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Electronic resources: ‘Crown jewels’ of English lute music go online

Handwritten copies of scores by composers of English lute music have been digitised

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Electronic resources: New online resource with the Map of Musical Heritage in Spain

The following has reached us from Jon Bagüés, ERESBIL-Basque Archives of Music

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Electronic resources: The Lost Voices Project is now live

The Lost Voices Project is now online: http://digitalduchemin.org/ "Focusing on a neglected but important repertory of polyphonic songs from mid-sixteenth-century France, this unique project puts old books before a diverse audience of modern scholars and musicians in ways that will prompt...

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Electronic resources: Mozart: New Documents

From the AMS we have received the following announcement: We are pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource, Mozart: New Documents. The site will present recently uncovered references to Mozart and his music from the composer's lifetime that have yet to appear in the scholarly...

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Electronic resources: Five chant databases

The new issue of the Journal of the American Musicological Society has reviews of five chant databases.

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Library collections, Electronic resources: Digitized Choirbooks at the Bavarian State Library

The Bavarian State Library is currently digitizing its collection of 165 choirbooks containing polyphonic music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, most of which are large and lavishly decorated.

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Electronic resources: The MassDataBase (MDB) is online

In June, the MassDataBase was presented at the international RISM Conference, still in the stages of preparation. It has been open to the public since the beginning of October. The database records around 40,000 settings of the Ordinary to range from the closing years of the 14th century up to the...

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Library collections, Electronic resources: Digitization Project at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Among the distinguished treasures in the Music Department of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin are the approximately 10,000 works in the autograph music manuscripts collection. The collection, part of the world's cultural heritage, consists of a broad spectrum of composers with pieces in their own...

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