From baroquemusic.it founder, Mario Bolognani
The site baroquemusic.it has been active since 2006 and serves today (January 1, 2014) over 4,200 visitors every month with 454 published scores for approximately 16,000 pages of scores and parts. Visitors come from all over the world, mainly from Italy, Germany, France, Russia, U.S., Spain, UK, Austria, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Czech Republic, Belgium, Israel, Portugal, Slovakia, Uruguay.
I originally founded the site for the baroque chamber orchestra in which I play the flute “traversiere”. When the wealth of transcriptions increased I decided to make them available to all musicians around the world, with only the constraints of the Creative Commons license.
I have chosen to operate as a nonprofit organization, not inserting advertising banners or charging for downloading music.
I personally supported the costs of web development, transcription of music and management of the site.
Your numerous encouragements have been an important motivation.
The cost and effort required to keep the website up and constantly updated are now exceeding my resources. I also would like to increase the volume of transcriptions with the help of a copyist expert in digital transcription of music, and further improve the selection and quality of products and the web support platform.
Voluntary donations are the essential help for the development and continuous improvement of the site.
Baroquemusic.it is a digital collection of modern editions of music from the 17:th and 18:th century, dedicated to amateur and professional musicians. The scores are transcribed from original printed or manuscript sources, using LilyPond, an open source project. Selection of authors and music follows the personal taste and tendency of the editor.