Coverage of IPM

  • The Bibliography Database consists of over 18,000 sets and series.  This database is continually being enlarged. It was originally published as Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music: A Bibliography, by George R. Hill and Norris L. Stephens (Berkeley: Fallen Leaf Press, 1997).
  • The Index Database currently contains more than 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 catalogue 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;
    • RISM source numbers                                                                                   see two examples:  Sample #1 and Sample #2
       
  • The Names Database currently contains over 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.                      see:  Special Feature