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Fred Hall's Swing Thing
- The official Fred Hall Swing Thing Website. Fred's detailed catalog of hand picked hard to find CDs & books (some by Fred). Hundreds of interviews with band leaders, singers, side men, & composers.
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All you would want to know about the Castrati
- Includes FAQ, bibliography, links.
- History of Peruvian Classical and Folk Music, with related articles and sales of CDs.
Almanac of Classical Music History
- Birth and death dates of composers and performers; first performances of famous works.
Classical Musician Recent Deaths
- (from 1988 to current)
Finnish Music in a Nutshell
- Brief history of classical music in Finland; by Pekka Hako.
Francis J. Child Ballads
- Professor Childs, a late-nineteenth century folk music researcher, collected the oldest known Anglo-Scots ballads. The site has a biography, complete list of the Child ballads, lyrics, tune information, midis, historical background, and links
- (Sung by church and chapel "bands" in the UK in the 18th and 19th centuries) Includes articles, sample scores and MIDI files, links, and organizations.
History of Indian Music
- Extensive hypertext article by David Courtney.
HyperMusic -- Music History from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century
- Main periods, selected subtopics, forms, composers, links.
Incompetech: Music Styles
- Brief, tongue-in-cheek discussion of musical forms.
Major Musical Periods
- Graphic timeline: typical musical forms and styles, major composers, sample MIDI files
Medieval Music and Arts Foundation
- Early Western and traditional non-Western music: Recording suggestions, discussion, articlesl links.
Music History 102
- (at Internet Public Library) Very brief overview of major periods, with 20+ representative samples (RealAudio)
Music History Resources
- Outlines and timelines on various topics in music history from the Middle Ages to the present.
Music and Chess
- An annotated bibliography of musical compositions related to chess.
Singing: The New Grove
- Article from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
The History of Czech Music
- A brief history of Czech music, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; Biographies and work of important composers. (Radio Hudba, Czech Republic)
The Music of Freemasonry
- Masonic influences on Classical music, and music in the Lodge: Notes, MIDI samples, and facsimile pages.
This Day In Music History
- Daily listing of what happened on this day; extensive introductory tutorial on music notation. (CD sales: affiliate)
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