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What's in the library?

Authoritative sources:

  • Reference
  • Biography
  • History
  • Music Analysis
  • Research and Writing
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance
  • Instrumental and Vocal technique
  • Conducting

New Books in the library

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Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble - John F. Colson
Call Number: MT85 C66 2012
ISBN: 9780810882607
Publication Date: 2012

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Political Beethoven - Nicholas Mathew
ISBN: 9781107005891
Publication Date: 2012

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Performing Life - Sharon Mabry
Call Number: ML3795 .M174 2012
ISBN: 9780810884083

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How Music Works - David Byrne
ISBN: 9781936365531
Publication Date: 2012-09-12

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Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune - Christoph Wolff
Call Number: ML410 .M9 W632 2012
ISBN: 9780393050707
Publication Date: 2012-05-21

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The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal - Duane Richard Karna (Editor)
ISBN: 9780810881693
Publication Date: 2012-09-13


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Essential Scholars

There are a variety of scholars that are important to the state of research in music.  It's important to consult their work.  Here are a few examples of scholars within historical musicology:

  • Christoff Wolf (Mozart)
  • Maynard Solomon (Beethoven)
  • David Cairns (Berlioz)
  • Donald Burrows (Handel)

Connect to the work of these and other scholars using Grove Online and reference lists from books and articles.


Featured Book Source: Bio-bibliographies (ML134)

Invaluable when it comes to research on a particular composer.  These guides include:

  • Extensive bibliographies
  • Brief biography and/or Chronology
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Guillaume de Machaut - Lawrence Earp
ISBN: 0824023234
Publication Date: 1995

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Joan Tower - Ellen K. Grolman
ISBN: 9780810856530
Publication Date: 2007

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Johannes Brahms - Heather Platt (Editor)
ISBN: 0815338503
Publication Date: 2003

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Steve Reich - D. J. Hoek
ISBN: 0313312079
Publication Date: 2001

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Aaron Copland - Marta Robertson; Guy A. Marco (Editor); Robin Armstrong
ISBN: 0815321783
Publication Date: 2001

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G. F. Handel - Mary Ann Parker
ISBN: 041594323X
Publication Date: 2005


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