Andrew Weaver, professor, musicology, was featured in a blog by RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Musicales, the leading cataloguer of musical sources) on the 410th birthday of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III.
This Friday is the 410th birthday of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor from 1637 to 1657. Like many members of royalty, he dabbled in composition—as did his successors Leopold I and Joseph I.
Andrew H. Weaver published an edition of all known motets by Ferdinand III in 2012. In a recent article in Early Music, Weaver writes:
“Imagine my surprise, then, when recently searching for works by the emperor in the online RISM-OPAC database of music manuscripts from before 1800 (always a wise thing to do periodically, even after finishing a project), when I found a recently added entry for a Latin sacred composition attributed to Ferdinand III in a manuscript in the Berlin Sing-Akademie.”
Continue reading at RISM.