Events & links & instruments for sale

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Harpsichord for sale.  Single manual 17th or early C18th Italian harpsichord built by Mars McMillan of Melbourne in 1971.

Good playing order, although some re-voicing would be desirable. The casework is in excellent condition.
The harpsichord has two 8’ registers & buff stop, not transposing, with a compass of five octaves (F to f’)’ plus f sharp - g in the treble. Length 2220 mm. width 940 mm, height 850 mm.
The sale includes approx 100 scores of Baroque chamber music. The instrument is in Adelaide, SA.
Price: $6,000 Contact: Dr Warren Bourne, Tel 8178 2750 or at


Easter Viol School,  Fri April 10th – Sun 12th , CANCELLED


Beginners Viol consort

A new viol consort has been formed to cater specifically for the needs of beginners who wish to participate in consort playing, but lack the audacity to inflict their lack of skill on more experienced groups.
The group is based in Glen Waverley and meets once every fortnight on a Monday morning.
We presently have a quartet, but we would like to recruit two more players so that we can look towards attempting the full range of Renaissance viol music. Those interested in joining the group should contact Knobby CLARKE via the emsv email address 


Australian Early Music Societies (non-commercial)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society (AVDGS),

Early Music Assoc. of NSW,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Early Music Society of Queensland

Recorder & Early Music Society of WA


4. Early Music Resources on the web (free scores) - for full list of sites see members' page

IMSLP/Petrucci music library, international library of free sheet music.

Choral Domain:, free choral scores.


Website Links

Australian early music web links:


Australian Bach Society

Aust Brandenburg Orchestra

Australian Chamber Choir, Douglas Lawrence,

Australian Historical Performance Initiative (based NSW)

Australian Viola da Gamba Society

Box Hill Choral, Andrew Wailes,

Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society

Consort Eclectus

Duniera, Mount Macedon

Early Arts Guild

Early Music Queensland

Early Music Society of NSW (EMA)

Early Music Society of Victoria (EMSV)

Early Music Studio, Melb Uni,

Elysium ensemble 

Ensemble Gombert 

Gloriana Chamber Choir, Andrew Raiskums,

Ironwood Chamber Ensemble

Kew Philharmonic Chamber Choir

La Compañia

Latitude 37 

Lyre Winds (recorder group)

Ludovico's Band

Melbourne Bach Choir

Newman college, Choir, 

Opera Down Under (baroque productions)

Organs of The Goldfields

Peninsular Summer Music Festival 

Promenade of Sacred Music, Sth Grampians, 

Psallamus – Gregorian chant, Latin mass

Recorder & Early Music society of WA

Scot's church, Melbourne

Society of Organists, Victoria, 

St John's Southgate, cantata services,

St Mary's Basilica Geelong

St Peter's Eastern Hill 

The Consort of Melbourne 

Tudor Choristers, Andrew Blackburn, 

Victorian Recorder Guild 

Woodend Winter Arts Festival 


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