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The music here is presented as free examples of the quality of the typesetting and academic rigour of Ancient Groove Music editions. They may be freely downloaded and printed for use by individuals and choirs, but we would request that permission is asked for further hosting or distribution.

Richard Dering (c. 1580 - 1630): Duo seraphin. Duet for sopranos with organ continuo.

John Dowland (1563 - 1626): Fine Knacks for Ladies. An example of lute tablature.

Thomas Ford (1580 - 1648): Almighty God. An edition of this well-known piece, showing how the original varies from most modern editions.

Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625): O clap your hands. A hopefully helpful edition laid out for double choir (SATB - SATB), instead of the more usual SSAATTBB. Half as many page turns as some other editions, too!

Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740): Crucifixus 8vv Well known motet for SSAATTBB, org, taken from the Credo in F.

Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740): O vos omnes. Passiontide motet for SATB.

Antonio Lotti (1667 - 1740): Vere languores. Short motet for ATB.

FREE arias, duets and madrigals by Lotti are available here.
Or see the complete catalogue of sacred music by Lotti.

Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603): Eheu! Sustulerent Dominum meum. An edition of the SATB motet, written as a compositional example in A Plain & Easy Introduction to Practical Music, 1597.

Thomas Morley (1557 - 1603): Nolo mortem peccatoris. See the essay about this piece.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525 - 1594): Nunc dimittis tertii toni for three choirs (ATTB - SATB -ATTB).

Giuseppe Pitoni (1657 - 1743): Cantate Domino. SATB motet.

Plainsong: Tenuisti manum dexteram meam. An example of Gregorian chant typesetting.

Plainsong: Gloria intonations. A useful sheet listing all 15 standard intonations for the Gloria.

Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621): Es ist ein Ros. Three verses, in German.

Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1582 - 1635): Remember, O thou man. Advent Carol, 9 verses.

Thomas Tallis (1505 - 1585): Salvator mundi No.1. An experimental edition using 16th-century notation symbols within a modern notation framework.

Tomàs Luis de Victoria (c.1548 - 1611): Nunc dimittis tertii toni for SATB.

Charles Wood (1866 - 1926): Oculi omnium. A short motet for SATB, unaccompanied.

Charles Wood (1866 - 1926): Expectans expectavi. An anthem for SATB and organ.

 

Sheet Music. An A4 sheet, printed with 15 staves. For you to write your own music.

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Audio

Free audio files of various works from our catalogue can be found on our Audio Recordings page.


Books

Free PDFs and eBooks can be found on our Books page.

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SOFTWARE

Easter Day: A small application that calculates the date of Easter and all associated moveable feasts for any given year. Well, almost any year....

Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.