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As an intrinsically collaborative project, Cacophony! is excited to share some of the fantastic work being done by similar initiatives online. Below is a list of links to other particularly valuable websites which focus on elements of historical performance practice related our goals:

  • Early Music Sources: A wonderful collection of sources and explanations of issues in historical performance practice.

  • Bassus Generalis: An excellent collection of transcriptions and translations of several theoretical sources, in particular those associated with the playing of Basso Continuo.

  • UCO Historical Translation Series: A collection of translations of historical sources on performance practice and theory, in particular sources from the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • The Shigo Voice Studio: A blog dedicated to exploring elements of 19th century vocal practice, including an excellent bibliography

  • La Voce Faringea: A deeply fascinating study and exploration into historical ideals of male registration

  • Manuscripts of Italian Music Theory in Translation: A fantastic initiative aiming to provide English translations of Italian manuscripts of music theory

  • Joshua Glasner: These interactive links provide an aural commentary to Dr. Glasner's outstanding research into the acoustical effects of historical recording technologies which can be found [here]

  • Early Music Muse: Easy and approachable introductions to various musicological and organological issues

  • Music Theory Online: is one of the flagship journals of the Society for Music Theory. It is a peer-reviewed open-access electronic journal of research and scholarship in music theory, music analysis, and related discipline

  • History of Music Theory: The SMT History of Theory Interest group /  AMS Study Group aims to bring together scholars interested in the history of music theory, broadly construed. During annual meetings, the group fosters the development of new connections between scholars and facilitates the in-person exchange of ideas. It also presents a forum in its meetings and proposed evening panels for presenting new research and engaging with questions of pedagogy, methodology, and the like.

  • Original Pronunciation: A fantastic page run by academic David Crystal with a huge amount of information about the pronunciation of English around the turn of the seventeenth century. 

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