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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2015!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you again in 2016.

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New at RISM: An Interactive Map of Musical Institutions in Belgium

Patrizia Rebulla of RISM Belgium has assembled a map of musical institutions in Belgium. The map lists libraries, archives, churches, and private collections throughout the country.

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Rediscovered: Setting the RISM Records Straight

Since it's the season for giving, we'd like to share what you, our RISM users, have given us recently: numerous corrections and identifications of anonymous compositions.

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Library collections: Manuscript Tablatures and Partbooks up to the 17th Century in the Bavarian State Library

The manuscript tablatures and partbooks of the Bavarian State Library (BSB) up to the seventeenth century are, in addition to early printed music and choirbooks, the third and final type of universal music collection owned by the dukes of Bavaria in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.The...

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Library collections: Poland's Bibliotheca Rudolphina

The Silesian duke Georg Rudolf von Liegnitz (1595-1653) of the Piast dynasty had a remarkable library. Polish music librarians and musicologists are currently cataloging parts of its music collection. As a result of World War II, the music collection was divided and distributed among four Polish...

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New at RISM: Jean Sibelius at 150

For many people, Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is the only Finnish composer they can name. With his 150th birthday today, now is a good time to explore Finland's national composer. Where can you start, from a musical sources point of view?

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Electronic resources: Una colección de patrimonio musical español

The Fons de Música Tradicional at the Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC-IMF) in Barcelona has more than 20.000 melodies, copied on paper, collected between 1944 and 1960 throughout Spain; most of them were compiled through the 65 folkloric missions and 62 notebooks presented to competitions...

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