User:Allen Garvin

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General information

Country of origin: Texas, US

Contributor since: 2012-12-22

Works with editions by this editor: 649 (see list)

Contact information

e-mail: aurvondel At sign.png gmail.com

Allen Garvin
Hawthorne Early Music
3933 Hawthorne Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

Education

BS in Math, BA in History, graduate work in math that was never completed.

Background

I'm a Unix engineer, currently at Cisco in the mobile packet core space, who loves early music. I only sing on occasion, with my primary musical outlet being the viol. And part of my aim in typesetting music is to provide repertoire for viol players, especially the very rich 16th century vocal repertoire which is rarely available in part form that's friendly for instrumentalists. All the scores I have uploaded here are available in part form on IMSLP or http://dfwviols.com.

I only set music from original notation, and typically maintain the original note values and pitches, but if anyone needs a transposition, just email me. At some point I may write scripts to allow people to transpose arbitrarily, which will be at dfwviols.com. If I can find the time and inspiration.

I also take requests on occasion, provided I have a source. Here's a list of facsimiles I have, in digital form (I also own lots of physical ones): http://dfwviols.com/facsimiles.txt

Let me know if you'd like a copy of any of the above. I like to get these out, and sometimes give away portal HDs containing them. Current size is 300G total.

2019-04-27 note: I've spent the past two months doing a deep dive into learning Italian, and have started translating pieces I've set in the past. Let me know if I made any howling mistakes!