Early Music America has compiled this daily calendar to fill your Early Music Month with the joy of early music. Each selection has been carefully selected by a different member of the EMA Board, Staff, and members of the Emerging Professionals Leadership Council. and every one represents a musical moment that holds special meaning to that individual. We hope you’ll return daily to see what new selection and memory each day brings!

UPDATE: March 13, 2020 – what began as a celebration of Early Music Month, is now a celebration of you, the artists. We are asking artists and ensembles affected by cancellations and closings due to the spread of COVID-19 to submit selections of YOUR music so we can celebrate you accompliments.


Haydn: "Harmoniemesse" Credo: Et resurrexit

Haydn: “Harmoniemesse” Credo: Et resurrexit

By
Ethan DePuy
There are many occasions when professional choral singers have the opportunity to sing the great liturgical works of classical composers like Mozart, Schubert, and Haydn. However it is rare to find yourself in a scenario where you're surrounded by the
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Purcell: If Musick Be the Food of Love

Purcell: If Musick Be the Food of Love

By
Sarah Pillow
It is a joyful song, Henry Purcell is one of my favorite composers, and what the world needs now is Musick, Musick Musick! I was very much looking forward to the joyous occasion of singing Easter services, a recital in
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Castello: Sonata Prima from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno

Castello: Sonata Prima from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno

By
Danilo Bonina/Shanghai Camerata
"I am very fond of Dario Castello. Is it the obscurity surrounding is life? the tension and drama, but also the mystery, we hear and feel in his music? He certainly was a composer of great personality and his music
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Duphly: Les Grâces, tendrement (Troisième Livre de Pièces de Clavecin 1756)

Duphly: Les Grâces, tendrement (Troisième Livre de Pièces de Clavecin 1756)

By
Aya Hamada
The piece is from my debut recording, which was made at Chapelle de l'hôpital Notre-Dame de Bon Secours in Paris. It was played on the "Nicholas Lefebvre 1755 / Martin Skowroneck 1984": the harpsichord Gustav Leonhardt owned until his death
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J.S. Bach: Prelude from Suite in E major BWV 1006a

J.S. Bach: Prelude from Suite in E major BWV 1006a

By
Ronn McFarlane
Bach is the deepest, most inspiring, most positive and uplifting composer I know. The energy of this music seems to be a perfect antidote to the anxiety of this present time. I make my living by performing live concerts. And,
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