RISM International Inventory of Musical Sources

Alternative Titles
RĂ©pertoire International des Sources Musicales

This database contains all of RISM Series A/I, A/II, and years 1500-1550 of B/I.

RISM Series A/II (Music Manuscripts after 1600) is the most comprehensive guide available for music manuscripts. It contains more than 850,000 manuscript records by over 27,000 composers found in over 900 libraries and archives in 35 countries. Records contain bibliographic information, manuscript locations, musical incipits, and bibliographic citations.

RISM Series A/I (Individual Prints Before 1800), documents printed music published between 1600 and 1800 that holds the work of a single composer. At over 100,000 entries, this is the most comprehensive source available for early printed musical works.

RISM Series B/I (Printed Collections of the 16th-17th Centuries) indexes anthologies, including publications from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia.

Published by the Répertoire international des sources musicale, RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources) is an international, non-profit joint venture, which aims to document comprehensively the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. The organization, founded in Paris in 1952, is the largest and only global operation that registers musical sources. RISM documents what exists and where it is stored.

emphasis on 1600-1850
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