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Music

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Vick Library WebsiteMusic Research Guide

 

The study of music draws on research in fields such as history, anthropology, education, acoustics, and religion. This document provides an introduction to music-related resources available in and through the Vick Library.

 


 

 

Reference Works

 

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians 

The Complete Library of Christian Worship 

A Dictionary of Hymnology: Setting forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations [2 vols.] 

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music [10 vols] 

The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music: Composers and Their Music [3 vols] 

Hymn and Scripture Selection Guide: A Cross-reference Tool for Worship Leaders 

Hymns and Tunes: An Index 

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians [29 vols.] 

The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship 

 

 

Electronic Resources

 

Academic Search Premier

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

BBC Music CD Catalog

Christian Periodical Index

Credo Reference

EBSCO A to Z

Education Full Text Database

Education Research Complete

Grove Music Online

MasterFILE Elite

MENC Music Journals

Oxford Reference Online

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Southern Baptist Periodical Index

 

 

 

Websites

 

The National Association of Music Education

The MENC Periodicals Archives provide online access to recent past issues of Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, Journal of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education. The archives currently extend back through 1999. Visitors may search these archives at no charge. (Abstracts, when available, are also provided at no charge.) Viewing entire articles is available for a fee; MENC members can utilize this service at a 50% discount.

Archive of Dissertation Abstracts in Music

CCRMA Homepage

Canadian Music Periodical Index

Critical Musicology Journal

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online

Educational technologies @ TECFA

Encyclopedia of Educational Technology

EOL Home SiteInteractive Statistical Calculation Pages

M&A - MAIN PAGE

The Music Education Launch Site

Music Resources

Music Resources from Artslynx

Resources of Scholarly Societies - Music

U.S. Department of Education (ED) Research and Statistics

La Trobe University Library Medieval Music Database

Washington University in St. Louis - Gaylord Music Library - Necrology

Worldwide Internet Music Resources

 

 

Periodicals

 

Music - Instruction and study - United States - Periodicals

Music - Periodicals

Gospel music - Periodicals

Piano - Periodicals

Choral music - Periodicals

 

Special Collections

 

 

Several of the Vick Library's special collections are relevant to students of music. Click on any of the collection names below to see a description.

  • Audio-Visuals
  • Biography
  • Christian Biography
  • Curriculum

Compact discs in the Audio-Visuals Collection are arranged according to a specialized classification scheme.

 

Call numbers

  • The CD Collection has its own classification system, loosely based on the Dewey Decimal System.

 

 

Classification table

781.5

Ballet music, program music

782.1

Operas

782.22

Sacred vocal music

782.23

Oratorios

782.26

Motets

782.292

Chant

782.3222

Gregorian chant

782.43

Madrigals

783.66

Soprano solo voice

783.67

Mezzo-soprano solo voice

783.86

Male treble and alto solo voice

783.87

Tenor solo voice

784.8.[...]

Instrumental ensembles (one instrument per part) classed by musical form

784.2

Full (Symphony) orchestra

784.2184

Symphonies

784.21843

Symphonic poems

784.2185

Suites and related forms for orchestra

784.22

Orchestra with vocal parts

784.23

Concertos for orchestra

784.7

String orchestra

785.[...]

Instrumental ensembles (one instrument per part) classed by form/type of instrument(s)

786

Keyboard music

786.2

Piano music

786.21825

Theme and variations on piano

786.2183

Piano sonatas

786.2186

Piano concertos

786.21884

European dance forms for piano

786.218928

Piano preludes

786.218966

Nocturnes

786.5

Organ music

787.[...]

Music for stringed instruments

788.[...]

Music for wind instruments

 

 

 

 

Dewey Class Numbers

 

Materials related to the study of music are classed at various points in the Dewey Decimal Classification. Following is an overview that should facilitate browsing.

 

General Collection

 

264.2                Music in public worship, Hymnology, Hymn stories

 

372.87                        Elementary music education

 

780                   Music (general works).

 

780.7                           Music education

 

780.9                History of music

780.92                        Composer biographies

 

781                               General principles and musical forms

 

781.3                           Composition

 

781.43                        Performance techniques

 

781.45              Conducting

781.71                        Christian sacred music/church music

 

782                               Vocal music

 

782.1                           Opera

 

782.27                        Hymnals

 

783                               Music for single voices, the voice

 

783.8                         Children’s choirs

 

784                              Instrumental ensembles

 

786                   Keyboard, Percussion instruments

786.2                           Piano

 

787                               Stringed instruments

 

788                               Wind instruments

Curriculum Collection

 

372.87                        Elementary music curriculum

 

 

Subject Headings & Subdivisions

 

General Headings & Subdivisions

  • Music
  • Church music

Education

  • Music--Study and teaching

Biography

  • Composers
  • Music--Bio-bibliography
  • Musicians

Periods in Music History

  • Music--History and criticism

Renaissance Period

  • Music--15th century
  • Music--16th century

Baroque Period

  • Music--17th century
  • Music--18th century

 

Classic Period

  • Music--18th century

Romantic Period

  • Music--19th century

Impressionist Period

  • Impressionism (Music)

20th Century

  • Music--20th century

Songleading, Choir Directing

  • Conducting
  • Choral conducting
  • Choirs (Music)

Hymnals

  • Hymns
  • Hymns, English

Hymnology, Hymn Stories

  • Hymns--History and criticism

Pedagogy

  • See individual instruments
  • Use --Instruction and study after the name of an individual instrument

 

Last Updated: August 9, 2007

 

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