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New publications: Recent Publications about Music Manuscripts and Institutions

We (relatively) recently received two journal issues from the organizations that co-sponsor RISM, IAML and IMS. Both contain articles that discuss musical sources or institutions and could be of interest to the RISM community. They have been cataloged in Kallisto and can be cited by our RISM...


New publications: Drew Edward Davies, Catálogo de la Colección de música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Durango

A new thematic catalog has been published by Drew Edward Davies (Northwestern University) that documents for the first time the complete musical holdings of Mexico's Durango Cathedral (MEX-Dc): Drew Edward Davies. Catálogo de la Colección de música del Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de...


New publications: Source Studies in Musical Culture

We would like to announce the recent publication of papers presented at a conference organized by the Department of Musicology of Adam Mickiewicz University and the Archdiocesan Archive in Poznań, Poland in September 2011: Alina Mądry and Magdalena Walter-Mazur, eds. Source Studies in Musical...


New publications: Collectio operum musicalium quae in Bibliotheca Kinsky adservantur

The Thematic Catalogue for the Kinsky Library’s Music Collection The music collection at the Kinsky Library, which is administered by the National Museum Library (CZ-Pn), was first examined in detail in 2010. More than one thousand individual musical documents dating from the end of the 18th and...


New publications: New Volume in RISM Series B

Hymnologica Slavica. Volume I. Hymnologica Bohemica, Slovaca (HBS), Polonica (HP), Sorabica (HS). Notendrucke des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts Compiled by Jan Kouba and Marie Skalická (edited by Gerhard Schuhmacher) (HBS), Karol Hławiczka and Leon Witkowski (revised and supplemented by Teresa...


New publications: CD-ROM of series A/I: Individual prints 1600 to 1800 has been published

We are delighted to announce that the CD-ROM of series A/I has appeared. For the first time the complete series – published between 1971 and 2003 in 14 volumes – is available as a database. For more information see the website of Bärenreiter-Verlag.


New publications: New Brochure “RISM: An Overview”

The brochure “RISM: An Overview” was fully revised and was published in July 2011, right in time for the IAML conference in Dublin.


New publications: New Volume Published in the Music Manuscripts in Germany Series

Since 2009, the RISM Germany working group and the RISM Zentralredaktion have published catalogs in their series Music Manuscripts in Germany (Musikhandschriften in Deutschland). Based in part on records from the RISM database, the catalogs are geared toward the holding institutions and their...


RISM online catalog, New at RISM, New publications: New Version of RISM’s Online Catalog with Incipit Search Released

A new version of the OPAC for the International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) was released at the end of March 2011. New features in this version are a music incipit search, links to digital objects, and various minor improvements, including display of holding libraries in cases of ownership...


New publications: The congress report is ready!

In March 2002, RISM celebrated 50 years of existence with a congress in Frankfurt entitled “Academic and Technical Challenges of Musicological Source Research in an International Framework”. Participants from 23 countries took part in numerous lectures and discussions on topics including the work...

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