Production and Reading of Music Sources (PRoMS)


Production and Reading of Music Sources (PRoMS) - Warburg Institute project description with further links

The most substantial published outcome of the project is the PRoMS database:

Mise en-page in manuscripts and printed books containing polyphonic music, 1480 - 1530

(image:  Eton, Eton College Library, MS 178, fols 1v-2r, © Eton College Library)

Publications in print (date of last update: 19 May 2018):

Monographs and edited volumes

• The Production and Reading of Music Sources. Mise En-Page in Manuscripts and Printed Books Containing Polyphonic Music, 1480-1530, ed. Thomas Schmidt and Christian Thomas Leitmeir (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018, in the press). With contributions by Thomas Schmidt, Christian Leitmeir, Sanna Raninen, Stanley Boorman, Mara Hofmann, Joanna Fronska and Ian Rumbold

•​ Sanna Raninen, ‘Production and Reading of Printed Sources of Polyphony in the Early Sixteenth Century’ (PhD dissertation, University of Manchester, 2017)

•​ Mise-en-Page in Medieval and Early Modern Music Sources, themed double issue of the Journal of the Alamire Foundation, 6/2 (2014) and 7/1 (2015), ed. Thomas Schmidt-Beste and Hanna Vorholt, with contributions by Helen Deeming, Tim Shephard, Elizabeth Morrison, Oliver Huck, Jane Alden, Vincenzo Borghetti and Grantley McDonald

Facsimile editions

•​ The Caius Choirbook. Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, Ms. 667/760, facsimile edition with introduction by Ian Rumbold (Oxford: DIAMM, in preparation)

•​ The Anne Boleyn Music Book. London, Royal College of Music, Ms. 1070, facsimile edition with introduction by Thomas Schmidt and David Skinner (Oxford: DIAMM, 2017)

Other publications related to the project

•​ Thomas Schmidt-Beste, ‘Polyphonic sources, ca. 1450-1500’, in The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music, ed. Anna Maria Busse Berger and Jesse Rodin (Cambridge: CUP, 2015), pp. 641–662

•​ Thomas Schmidt-Beste and Hanna Vorholt, ‘Mise-en-Page in Manuscripts of Polyphonic Music, 1450-1550’, Gazette du livre médiéval, 54 (2009), pp. 31–42

•​ Thomas Schmidt-Beste, ‘Private or Institutional – Small or Big? Towards a Typology of Polyphonic Sources of Renaissance Music’, Journal of the Alamire Foundation, 1 (2009), pp. 13–26