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seen to the left was painted by Ruth Knoll based on the soundboard painting of the 1769 Pascal Taskin double-manual harpsichord now housed in the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments in Edinburgh, Scotland. (The center portion has, of course, been altered for use here)
Clicking on the rose wherever it is found on the site will always return you to the SECM home page.
Photographs of the 1769 Taskin harpsichord, including the soundboard rose, can be seen here (this link will open in a new browser window).


navigation bar Home About the society Contact SECM Links SECM Forum SECM Newsletters SECM Online Texts SECM Miscellaneous The Scholarly Societies Project

The Scholarly Societies Project, founded in 1994, is devoted to facilitating access to information about scholarly societies across the world. It currently contains information about over 4,000 scholarly societies.
Of particular interest to SECM members is a subsection of the Project entitled Repertorium Veterrimarum Societatum Litterariarum (Inventory of the Oldest Scholarly Societies), which covers scholarly societies that were founded up to the year 1829. This is an area rich in information about societies that were active during the eighteenth century. It is located at http://www.scholarly-societies.org/history/
Over 250 of the societies mentioned in this area have associated history pages, which include basic historical information for the society, as well as information on the major journals published by the society, including references to full-text archives of the volumes, where appropriate.
The abbreviations area lists contemporaneous journal-title abbreviations and gives links to the history pages where the corresponding journals are described. This area includes the vast majority of abbreviations used in the pre-eminent index to journal articles of that time period: the Repertorium Commentationum a Societatibus Litterariis Editarum, Secundum Disciplinarum Ordinem, compiled by Jeremias David Reuss and published in 16 volumes from 1801 to 1821.


SECM members get 20% discount on The Journal of Musicology

The University of California Press has graciously extended to the SECM membership a 20% discount on individual subscriptions to The Journal of Musicology. This would amount to an annual subscription price of $33.60 (American dollars). For price list and details click here. To claim the discount, SECM members should use the discount code SECM20 when they subscribe.


SECM members get 20% discount on Eighteenth-Century Music

Cambridge University Press has graciously extended to the SECM membership a 20% discount on individual subscriptions to the new journal Eighteenth-Century Music. This would amount to an annual subscription at approximately $26.00 (American dollars). For price list and details click here. To claim the discount, SECM members simply need to indicate that they are members when they contact Cambridge University Press to subscribe.


The Sun of German Composers



This graphic, found on the last page of Volume 3 of the Society's newsletter, depicts a sun filled with names of 18th-century German composers. The original is from an Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung article from 1799. The graphic and accompanying article can be seen here.

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