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Anthologies of Musical Works from the 15th-17th Centuries in the Library of Congress Music Division

Digital Resources

This page describes resources available online for research on the 16th- and 17th-century anthologies of musical works in the Music Division's collections.

Close to 30% of the Music Division's early anthologies have been digitized for study and performance. Links to these online resources are included in the individual entries listed in the accompanying bibliography. The scope of the following digital presentations cited below extends well beyond the narrow subject area of pre-1700 anthologies to incorporate a much broader spectrum of musical offerings.

Concerts from the Library of Congress Collection, the Library's concert series, has offered concerts, interviews, and lectures free to the public since 1925 when the Coolidge Auditorium was constructed and first opened its doors. These events have been made available on the Library's website as part of the Event Videos Collection. A sampling of these concerts, each including musical examples from anthologies in our collections, are linked below.

In 2015, Pomerium, an esteemed 15-voice a cappella ensemble, presented works from the “golden age of polyphony” by Josquin, Ockeghem, Lassus and Palestrina.

In the Muse, the Music Division's blog, features occasional posts that highlight a variety of early music topics that are relevant to music materials in the collections. Also included are program notes from the some of the Music Division's concert series.