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Enhancing Visibility of American Music Manuscripts at the Library of Congress

We have received the following from Dr. Paul Allen Sommerfeld (Library of Congress) and his Summer 2023 intern, Jasper Forster (University of Michigan): Working as a Junior Fellow for the Library of Congress Music Division during Summer 2023, Jasper Forster created RISM records for music manuscripts by Black American composers...

8 February 2024

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The Cantata of the Last Things of Man by Ladislav Vycpálek

The following guest post is by Pavel Kordík (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), National Library Prague): Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its Music Department (1923–2023), the National Library of the Czech Republic exhibits a printed edition of an important work by its founder, composer Ladislav Vycpálek...

23 November 2023

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The 'Master Muñoz Pedrera' collection in RISM

We have received the following from Juan Francisco Murcia Galián (Conservatorio Superior de Música “Manuel Massotti Littel” de Murcia, Spain) (Spanish follows): Pedro Muñoz Pedrera (1865-1925) was a musician born in Murcia, Spain. He began his musical education with Julian Calvo, composer and organist of the cathedral of Murcia. Later...

14 September 2023

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A Numerical Riddle, or a Chronogram in a Musical Manuscript

We have received the following from Ewa Hauptman-Fischer (University of Warsaw Library, Music Department). It was originally published on the library’s blog and is reprinted here with kind permission. Anonymous vespers—Vesperae ex D (PL-Wu, shelfmark RM 5265), held in the Music Department of the University of Warsaw Library, is one...

22 June 2023

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The Archivio musicale Luca Moretti in RISM

A new music collection in our database is the Archivio musicale Luca Moretti in Perugia, Italy. This private collection can be found under the RISM siglum I-PEmoretti (RISM Catalog | RISM Online). Luca Moretti is a violist and teaches music theory and solfeggio at the Conservatorio di Musica di Perugia....

1 June 2023

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Demestvo or Demestvennoe mnogogolosie: An Example of Early Russian Orthodox Vocal Polyphony

Our colleague Elena Chernova has created a critical edition of the music manuscript Add. MS 30063 from the British Library (GB-Lbl). The ceremonial illuminated manuscript dates from the time 1685 to 1710 and likely originally belonged to the choir of the Moscow Patriarch. It contains the repertoire of the singers...

23 March 2023

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Transcripts of Dramatic Musical Works in Full Score at the Library of Congress

We have received news of a new research portal at the Library of Congress from Susan Clermont (Music Division): A bibliography of over 600 transcripts of dramatic musical works in full score copied from original music manuscripts and early imprints for the Library of Congress’s Music Division between 1903 and...

23 February 2023

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Best Paper Award to Luiz Mantovani for his article on a guitar sonata by Ferdinand Rebay

We have received the following from P. MMag. Roman Nägele OCist, head of the music archives of Heiligenkreuz Abbey: About a year ago, in January 2021, the Brazilian guitarist Luiz Mantovani visited Heiligenkreuz Abbey to prepare the first recording of Ferdinand Rebay’s Guitar Sonata No. 2 in E major; an...

30 January 2023

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Franz Liszt at the Library of Congress

We have received this announcement of the new Franz Liszt portal from Susan Clermont (Music Division, Library of Congress): The Music Division is a vital resource for primary source material related to the life and work of Franz Liszt (1811-1886). From the earliest days of the Music Division, 1st editions...

17 November 2022

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Magdalene Partbooks

We have received the following from Catherine Sutherland (Magdalene College, UK): The Magdalene Partbooks (RISM ID no. 1001209736; RISM Catalog | RISM Online) are a collection of over 650 pieces, many of which have been identified as arrangements of incidental music from plays of the 17th and early 18th centuries,...

27 October 2022

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