Schmitt, Laurent, ed. Catalogue des fonds musicaux, 1600-1800, conservés en Nord-Pas de Calais. Patrimoine musical régional. Lille: Domaine musiques région Nord, 1997.
Useful to musicologists and students searching for information about the musical collections found in Nord-Pas de Calais.
Intends to catalog all polyphonic musical sources (manuscripts and printed music) in Nord-Pas de Calais, France, from 1600 to roughly 1800. The sources have been gathered from eight different libraries and other institutions in Nord-Pas de Calais. However, the Vaudeville collection of the Bibliothèque municipale of Lille has not been included.
The work begins with an introduction. The main body of the catalogue follows, organized alphabetically by composers’ last name. Each entry includes the composers’ name, dates of birth and death, the title of a work, the bibliographic information (with the place of publication, name of publisher, and date of publication), some information about the type of document it is (score, separate parts), the number of pages, the format, and finally some notes. After the catalog are found several indexes (composers, titles, incipits, librettists, publishers, printers, copyists, performers, ex-libris, manuscripts, musical forms, and topography). At the end of the book, there is list of the musicians included in the orchestra of the théâtre de Lille at various time periods between 1600-1800, and a bibliography.