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RISM online catalog: Search Strategies for Printed Music

Printed music is one of the "classic" RISM sources, with a long RISM tradition alongside music manuscripts, libretti, and treatises. Searching for printed music in the RISM catalog has only been possible since 2015, when printed editions by a single composer (to 1800) were added along...

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New publications: RISM and Digital Musicology

The most recent issue of the International Journal on Digital Libraries is a special issue called "Digital Libraries for Musicology," and RISM is pleased to have an article in it: Keil, Klaus and Jennifer A. Ward. "Applications of RISM data in digital libraries and digital...

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In memoriam: José Vicente González Valle In Memoriam

It saddened us to learn that the founder of the RISM working group in Spain, Prof. Dr. José Vicente González Valle, passed away on 23 February 2019.José Vicente, as we called him, was an organist, priest, musicologist, a good organizer, and a kind, dear man. He first encountered RISM during his...

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Events: Conference and Workshop: Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM

RISM will be hosting the conference and workshop "Works, Work Titles, Work Authorities: Perspectives on Introducing a Work Level in RISM" in May. We are pleased to announce that the program can now be viewed online. The conference is free and open to the public.

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In the news: RISM at the Coding da Vinci 2018 Hackathon

RISM was one of the data providers at last year's Coding da Vinci Rhein-Main Hackathon, which had participation from colleges and universities in Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Gießen, Mainz, Offenbach, Wiesbaden and Worms and was organized in part by the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek...

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New publications: A New Catalog of Works for Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz died 150 years ago tomorrow. Right in time for this major anniversary, a revised edition of the Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz (originally published in 1987) has been released as a digital resource that is free online.D. Kern Holoman and Jonathan Minnick. Catalogue of the...

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New publications: New on our bookshelves: Three composing Franciscan monks

Three Franciscan monks from the 17th and early 18th centuries who were composers have piqued the interest of Ivano Bettin. Francesco Antonio Vannarelli (1615-1679), Francesco Antonio Urio (ca. 1631 - ca. 1719), and Francesco Maria Benedetti (1683-1746) were the focus of three smaller studies and...

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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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