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New at RISM: Happy Holidays 2017!

The RISM Central Office wishes you and your family all the best for a festive holiday season and a happy New Year. Our office will be closed the week of December 25. We look forward to working with you again in 2018.

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Electronic resources: The Digitized Fétis Collection at the Royal Library of Belgium

We have received this announcement from Kris De Baerdemacker (RISM Belgium/Royal Library of Belgium): The Royal Library of Belgium (B-Br) has recently digitized over 1,000 sources from the Fétis collection (more information in French and Dutch). Old prints from his music library are now available...

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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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