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Baroque Music History

Basic tools for research into 17th and early 18th century music.

Composers Included

Scroll down to find bibliographies on: 

  • Bach
  • Charpentier
  • Corelli
  • Frescobaldi
  • Handel
  • Lully
  • Monteverdi
  • Purcell
  • Rameau
  • Scarlatti
  • Schütz
  • Vivaldi


Two great websites for Bach research are:


The culture division of the French government funds the Marc-Antoine Charpentier Website. Please note that this website is only in French.


The George Frederic Handel Website is created and maintained by Handel scholars Brad Leissa and David Vickers. Click on "Handel of the Web" for more links.

The Jacob Coopersmith Collection of Handeliana is at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. An online finding aid for the collection is available. Contact the curator for access.


The Jean-Baptiste Lully Collection at the University of North Texas Music Library is a great resource. Don't forget to look at the reference page.