Renaissance choral music without bar lines, typeset with Lilypond
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Arcadelt
Bruck
Cardoso
Clemens
Dieterich
Ducis
Festa
Franck
Gabrieli
Gesualdo/Sacrae cantiones per sei voci
Isaac
Lassus
Magister Albertus Parisiensis
Marenzio
Martini
Monteverdi
Palestrina
Pipelare
Sheppard
Tallis
Walter
Willaert
traditional
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A collection of renaissance choral music scores, typeset using Lilypond and organised by composer.

In these transcriptions, we have taken the unconventional step of removing the bar lines, which were not used when this music was composed. The bar lines, added later in line with modern practice, provide false cues about rhythmic structure and undermine musical phrasing.

Selected binaries (PDF) are available on the Cappella Gabrieli scores page and the Choral Public Domain Library.

These scores are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.