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Electronic resources: Bach Family Autographs Online

Have you ever seen Johann Sebastian Bach's Art of the Fugue in the composer's own handwriting? How about the St. Matthew Passion or the Well-Tempered Clavier? With the Bach Digital database, you have all this and more at your fingertips.If you're not familiar with this resource, Bach Digital is a...

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Electronic resources: RISM's B/III (The Theory of Music) Now a Database

We have received this announcement from our colleague Christian Meyer: The catalogs of manuscripts described in RISM's series B/III (The Theory of Music, 6 vol., Munich: G. Henle, 1961-2003), published online in 2001 through the Lexicon musicum Latinum (LML), is now available as a database.The HTML...

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Electronic resources: The Music Printing History Online Museum

We stumbled upon this interesting online museum: Music Printing History. It details different technological aspects concerning printing music and is richly illustrated.You can see examples of the technology that brought about the historical printed music that RISM currently covers (to about 1800):...

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Electronic resources: The new database Medieval Music Manuscripts Online

We received this announcement from Dominique Gatté and is posted with kind permission: We are excited to announce that the new database MMMOd (Medieval music manuscripts online database) is now online.http://musmed.eu In June 2017, I published an initial version of this database using Google...

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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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