Manuscripts -- Bibliography, Music -- Manuscripts, CD-ROM -- Evaluation, and Bibliography -- Technology application
The new interactive compact disc (CD) launched by Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM) may be regarded as one of the most significant developments in music bibliography in the 20th century. Dubbed as Series A/II, the CD-ROM features an estimated 1,500,000 Western music manuscripts dating back from 1600 to 1800. Unlike earlier versions of the CD, Series A/II allows users to choose a desired language from a pool consisting of French, German, English, Spanish and Italian.
Music -- Manuscripts and Online services -- Evaluation
Musical enthusiasts who are searching for a comprehensive list of musical manuscripts may find Series A/II a very useful program. Designed by Repertoire International des Sources Musicales, the software features user-friendly search parameters that can be used by researches in taking account of the bibliographic, theoretical and historical aspects of various manuscripts. Series A/II is further equipped with an interface which enables users to view a number of selected records or scores.
In 2012, Harmonie Park Press released a catalog of the Ricasoli Collection of Tuscan manuscripts and prints residing at the University of Louisville. After the purchase of the collection in 1987, the money left over was put toward purchasing manuscripts and editions that would complement the Ricasoli Collection. These pieces were referred to as the addenda to the Ricasoli Collection, and eventually amounted to several hundred works, a substantial catalog of works in its own right. These works were purchased according to a priority schema that included three categories, ranked in order of importance: (1) Tuscan works from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, (2) Italian music of the same period, and (3) works that originated outside Italy, a category that could include works owned by Tuscan collectors of the period, or similar to ones that were. These addenda were originally intended to be included as an appendix to the published Ricasoli catalog, but it was decided to leave them out since they were not directly tied to the Ricasoli Collection. This, then, is the catalog of the addenda, and since it was intended to be a part of the Ricasoli catalog published by Harmonie Park Press, the format follows that catalog closely. Pieces are listed alphabetically by composer, with the "Add." numbers corresponding roughly to the order of acquisition by the Anderson Music Library. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Books -- Book reviews and The British Library Stefan Zweig Collection: Catalogue of the Music Manuscripts (Book)
The British Library Stefan Zweig Collection: Catalogue of the Music Manuscripts. By Arthur Searle. London: British Library, 1999. [xlii, 158 p.; 139 plates. ISBN 0-7123-4600-7. [pound]75.] In his engrossing introduction [...]
MUSIC -- Manuscripts, MOTION picture production & direction, and MOTION picture editing
William Walton's manuscripts are generally well-preserved and well-documented. Autograph material survives for half of his fourteen feature film projects. These sources offer a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the production of mid-century British cinema—in particular allowing a more nuanced understanding of the film editing decisions made by Walton's great collaborator Laurence Olivier, and the post-production role of conductor Muir Mathieson. Sketches reveal Walton's early attempts to synchronize his music to action on screen, and later giving up this technique. Most surprisingly, the autographs reveal that the recent DVD release of Battle of Britain which purportedly restores the discarded Walton score (actually written jointly with Malcolm Arnold) misplaces every cue. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Notes. Dec2010, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p249-262. 14p. 4 Black and White Photographs, 3 Diagrams.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts, CATALOGS, COMPOSERS, INCIPITS, MUSIC & the Internet, and MUSICAL composition
Due for completion in 2013, the Britten Thematic Catalogue, an online musicological research tool that will present detailed individual records charting Benjamin Britten's entire compositional output (approximately 1,200 works both published and unpublished including all juvenilia), is currently being compiled at the Britten-Pears Foundation in the United Kingdom. As this resource will be published exclusively online, it is the project's intention to fully employ the benefits afforded to the catalog through its virtual format, specifically when presenting thematic incipits for each work. In addition to typeset incipits, which in the case of the Britten Thematic Catalogue will extend beyond the traditional "opening fragment of music," corresponding audio examples will also be included that will enable users to not only view but hear Britten's compositional development, particularly during his childhood. Whilst extracts from existent recordings will be used to this end for the composer's published works, the majority of pieces to be included, principally the bulk of Britten's juvenilia, will need recording for the first time. This article outlines the various considerations that have informed incipit construction throughout the project's progression. Following an examination of specific issues regarding incipit length and error correction that arose during the process of typesetting examples, the article goes on to detail a number of observations that have been made thus far during the act of recording some of Britten's earliest efforts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
MUSIC -- Manuscripts, INSTRUMENTATION & orchestration, FOLK songs, and NATIVE American music
Presents information on the collection of music manuscripts by composer Charles Koechlin, Charles Shatto and Catherine Urner housed in the Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at the University of California in Berkeley. Incident that impeded Shatto to study orchestration with Koechlin in 1950; Inclusion of folksong arrangements by Koechlin demonstrating the interest of Urner in North American Indian music in the manuscripts collection; Speculation on the reasons behind Koechlin's choice of the manuscripts he sent to Urner between 1923 and 1940.
Reviews computer software on music manuscripts. `RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts After 1600,' edited by Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM); `RISM Online. RISM Series A/II: Music Manuscripts After 1600,' maintained by the United States RISM office at Hardvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Notes. Dec1998, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p288. 39p. 4 Black and White Photographs.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts
Part 1. Focuses on the collection of music manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. Overview of the major music collections in the library; Detailed account of the music offered to Mary Flagler Cary; List of persons whose music manuscripts and letters are preserved in the library.
Books -- Book reviews and Music Manuscripts at Harvard (Book) -- Book reviews
Anyone who has tried to determine the scope and specific content of Harvard University's collection of music manuscripts has, until now, been faced with a time-consuming task. Notwithstanding Craig Wright's [...]
MUSICAL Culture in Split Cathedral From 1750 Till 1940 (Book), CATALOGUE of Music Manuscripts Prints in the Benedictine Convent of St. Peter in Cres (Book), GRGIC, Miljenko, and JURICIC, Vedrana
Reviews the books 'Glazbena kultura u Splitskoj Katedrali od 1750. do 1940./Musical Culture in the Split Cathedral From 1750 Till 1940,' by Miljenko Grgić and 'Katalog muzikalija u Benediktinskom samostanu sv. Petra u Cresu/Catalogue of Music Manuscripts and Prints in the Benedictine Convent of St. Peter in Cres,' by Vedrana Juričić.
Reviews the reprints of the music manuscripts `The Sylviad; or, Minstrelsy of Nature in the Wilds of North America, Opus 3,' by Anthony Philip Heinrich and an introduction by J. Bunker Clark and `Complete Paino Music,' by Philip Antony Corri and edited by Nathan Bucker.
The article presents a list of music editions and manuscripts received by the journal, including "Arrangements of Orchestral Works," by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, "Symphonic Variations on an African Air, Opus 63," by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and "Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 77," by Johannes Brahms.
Notes. Dec2001, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p259. 13p. 4 Black and White Photographs.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts and MUSIC libraries
Reports on the music collection of the Berlin Sing-Akademie recovered in Kiev, Ukraine. Implications of the resurfacing of the collection for music scholarship and performance; Extent of the Sing-Akademie collection in Kiev; Significance of the music collection.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts, COLLECTION development in music libraries, and CATALOGING of music manuscripts
Features the music collections in the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. Cary collection since 1968; Dannie and Hettie Heineman collection; Robert Owen Lehman collection; Gilbert and Sullivan collection; Printed music collection; James Fuld collection; Letters of musicians; Charles Alvar Harding collection; Gilbert Kaplan deposit; Catalog of the library's music holdings.
Reviews the works of composer Erkki-Sven Tuur. 'Crystallisatio I fur 3 Floten, Glockenspiel und Streicher'; 'Lighthouse fur Streicher'; 'Dedication fur Violoncello und Klavier'; 'Symbiosis fur Violine und Kontrabass'; 'Lamentio fur Saxophonquartett'; 'Requiem fur Kammerchor, Klavier und Streicher.'
Reviews scores for instrumental ensemble music. Includes John Marson's `Suite for Flute and Harp'; Lowell Lieberman's `Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra'; Harald Genzmer's `Sonate fur Flote und Harfe.'
Notes. Mar1999, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p583. 31p. 5 Black and White Photographs, 1 Chart.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts, COLLECTION development in music libraries, DRAMATIC music, and DANCE music
Features the printed and manuscript collections relating to music from Spain and colonial Mexico that can be found in the Sutro Library, a part of the California State Library in San Francisco, California. Anthology of Spanish baroque theatrical music; Mexican anthologies of dance and salon music; Significance of the manuscript collections; Inventory of Sutro Library manuscript.
Notes. Dec1998, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p327. 14p. 4 Black and White Photographs.
MUSIC -- Manuscripts and LIBRARIES
Focuses on the music manuscript collection of Ernst von Dohnanyi, a former faculty of the Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee, Florida, at the Warren D. Allen Music Library at FSU. Historical significance of Dohnanyi for the art of music; Background on the gathering of the collection in the library; Books and resources included in the collection; Dohnanyi's personal collection of published music.
Music librarianship, Library catalogs, Cataloging of music manuscripts, and Cooperative cataloging
Discusses major developments in library music cataloging during the 20th century. Application of computer and networking technologies; Organizational efforts to promote cooperative cataloging; Implementation of the MARC music format in music libraries by the Online Computer Library Center; Calculation of the rate of publication of printed music.
Music libraries, MANUSCRIPTS, Cataloging of music manuscripts, Music, and Awards
The article presents news briefs regarding the Music Library Association. The 2007 special achievement award has been given to Nancy Bren Nuzzo. The Leonard Warren Archive has been presented and donated to the University of California at Santa Barbara. The Juilliard School is opening the Juilliard Manuscript Collection online at www.juilliardmanuscriptcollection.org.