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Contemporary Music

Subject Headings

*Africa is used for purposes of illustration; Asia, Peru, Poland, Sweden, etc. may be used instead.

See also specific subject terms, e.g.: Clarinet; Opera; Symphony; etc. and specific proper names, e.g.: Berio, Josquin, Monteverdi, Stravinsky.

Folk dance music
Folk music
Folk music Africa *
Folk songs Africa*
Music Africa *
Music, 20th century
Music history and criticism
Musical criticism
Music critics
Music--[Country]--[Century], (e.g. Music--France--18th century)
Music--Philosophy and aesthetics
Performance practice (Music)
World music

Call Numbers

REF ML96.5 Facsimiles
[REF] ML 128 Bibliographies by subject
[REF] ML134 Thematic catalogs (composers)
[REF] ML 156 Discographies
M2.8 Facsimiles
M3 Collected works of composers


ML112 Music printing and publishing
ML113 General bibliography
ML114 - ML118 Bibliography of special periods
ML120 - ML125 Bibliography arranged by region or country

History and criticism:

ML160 General histories of music
ML385 - ML429 Biographies
ML457 Performance practice
ML459 - ML1351 Instruments and instrumental music
ML1400 - ML3275 Vocal music
ML3797 - ML3799 Musicology and ethnomusicology
ML3845 - ML3877 Aesthetics
MT90 - MT145 Analytical guides

Selected SFCM Library Resources Reference

Subject bibliographies are found in REF ML128, arranged by topic.Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894- Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians.  8th ed. revised by Nicolas Slonimsky. New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto, Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.  REF ML105 .B168 1992

Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians : twentieth-century classical musicians. Nicolas Slonimksy, Laura Kuhn, ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. REF ML105.S612 B1 1997

Cohn, Arthur. The literature of chamber music. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Hinshaw Music, 1997. 4 vols. REF ML1100 C74 L5

Hill, George Robert, 1943- Collected editions, historical series & sets & monuments of music : a bibliography . Berkeley, Calif. : Fallen Leaf Press, c1997. REF ML113.H61 1997

International who's who in music and musicians' directory : (in the classical and light classical fields). Ed. By David M. Cummings. 16th ed, 1998/1999. Cambridge : International Biographical Centre, 1998. REF ML105 W629 1998

The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians. Edited by Stanley Sadie ; executive editor, John Tyrrell. 2nd ed. New York : Grove, 2001. REF ML100 .N48 2001

The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians. Online version

The New Grove dictionary of musical instruments. Edited by Stanley Sadie. London : Mac millan Press ; New York, NY : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, c1984. REF ML102.I59 N532

New Harvard dictionary of music. Willi Apel; rev. by Don M. Randel. Cambridge, MA: Belknap of Harvard Univ., 1986.  REF ML100 H339r 1986

Early Music

(Including Performance Practice)Brown, Clive,|d1947- Classical and Romantic performing practice 1750-1900 . Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. ML457.B877 C6 1999

Cyr, Mary. Performing baroque music. Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, 1992. ML457.C997 P4

Lawson, Colin. The historical performance of music : an introduction.  Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.  ML457.L425 H6 1999

Neumann, Frederick. Performance practices of the seventeenth and eighteenth centurie. New York : Schirmer Books, 1993.  ML457 .N489 17-18C.

Performance practice : edited by Howard Mayer Brown and Stanley Sadie. 2 vols. New York : W.W. Norton, 1989.ML457.B878 P4

A Performer's guide to Renaissance music. Edited by Jeffery T. Kite-Powell. New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. ML457.K47 P4

Companion to medieval and Renaissance music. Edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997. ML172 .C65 1997

Crocker, Richard L. Studies in medieval music theory and the early sequence . Brookfield, VT : Variorum, 1997 ML172 .C763 1997

Donington, Robert. The interpretation of early music. New rev. ed.  New York : Norton, 1989. ML457 .D683 1989

Contemporary Music

Cope, David. New directions in music . 7th ed. Prospect Heights, Ill. Waveland Press, 2001. ML197.C782 N5 2001

Griffiths, Paul,|d1947- Modern music and after ; Directions since 1945. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995. ML197.G855 M6 1995

Modulations : a history of electronic music : throbbing words on Sound. Edited by Peter Shapiro ; project director Iara Lee.  New York : Caipirinha Productions, 2000. ML1380 .M63 2000

Nyman, Michael. Experimental music : Cage and beyond. London :Studio Vista, 1974. ML197.N996 E9

Prendergast, Mark J. The ambient century : from Mahler to trance : the evolution of sound in the electronic age. New York : Bloomsbury :Distributed to the trade by St. Martin's Press, c2000.  ML197 .P76 2000

Salzman, Eric. Twentieth-century music : an introduction 4th ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall,c2002. ML197 .S186t 2002

Simms, Bryan R. Music of the twentieth century : style and structure. New York :Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1996.  ML197.S592 M9 1996

Slonimsky, Nicolas,|d1894- Music since 1900 .5th ed. New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. REF ML197.S634 M9 1994

World Music

Axford, Elizabeth C., 1958- Traditional world music influences in contemporary solo piano literature : a selected bibliographic survey and review Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997. REF ML128.P5 A969 1997

Excursions in world music. Edited by Bruno Nettl ... [et al.]. 3rd ed.  Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2001. MT6 .E98 2001

Ethnomusicology : historical and regional studies. Edited by Helen Myers. 1st American ed. New York, NY : W.W. Norton,ML3799.E84 M9 1993

The Garland encyclopedia of world music. Advisory editors, Bruno Nettl and Ruth M. Stone ; founding editors, James Porter and Timothy Rice. 10 vols. New York : Garland Pub., 1998-2002. ML100 .G233 1998

Kaufmann, Walter, 1907- Selected musical terms of non-Western cultures : a notebook-glossary. Warren, Mich. : Harmonie Park Press, 1990 REF ML108.K21 S4

Keil, Charles. Music grooves : essays and dialogues. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994. ML60.K27 1994

Reck, David Benedict, 1935- Music of the whole earth. New York : Scribner, 1977. MT6 .R298m

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Soundscapes : exploring music in a changing world. New York : Norton, 2001. MT90.S53 S6 2001

World music. Volume 1, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Edited by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham and Richard TrilloNew ed. London : Rough Guides ; London ; New York : Distributed by the Penguin Group, 1999. ML3545 .W65 1999

Worlds of music : an introduction to the music of the world's Peoples. Jeff Todd Titon, general editor. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Schirmer Books, 1996. ML3545 T621 .W9 1996


American Musicological Society Journal
College Music Symposium
Early Music
Fontes Artis Musicae
Journal of Musicology
Journal of Seventeenth-century Music
Music and Letters
Music Review
Musical Quarterly
Musical Times
Nineteenth Century Music
Performance Practice Review
Perspectives of New Music
Plainsong and Medieval Music
Twentieth century music
Twenty-first century music
World Music

Web Sites

American Musicological Society
Information on a wide range of music topics with many links to other internet resources.

The British Library Manuscripts Catalogue
The catalogues of the Department of Manuscripts cover all types of handwritten material in western languages including notes written on papyrus, literary and political papers, manuscript music, maps, drawings, photographs and illuminated manuscripts.

Internet Resources for Music Scholars
Maintained by Harvard University, this site is comprised of a directory of home pages, gophers, FTP sites and electronic journals.

DW3 Classic Music Resources
"The world's most comprehensive collection of classical music links."

Early Music

The Crumhorn Home Page
Information about the crumhorn including "building your own," a bibliography, and links to crumhorn-related sites.

Early Music Guild Guide to Early Music Resources on the Internet
Links to Early Music Societies and Festivals and other early music related sites.

Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music
Online, full-text journal.

The Lute Page
Compilation of information about the lute and lute-playing.  Includes links to many other lute sites.

The Recorder Home Page
"Links to articles, lists, catalogues and databases concerning all aspects of the recorder worldwide."

Contemporary Music

New Music USA
The AMC home page has information about its reference services, publications, lending library (over 55,000 scores and recordings), artist member home pages, and many internet links.

National Association of Composers, USA
The NACUSA site provides information about concerts, and competitions, as well as links to other internet sites.

Electronic Music Foundation
Provides information about electronic music concerts, festivals, conferences, workshops, and products. Includes a directory of educational institutions, artists, and internet links.

World Music

African Music Encyclopedia
Music from Africa and the African Diaspora.

American Folklife Center, The Library of Congress
Services include full texts of selected publications as well as links to resources in ethnographic studies.

Chinese Music Society of North America
This site includes brief articles and information publications, performing ensembles, etc..

Latin American Music Center
The LAMC site includes links to online resources about colonial music, composers, electronic music, organizations, performers, and discussion lists.

National and Regionally Oriented Pages
Duke University site organized by region and country.

Omaha Indian Music
Part of the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, the site features traditional Omaha music. including sound, photos, and other research materials.