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RISM A-Z: Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

We continue our series RISM A-Z with Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Organists certainly do not need convincing that Johann Pachelbel wrote more than just the Canon in D! Jean M. Perreault breaks down the numbers like this in his Thematic Catalogue of the Musical Works of Johann Pachelbel:...

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Events: Exhibit in the Bavarian State Library on Historic Tablatures

The Bavarian State Library (BSB) in Munich is presenting an exhibit on tablature manuscripts entitled "Etlich Liedlein zu singen oder uff der Orgeln und Lauten zu schlagen." The manuscript tablatures and partbooks from the 16th and 17th centuries will be on view until 28 March 2018.The...

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New at RISM: Looking Back on 2017

Last year, we enjoyed sharing news with you from the world of musical sources: discoveries, rediscoveries, new resources, and more. Let's take a moment to look back on the stories from 2017 that were the most popular: Musical Anniversaries in 2017: Glad you liked it! Here's the 2018 edition.Karl...

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New at RISM: Musical Anniversaries in 2018

Happy New Year! It has become something of a tradition for us to kick off the year by taking a look at musical anniversaries for the next twelve months. The people whose birthdays or anniversaries of death we mark are not only composers but they can also be librettists, performers, dedicatees, or...

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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2017!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year. Our office will be closed the week of December 25. We look forward to working with you again in 2018.

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Electronic resources: The Digitized Fétis Collection at the Royal Library of Belgium

We have received this announcement from Kris De Baerdemacker (RISM Belgium/Royal Library of Belgium): The Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br) has recently digitized over 1,000 sources from the Fétis collection (more information in French and Dutch). Old prints from his music library are now available...

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Events: Conference Report: "Keeping Music Alive: Women Composers in Digital Music Archives"

The following has reached us from Park Jeong Suk (Ewha Womans University): As the South Korea branch of IAML and RISM, the EMRI (Ewha Music Research Institute) organized an international conference entitled “Keeping Music Alive: Women Composers in Digital Music Archives” on October 27 and 28,...

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Events: Second Muscat Workshop in Prague

Zuzana Petrášková, the leader of the RISM Czech Republic national working group, organized a Muscat workshop from 27 to 29 November 2017 at the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. A Muscat workshop had previously been held there in November 2016.A total of ten people participated in...

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Events: Music and the Court of Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) is a complicated figure and in many ways a tragic one. After a childhood in France, Mary Stuart began her personal reign in Scotland at the age of 18 in a country that she barely knew. During her rule she showed no gift for leadership, could not gain control of the...

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Electronic resources: Morales Mass Book

We have received the following from Anna E. Kijas, Boston College Libraries: It is my pleasure to announce the Morales Mass Book, an open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome. This site...

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