Database last updated 30/9/2016

FWF project no. P 28353-G26

FWF project no. P 24075-G23

FWF Austrian Science Fund

Universitt Salzburg


October 2016: We are pleased to announce a new update of our data. We have now added many sources with music notation from the years 1540-1550. We have also entered a number of liturgical and theory prints from the years before 1500. These files are being refined constantly and will be uploaded at regular intervals.

February 2016: The FWF has generously granted a further three years of funding for a follow-up project, which began on 1 February 2016. The new team members are now Marianne Gillion and Moritz Kelber. Further information can be found below, and in the newly updated ‘Description’ and ‘Contact‘ sections.


Welcome to the website for the project Music printing in German-speaking lands: From the 1470s to the mid-16th century.

This project builds upon the FWF project which ran from 2012-2015: Early music printing in German-speaking lands: Technical and repertoire development. The current project extends the investigation in two directions: backwards to the beginnings of music printing, and forwards to 1550. By its end, detailed data on the first seventy-five years of music printing will be examined in detail and presented in this online database and in scientific publications.
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