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The Partbook-Viewer is a special application that was set up as part of the digitization project 'Printed sources of polyphonic music (1501-1700) from the Bavarian State Library' funded by the German Research Foundation and further developed as part of the project 'Manuscript tablatures and partbooks up to the 17th century'. More than half of the over 2,350 older printed scores preserved in the BSB were published in the form of part books (voices). In addition to the prints, the Partbook-Viewer also presents the musical manuscripts from the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance that have been handed down in parts. The Partbook-Viewer, developed by the Munich Digitization Center specifically to provide an overview of the entire musical text, enables simultaneous display of the related parts of a set of parts in different segments of a screen.

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