In the late 16th century the Italian musician
Aurelio Virgiliano compiled a collection of virtuoso musical pieces and
technical instructions that he titled "Il Dolcimelo," which could refer to both a sweet apple tree (pear tree) and a sweet melody. Adapting that ambiguous concept as its motto: "Fruits of Sweet Melody," Editions Dolcimelo specializes in publishing transcriptions of solo and ensemble music from the Renaissance and Baroque for recorders and other early instruments.
series includes Italian
Canzoni and transcriptions of keyboard and
vocal music by Sweelinck and his contemporaries. The
Solo Recorder series
currently features challenging works for unaccompanied alto recorder by J. S.
All Editions Dolcimelo publications
include background and editorial notes and are printed on high-quality, acid
You may purchase our publications through our
on-line store, or at your local music store.