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The Index to Printed Music: Collections & Series combines Index, Bibliography, Series, and Names databases into the most comprehensive electronic means for finding individual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions.

Because it indexes each individual piece in a collection, it provides superior access for scholars, performers, teachers, and other researchers. Music for specific performing forces is retrievable, thus offering detailed repertory for performers, conductors, and directors of ensembles.

The music included has been published in sets and series, many of which are still adding volumes.  The sets and series are organized according to various criteria:

by composer (Complete works: Gesamtausgaben)
by geographical area (Monuments: Denkmäler)
by time or style period
by original source (including manuscript)
in anthologies

The Index Database currently contains ca. 464,000 records, with up to 20 fields of information: names (composers, poets, librettists, editors); titles and alternate titles; language of text and text incipit; performing forces (medium); identifying numbers (item numbers, opus/thematic catalog numbers, key); formats (full score, piano vocal score, parts, etc.); language; presence of non-standard clefs; figured bass and how treated; duration of piece (if given in item); genres; musical incipit (if needed for identification); citations for performing editions based on the main work; and RISM source numbers.

The Index Database is linked to the Bibliography Database.  The data contain composer, editor, title, imprint and series information.  Linking the Bibliography and Index records is an identification number linked to the bibliographical information  (over 18,000 citations as contained in Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music: A Bibliography, by George R. Hill and Norris L. Stephens [Berkeley: Fallen Leaf Press, 1997]). Searching on the bibliography title allows users to view all index entries for that particular title. 

The Names Database currently contains more than 22,000 names with three times as many cross-references (alternate forms of the names). The names, whether for composer, librettist, poet, or editor, have been established by researching the scholarly literature to determine the most complete form based on the latest published research. Many of the cross-references are based on those established by the Library of Congress.

The Series Database contains over 1,000 entries with title and imprint information.  As in the Names Database, each record may contain alternate name forms of that series title.  Each of these names is included in the associated bibliography records.  Searching on the series title allows users to view all index entries for that particular title.  Future enhancements will provide a listing by volume number of each series.


SERIES COMPLETELY INDEXED - new volumes added as they appear

COMPOSERS (Collected Works):

J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dufay, Dvořák, Glinka, Handel, Haydn, Janáček, Josquin, Machaut, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, Palestrina, Rimsky-Korsakov, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Telemann, Verdi, Vivaldi Wagner.
(new volumes added as they appear)


Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae
Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst (DDT)
Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich (DTÖ)
Diletto Musicale
Earlier American Music
Hebräisch-orientalischer Melodienschatz (Idelson)
Magnus liber organi                                                                                                                                                    Musica Antiqua Bohemica
Musica Britannica                                                                                                                                                 The Nineteenth Century
Norton Anthologies
Palèographie Musicale
Recent Researches

(new volumes added as they appear)