Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Monday, 3 April 2017

Pore (or Drool) over Mediaeval Music Manuscripts Digitised Online - DIAMM

Eton Choirbook (Wikipedia image)
Mediaeval music manuscripts might not be our main focus here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, but it's always good to enrich our experience of more recent music, with an understanding of much earlier repertoire.  DIAMM is a fantastic starting point.  If "digital humanities" don't yet excite you, maybe this might provide the vital spark!

An introduction from the website, run by the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford:-

"DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) is a leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts. We present images and metadata for thousands of manuscripts on this website. We also provide a home for scholarly resources and editions, undertake digital restoration of damaged manuscripts and documents, publish high-quality facsimiles, and offer our expertise as consultants."
(Karen would very much like that slightly damaged facsimile of the Eton Choirbook, but she'll try to sit on her hands and let someone else snap it up!)

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