Music Library Digital Scores Collection

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17 Italian Arias
17 Italian Arias (18th c.)

The Music Library Digital Scores Collection contains manuscript musical scores dating from the 17th through 19th centuries. The majority of the collection is comprised of 17th and 18th century operas, opera excerpts, and other vocal music. The original manuscripts reside in the Music Library’s Rare Book Collection.

Materials from the collection are also indexed in the RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 database. Links to the images are also provided in the University of Washington’s online catalog.

About the Database

This project was funded by the University of Washington Libraries 21st Century Awards in 2007-2008. The project was founded and completed by Deborah Pierce, UW Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Anne Graham, UW Libraries Digital Initiatives. The images were photographed using a Canon EOS 40D camera with a Canon EF 50mm f1.4 Lens and a copystand. Metadata for the RISM A/II portion of the collection was provided by the International RISM Office.