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Rediscovered: New Findings on French Polyphonic Masses (1587-1626)

The following is a guest post by Laurent Guillo:In November 2016, a volume gathering 26 music prints published by the Ballard workshop in Paris between 1587 and 1626 was discovered in the early books collection of the Bibliothèque de Fels (Institut catholique de Paris; RISM siglum: F-Pic). At the...

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RISM online catalog: The Fifth Field

Here's a trick to help you get more out of searching in the RISM online catalog. You might not have even noticed it before.In our online survey, we heard from many of you that you wish you could add more search fields in the Advanced search. Well, you can, in a way—through the Fifth Field.If you...

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Rediscovered: Yet another misattributed (and rediscovered) Vivaldi work in Dresden

The following is a guest post by Michael Talbot (University of Liverpool, Department of Music, Emeritus):  Regular Dresden-watchers will be aware of the ambitious project “Die Notenbestände der Dresdner Hofkirche und der Königlichen Privat-Musikaliensammlung aus der Zeit der...

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Events: RISM at the IMS Congress in Tokyo

I (Jennifer Ward) attended the International Musicological Society (IMS) congress in Tokyo from March 19 to 23, 2017, supported by a grant from Bibliothek & Information International/Goethe-Institut. The congress was hosted by the Tokyo University of the Arts and revolved around the theme...

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In memoriam: RISM mourns the loss of Wolfgang Rehm (1929-2017)

The International Inventory of Musical Sources (RISM) mourns the loss of Wolfgang Rehm, who passed away on April 6, 2017.Wolfgang Rehm was a founding member of the Association Internationales Quellenlexikon der Musik and was its treasurer from 1967 to 1990, though correspondence with him goes back...

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Events: Mathias Georg Monn at 300

Not much is known about Mathias Georg Monn, a composer of the Viennese Early Classic period who was born 300 years ago this Sunday. Monn (9 April 1717 – 3 October 1750) is named in the records of the Klosterneuburg Monastery as Discantist for the years 1731/32. In 1738 or later he was the organist...

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Rediscovered: Historical Music Collection Discovered in a Linz School (Austria)

At a secondary school in Linz, Austria (Bundesrealgymnasium Linz, Fadingerstraße), a historical music collection was discovered that dates from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This Linz Realschule is steeped in tradition, though an emphasis on a humanities-centered education that...

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Events: Scott Joplin's "The Cascades" and the St. Louis World's Fair

When you think of Scott Joplin (1867 or 1868-1917), a piano rag probably comes to mind rather than a piece for piano plus strings, winds, and percussion—but the latter is precisely the instrumentation of the only work in the RISM database by Joplin, who died 100 years ago on April 1.The Joplin...

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New at RISM: The 2016 Annual Report

We have just published the 2016 annual report on our website, available here. Here we'll give you the highlights from the report. The release of Muscat was without a doubt the major accomplishment of the year, so we'll begin with that...Muscat!: Our new, platform-independent cataloging program...

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New at RISM: 100 Days of Muscat

We've reached a Muscat milestone: we have been using our specially developed music cataloging program for just over 100 days! Over 150 contributors around the world have Muscat and over 3,700 records have been added to the RISM online catalog since the release in November 2016.Muscat continues to...

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