Access to all titles in the seven Recent Researches in Music series: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, 19th/20th centuries, American, and Oral Traditions.
Legacy Collection: Additional access to titles published before 2018 in the seven RRIMO series and the series Collegium Musicum: Yale University.
From printed and manuscript music scores and texts on music to ephemera and concert programmes, archival materials documenting the life and work of composers, music scholars and performers, a huge variety and breadth of material has been collected over several centuries.
The David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University has about forty collections of string quartets in parts dating from this time (about 1770-1840), most, though not all complete, and representing composers whose works are rarely found in modern editions.
Rare or unique 16th-century music editions from the British Library, digitised from microfilm; 300+ anthologies as of Oct 2011. Click on the "British Library Catalogue" link to search and browse scores.
Cette rubrique rassemble des corpus consacrés à des compositeurs. Ces corpus comprennent notamment des partitions manuscrites autographes, mais aussi des documents d'archive et des images (Massenet, Debussy, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz, Charpentier, Rameau, etc.).
An on-line, searchable version of the Hofmeister Monatsberichte for the years 1829-1900. Containing some 400,000 records of music publications, it is the most extensive resource for establishing what was published where and when during that period. Records are linked to facsimile images of the Monatsberichte on the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek website.
A collection of 140 priceless autograph manuscripts, sketches, engravers proofs and first editions including highlights are the late engraver’s proof of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, with hundreds of markings and annotations by the composer; the original manuscript of Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, in his arrangement for piano, 4 hands; and, the last scene of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
First and early editions and manuscript copies from 18th - early 19th c. by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and more; multiple versions of 19th c. opera scores; seminal works of musical modernism; and music of the Second Viennese School.
Access to digitized primary sources held at renowned music archives in the US and UK. Seminal composers such as J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, Richard Wagner, Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Arnold Schoenberg, and Igor Stravinsky, among others, are represented through their original handwritten manuscripts and first editions.
200+ pieces of sheet music spanning the years 1838-1923, over half of which highlight women's emerging voices and suffrage efforts; the collection includes published rally songs and songsters written and compiled by notable composers and suffragists, as well as music manuscripts submitted for copyright deposit by everyday citizens.