Essays & Facts
Ancient Groove Music prides itself on rigorous academic research to produce quality editions that are both of musicological interest and of practical use to performers. Please click on any of the links below to read more.
Gregorio Allegri's Miserere mei: an essay detailing the history of this extraordinary piece, and the research which went into producing the Ancient Groove edition.
The various ways in which the Lord's Prayer was set to music in Tudor times.
A commentary on Music for the Burial Service.
The text of the poem Nolo mortem peccatoris, written by the organist John Redford, and set to music by Thomas Morley.
A short essay which displays the complete text of the popular Christmas Carol, This is the truth sent from above.
A timeline graphic showing the lives of composers from 1500 to 1800.
A short list of dos and don'ts for digital music engraving.