When VdGS Music Editions were first issued in the
1960s, they were called Supplementary Publications.
Their purpose was to make British viol music
available in good value playable editions. They were
carefully edited by enthusiasts from original
sources and written out in clear manuscript. There
are now over 200 titles in the catalogue. And these
have recently been typeset and are now available
with scores. Parts have been set with the
player's needs foremost. Where possible the parts
are still available in manuscript as an alternative
to typeset and alternative clefs can be requested.
Many VdGS Music Editions have organ parts.
In the last forty years many works by major viol composers have been re-published in collected editions. The VdGS publications save players from having to buy a whole collection in order to find out whether they like that composer. They can buy one or two titles from a collection which are generally fairly cheap and often include an organ part. Unattributed compositions and those composers with few surviving pieces are less popular with publishers and are often only available as VdGS Music Editions. The series includes some of the best of British viol music.
The VdGS music editions are now also available from the Early Music Shop and from Alice Renken of the VdGSA (US)
Download the Music Editions list & order form:
Non member prices > VdGS ME Catalogue .pdf
VdGS member prices >VdGS ME Catalogue .pdf
To order, send an e-mail to Stephen Pegler or fill in the order form and post to the address on the form.
You will need to calculate the postage and VdGS society members will need to subtract their discount.
To pay for music already ordered using your credit card, please click HERE.
(there is no need to create a PayPal account)
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The price shown on these pages is for non-members. Members of the GB VdGS are entitled to 50% discount off the full price, members of other Viola da Gamba societies can deduct 25%.
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