Music Reference Resources - Miscellaneous
A Dictionary of Musical Themes, by Barlow and Morgenstern (1948).
Ref. ML128 .I65 B3 1948b
A collection of 10,000 themes chosen mostly from recorded classical instrumental pieces. Themes (printed music) are arranged alphabetically, or by opus number, under composer name. The Notation Index provides a method for identifying a theme by pitches alone (without knowledge of the composer).
Thematic Catalogues in Music-An Annotated Bibliography, second edition, by Brook and Viano (1997).
Ref. ML113 .B86 1997 Music Library and Tutt Library
Comprehensive information on and list of thematic catalogues in music-that “powerful research and bibliographic tool” that “arranges a body of music in a systematic order and provides a positive identification in a minimum of space and symbols.” An excellently-researched, consummate scholarly tool.
Music Analyses-An Annotated Guide to the Literature, by Harold J. Diamond (1991).
Ref. ML128 .A7 D5 1991
4,600 English-language sources addressing the process of music analyses. Entries are listed under composers names and/or specific works. Includes bibliographies of books and dissertations/theses.
The Literature of Music Bibliography-An Account of the Writings on the History of Music Printing & Publishing, by Krummel (1992).
Ref. ML112 .K765 1992
The source for information on “the printed documents of music” in the Western tradition.
Performance Practice, Medieval to Contemporary-A Bibliographic Guide,
by Jackson (1988).
Ref. ML128 .P235 J3 1988
Sources are arranged under various categories: by instruments, musical elements, and chronological periods and composers. Includes an Index of Theorists.
Lectionary of Music-An Entertaining Reference and Reader’s Companion,
by Slonimsky (1990).
Ref. ML100 .S637 1990
To precipitate “the act of reading” in music is the stated purpose of this collection. The author presents refreshingly opinionated readings on various musical terms and works.
The Book of World-Famous Music-Classical, Popular and Folk, fifth edition, revised and enlarged, by Fuld (2000).
Ref. ML113 .F8 2000
“A comprehensive reference books of many hundreds of the world’s best-known musical compositions, from over twenty-five countries and covering five hundred years of music.”
Handbook of Instrumentation, by Stiller (1985), and edition 2.0 (1994)
MT70 S.78 1994 2 copies
Ref. MT70 .S78 1985 Tutt Library
Excellent guide for instrumental scoring, includes illustrations and useful appendices.
Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns, by Slonimsky (1948).
Ref. MT45 .S55 Music Library and Tutt Library
A reference book of scales and melodic patterns.
A Bibliography of Computer Music-A Reference for Composers,
by Tjepkema (1981).
Ref. ML128 .E4 T55 Tutt Library
Presents a listing of books, articles, dissertations, and papers concerning composers’ use of computers. Annotated entries. Most likely of historical interest.
Musical Borrowing: An Annotated Bibliography, from the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, edited by Burkholder, Giger, and Birchler (994-2003).
Annotated bibliography of articles on musical quotation and borrowing. Last updated June 2003.
Free Sheet Music Guide-Sheet Music, Guitar Tablature, Site Reviews & More
“Extensive listing of sites providing sheet music (music score) downloads. Categories include Pop/Rock Sheet Music, Classical Sheet Music, Early Historical Sheet Music, et al.”
This site provides “a point-of-entry into a wide array of informational files about classical music.” It also provides links to other music-related Web sites and discussion lists.
Quirky Music References
The author has gathered “a number of reference sources that contained unusual or unexpected information " Last updated March 2004.
Classical and Opera Music Used in Movies
An opera fan presents about 2400 selections of classical and themes used in movies. Searchable by movie title or composer, this collection includes entries gathered mostly from movies from the 1990s to the present.
The Virtual Music Library-Internet Resources
This comprehensive source provides many headings that link to interesting sites. Last updated March 2004.