Music Reference and Research Materials: An Annotated Bibliography / Edition 5

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This text has been the standard guide to source literature of music and contains critically annotated listings of over 3,500 key sources. This comprehensive guide to reference sources is organized into chapters by category of source. The text's organization introduces students to a vast array of sources to include: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias; Histories and Chronologies; Sources of Systematic and Historical Musicology; Bibliographies of Music, Music Literature, and Music Business; Reference Works on Individual Composers and Their Music; Catalogs of Libraries and Musical Instrument Collections; Discographies; Yearbooks; Directories; Electronic Resources.
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**** The standard guide to the research and reference literature of music, cited in Sheehy and Walford. It contains 3,074 annotated listings of key sources, organized by category of source material, i.e., dictionaries and encyclopedias, histories and chronologies, sources of systematic and historical musicology, bibliographies of music, catalogs, discographies, yearbooks and directories, and women in music. This revised edition corrects the 4th edition of 1988, reorganizes the chapter on miscellaneous research tools, and adds an index of selected music bibliographical series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Contains critically annotated listings of 3,500 key sources, with 1,500 new to this edition, covering classic historic titles, standard works, new works, and a few unusual works. Material is arranged in sections on dictionaries and encyclopedias, histories and chronologies, sources of systematic and historical musicology, bibliographies of music literature and music business, works on individual composers and their music, catalogs of libraries and musical instrument collections, discographies, yearbooks, directories, and electronic information resources. This edition reflects the information explosion over the past 10 years, and so is more selective. It also offers an expanded index of some 10,000 entries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Incorporating the numerous new reference works published since 1974, this book includes more than 3,200 entries, from dictionaries and encyclopedias to catalogs, periodicals, and reviews.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028708218
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/25/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Fifth Edition. Introduction to the First Edition. Symbols and Abbreviation. 1. Dictionaries and Encyclopedias. 2. Histories and Chronologies. 3. Guides to Musicology. 4. Bibliographies of Music Literature. Bibliographies of Music. 5. Reference Work on Individual Composers and Their Music. 6. Catalogs of Music Libraries and Collections. 7. Catalogs of Musical Instrument Collections. 8. Histories and Bibliographies of Music Printing and Publishing. 9. Discographies and Related Sources. 10. Yearbooks, Directories, and Guides. 11. Electronic Information Resources. 12. Bibliography, the Music Business, and Library Science. Index.
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