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RILM at IAML Online Congress
RILM will participate at this year’s congress of the International Associ…
New Additions to RILM Abstracts with Full Text
 RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text just included eleven m…
Think Music & Beyond: Interdisciplinary Research in the Age of Full Text
RILM and EBSCO invite you to take part in the free webinar “Think Music &…
Coming Soon! New Additions to RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text
This summer, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text will add ele…
Join RILM Virtually for MLA / TLA 2021
RILM – Think Theater! This year we are offering many ways for the MLA…
New Additions to RILM Music Encyclopedia
Three works have joined the continuously expanding collection of historical…
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Returning to “La source”
Four historic performances of Arthur Saint-Léon’s ballet La source, spanning 150 years, illustrate how—through the sacrifice of a feminized natur…
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Billy Taylor, jazz advocate
“There's no question that being an advocate eclipsed my reputation as a musician” Billy Taylor said in a 2007 interview. “It was my doing. I wan…
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The dervish sound dress
The dervish sound dress is a piece of wearable technology inspired by the sacred experience of the whirling dervishes of Turkey. The garment is a b…
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Pauline Viardot’s legacy
Pauline Viardot was one of the most influential women in nineteenth century European classical music. As a singer, her prodigious talent and charisma…
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Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction
Launched by the University of Tennessee Libraries in 2020, the Journal of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction is the official journal…
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Barbershop redux
Four voices of homogeneous gender in close voicing with the melody line sung below a tenor harmony, avoidance of dissonance and vibrato, and liberal u…
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Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) documents and disseminates music research worldwide. Known for its flagship publication, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive international bibliography of writings on music covering publications from the early 19th century to the present (also available with a full-text enhancement of over 200 journals), RILM produces the annually expanding full-text repository RILM Music Encyclopedias and the Index to Printed Music. RILM maintains its own user platform, Egret, with advanced search and browse capabilities on which it hosts the comprehensive encyclopedia MGG Online, and RILM Music Encyclopedias.