Journal de musique ancienne

Journal de musique ancienne 1987-90 (Le Tic-Toc-Choc 1979-87). Periodical published four times a year by the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. Run by an editorial committee consisting of Isolde Lagacé, Élizabeth and Margaret Little and Réjean Poirier, the journal was launched in November 1979.

Journal de musique ancienne

Journal de musique ancienne 1987-90 (Le Tic-Toc-Choc 1979-87). Periodical published four times a year by the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal. Run by an editorial committee consisting of Isolde Lagacé, Élizabeth and Margaret Little and Réjean Poirier, the journal was launched in November 1979. It took its name from a composition for harpsichord by François Couperin. For two years, it appeared three times a year, then four times. In 1981, Hélène Panneton joined the team of Tic-Toc-Choc (subtitled at the time 'Journal de musique ancienne') as editor-in-chief. She was succeeded by Francine Moreau (1983-4) and François Filiatrault (1984-90). In December 1984, the reversing of the title and subtitle led the publication to adopt the single name Journal de musique ancienne in October 1987.

The journal offered articles of musicological popularization focussing essentially on the performance of music from the past on early instruments, and interviews with distinguished personalities in the field of early music, such as Andrew Parrott and Joël Thiffault. One column was dedicated to new releases (records, books and journals), and another to a discographical study of a particular subject. The journal published major articles by contributors such as Élisabeth Gallat-Morin, Jean-Pierre Noiseux, Gilles Plante, and Douglas Kirk. The Winter 1989-90 issue (Vol 11, No. 2) was the last to appear.