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In Brief: Ionarts at the Siena Office

LinksYour regular Sunday roundup of links to Blogville and beyond continues -- da Siena, durante la settimana del Palio. Molto pazzo!

Bonne fête de Saint-Jean à tous!

  • This is going to revolutionize musicological research. Liber floridus is an engine to search and view manuscript folio images from libraries in France. There are only two institutions participating at the moment, but they are the Bibliothèque Mazarine and the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris. [The Cranky Professor]

  • In related news, one of the cradles of the Carolingian creation we now call Gregorian chant, the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland, is putting its library of manuscripts online as the Codices Electronici Sangallenses. Be still, my heart! [Cronaca]

  • Queen Elizabeth II has named Emma Kirkby a Dame of the British Empire. I played her recording of Exultate, jubilate to celebrate. [Playbill Arts]

  • In other news about singers, Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has been in Uganda volunteering with a program sponsored by the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) to connect with traumatized former child-soldiers. Oh, and she kept a (little) blog about it. [Measha's Diary]

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