Historic Treatise Sources on Singing and Ornamentation

Bovicelli, Giovanni Battista. Regole, passaggi di musica, 1594. https://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/7/71/IMSLP408006-PMLP198697-bovicelli.pdf

Caccini, Giulio. Le nuove musiche (preface), 1602. https://s9.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/1/16/IMSLP580709-PMLP116645-Caccini_Giulio-Le_nuove_musiche_Marescotti_scan_cleaned.pdf

Bacilly, Bénigne de. Remarques curieuses sur l′art de bien chanter, 1668. (A Commentary upon the Art of Proper Singing, translated by Austin Caswell, 1968)

Tosi, Pier Francesco. Opinioni de’ cantori antichi, e moderni o sieno osservazioni sopra il canto figurato, Bologna 1723.
Observations on the Florid Song; or, Sentiments on the Ancient and Modern Singers. translated into English by Mr. Galliard, 1743. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/26477/26477-h/26477-h.htm
Anleitung zur Singkunst, translated into German by Johann Friedrich Agrigola, 1757. https://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/4/43/IMSLP82404-PMLP140521-Singkunst.pdf

Monteclair, Michel Pignolet de. Principes de Musique, 1736. https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/9/96/IMSLP112030-PMLP149927-principes_de_musique.pdf

Berard, Jean Antoine. L’Art du Chant, 1755. https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=5OwnHXz52SoC&hl=de&pg=GBS.PA14

Lécuyer, François-Joseph. Principes de l’art du chant, 1769. https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/b/b5/IMSLP256926-PMLP416475-lecuyer_principes_de_lart_du_chant.pdf

Raparlier. Principes de musique, les agreements du chant, 1772. https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/e/ed/IMSLP112163-PMLP229084-reparlier_principes_de_musique.pdf

Mancini, Giambattista. Pensieri e Reflessione Pratiche sopra il Canto Figurato, 1774.
Practical Reflections on the Figurative Art of Singing. translated into English by Pietro Buzzi. https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/c/c8/IMSLP27746-PMLP61168-Mancini_-_Practical_Reflections_on_the_Figurative_Art_of_Singing.pdf

Garcia, Manuel. Garcia’s new treatise on the art of singing. A compendious method of instruction, with examples and exercises for the cultivation of the voice, 1840/47. https://archive.org/details/agq3849.0001.001.umich.edu

Corri, Domenico. The Singer’s Preceptor, or Corri’s Treatise on Vocal Music (3 volumes), 1810.
Vol. 1: https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/d/d9/IMSLP252807-PMLP409676-singerspreceptor00corr.pdf

Vaccai, Nicola. Metodo pratico di canto italiano, 1832. https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/c/c6/IMSLP240592-SIBLEY1802.15813.984f-39087009927650score.pdf

Lamperti, Francesco (1811 or 1813 – 1892). The Art of Singing. Translated into English, 1890. (Guida teorico-pratica-elementaire per lo studio del canto, Milan 1864) https://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/7/73/IMSLP28385-PMLP62471-Lamperti,_Francesco_-_The_Art_of_Singing.pdf

Sedie, Enrico delle. A complete method of singing : a theoretical and practical treatise on the art of singing, 1894. https://archive.org/details/completemethodof00sedi/page/n9/mode/2up

Lamperti, Giovanni Battista (1839 Milan – 1910 Berlin). The Technics of Bel Canto. Translated into English by Dr. Theodore Baker, 1905. (Die Technik des Bel Canto, Berlin 1905) https://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/1/17/IMSLP27607-PMLP60885-G_Lamperti–The_Technics_of_Bel_Canto.pdf


Petrucci Music Library (also modern notation)

Digital Facsimiles Collection

The Düben Collection Database

Early Music Online (British Library)

The Cantigas de Santa Maria

Llibre Vermell

Choir Books and Manuscripts (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek)

The Motet Database Catalogue Online

Modern Notation

Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music

Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst


The Italian Madrigal

Online Jounals

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music

Early Music | Oxford Academic

Concerto: Magazin für Alte Musik


Early Music Sources