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RISM online catalog: Music Incipit Search(es)

The incipit search is one of the most popular features of the RISM online catalog. The over 1.7 million incipits (which are the first few bars of a work or movement) lead to new identifications, new discoveries, and rediscoveries. But just how does the incipit search work? In this post I'll show...

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