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Dutch Song Database
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The Dutch Song Databasesoftware version 2.2 (June 2014) / last update: August 16, 2021
The Dutch Song Database (Nederlandse Liederenbank in Dutch) contains more than 180,000 songs in the Dutch and Flemish language, from the Middle Ages through the twentieth century.
It contains love songs, satirical songs, Beggar songs, psalms and other religious songs, folksongs, children's songs, St Nicholas and Christmas songs, and so on and so forth.
The main sources for all these songs are songbooks, songsheets (broadsides), song manuscripts and fieldwork recordings.
For every song the source is indicated where the text and/or the melody can be found. In some cases one can click directly to the complete text, or to the music, or to a recording.
The Dutch Song Database was compiled at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam and is maintained and developed further by its Centre for Documentation and Research of Dutch Songs, in cooperation with several partners.
Complete Recordings Camerata Trajectina made available via Dutch Song DatabaseNovember 30, 2014
Dutch Data Prize Humanities & Social Sciences 2014 for Dutch Song DatabaseNovember 24, 2014
Presentation Dutch Songs On Line (19 July 2014)July 19, 2014
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