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Electronic resources: American Vernacular Music Manuscripts

The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University announces the launch of its American Vernacular Music Manuscripts (AVMM) website. Built as part of a three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and undertaken in partnership with the American Antiquarian...


Electronic resources: The Choir Library of St. Mary's in Lübeck, 1546-1674

Announcing the publication of a new database by Kerala J. Snyder (Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester): The Choir Library of St. Mary's in Lübeck, 1546-1674: A Database Catalogue


Electronic resources: A Peek Inside Beethoven's Workshop

The large-scale research project Beethovens Werkstatt (Beethoven's Workshop), which is based at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn and the Musicology Seminar in Detmold and Paderborn, is a project coordinated by the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur in Mainz (also the main sponsor of the RISM...


Electronic resources: Introducing the Ewha Music Data Base (EMDB)

The following is by Hyun Kyung Chae, director of RISM South Korea: The Ewha Music Research Institute (EMRI) recently completed a 3-year project to establish a database of East Asia’s Educational Music Documents in October 2014. The result, Ewha Music Data Base (EMDB), now showcases the...


Electronic resources: ‘Crown jewels’ of English lute music go online

Handwritten copies of scores by composers of English lute music have been digitised


Electronic resources: New online resource with the Map of Musical Heritage in Spain

The following has reached us from Jon Bagüés, ERESBIL-Basque Archives of Music


Electronic resources: The Lost Voices Project is now live

The Lost Voices Project is now online: "Focusing on a neglected but important repertory of polyphonic songs from mid-sixteenth-century France, this unique project puts old books before a diverse audience of modern scholars and musicians in ways that will prompt...


Electronic resources: Mozart: New Documents

From the AMS we have received the following announcement: We are pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource, Mozart: New Documents. The site will present recently uncovered references to Mozart and his music from the composer's lifetime that have yet to appear in the scholarly...


Electronic resources: Five chant databases

The new issue of the Journal of the American Musicological Society has reviews of five chant databases.


Library collections, Electronic resources: Digitized Choirbooks at the Bavarian State Library

The Bavarian State Library is currently digitizing its collection of 165 choirbooks containing polyphonic music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, most of which are large and lavishly decorated.


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