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MUSIC  --SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library   Revised   January 23, 2001
See also:
Drama

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT MUSIC

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.13
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 
Longyear, R.M. "Music" . v.13 .

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
Music
Instrumental music
Choral music 
Composition (Music)
Concerts 
 Computer music
Vocal music 
Dance music
Electronic music
Folk dance music 
Folk music
Improvisation (Music)
Singing
Voice 
Jazz 
Motion picture music
Musical form
New age music 
Popular music 
Romanticism in music 
Television music 
Music--Acoustics and physics 
Music appreciation
Musical analysis
Music--19th century..etc)
Music, American
Music--20th century--History and criticism 

SELECTED VIDEOS

Russian folk song & dance 784.4947 R969
Soviet Army, Chorus, Band & Dance Ensemble 784.4947 S729

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
Bibliographic Guides: These resources lead you to other books and journals Music Reference and Research Materials Ref. 780.16 D835 1974
Dictionaries: These give definitions for music terms, brief biographies of musicians, etc. Oxford Dictionary of Music
Introduction to the Language of Music
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Ref. 780.321
Ref. 780.3 B223
Ref. 780.922 B168
Handbooks: They are usually one-volume works which specialize in this subject.
 
 

 

Carlton's Complete Reference Book of Music
Baker's Dictionary of Music
Music, the Illustrated Guide to Music Around the World, from its Origins to the Present Day
Career Opportunities in the Music Industry
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments
Encyclopedia of the Musical Theater
Ref. 780.3 C285
Ref. 780.3 S631
Ref. 780 B632
Ref. 780.2373 F456
Ref. 784.1903 I29 1996
Ref. 782.8103 G798
Encyclopedias: These are encyclopedias devoted to this subject  Oxford History of Music
Grove's Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians
Ref. 780.9 O98
Ref. 780.3 G884
Collected Biographies
Many of these will be updated with  supplements
Popular American Composers, From Revolutionary Times to the Present,  Ref. 780.92E94p
Anthologies: collections of music International Library of Music 6 volumes Ref. 784.8 I61 1935

JACKDAWS
Primary Source documents located near Reference Desk

Blues in America , a Social History
Includes documents and  audio cassette tape
Includes reproducible Student Activities.
Band Music in American Life a Social History
Includes documents and audio cassette tape.

MUSIC  BROWSING GUIDE  780'S
See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

780's    General Guides
781's    General Principles and Musical Form
             .1 Basic Principles
             .2 Elements of Music
             .3 Composition
             .4 Techniques o Music
             .5 Kinds of Music
             .6 Traditions of Music
             .7 Sacred Music
             .8  Musical Forms 
782's    Vocal Music             .
783's    Music for Single Voices   The Voice
784's    Instruments and Instrument Ensemble and Their Music
             .1 General Principles, musical forms, instruments
             .2 Full (Symphony) Orchestra
             .3 Chamber Orchestra
             .4 Light Orchestra
             .6 Keyboard, , Electronic,Percussion Bands
             .7 String Orchestra
             .8 Wind Band
             .9 Brass Band
786's     Keyboard, Mechanical, Electrophonic, Percussion 
             Instruments
               .2 Pianos
               .3 Clavichords
               .4 Harpsichords
               .5 Keyboard Wind Instruments   Organs
               .6 Mechanical and Aolian Instruments
               .7 Electrophones, Electronic Instruments
               .8 Percussion Instruments
               .9 Drums and Devices Used for Percussive Effects
787's     Stringed Instruments (Chordophones) Bowed String 
             Instruments
                .2 Violins
                .3 Violas
                .4 Cellos
                .5 Double Bases
                .6 Other Bowed Stringed Instruments
                .7 Plectral Instruments
                .8 Plectral Lute Family
                .9 Harps and Musical Bows
788's    Wind Instruments  (Aerophones)
                .2 Woodwind Instruments
                .3 Flute Family
                .4 Reed Instruments
                .5 Double Reed Instruments
                .6 Single Reed Instruments
                .7 Saxophones
                .8 Free Reeds
                .9 Brass Instruments (Lip Reed Instruments)

Note:  Biographies of individual musicians in individual categories are located in each category.
     Example: 
Segovia, an Autobiography  of the Years 1893-1920
Call number is 787.610924   S474

787=stringed instruments
       .6=  guitar


Collected music biographies are in the 780.922 stacks 

INTERNET RESOURCES

American Popular Music to 1900 Dance Music Resource Pages
Opera Links from Librarians Index to the Internet
Opera Glass
Aria Database
Scotts Theater Links 
Performing Arts Links 
 
Virtual Library: Theater and Drama Lives, the Biography Resource 

Infomine-Visual and Performing Arts
A Brief Guide to Internet Resources in Theater and Performance Studies 
Music Search
ASCAP
Historic American Sheet Music
Popular Song Index
19th Century American Songsheets
Online Music Lessons
Music Resources on the Internet
BigBands Database
CDNow
WWW Music Database
Didaskalia, Ancient Theater Today Grammy Awards
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Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001