vdg-2 This user is an intermediate viola da gambist.
hpd-2 This user is an intermediate harpsichordist.
rec-2 This user is an intermediate recorder player.
lut-1 This user is a novice lutenist.
vln-1 This user is a novice violinist.

See my typeset work here. See just my madrigal settings here.



  • Comparative madrigals! Multiple settings of the same text by madrigal composers of different periods.
  • I want to make new editions of all madrigals Al Folop has made, with texts. Category Walker Page



  • 2023-11-23 3000 total pieces! [by my count]. It took 10 years to get here!
  • 2023-08-29 IMSLP will no longer allow me to make any corrections to existing scores unless I change to a commercial allowing commercial copying. This is the end of all association I will have with this site.
  • 2023-04-02 ARG IMSLP is deprecating non-commercial licensing! They deleted my last upload for not allowing commercial copying. I will not upload any more content here until non-commercial licensing is restored. Vocal compositions can still be found on All source files will be available at github[[1]]. For parts and new scores, and exclusively for instrumental music unless I find a music sharing site willing to honor my licensing, my own site[[2]] is the place to go to.


  • (2023-01-19): 800 madrigals!
  • (2022-11-10): 700 madrigals!
  • (2022-11-06): 2,000 total pieces!
  • (2022-08-27): 1,900 total pieces!
  • (2022-05-26): I'm tired of getting in arguments with IMSLP staff over whether Frescobaldi pieces can be uploaded in partitura, as the originals mostly were, and if they are "arrangements", or whether parts can be supplied for other instruments. All new Frescobaldi typesets will only be available at
  • (2022-04-24): Monteverdi's complete Libro Secondo a 5 finished! (except for 1 piece, I started this last month)
  • (early April): 1,800 pieces!


  • (2021-11-27): Hardy's Taxi Cab # of separate IMSLP pieces
  • (2021-11-07): [counting multi-part pieces each on their own, 2000 pieces! Al Folop did just less than 3000. I started 9 1/2 years ago, so I should match Folop within 5 years]
  • (2021-10-30): 1,700 pieces!
  • (2021-09-28): 600 madrigals! (or a little over, some aren't tagged yet)
  • July: I took about 10 months off from typesetting to improve some technical skills. I intend to set again at least through the end of the year, in my free time


  • (2020-09-16) 1,600 pieces!
  • (2020-07-02) 1,500 pieces!
  • (2020-06-07) Gabrieli 4-part 1576 collection finished!
  • (2020-04-19) 1,400 pieces total! I've averaged 1 a day since Nov 2.
  • (2020-01-??) 500 madrigals!


  • (2018-09-26) 1,100 pieces!
  • (2018-09-16) After 5 years of work, finished Willaert's Musica Nova madrigals!
  • (2018-06-23) Finally got my 1000 pieces milestone.


  • After doing no work from Nov 2016-July 2017, I've jumped back strongly into typesetting. Working on early viol consort music.


  • (2016-09-01) 400 madrigals! Pretty close to finishing the Willaert Musica Nova, too.
  • (2016-08-29) 930. 70 pieces left to go for year, can probably do it. Focusing on serious stuff. Not gonna transcribe small things to get to goal faster.
  • (2016-06-03) 900! 60% through goal, plenty of time to reach year's goal.
  • (2016-04-13) 850! 40% through 2016 goal, making good time.
  • (2016-03-05) 800! Plus 20% of the way for my 2016 goal.


  • (2015-12-31) 749 distinct pieces! Missed goal by 1. 15 hour shift involving 7 hr maintenance window screwed me up.
  • (2015-10-15) 700 distinct pieces wooooo!
  • (2015-08-30) 650 distinct pieces!
  • (2015-07-11) 300 madrigal settings! Half of total output!
  • (2015-07-06) 600 distinct pieces! Celebrated with a birthday madrigal by Marenzio for #600.
  • (2015-06-02) 550 distinct uploads (or really, pages of pieces, because some are multiple parts)
  • (2015-05-25) 250 madrigal settings! (at moment, several aren't tagged yet)


  • (2014-12-21) 500 distinct uploads!! Woo woo!
  • (2014-12-21) 200 madrigal settings! Just noticed!
  • (2014-11-25) 450 pages! [burst of typesetting after getting laid off from Verizon. Started at Cisco first week of December]


  • (2013-11-26) 400 pages of uploads!
  • (2013-09-20) 350 separate pages of uploads
  • (2013-08-10) 300 separate, distinct pages of stuff uploaded.
  • (2013-05-23) 200 distinct pages of uploads
  • (2013-04-24) 100 uploads total (most of the work done in past years)

Works in progress

Some stuff I may get back to:

  • The 1577 bicinia publication by Lasso (50% uploaded--all the vocal pieces and one of the untexted)
  • The First Book of Canzonets to two voyces by Thomas Morley (20% done)
  • Il primo libro della musica a due voci (Gastoldi) (80% done, 60% uploaded)
  • Il terzo libro de varie sonate di Salamon Rossi hebreo (40% uploaded)
  • Canzoni per Sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti (Raverii) (40% uploaded--all 4 parts completed 2013-09-12)
  • A special book, or books, of madrigal settings of from Orlando Furioso (about 18 pieces uploaded so far--see them in Category:Ariosto, Lodovico. Almost all the madrigals are my work.). I hope to make some clip art from the original 1535 edition to accompany the scores.
  • Whatever else catches my fancy from day to day

Works partially typeset:

  • Canti C (about 50% done, 40% uploaded)
  • Canti B (about 65% done, 50% uploaded)
  • Consort songs from the Dow partbooks (all the texted Byrd pieces done, 19 pieces uploaded)
  • Playford's 1684 Division Violin (about 80% done--who knows if I'll ever get back to this?)
  • Canzone Villanesche alla Napolitana di Adriano Willaert (90% done)

Works 100% completed

  • Paduanas et Galiardas (22 Nov 2023) by Georg Engelmann, completed fully in just 4 days!
  • Madrigali a 4, 5, e 6 voci (5 Nov 2023) di Marenzio, a unique and substantial collection that was never reprinted
  • I lieti amanti a 5 e a 6 (23 Aug 2023), a collection conceived in Ferrara and featuring 10 Ferrarese composers and 10 from outside of Ferrara.
  • Andrea Gabrieli's Secondo libro a 6 (19 Aug 2023, but you'll need to go to CPDL or my site to get most of it)
  • Marenzio's Nono libro a 5 (29 Apr 2023, only about half of it on IMSLP)
  • Manrezio's Quarto libro a 6 (22 Apr 2023, mostly present on IMSLP, a few pieces not)
  • Wert's Undecimo libro a 5 (7 Apr 2023, 3/5ths on IMSLP)
  • Wert's Decimo libro de madrigali a 5 (Feb 2023)
  • Marenzio's Quarto libro de madrigali a 5 (Jan 2023)
  • Marenzio's Secondo libro de madrigali a 6 (Dec 2022)
  • Marenzio's Quinto libro de madrigali a 6 (Dec 2022)
  • Byrd's 1589 Cantiones I (Dec 2022)
  • Luzzaschi's Quinto libro de madrigali (Oct 2022)
  • Claudio Monteverdi's Libro secondo de madrigali (April 2022)
  • Marenzio's Terzo libro de madrigali a 5 (Jan 2022)
  • Tallis and Byrd's 1575 Cantiones Sacrae (Dec 2021)
  • Antonio Mortaro's Primo Libro de Canzoni (July 2020)
  • Palestrina's 4th book of motets (all based on Song of Songs texts) (Summer 2020)
  • Gabrieli's 4-voice Cantionum (May 2020)
  • Musica Nova madrigals by Adrian Willaert (just the second half of collection. I've only done a few of the motets)
  • Luca Marenzio's Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 (July 2016)
  • Madrigali a 4 voci, libro primo by Luca Marenzio (100% DONE! fancy cover edition uploaded)
  • Canzoni da Sonare a quattro et otto voci di Floriano Canale (100 % DONE! with fancy cover, AND with clip art in the blank parts, from a 1535 source, after a friend helped me figure out the gimp! 2013-07-16)
  • Libro primo de canzoni da sonare a quattro voci di Florentio Maschera (100% DONE! With fancy cover!)
  • Opera nova de Balli by Francesco Bendusi (100% DONE! with a fancy cover sheet on each part!)
  • Giaches de Wert's L'ottavo Libro de madrigali a 5! (december 2014)
  • Giaches de Wert's Il nono libro de madrigali a 5 et 6! (september 2018)
  • Giaches de Wert's Il settimo libro de madrigali a 5! (september 2018)
  • Gabrieli's Il primo libro de madrigali a 3 (November 2014)
  • Luca Marenzio's Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 (december 2014)
  • Luca Marenzio's Il secondo libro de madrigali a 5 (december 2014)
  • Canzonettes or Little Short Songs to three voyces by Thomas Morley (100% DONE!)

Known errors

2023 on: IMSLP will no longer allow me to upload fixes to my work. Go to my site for corrected versions

  • Come Sable Night (Ward) has a mistake in the title, "comes sable night" (David Morris) 2024-04-15
  • What pleasure have great princes by Byrd, superius measure 6. Dotted c should be a dotted b (thanks David Morris!) 2024-04-15
  • Baci affamati e ingordi by Marenzio has a mistake in measure 11 in the basso. See CPDL or my site for the fix (2024-01-13, discovered thanks to Mats Lillhannus)
  • Quando signor lasciate entro a le rive by Cipriano should be "lasciaste". Also "le campagne" in 5th line should be "le compagne". Translation added to CPDL and my site.
  • Hodie Christus natus est by Andrea Gabrieli has a misstatement of proportion moving into triple time (discovered 2023-11-02)
  • The five-part Byrd mass has both 2nd lines in alto clef, instead of one in alto and one in treble. (discovered 2023-10-28)
  • GiĆ  avea l'eterna mano d'ogni sua stella by de Monte: I never finished the last 2 stanzas for some reason. Finished 2023-10-25 and uploaded to CPDL.
  • Ne la dolce stagion (Pietro Vinci), I think I got the gist of the text wrong. See my translation on CPDL. Punctuation and spelling changed
  • Monteverdi, libro II, piece 1 ("Non si leveva") in measure 29 where the basso cadences: should be Bb instead of D. (2023-09-05)
  • Uccellini, Aria di bergamasca, measure 71, violino I: first four notes are a tone too high (this was the piece IMSLP stopped me from correcting)

Errors fixed on my local site, which I never got around to re-uploading to imslp (I had planned to study the api to make it automatic: useless now)

  • Some of the Baldini prints mistakenly list Venice instead of Ferrara as the location
  • got date (decade) wrong on Marenzio's il terzo libro de madrigali a 6
  • Vincenzo Ruffo la gamba: source has a typo (Vapriccio)
  • Ferrabosco Susanna Fayre: parts use complete-score include file
  • Banchiera: Canzon sesta change spelling of title
  • Gastoldi 1598 duos mistakenly list Venice as publication location rather than Milan
  • Canti C 007 - tritone leap in bass (maybe 0005, but I think 007--came across it while playing in ensemble) [haven't found again]
  • Raverii: tenor parts of most pieces say "part 3 or 4" instead of "part 3 of 4"
  • Morley 3 parts, #17, final note (F) in bassus is octave too high
  • Fix colored parts away from 2/3 in C time to 2. 4
  • Vaghi boschetti by de wert: correct syllable breakup of Cedri~et (have: Ced -- ri~et)
  • Marenzio #11: fix spelling of upload file (filename has #10's name)
  • Susanna Fayre by Ferrabosco doesn't credit Ferrabosco in the music. Also, need to modernize spelling.
  • Tasso's name spelled in a5 wert pieces.
  • Gabrieli's name spelled Gabrielli in some piece.

What is Hawthorne Music?

An in-joke, mostly. The person who introduced me to the viola da gamba later became my landlord. She lives on Hawthorne Street in Dallas, TX, in an up-stairs/downstairs duplex, and owns both. The downstairs apartment had a vacancy, and I moved in. Two other mutual friends referred to this arrangement as something like "The Hawthorne Early Music Center of Dallas". I adopted it has the publishing house for my music, which is roughly based on the look-and-feel of the late George Hunter's editions (well-known in the viol community) published under Northwood Music (now owned Charlie Ogle). None of mine have been physically published yet, but I have self-publishing plans for the future...

Links to personal interests

My Early music flickr pages.

Copyright Notice of Intent

Upon my death, I wish all copyrights on any creative work I've made to be dissolved, and all my works to enter the public domain (or, alternatively, the Unlicense). This includes all work done for IMSLP.

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