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Events: Conference Report: "Keeping Music Alive: Women Composers in Digital Music Archives"

The following has reached us from Park Jeong Suk (Ewha Womans University): As the South Korea branch of IAML and RISM, the EMRI (Ewha Music Research Institute) organized an international conference entitled “Keeping Music Alive: Women Composers in Digital Music Archives” on October 27 and 28,...

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Events: Second Muscat Workshop in Prague

Zuzana Petrášková, the leader of the RISM Czech Republic national working group, organized a Muscat workshop from 27 to 29 November 2017 at the National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague. A Muscat workshop had previously been held there in November 2016.A total of ten people participated in...

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Events: Music and the Court of Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587) is a complicated figure and in many ways a tragic one. After a childhood in France, Mary Stuart began her personal reign in Scotland at the age of 18 in a country that she barely knew. During her rule she showed no gift for leadership, could not gain control of the...

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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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New at RISM: RISM B/I (Recueils imprimés XVIe Siècles) Version 2.0 - A Report from the Central Office

Longtime RISM users know that expanded entries from series B/I (printed anthologies, covering the years 1500 to 1550) were added to the online catalog in 2015. Our student worker Martin Bierwisch has been working on revising these records since April of this year, funded through support from the...

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Events: 50th Anniversary of the Death of Otto Erich Deutsch

Otto Erich Deutsch (1883-1967), who died 50 years ago today, shares a common destiny with Ludwig von Köchel (1800-1877) and Anthony van Hoboken (1887-1983): he is remembered largely thanks to a thematic catalog. Even more connects Deutsch with Hoboken: from 1926 to 1935 Deutsch was the librarian of...

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Events: 2017/11: The Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources 2017 Annual Meeting and the RISM Cataloging Workshop are inaugurated at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

The following has reached us from TSENG Tzu-Chia of the RISM-Chinese Language Region working group: The annual meeting of the Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources and the International Workshop on Repatriation: History and Significance of Early Sound Recordings Made in China took...

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New at RISM: One Year of Muscat

Muscat has been in use by the wider RISM community for one year! One year ago, RISM released its specialized cataloging program for describing musical sources to RISM contributors worldwide. Muscat provides users with a web-based, platform-independent program that can be used to describe music...

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Events: First German Performance of Matthias Pernsteiner's "Missa posta in musica"

On Sunday, 26 November 2017, a traditional church concert will take place at St. Philippus' in Munich (Westendstr. 249, 80686 Munich). A highlight of the concert will be the first German performance of a mass in E-flat by Matthias Pernsteiner (1795-1851). From 1822 to 1823, Pernsteiner was the...

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