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

Printed volumes

Scholarly editions of the complete works of composers usually have the most complete information about the sources of each work by that composer

  • For complete works by composer: consult the M3s
    • M3s are organized by composer last name
    • Located on 1st floor of the library, to the right of the entrance
    • The Grove or MGG articles on composers include lists of works with corresponding collected works volumes information (see Music dictionaries and encyclopedias)


  • New Josquin Edition. M3 D4 1987.  
    • Commentary includes the latest research on sources for works of Josquin
    • Includes commentary on all works attributed to Josquin (even if the attribution is not accepted by the edition)

Scholarly digital projects containing large collections of scores

  • The Josquin research project
    • Contains pdf scores of all of Josquin’s works (most without text) and of numerous other Renaissance composers (mostly before 1520)
    • Also includes analysis tools and downloadable scores in symbolic notation in multiple formats (midi, kern**, MusicXML)

Location and contacts

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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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