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RISM UK Database

Répertoire International des Sources Musicales

The RISM UK database holds details of pre-1850 music sources preserved in libraries and archives in the UK, including manuscripts from national, public and academic libraries, county and city record offices, cathedral and chapel libraries and some private collections.

For technical reasons the RISM UK database is currently unavailable; however, all its records on manuscript music can be found in RISM’s central database. RISM’s records on 16th-century printed anthologies digitized as part of the Early Music Online project with Royal Holloway can be searched in the British Library catalogue.

The RISM UK database was created as part of several research projects at Royal Holloway managed by Sandra Tuppen and funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and subsequently by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and JISC’s Rapid Digitisation Programme. Contact Stephen Rose for more details of these projects at Royal Holloway.

The UK contribution to the international RISM venture has been co-ordinated, since 1984, by the RISM (UK) Trust, Charity Registration No. 290472, secretary Caroline Shaw.

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