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“Catalog of the Music of the Diocese of Würzburg” published

At the end of 2014, Dieter Kirsch, former director and professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, and who was most recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the same institution, has published the monumental Katalog der Musikalien der Diözese Würzburg (Catalog of the Music of the Diocese of Würzburg). The catalog documents the music manuscripts and printed music from the diocesan archives and numerous items (ca. 170) on deposit at other parishes of the diocese.

Kirsch volunteered years of service to catalog the over 11,500 sources. Most items are from the nineteenth century but pieces from the eighteenth century are present as well. The second volume focuses on collected printed sources from the nineteenth century in addition to some works from the early seventeenth century.

This catalog was created through the cooperation of the RISM Germany - Munich office and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mainfränkische Musikgeschichte (Main-Franconian Music History study group) and was published with the support of the RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt. The publication of this catalog now offers a compendium of this important collection, notable beyond just the region. The publisher is Echter-Verlag, Würzburg.



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