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Electronic resources: Polona, the Digital Library of Poland, Now in English

Polona, the digital library administered by the National Library of Poland, has published its 2 millionth work and has just released an interface in English. (Look at the bottom of the page for a link to the English version.) Polona includes treasures of Polish culture from the National Library and...

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Electronic resources: Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire

The RISM online catalog has only a few pieces that dip into the Medieval period, but some of our users might be interested in the Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire (CPI-I) database of 12th- and 13th-century conductus, from the University of Southampton.CPI-I focuses on the poetry of this kind of song....

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Electronic resources: The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music

The Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM) is a project sponsored by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music. It is a free collection of peer-reviewed, scholarly publications of seventeenth-century compositions that are not commercially available in print and have not been posted...

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Electronic resources: Digitized Irish Music Project

The library of the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama has a specialised collection of the music composed in Ireland, about Ireland and by Irish composers which has developed through generous donations and bequests. The collection has been digitised by the library to preserve, provide access to and...

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Electronic resources: The Manuscript Tradition of Orlando di Lasso's Works

Orlando di Lasso (ca. 1532 -1594) is one of the most important musicians of the sixteenth century. A prolific composer, his works were published a lot even during his lifetime. These editions, numbering over 470 between 1555 and 1687, have long been known to musicologists. But are there also any...

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Electronic resources: The English Broadside Ballad Archive

Explore this database of over 7,000 ballads that document seventeenth-century English popular song - all digitized, and some with recordings.

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Electronic resources: Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae: Critical Editions of Ottoman Manuscripts

A new project has started that aims to prepare critical editions of important Ottoman music manuscripts from the nineteenth century. The project Corpus Musicae Ottomanicae (CMO) began in October 2015 and their website was launched this March. The project is based in Münster, Bonn, and Istanbul with...

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Electronic resources: Digitized Music from Christ Church Library

Efforts are currently underway to digitize music holdings from Christ Church Library, University of Oxford (GB-Och). This is part of a larger joint effort between Christ Church Library and the Bodleian Library (GB-Ob) to digitize important Western, Byzantine, music, Hebrew, and Arabic manuscripts...

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Electronic resources: Jane Austen's Music Collection Now Online

Any fan of Jane Austen knows to what degree music permeates the atmosphere of her books, making a recent announcement from the University of Southampton all the more exciting: the Austen Family Music Books collection, including works dating from Jane Austen's lifetime (1775-1817), has been...

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Electronic resources: Announcing the Bohemian Watermark Database

The Music Department of the National Library of the Czech Republic presents the Bohemian Watermark Database.

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