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 It presents new editions of seventeenth-century compositions that have remained unpublished or that are not available commercially.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.


WLSCM invites the submission for online publication of works that satisfy the following criteria:

  • The works were composed during the period 1600 to 1700,
  • No editions of those works are commercially available in print,
  • No editions have been posted on line.


Read more: Guidelines for Contributors

Requests for permission to perform or record works, along with requests for parts, should be directed to the individual editors.

General inquiries and submissions may be sent to us using the link at the top of the page. We welcome announcements about performances of works in our catalogue.


Janette Tilley -
Lehman College, CUNY

General Editor for Special Projects:

Jeffrey Kurtzman -
Washington University

Founding Editor:

Alexander Silbiger -
Duke University

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