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musicscrolls224 Music in London 1800-1851 is an attempt to rewrite the history of music in early 19th century London, emphasising the city’s unique position in European musical culture. It is a five-year research project (2013-2018) funded by the European Research Council.
MusicalTransitions224 Musical Transitions to European Colonialism in the Eastern Indian Ocean is investigating how and why transitions from pre-colonial to colonial musical fields occurred in the eastern Indian Ocean region during the period of British expansion, c.1750-1900. It is a four-year research programme (2011-2014) funded by the European Research Council.
musicandshapes Centre for History and Analysis of Recorded Music ran from 2004-9, funded by a grant of just under £1m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The completed projects aim was to promote the study of music as performance through a focus on recordings. Its outputs include a major online discography, an online library of early recorded performances, books, articles, and newsletters.
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Eighteenth-Century Music. The Department hosts the editorial offices of Eighteenth-Century Music, a journal published by Cambridge University Press.
musicmanuscript224 The Hans Keller Archive. The Department hosts the editorial office of the Hans Keller Archive, a project dedicated to publishing and reprinting work from the estate of the eminent musician and writer Hans Keller (1919-85).
keyboard - main King's Sound Archive. The King's Sound Archive includes some 150,000 78rpm records, mostly UK issues, covering classical and popular releases from the c1900 to c1960. Many other resources for the study of recorded performances are provided by the CHARM website.
musicandshapes Music and Shape. A project documenting and analysing performers' reported experiences of the way music 'takes shape', and the ways in which a sense of shape influences detailed decision-making in performance. 
Part of 'Shaping Music in Performance', a three-year AHRC funded investigation (2009-12) of how and why expert musicians use the notion of shape in performing, rehearsing and teaching.
This is part of the larger 
Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice which is funded for five years (2009-14) by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

musicscrolls224  Poetics of Music. Although there has been agreement in the last two thousand years over a general field of creative theory, there has been none over where its emphasis should lie. The project attempts to make sense of the diversity by accumulating writings in book form.

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