RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600
RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 is an annotated index and guide to music manuscripts produced after 1600. The manuscripts are found in over 740 libraries and archives in more than 30 countries worldwide.
The database, Series A/II of Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM), is linked to three other databases providing additional information to specific content: Composer, Library Sigla and Bibliographic Citations. It contains over 740,000 searchable music incipits which can be viewed as musical scores.
Each manuscript is described in detail with up to 100 fields of information available. The most important of these fields are:
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1600 to 1850.
Type of coverage
Citations, with musical incipits and library locations.
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RISM CD-ROM (in Laurie Music Library)
31 national RISM offices and the RISM-Zentralredaktion
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