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Library collections: The Newly Adapted Music Archive at Heiligenkreuz Abbey

We received this post from Father Roman Nägele (RISM Austria, Heiligenkreuz Abbey): Music plays a considerable role in monastic everyday life. Not a day goes by without us coming into contact with music here.The abbey's musicians pay - and paid - special attention to the presentation of the music...

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New publications: The 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 annual report for the RISM Central Office has now been published. You can read the report in its entirety on the RISM website. Here are some of the highlights:Total records: Our contributors from all over the world have worked hard this past year to catalog music manuscripts, printed...

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New at RISM: Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources in Shanghai

We have received the following from Tzu-Chia Tseng of the RISM Chinese-Language Region: 2018/12: RISM-CLR held the annual meeting of the Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources and a Muscat workshop in ShanghaiThe Collaborative Project on Chinese Music Resources initiated by Mainland...

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Library collections: Close Cooperation between RISM and the Chopin Institute

RISM and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (PL-Wbfc) are now working even closer together. On 5 February 2019, a meeting was held in Frankfurt where staff from the Chopin Institute in Warsaw and the RISM Central Office could discuss further details of their project (images, left).Since 2016, our...

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Events: Wedding Music by Melchior Franck

Since today is Valentine's Day, we're going to take a look at three pieces by Melchior Franck (ca. 1579-1639) that were written for weddings. Festive music composed especially for the occasion has unfortunately gone out of style today. Many bridal couples are instead quick to draw on the...

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New publications: New Catalog of the Archivo Histórico de la Arquidiócesis de Antequera Oaxaca (Mexico)

We have received the following from Edgar Alejandro Calderón Alcántar (Conservatorio de las Rosas) and Anastasia Krutitskaya (ENES, UNAM), Morelia, Mexico): Anastasia Krutitskaya and Edgar Alejandro Calderón Alcántar. Repertorio de villancicos y cantadas del Archivo Histórico de la...

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RISM A-Z: Friedrich Rochlitz at 250

The Leipzig writer and music journalist Johann Friedrich Rochlitz (12 February 1769 - 16 December 1842) studied theology and philosophy before working as a tutor. In 1798 he founded the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung at Breitkopf & Härtel, serving as the journal's editor until 1818. It...

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Electronic resources: New Projects with RISM's Music Incipts

If you use RISM's catalog, you know that the music incipits are one of the things that make RISM stand out among other music projects and catalogs: the ability to see--and search for--the first few notes of a composition. In the Advanced Search, you can search by note name or use the on-screen...

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