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New publications: New Music Edition Series founded at Wilhering Abbey in Upper Austria: Matthias Pernsteiner, Missa posta in musica, edited by Ikarus Kaiser

The following guest post is by our colleague Ikarus Kaiser of RISM Austria:Recently the new music edition series "Sacred Music in Wilhering Abbey" was founded. It is focused on the music tradition of the Upper Austrian Cistercian abbey Wilhering and its large music collection. Ikarus...


New publications: RISM Data, Big Data

The RISM online catalog currently contains over 1,052,000 records. When you count these along with 101,000 authority files for people, 63,000 for institutions, and 32,000 for secondary literature, that's a lot of data!All of it is freely available as linked open data under a Creative Commons...


New publications: Johann Jacob Rambach, Theologian and Writer

Johann Jacob Rambach (1693-1735) first completed an apprenticeship as a joiner before he turned to theology. Born in Halle, Rambach published works on hermeneutics and various collections of sermons. But a further 360 of his song texts have also survived. In fact, many composers drew upon his...


New publications: "Thematic catalogue of 17th-century organ tablatures from the Liegnitz Bibliotheca Rudolphina" by Elżbieta Wojnowska

A thematic catalog by Elżbieta Wojnowska (1949-2012) has just been published by the National Library of Poland: Elżbieta Wojnowska, Thematic Catalogue of 17th-Century Organ Tablatures from the Liegnitz Bibliotheca Rudolphina, ed. Tomasz Jeż. Warsaw: Biblioteka Narodowa, 2016.The catalog documents...


New publications: "Amandus Ivanschiz: His Life and Music" by Maciej Jochymczyk

Dr. Maciej Jochymczyk, instructor at the Musicology Institute of Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), has recently published his second book about composer Amandus Ivanschiz (1727-1758), which follows Muzyka religijna u progu klasycyzmu. Amandus Ivanschiz OSPPE (1727-1758) (Lublin: Wydawnictwo...


New publications: New publication about Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, a composer of two nations

Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen was mainly active in Denmark even though he was born in Lübeck to a family that included organists at St. Mary's Church. In 1785 he moved to Copenhagen to pursue a career in music. His opera Holger Danske was premiered there only four years later.


New publications: Results of the RISM User Survey Published

We are pleased to present the results of the RISM catalog survey. The full report, including all questions and comments, are available online.


New publications: "From Bologna to Beromünster" – Maurizio Cazzati: Messa e Salmi, op. 36

Our colleagues at RISM Switzerland had a unique opportunity to collaborate with Claves Records and Voces Suaves to produce a recording of music by Maurizio Cazzati (1616-1678).


New publications: José Antonio Gómez y Olguín (1805-1876) y su Catálogo musical

John G. Lazos, who has cataloged hundreds of manuscripts in Mexico for RISM, has published a catalog of composer José Antonio Gómez y Olguín's works in Mexican archives:John G. Lazos. José Antonio Gómez y Olguín (1805-1876) y su Catálogo musical: Un acercamiento a la práctica musical del México...


New publications: The 2015 Annual Report

The past year was an exciting one for RISM, as the recently published annual report for 2015 shows. Thanks to the hard work from RISM contributors and partners around the world, we hit the 1,000,000th record in the RISM database and are looking ahead to the next milestone.Here are the highlights...

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