This was my first IAML Congress, which initially was not only exciting, but also terrifying. I needn’t have been nervous however because, from the first-time-attendees session at the start and throughout the week, everyone was extremely kind and welcoming. The real benefit of a conference like this is the chance to connect with colleagues from all over the world. You hear not only about their work but also about their lives. It is such an enriching experience on so many levels!
The following has been received from Anna E. Kijas, Senior Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College Libraries: It is my pleasure to announce the Morales Mass Book, an open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome. This site explores the Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546) focusing on the composer, the printer, and the processes that informed the composition of four of Morales’s polyphonic masses. In addition, video and audio recordings invite us into the world of Morales’s superb music.
The following is a group congress diary from the RISM Zentralredaktion (Frankfurt, Germany):
Klaus Keil: Opernsammlung in der Nationalbibliothk
Guido Kraus: Meine schönsten Erfahrungen in Riga
Vivian Tompkins: Digitizing Music Materials
Jennifer Ward: Riga, City of Music
Am 26. Februar 2017 feiert die Jazz-Schallplatte ihren 100. Geburtstag. Dies ist fünf jungen Musikern aus New Orleans zu verdanken, die nach New York kamen und dort zunächst in kleinen Clubs spielten.