A Manual for the Performance Library

A Manual for the Performance Library

by Russ Girsberger
     
 

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A Manual for the Performance Library is a guide for organizing and operating a library of music performance materials for orchestra, band, chorus, jazz ensemble, and chamber music.See more details below

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A Manual for the Performance Library is a guide for organizing and operating a library of music performance materials for orchestra, band, chorus, jazz ensemble, and chamber music.

Editorial Reviews

March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
This manual belongs in all ensemble libraries, and music libraries serving performers.
Fontes Artis Musicae, July- September 2008, Vol 55, No 3 - Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith
Technical descriptions and definitions are helpful for anyone new to this field.... Thoroughly detailed and full of excellent practical adivce and examples, A Manual for the Performance Library is an essential book for performance librarians and conductors, as well as an informative read for scholars, composers, and performers.
Reference and Research Book News
Performance librarian at The Julliard School in New York City, Girsberger offers guidance to librarians, musicians, volunteers, and students in operating a library for their organization. Such libraries are repository and distribution centers for music scores and parts. He outlines the basic principles and practices for acquiring, processing, preparing, and distributing music to performers; and for organizing, cataloging, caring for, and preserving the library's holdings.
May 2007 Reference and Research Book News
Performance librarian at The Julliard School in New York City, Girsberger offers guidance to librarians, musicians, volunteers, and students in operating a library for their organization. Such libraries are repository and distribution centers for music scores and parts. He outlines the basic principles and practices for acquiring, processing, preparing, and distributing music to performers; and for organizing, cataloging, caring for, and preserving the library's holdings.
Australian Library Journal
The author's approach is practical, and advice is presented in a straightforward, readable manner....Its chapter-by-chapter arrangement, with references categorized according to type of information, makes it very easy to identify works on a specific topic or function. A good, detailed index is provided. This book has a methodical approach, logical arrangement and it well-illustrated with examples and diagrams. It sets out clear, practical guidance for the operation of a performance library. I highly recommend it to music librarians, and as an example of a clear, well-presented manual.
— February 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810858718
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2006
Series:
Music Library Association Basic Manual Series, #6
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.58(d)

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