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Plaine & Easie Tutorial Now Available

We are pleased to announce a new tutorial from the RISM Editorial Center in cooperation with the U.S. RISM Office at Harvard University. This tutorial focuses on entering music incipits in RISM’s cataloguing program, Muscat, using the Plaine & Easie Code. The Plaine & Easie Code is a library standard...

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How Small Changes Can Cause Great Confusion

In the course of revising catalog entries for printed anthologies to 1700, we always encounter more complex cases. John Playford’s The Musical Companion, which was published in 1672 and 1673 and is the topic of this post, is a prime example for many reasons. In the printed B/I volume (François...

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My Internship at RISM: A New Cataloging Experience

We share with you the following report from Deanna Pellerano, a Master of Library Science (music specialization) and Master of Musicology candidate at Indiana University: When I learned that RISM offered an internship at its Editorial Center, I knew immediately that this would be an excellent internship for me. At...

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A Musical Dialogue from 1544

The Dialogo della musica by Antonfrancesco Doni (1513-1574) is not meant to teach but rather to entertain. The conversations are divided into two evenings with music. On the first evening, the characters Bargo, Michele, Grullone, and Hoste converse. No fewer than 13 four-part madrigals are sung by the other participants....

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Looking Back on 2020

This time, looking back on the past year is not as refreshing as it has been previously. It goes without saying that 2020 did not proceed as we thought it would, and our grand plans to highlight 19th-century music throughout the year - inspired by the Beethoven anniversary - unraveled...

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Three Musical Children: A Common Illustration on 18th-Century Printed Music

We have a guest post by Martin Bierwisch (Universität Mainz): Decorative frames, extravagant illustrations, or even small vignettes are typical elements that catch the eye on music printed editions. You can of course find a lot of nice examples through the digitized sources linked in the RISM online catalog, but...

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An Internship in Stages: How an Internship at RISM was Possible, Despite the Corona Pandemic

Report on an internship at the RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt am Main My internship at the RISM Editorial Center in Frankfurt am Main was marked by the 2020 corona pandemic. It all began in December 2019 with an application and interview at the RISM office in the presence of the...

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Cataloging Music Manuscripts from the Rostock University Library by RISM Germany (Dresden)

The Dresden office of RISM Germany commenced a project in December 2020 to catalog the music manuscripts in the Rostock University Library (D-ROu). The collection comprises ca. 950 manuscripts from the 16th to 19th centuries. The first batch of manuscripts that arrived in Dresden for cataloging contains the music collection...

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Welcome to the new RISM Website!

We invite you to take a look at the website of the RISM Editorial Center, which has been redesigned in cooperation with the RISM Digital Center. Visitors to the RISM website can still directly search the RISM Online Catalog of Musical Sources containing over 1.2 million records for historical music...

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Announcing the RISM Digital Center

We are pleased to announce that RISM Switzerland has been restructured to form the RISM Digital Center. This evolution is the result of more than a decade of active contribution to the field of digital methods, including the development of tools highly relevant for the entire RISM community and beyond....

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