Statement of Purpose

The Schola Antiqua was founded in 1972 to study and perform early medieval liturgical music. Its efforts have expanded to include publication of (a) studies on & musical transcriptions of early medieval chant and polyphony, (b) audio compact discs of Schola Antiqua performances and of select out-of-print or rare longplaying recordings, (c) information on the Alexander Technique, & (d) information on La Casa del Libro in San Juan, PR.

This website was begun in autumn 2000; some entries are currently in place, others will be posted as they are ready. Some essays are or will be available on-line; other publications and CDs are for sale. The five source-books for teaching and studying, in pdf and totaling over 1,200 pages, will be available for free downloading by the end of 2009.

R. John Blackley, 407 Spring Valley Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450
telephone: 540-464-1195; e-mail:


Essays and books

by R. John Blackley:

by Barbara Lachman:

by Denis Stevens:

Musical transcriptions and performing editions by the Schola Antiqua

Recordings on Compact Discs