This post is part of a blog series celebrating the American Musicological Society’s annual conference taking place in Rochester, NY from November 9-12. Please visit our booth if you are attending, and otherwise stay tuned for more content related to our music books and journals programs

Whether or not you are attending the  conference in Rochester, you can access a special selection of free content from our music journals for a limited time.


The Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society is pleased to present the Journal’s second virtual issue, which we are offering free for a limited time. This virtual issue is a compilation of reviews of digital and multimedia scholarship from previous issues. To bring these projects in digital musicology to a broader public, we are showcasing ten reviews whose themes range from composer studies to interactive database resources for teaching and research, and even include architectural frameworks for computer-based studies.



The Journal of Musicology invites you to enjoy the following articles from recent issues free for a limited time.

Musicological Omnivory in the Neoliberal University
David Blake

Bells and the Problem of Realism in Ravel’s Early Piano Music
Alexandra Kieffer

Contextualizing Josquin’s Ave Maria . . . virgo serena
Clare Bokulich


19thCentury Music offers you free access to a selection of recent pieces, including one of the standout articles from the journal’s recent special issue, “Subjectivity in European Song“; an article on Debussy’s ballet score Jeux, which, as the title promises, tells you what tennis has to do with the choreography; and a piece on Grieg which reflects the growing interest among musical scholars in “mood” and “attunement.”

Present Absence: Debussy, Song, and the Art of (Dis)appearing
Julian Johnson

Mixed Doubles: Debussy, Nijinsky, Jeux
Rachana Vajjhala

“In the Mood:” Peer Gynt and the Affective Landscapes of Grieg’s Stemninger, op. 73
Daniel M. Grimley