensemble’s official website www.viaartis.info contains articles, audio samples and other information related to the ongoing work of the ensemble.

A professional ensemble from Sweden consisting of six vocalists and a viola da gamba player. The ensemble specializes in Renaissance polyphony, its repertoire including works by such composers as Lasso, Josquin, Gombert, Rore, Senfl and Isaac. Most concerts are given in churches, but the ensemble also performs secular works in regular concerts. Soundclips can be heard on ENSEMBLE FERIA VI's homepage www.feriasexta.se 

SEMF is Stockholm’s and Sweden's only international festival for Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music. The event takes place in the historic setting of the old town and the goal of the festival is to present artists and performances of the highest quality, both from Sweden and abroad, to a wide audience. www.semf.se

Handel Reference Database


A documentary record of Handel's life, career, and early reception. Based on Ilias Chrissochoidis, "Early Reception of Handel's Oratorios, 1732-1784: Narrative-Studies-Documents" (Ph.D. dissertation, Stanford University, 2004). http://ichriss.ccarh.org/HRD/


Marcia Hadjimarkos


One of today's finest fortepianists and clavichord players, Marcia Hadjimarkos has a website that details information on her programmes and recordings in addition to biographical details and a host of other detail relating to the artists