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The Düben Collection Database Catalogue in relation to its previous versions and to older catalogues of the Düben collection

Maria Schildt: Printed Music in the Düben Collection

Maria Schildt: MSS concordances in prints

How to search DCDC - Düben Collection Database Catalogue

Edited by Erik Kjellberg and Kerala J. Snyder

How to search The Düben Collection Database Catalogue (DCDC)

You can search The Düben Collection Database Catalogue (DCDC) in different ways: To be able to search DCDC in a meaningful way you need to understand the terminology used and the structure of DCDC. An introductory description of DCDC can be found here.

Basic Search

Basic Search uses mainly information related to Work. Clicking on DCDC Basic Search in the left columns will bring up the search form, where you are presented with a number of different search fields. At least one field has to be specified, but you can enter criteria in several or all fields. No individual field is mandatory.

Composer can be specified in several different ways:

The search process is not case sensitive.

Title search functionality is similar to that for Composer

Vocal/Instrumental lets you select from a pop up either Vocal (meaning that there is at least one vocal part), Instrumental (meaning that there are only instrumental parts in the Work), or blank (the default, meaning that you do not want to select on this criterion)

Key lets you select from a pop up the key of the part or blank (the default, meaning that you do not want to select on this criterion)

The fields for No of voices and No of instruments allows you to key in how many voices and/or instruments you wish to limit the search to.

Search criteria regarding Scoring are handled just like for Composer and Title. The scoring information is in fact stored in another table, but is matched against the Work information. An explanation of scoring abbreviations can be found here. Other instruments are specified with their full names (eg. "chitarra").

You can specify the sorting order for the results by choosing either Composer or Title.

When you are done with specifying your search criteria, hit Find and you will be presented with a list of all Works that fulfil your criteria.

Example: To be added.

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Advanced Search

Advanced search allows for combined searches regarding Works, Source, Parts and Volume. For each category a number of search cirteria can be specified, and these are combined with an AND condition between the tables involved.

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Special Searches

DCDC contains a large number of pieces of information that can be combined, linked and searched in different ways. We hope that the functions provided through Basic and Andvanced Search can help different categories of users to find the information they are looking for. Still we expect that there will be situation where there is a need to utilize the DCDC information in new ways. Some situations can probably be handled by creating special DCDC search function, and the Department of Musicology can assist in creating such functions. The idea is to make these functions so general that they also can be used by others, and here we list some of the special search functions that have been developed.

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Scoring Information

Abbreviations regarding instruments and voices according to RISM
V"voice", unspecified vocal part
iv"instrumental voice", unspecified instrumental part
vgviola da gamba
vbviola da braccio
vaviola d'amore
bcbasso continuo