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Miriam Heise

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Library Holdings and Acquisitions

Thanks to the rich musical history of the city of Hall, the University and State Library owns a historically grown collection of music manuscripts and prints . This historical collection is supplemented by specialist literature in both, print and electronic form. The current collection foci are aligned with the prevailing profile of university teaching and research, and the aim is to continually expand access to electronic content.

Finding and Using

The literary holdings of the subject Music are shelved in the Branch Library Music (Ha 38) and completely electronically indexed.

Call Numbers Music

The shelving of the works is according to the individual classification of the subject of Music.

Call Numbers Music Education

The shelving of the works is according to the individual classification of the subject of Music Education.

Old Prints and Manuscripts

A large number of the above-mentioned have already been digitised and can be accessed free online via Share_it. Works that have not yet been digitised, can be requested in advance via the catalogues or the Department for Historical Collections and then used in the Reading Room for Historical Holdings and Maps.

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Specialised Information Service

The specialised information service musiconn offers various services for the subject. The research services include the research of digitised sheet music as well as the possibility of researching scholastic literature from various data sources.


Electronically available journals of the specific subject are indexed in the Electronic Journals Library (EZB).


There are numerous specialized databases available for researching information. These are researchable via the Database Information System (DBIS).

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History and Profiling of the Subject

The subject of music in Halle is divided into the departments of musicology and music education. Musicology covers the subject areas of historical and systematic musicology as well as ethnomusicology. Music education focuses on the artistic-pedagogical field. Both departments are part of the Institute for Music, Media and Speech Sciences, which was founded in 2016.