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: 1619 (see list)

Translations by this editor:

Contact information

e-mail: aurvondel At sign.png

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


I studied math, physics and history as an undergrad, and math in graduate school. I really enjoyed math at the time, but if I could do it again, I'd opt for history. Decades later, that's what sticks.


I'm a mobile networking engineer, specializing in Linux, databases, and application tuning, 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 [Note: as of 28 Mar 2023, IMSLP has forbidden uploads with a non-commercial license. I will never upload another piece there until they allow non-commercial licensing again]

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 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):

Let me know if you'd like a copy of any of the above (excepting a few that I paid for with particular distribution terms). I like to get these out, and sometimes give away portable HDs containing them. Current size is 500G total.

2024 note: I've spent the past five years learning Italian, and I've been making translations in this time. If you see a piece set before 2019, I barely had any knowledge of the language and I may have made mistakes. Let me know! I've been spending time touching up the texts of pieces done in the past (lightly modernizing the Italian, and adding punctuation [which is almost never present in the original prints]).