Charles's Music Page

An index of publications, dedicated to musical instruments. Some files are largish, say up to 1Mb, so if you are on a slow connection, it may take a little while to download.

The above links provide indexes only. If you would like to have the articles or back issues themselves, you will need to contact the publisher.

The Galpin Society has its own web site. It has also an index (from which I have borrowed its layout) and a subscription form for membership.

FoMRHI the Fellowship of Makers and Researchers of Historical Instruments, is alive again. It has even its own web site.

After the retirement of the Founding Fathers Jeremy Montagu (Honorary Secretary) and Ephraim Segerman (Honorary Editor) in July 2000 with the 100th FoMRHI Quarterly with in total 1726 Communications, the Quarterly rapidly declined under a new Secretary and Editor and stopped completely (without any announcement at all) after the combined 107-108 Quarterly in July 2002. A pity!

But FoMRHI wasn't dead, it was only in hibernation! In July 2008 Chris Goodwin (the secretary of the Lute Society sent out an information to all known members that he intended to revive FoMRHI after 6 years of silence. The plan was to publish one or two issues of the Quarterly with material still available, but he was looking for new publications. If you are interested to join, contact Chris Goodwin at his email address .

One day after writing the paragraph above, FoMRHI Quarterly 109, August 2008, arrived in my post box on 22nd August 2008! And now, December 2010, FoMRHI appears to be healthy again, and Quarterly 117 has arrived today. Look for more information at FoMRHI's web site

FoMRHI is an informal publication with membership distribution only. It was therefore very difficult to find copies of the Quarterly and the articles (called Communications) in libraries. However, all prevous Quarterlies have now (Dec 2010) been scanned and you can freely download all Quarterlies in PDF format from FoMRHI's web site .

As I am writing this in March 2014, FoMRHI's web site has become a complete web site with all information, including the papers and indexes, in fact making my index obsolete. I recommend just to go to FoMRHI's web site . The FoMRHI information on this page should be considered as archived material.

Below is a list of Institutional Members (6th July 2000, a more recent version is not available, I think), where you could probably consult hard copies.

Early Music is a quarterly magazine published by the Oxford University Press and more information can be found on its web site. I have discontinued its subscription as from January 2007; my main interests are in the instruments (especially woodwind) and Early Music has shifted more and more to (very) theoretical articles about many other aspects of music, which did not interest me really.

Last, but not least, is the Bouwbrief (in Dutch), a quarterly publication of the "Bouwerskontakt" of "Huismuziek, Vereniging voor Samenspel en Instrumentenbouw" (formely know as "de Vereniging voor Huismuziek"). The first "Bouwbrief" appeared in 1975 under editorship and initiative of the late Toon Moonen. 152 bouwbrieven have appeared since at the time of this writing (March 2014) and the "Bouwerskontakt" is still an active organisation, with many "bouwgroepen" (chapters) dedicated to specific instruments, which join regularly to discuss all kind of aspects of their instruments. Issues 1-144 of the Bouwbrieven have been put on a DVD, which can be bought from the Huismuziek, or via Bouwerskontakt's own web site (both only in Dutch).

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