Books of Hispanic Polyphony IMF-CSIC: A Catalog of Books of Spanish and New World Polyphonic Music in Context

Welcome to the Books of Hispanic Polyphony IMF-CSIC (BHP) website!

We made the BHP site open access coinciding with our presentation during the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference in Prague on 7 July 2017; we had been working on it (without open access) since 2013.

The objective of Books of Hispanic Polyphony (BHP) is to serve as a comprehensive research tool concerning manuscript and printed polyphonic books in Spain and books with hispanic polyphony elsewhere. BHP has no chronological limitations, and we have started to cover the period from the 15th through the 20th century. We do not provide images of the sources, unless the institutions that hold them do so through repositories or permission. In such cases, we incorporate the appropriate links; for instance, to the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica, for books at the Biblioteca Nacional de España in Madrid. We also incorporate links to manuscripts described in Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM), to printed books in Printed Sacred Music Database 1500-1800,  to Portuguese Early Music  (PEM) database, and to other appropriate websites that could offer relevant information. Our menu for “Sources”, “Locations”, “Institutions”, “People”, “Genres”, “Works”, “Movements”, “Documents” and “Bibliography” should give you a sense of our objective, and we are still building searching tools and different ways to connect information.  We would like to serve as a reference tool and as a platform to present fresh, new research and foster international collaboration.

This digital library was initiated as part of the four-year (2013-2016) R+D Project “Libros de polifonía hispana (1450-1650): catálogo sistemático y contexto histórico-cultural” (HAR2012-33604) of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Currently. BHP was part of the objectives of another R+D Project “Hispanic Polyphony and Music of Oral Tradition in the Age of Digital Humanities” (HAR2016-75371-P, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2016-2020). At present, BHP does not have any type of financial support and for its development it only has volunteer collaborators and students conducting their practicum


Dr. Emilio Ros-Fábregas, Director
Tenured Researcher in Musicology, IMF-CSIC

Dr. María Gembero-Ustárroz
Tenured Researcher in Musicology, IMF-CSIC

Dr. Andrea Puentes-Blanco
Tenured Researcher in Musicology, IMF-CSIC

Dr. Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita
Profesora Ayudante Doctor, Universidad de Granada

Dr. Giuseppe Fiorentino
Profesor Ayudante Doctor, Universidad de Cantabria

Dr. Javier Marín-López
Profesor Titular, Universidad de Jaén

Dr. Antonio Pardo Cayuela, Coordinator for Music Encoding Development
Profesor Colaborador, Universidad de Murcia

Pablo López-Rocamora
Ph.D. Candidate, Universidad de Murcia

Jan Koláček, Webmaster

External contributors
Dr. Juan Pablo Fernández-Cortés
Profesor Asociado, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2013-16

Maya Gerrand,
Graduate student (from France), Université François-Rabelais, Tours (France), 2014

Daniel González Camhi
Musicology Student (from México), Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), 2015

Bernat Cabré
Doctoral Candidate, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2015-16

Antoni Llofriu i Prohens
Undergraduate musicology student, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2017-19
CSIC-JAE-Predoc, Institució Milà i Fontanals-CSIC, 2019-20

Pilar Gastou Retavisca
Undergraduate musicology student (from Venezuela), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2017-19

Fernando Sánchez-Pérez
Undergraduate musicology student (from Perú), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2018-19

Dr. Mercedes Castillo-Ferreira
Profesora Titular, Universidad de Granada


This website and its contents constitutes a work protected under the legal terms of intellectual property. It is intended for educational, teaching and research purposes; it is not licit its use for profit or commercial purposes. In case of publication derived from the research presented in this website, it should be cited as indicated at the bottom of each page ("How to cite", generated automatically): name of the Submission's author cited, "Title of the item cited", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (date of consultation), and specific URL address of the cited item.

Última modificació: Emilio Ros-Fábregas - 21 Nov 2021

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"Books of Hispanic Polyphony IMF-CSIC: A Catalog of Books of Spanish and New World Polyphonic Music in Context", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 19 Jan 2022),