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.


Bach: Suite for Solo Cello in c minor – Prelude

Bach: Suite for Solo Cello in c minor – Prelude

By
Paul Dwyer
I'm in the middle of the journey that is recording Bach's six cello suites – a monumental and intimidating endeavor. Last fall, Bear Machine Records released the first half, the ODDS. Travel regulations permitting, I will be recording the final
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Brumel: Gimel - Circumaedificavit me (V. from Complete Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday

Brumel: Gimel – Circumaedificavit me (V. from Complete Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday

By
Laurie Stras/Musica Secreta
This is the final "act" of Antoine Brumel's Lamentations, the complete version of which I discovered in Florence in 2018. It represents Christ enclosed in the tomb before the Resurrection, at the darkest point in the Passion story. It has
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Playford: Wallom Green (From the English Dancing Master)

Playford: Wallom Green (From the English Dancing Master)

By
Ruby Brallier
This album of English 17th Century tavern music and Purcell overtures thoroughly dispels the notion that early music performance is dry and unappealing.
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J.S. Bach: Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major

J.S. Bach: Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major

By
David McCormick
Rachel Podger's recording of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas were my very first exposure to baroque violin. I was blown away by the clarity and roundness of the sound, but what really caught my attention was her improvised flourish in
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Anonymous: La Rotta/L'homme Arme/Reis Glorios

Anonymous: La Rotta/L’homme Arme/Reis Glorios

By
Christine Jay
This recording is a humorous crowd-pleaser and a didactic way to introduce the instrument's timbre to new listeners.
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2020 Early Music Month Music Calendar Spotify playlist.

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