Welcome

Sadly, John Byrt (b. 24th December 1940) passed away on 15th January 2021
Funeral Eulogy
Obituary in The Guardian

Greetings to all loversĀ of Early Music – I should like you to hear about some important research I have been working on for many years.

It is now becoming clear that some of the music by composers of the 17th and 18th centuries was ‘swung’ like jazz and that our performances may be lacking a vital ingredient.

This website offers you an introduction to this fascinating theory and gives you a chance to hear pieces from earlier times as I believe their composers might have meant them to be performed.