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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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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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Electronic resources: Johann Adolph Scheibe (1706–1776) – A descriptive catalogue of his works

The following has reached us from Peter Hauge (Royal Danish Library): For the first time ever a detailed descriptive catalogue of Johann Adolph Scheibe's works has been published as a database. Scheibe was very productive, not only as a composer – ranging from large-scale cantatas and oratorios...

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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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