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Print and manuscript sources of Renaissance music (1400–1600)


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This guide will assist individuals searching for print or manuscript resources for Medieval and Renaissance music c. 1400–1600. The intended demographic includes musicologists, theorists, early music performers, and choir directors at any stage of their career. Prior familiarity with the time period, notation systems, terminology, and genre of music will enhance use and navigation of this guide.

Location and contacts

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Music Library Staff
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
3rd floor - 527 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3
Subjects: Music

Resource key

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library use
  • Catalogue record

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