We are very pleased to announce two additions to the catalogue for Fall 2013:

WLSCM 27 is an edition of sixty pieces for harpsichord by the English composer Richard Ayleward edited by Andrew Woolley. Audio examples of potential rhythmic interpretations have also been provided.

WLSCM 28 offers two large-scale concerted motets by the Viennese court composer Pietro Verdina edited by Andrew H. Weaver. Performance and rehearsal parts are also available with the score.


Performing parts have been added for Antonio Biffi's Miserere mei, Deus (WLSCM no. 15), edited by Don Fader. Originally published in 2009, this edition has been updated to include four instrumental parts: two violins, viola, and basso continuo.

The WLSCM relies largely on the voluntary efforts of scholars and expert musicians around the world. Performers interested in locating parts for works in the catalogue should contact the editor of the individual piece. Editors interested in providing parts for their works are encouraged to contact the Editor-in-Chief.


A performance of Miserere mei, Deus by Antonio Biffi (WLSCM No. 15) will take place as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival on August 24, 2013. The work will be performed by Le Parnasse français, directed by Louis Castelain with soloists Eugénie Warnier, soprano, Jeffrey Thompson, haute-contre and Arnaud Richard, bass.

More information can be found at the Utrecht Early Music Festival website.

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest edition: WLSCM 26: Dialogus de Sancto Francisco for two sopranos and basso continuo by Giovanni Francesco Marcorelli in an edition prepared by Biancamaria Brumana of the University of Perugia (Italy). This short Latin oratorio, likely composed for the cathedral of San Rufino in Assisi between 1644 and 1645, presents a dialogue between St. Francis and God in which God calls on Francis to be a defender of the Cross. Translations of the text are provided in both English and Italian.


The Houston Chamber Choir and Orchestra, directed by Robert Simpson, announce the release of the world premiere recording of Giovanni Paolo Colonna's Vesper Psalms, edited by Dr. Bamichas (WLSCM No. 18). The recording is issued by MSR Classics (MS 1437) and is available now online through the Houston Chamber Choir.


We are excited to announce three new editions to the Web Library.

WLSCM 23: Orfeo by Alessandro Scarlatti

Published in May, this edition is a cantata on the story of Orfeo by Alessandro Scarlatti for soprano, violins, and basso continuo edited by Rosalind Halton of the University of Newcastle, Australia. This is Prof. Halton's fourth edition for the library. Others have inlcuded cantatas for soprano by Alessandro Scarlatti and Antonio Cesti.

WLSCM 24: Two Motets and a Canzonetta by Carlo Donato Cossoni

Also published in May, this edtion takes advantage of internet publishing to offer the music in three versions. The editors, Claudio Bacciagaluppi and Luigi Collarile of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, present three short vocal works by Cossoni, each in two editions, one based on the surviving manuscript and the other based on a print. A third version offers the two in a side-by-side arrangement for scholarly study.

WLSCM 25: Sérénade and Air à boire by Jean Martin

Two French airs for bass, two violins, and basso continuo from Martin's Premier Livre d’airs (1688) are offered in a reconstruction by Don Fader of the University of Alabama.  Prof. Fader's last contribution to the library was WLSCM no. 15, a five-voice Latin motet by Antonio Biffi, published in 2009.


Thomas Dunn's edition of Marini's Lauda Jerusalem (WLSCM No. 4) was performed by ARTEK at the 2010 Berkeley Early Music Festival. Early Music America reported the work as "a real crowd pleaser"!