The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (ISSN 2330-2429) is a service offered by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music to its members and to the musical community at large. It presents new editions of seventeenth-century compositions that have remained unpublished or that are not available commercially. WLSCM hopes to include editions of all types, from short lute and keyboard pieces to selections from (or even entire) operas and oratorios. When available, sound recordings of these works will accompany the editions.

Editions are selected and reviewed by an Editorial Board of specialists in seventeenth-century music. As such, WLSCM is pioneering the online publication of refereed (peer-reviewed) musical editions. WLSCM invites the submission of additional editions; see the Guidelines for Contributors.


We would love to hear from you. If you are planning a performance of a work, let us know and we will post information on our news page.

Requests for permission to perform or record works should be directed to the individual editors. If you are interested in performance parts for a work in the collection, we may be able to help. We are in the process of collecting parts, usually by request. In a few cases, older works in the collection may not have parts available.

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