Collection of Music Manuscripts

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The Manuscript Collection

The Manuscript Collection contains handwritten Danish and foreign sheet music  - over 20.000 units. A substantial part of the collection is constituted by works of living composers.

See also the special collections, which also often contains manuscrips, especially the collections from individuals.

Music manuscrips can only be seen at a reading room in The Black Diamond, and the issuing of a special library card is necessary. Many music manuscripts has been digitised  and can be seen directly online.

Cataloging and search

The Manuscript Collection is to a very large degree catalogued and can be searched via REX. Choose Music and Sound Collection in the menu "Institutions and Collections", search for a composer, title or other keywords and limit to Music Manuscripts in the facet "Collection" to the left of the search result.

Note, that an number of older music manuscripts and a few from the 19th and 20th century are located in the Manuscript Collection, and that music manuscripts concerning Danish folk music etc. i to be found in The Danish Folklore Archives.