Playable files to download
These files should play automatically on your computer. Quality varies.
- Alexa's Own MIDI Archive contains self-made midi files of Lassus, Moneverdi, Merulo, etc. Computer-generated but quite listenable.
- Virtual Wilbye Consort and Virtual Byrd Choir have madrigals by Wilbye, Ward, etc. and church music by Byrd, Victoria, etc. These are streaming RealAudio files (the sites tell you how to get players if you don't have them), all made by the one person multi-tracking. Sounds like a fun hobby, even if a bit solipstic. Nice pics.
- Alain Naigeon's sound files Renaissance pieces multi-tracked by a good recorder player in RealAudio format. Same site has his scores. You have to follow some links on the page to get to the place you want.
- Early and Renaissance Music on Guitar - free MP3s, nicely played by Jon Sayles, who will send you the notation if requested.