Popular Song Index, 1988-2002

Popular Song Index, 1988-2002

by Patricia Pate Havlice
     
 

The Fourth Supplement of Popular Song Index covers song books published from 1988 to 2002. The arrangement of this supplement is identical to that of the preceding volumes in the series: (I) a bibliography of books indexed arranged alphabetically by author and coded by number; (II) an index by title, first line of song , and the first line of chorus; (III) a

Overview

The Fourth Supplement of Popular Song Index covers song books published from 1988 to 2002. The arrangement of this supplement is identical to that of the preceding volumes in the series: (I) a bibliography of books indexed arranged alphabetically by author and coded by number; (II) an index by title, first line of song , and the first line of chorus; (III) a composer and lyricist index. Song titles, first lines of songs and first lines of choruses are alphabetized together in Part II, where the fullest information for a song is to be found under the title italicized entry. The title entry includes the names of the lyricist(s) and composer(s), the first line of the song, the first line of the chorus, and a number referring back to the bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This reference work continues to be an indispensable tool for public and academic librarians as well as vocal students and teachers.
Reference Reviews
This will be a welcome addition to the earlier volumes of this reference work, indexing individual songs in collections published between 1988 and 2002....The volumes will be essential for libraries that have bought the earlier volumes (the first three supplements are still available for purchase), particularly music specialist institutions, and could stand alone as a useful bibliographic tool for any larger general library.
American Reference Books Annual
This reference work continues to be an indispensable tool for public and academic librarians as well as vocal students and teachers.
Reference and Research Book News
4 Stars. This title is listed in Books for College Libraries, 3d. ed. Between a bibliography of the consulted songbooks arranged alphabetically by author and numbered, and an index of composers and lyricists referenced to song titles, an index by title, first line of the song, and the first line of the chorus cites rock, country, folk, holiday, children’s, and other popular songs published between 1988 and 2002. The first-line entries are cross-referenced to the song title, which in turn is cross-referenced by number to the bibliography. Therefore, readers can find a song by title, first line, the first line of the chorus, composer, or lyricist; anyone who cannot remember at least one of those is probably thinking of some other song. The two volumes are paged together.
Reference Books Bulletin
...this index fills a useful niche and will help in answering quick 'who wrote that' types of questions. Those libraries owning earlier volumes will want to keep current with this supplement, but this volume stands well on its own..
Fontes Artis Musicae
The four Havlice volumes remain the most useful current song index..
Booknews
**** First edition (1975) cited in BCL3. Covers books published from 1979 to 1987 plus a few earlier titles, and includes titles issued by music publishers and trade houses. Covers a variety of music: Broadway, Hollywood, and television themes; hard and soft rock; Christmas and other holidays; folk, children's and gospel. The arrangement of this supplement is identical to that of preceding volumes in the series: (I) a bibliography of books indexed; (II) an index by title, first line of song, and firsts line of chorus; (III) a composer and lyricist index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810852600
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Supplement
Pages:
1192
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Pate Havlice retired from her career as a reference librarian at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2001. Three of her books have been chosen Best Reference Books of the Year by ALA's Reference Books Committee.

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