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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 Arquidiócesis...

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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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