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Library collections: The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

The following is by Katharine Hogg (The Foundling Museum, GB-Lfom) and originally appeared on the IAML UK & Ireland blog. It is reprinted here with kind permission. The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present,...

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New at RISM: Revising Records for Post-1600 Printed Anthologies: There is an End in Sight!

The project that began in November 2018 to revise the B/I records for printed music anthologies from 1601 to 1700, of which the printed editions up to 1610 have been online since March 2019, is slowly but surely coming to an end. Entries up to 1650 are completely online and the second half of the...

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RISM online catalog: Près de 20 000 entrées de la BnF sont désormais consultables au RISM

Nous avons reçu cette annonce de François-Pierre Goy (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Département de la Musique): Même si tous les manuscrits musicaux de la BnF n'ont pas encore été indexés par le RISM, F-Pn est à présent le cinquième sigle de bibliothèque en nombre d'entrées dans la base de...

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RISM online catalog: 10 Years of the RISM Online Catalog: Our Users

The RISM Catalog was released online ten years ago this month. On Monday we shared a piece by the RISM director, Klaus Keil, about the development of the catalog from microfiche to open access catalog. Today we’d like to share a few encouraging words from a very important group of people: our...

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RISM online catalog: 10 Years of the RISM Online Catalog

Ten years ago this month, the RISM online catalog was first released free of charge. Not only has the amount of data significantly increased since then, but the catalog's software is regularly updated and improved. The amount of data has increased from an initial 700,000 records with descriptions...

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Library collections: Was this book of Pleyel sonatas once part of Jane Austen's circle?

Music is part of the atmosphere of any Jane Austen novel. Eighteen music books containing almost 600 pieces in print and manuscript form and belonging to the Austen family were digitized in 2016. We know that the novelist used or compiled several of the books herself, representing some of the few...

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New at RISM: The First Record from Andorra in RISM: The “Periodico de musica” of Maria Rosa d’Areny Jordana

We have received the following from Joan Benavent Peiró, PhD student in musicology at University of Andorra. The Principality of Andorra has recently been incorporated into the RISM database with the cataloging of “El Periódico de música de la S. D. Maria Rosa de Areny” (RISM ID no.: 1001050169)....

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Library collections: Stylistic Eras Meet Each Other

Pater Roman has a short report for us about how things have almost returned to normal at Heiligenkreuz Abbey (Austria) after these exceptional circumstances. Gregorian chant rings out in accordance with Cistercian and Benedictine traditions at the Romanesque and Gothic collegiate church of...

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Events: James Hewitt at 250

James Hewitt was born on this day--June 4--in 1770 in England and died in 1827 in Boston. Two things stand out right away: first, he is a near exact contemporary of Ludwig van Beethoven, and second, he was in the United States when the United States was itself in its infancy. Indeed, Hewitt was in...

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New at RISM: Vicente Olmos Claver: A Spanish Chapel Master of the 18th Century

We have received the following from Ángel Marzal, who recently cataloged the works of Vicente Olmos Claver for RISM.  Vicente Olmos Claver was born around 1744 in Catarroja, a Spanish town located near Valencia. According to documentation in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Valencia, our chapel...

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