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Two Books about Music at the Salzburg Cathedral Now Online

The newest issue of Fontes Artis Musicae caught our eye because it contains reviews of two recent publications involving our RISM Salzburg working group. Dommusikarchiv Salzburg (A-Sd). Thematischer Katalog der musikalischen Quellen, Reihe A. Edited by Eva Neumayr and Lars E. Laubhold with Ernst Hintermaier, RISM Arbeitsgruppe Salzburg. Vienna: Hollitzer...

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Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission

We have received the following from Anna de Bakker: Do you own a piece of a chant manuscript? Or perhaps you know about a manuscript page displayed in a choir room, or at a church or library? Then we are looking for you! Digital Analysis of Chant Transmission is an...

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The Musical Public Domain in 2021

When we said goodbye to 2020, we said hello to a host of composers whose music entered the public domain on January 1, 2021. This means that the people in question died long enough ago that copyright protection has expired for their works and there is no law prohibiting the...

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400 Years of the Florilegium Portense

Strictly speaking, the number in the title above only refers to the second part of the collection of motets published by Erhard Bodenschatz (ca. 1576-1636). The first part appeared in 1618 and contains 115 motets for four to eight voices. A further 150 motets by over 50 composers, from Agostino...

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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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Introductory Muscat Workshops in February 2021 (FULL)

The English workshops are now full. If you are interested in attending a future Muscat workshop, please write to contact@rism.info and we will let you know when future dates have been set. The RISM Editorial Center will be hosting an online, introductory two-part workshop on cataloging musical sources using the...

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OnStage

We have received the following from the RISM Digital Center: OnStage is the portal for digitised documents on musical performances in Switzerland (performance ephemera, such as concert programmes and announcements). OnStage currently presents the collections of the Conservatoire de Lausanne, the Conservatoire de Genève, the Association of the Friends of...

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The Music Collection of the Church of St. John the Baptist in Teplice, Czech Republic

We have received the following from Ludmila Mikulášová (RISM Prague): During the 18th and 19th centuries, Teplice was an important spa town visited by many European celebrities and crowned heads (for example, Tsar Peter the Great in 1712; the Swedish King Gustav IV in 1804; the Prussian King Frederick William...

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