OTCL has been made possible by the generous support of the Digital Scholarship Grant provided by Hong Kong Baptist University Library (DSG/1617/02/MUS) and my on-going research project funded by the General Research Fund (HKBU 12401714) of the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.

This project stems from my long-term research into keyboard arrangements of Lully’s music, and I wish to express my thanks to scholars who have generously shared information and exchanged views in the past, in particular David Fuller, Kenneth Gilbert, Bruce Gustafson, David Ledbetter and Davitt Moroney.

Thanks are due to the staff of the following libraries for allowing me access to their rare collections, and for granting permissions to reproduce sources and to use images critical to this project: Biblioteka Jagiellońska (Crakow), Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris), Bibliothèque Royale Albert (Brussels), Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (Paris), Bodleian Library (Oxford), British Library (London), Conservatoire Royale de Musique (Brussels), Det kongelige Bibliotek Slotsholmen (Copenhagen), Fürst Thurn und Taxis Hofbibliothek (Regensburg), Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library, University of California (Berkeley, CA), Médiathèque (Roanne), Médiathèque Grand Troyes (Troyes), Musik- och teaterbiblioteket (Stockholm), Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna), Ratsbücherei und Stadtarchiv der Stadt Lüneburg, Musikabteilung (Lüneburg), and University Library (Cambridge).

I would like to thank Jocelyn Hui, Hilary Ho and Cherry Yip, my research assistants, for their assistance with transcribing incipits and their painstaking attention to detail.

My utmost thanks to the staff of Hong Kong Baptist University Library, in particular Rebekah Wong, Timothy Yeung, Yip Wing Chung, and So Pui Lam for their indispensable contribution to technical and logistical matters relating to the production of the online resource, and for their endless patience.