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5 v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • v. 1. Will Ackerman-John Denver
  • v. 2. Paul Desmond-Joan Jett
  • v. 3. Antônio Carlos Jobim-Charlie Parker
  • v. 4. Gram Parsons-Igor Stravinsky
  • v. 5. Billy Strayhorn-Hans Zimmer, Appendixes, Indexes.
Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain...these are the people who helped shape the history of music. Their stories and others are told in Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century. This five volume set offers biographical and critical essays on over 600 musicians in just about every genre imaginable, from Accordion Players to Musical Theater Composers to World Music, and everything in between.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587655173 20160527
Scope and coverage: Each individual is musically classified in one or more categories, including Arrangers (Burt Bacharach, Marvin Hamlisch), Bandleaders (Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller), Hip-Hop Musicians (LL Cool J, Tupac Shakur), Jazz Musicians (Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie), Rock Musicians (Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix), and World Musicians (Bobby McFerrin, Tito Puente). Organization and format: Every essay contains ready-reference top matter, followed by a brief paragraph explaining the individual's significance. 'The Life' is a biographical account of the musician. 'The Music' provides analytical commentary on the musician's work, and 'Musical Legacy' describes the musician's influence on styles and genres. Special features: Volume 5 contains a General Bibliography, a list of Electronic Resources, a Glossary, Chronological list of musicians by birth year, and four indexes. At a glance: This title contains 5 Volumes; 1,800 Pages; 608 Essays (614 musicians); Pronunciation Guides; 'See Also' Cross-References; General Bibliography; Glossary; Chronological List of Musicians; Electronic Resources; Category Index; Geographical Index; Personages Index; Personages and Groups Index; and Works Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587655128 20160528
Music Library
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6 v. : ill., music ; 26 cm.
  • v.1. Origins to the sixteenth century
  • v.2. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
  • v.3. The nineteenth century
  • v.4. The early twentieth century
  • v.5. The late twentieth century
  • v.6. Chronology, bibliography, master index.
"The Oxford History of Western Music" is a magisterial survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time. This text illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective, this text sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. Written by an authoritative, opinionated, and controversial figure in musicology, "The Oxford History of Western Music" provides a critical aesthetic position with respect to individual works, a context in which each composition may be evaluated and remembered. Taruskin combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. It also describes how the context of each stylistic period - key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events - influenced and directed compositional choices. Unlike earlier surveys, Taruskin provides greater attention to the full range of 20th century music, including American music as part of the mainstream tradition of western music, women in music, and popular music. The five volumes of main text each have musical examples and black and white pictures throughout, source notes, and an index. The sixth volume contains a comprehensive chronology, further reading, and an index to the entire set.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195169799 20160528
Based on the award-winning five-volume work by Richard Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available. Distinctive Features BL Offers a unique focus on the people behind music history BL Places musical works within their larger cultural, social, and political contexts, providing a truly complete narrative of music history BL Covers music of all eras along with a special emphasis on the most studied works of the past 200 years BL Improves critical thinking by offering differing perspectives on how the Western musical canon developed BL Builds listening and analysis skills through comprehensive discussion of key works BL Includes helpful learning and study tools (timelines, maps, musical examples and diagrams, chapter summaries, key terms, study questions, and a glossary) Offering a complete package for building students' understanding and appreciation of the classical canon. * Sold separately.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195097627 20160609
Music Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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10 v. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
  • Partial Contents: Role of Music History in Europe Archaeology of Music. History of Art Music Transmission and Notation Musical Instruments Museum Collections/Organology Popular Music Gender and Music Immigrant and Migrant Music Ideology and Music Gypsy Music Celtic Music Faroe Islands Latvia Malta Macedonia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060343 20160527
  • Music and Issues of Identity-- Music and Race-- Music, Gender and Sexuality-- Music in Diverse Environments-- Music, Technology and Media-- Music and Learning-- Music, Government and Politics-- African American Music Cultures-- South American, Middle American and Caribbean Music Cultures-- European American Music Cultures-- Asian American Music Cultures-- Music and class-- Music, race, ethnicity and nationhood-- Music and Religion-- Musical Processes and Institutions-- Border Crossings and Fusions-- American Indians/First Nations Music-- European American Music-- Musical Identity, Diversity and Interaction in Canada-- Musical Religions in Canada-- Concert Music-- Music and Dance-- Jazz Country and Western-- Disco and House Music.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824049447 20160528
  • Partial Contents: Theoretical Treatises The Classical Traditions Hindustani Vocal Music Vedic Chant Religious and Devotional Music Ragmala Paintings Classification of Musical Instruments Music and Social Organization Women and Music Popular Artists and their Audiences Music and Theater Film Music Northwest India Himalayan Region Afghanistan Sri Lanka.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824049461 20160528
  • Select Contents: Profile of Oceania Popular Music Music and Ingested Substances Music and Religion Music and Gender Understanding Dance Musical Instruments Traditional Australian Music The Music and Dance of New Guinea Irian Jaya Province of Indonesia The Music and Dance of Melanesia Solomon Islands The Music and Dance of Polynesia Archives and Institutional Resources Films and Videos Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060381 20160528
  • Select Contents: Social Structure, Musicians and Behaviour Native American Musical Cultures Music of Immigrant Groups Popular Music of Spanish-Speaking Regions Yanomam Yekuana Brazil: Tropical-Forest Region Uruguay Venezuela The Music of Mexico Antiqua, Barbuda Haiti Jamaica.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824049478 20160528
  • Select contents: Cultural Interactions in East and Inner Asia Profile of East Asia and its Music Philosophy and Religion Historiography of Music Musical Institutions Modernization and Music Transmission of Music Theory Dance Musical Instruments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060411 20160528
  • Select Contents: Southeast Asian Musics: an overview Culture, Politics and War The Khmer People Peninsular Malaysia Minority Musics of Vietnam The Indigenous Peoples (Orang Asli) of the Malay Peninsula Nusa Tenggara Timur Lombok and Sunbawa The Lowland Christian Philippines Art Music of the Philippines in the Twentieth Century Discography Filmography General Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060404 20160528
Here in one volume is a comprehensive look at the folk and traditional musics of the entire European continent, from Ireland to the new republics of Georgia and Belarus. It explores such topics as musical archaeology and migrations, provides extensive coverage of music instrument classification and includes a survey of museum collections of instruments. Special essays about European music history include an ethnomusicological study of Western classical music. Especially detailed coverage is provided for the Balkan nations and minority groups in the former Soviet Union.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060343 20160527
Expert writers present the major traditions of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, together with personal accounts of performers, composers, teachers and ceremonies. A special feature of this volume is the inclusion of dozens of brief essays that offer 'life stories' of typical music makers and their art, as well as first-person descriptions of specific music performances and events. Approximately 120 articles cover communities that preserve and enrich centuries-old traditions. The volume also explores such topics as political dissent, pop music genres, technology, poetry, gender and the historical and scholarly roots of Middle Eastern music.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060428 20160528
In the most comprehensive collection of information ever published on the performing arts of Oceania, more than 160 scholars in thirty countries and on every continent describe the music of the indigenous peoples of Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Of special interest is the emphasis on music's relationship to poetry (with vocal texts in over fifty Pacific languages) and dance. In addition, readers will find here articles on such contemporary topics as tourism, immigration, gender, cultural identity and political protest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060381 20160528
The Encyclopedia's coverage ranges from the Bahamas to Tierra del Fuego and from Baja California to Uruguay, as it describes the extraordinarily rich and varied music of the people from all the countries south of the Rio Grande river. Unique emphasis is given to 25 native American cultures, including Yuma and Otopame (Mexico), Kuna (Colombia and Panama), Suya (Brazil), Quechua (Ecuador to Chile) and Mapuche (Chile and Argentina). Several articles are devoted to the popular music of Mexico, Brazil, the Caribbean islands and other areas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824049478 20160528
The premiere volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music series offers a comprehensive view of African music as a vital part of the social and cultural life of it peoples. The 34 expert contributors have all conducted fieldwork in Africa and their firsthand experience is reflected in the immediacy of their observations. In 39 articles, this encyclopedia explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years - a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage; emphasizes the contexts of musical performance-unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions; and presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins-African, Asian, European and American.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060350 20160528
The wide range of music of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Nepal and Afghanistan is explored here by leading world authorities. Highlighted in many entries is important information about how the regions music relates to its history, religion, dance, theatre and the visual arts and way of life. Included among special topics are the music of Tibetans exiled to northern India and Nepal and the music of South Asian communities abroad - including immigrants to the United Kingdom, United States and the Caribbean. The volume also analyses such contemporary developments as pop music, film music, cassette technology and nationalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824049461 20160528
This volume explores not only the close ties that link the cultures and musics of East and Northeast Asia, but also the distinctive features that separate them. The volume begins with a summary of the philosophical, religious and aesthetic systems that spread from China through Korea to Japan as well as concise overviews of the music, instruments, dance and theatre of the region. Succeeding sections cover the music cultures of China, Japan, Korea and the Northeast Asian subregions of Mongolia and Siberia. Special attention is given to vocal, instrumental, narrative, theatrical and religious musics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060411 20160528
This volume makes available the full range of the American/Canadian musical experience, covering for the first time in print all major regions, ethnic groups and traditional and popular contexts. From musical comedy to word beat, from the songs of the Arctic to rap and house music, from Hispanic Texas to the Chinese communities of Vancouver, the coverage captures the rich diversity ot the vibrant music of America and Canada. Special attention is paid to recent immigrant groups, to Native American traditions and to such socio-musical topics as class, race, gender, religion, government policy, media and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824049447 20160528
This final volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music includes first-person field-work case-studies from different regions of the world, a general index to the entire ten-volume series and all the bibliographies, discographies and videographies from all the nine regional volumes. It is an essential reference that students, scholars and teachers will consult regularly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815310846 20160528
This is the first complete music reference for the region. This volume covers all the nations of modern Southeast Asia: Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It presents an overview of the region's music, focuses on prominent themes and discusses fundamental questions facing researchers, including the impact of armed conflict, mass media and technology. The current state of musical scholarship in the region is examined and the music traditions of each country and ethnic group are documented, including the first-ever comprehensive treatment of minority mountain tribes and the eastern Indonesian islands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824060404 20160528
search.alexanderstreet.com Online title: Music online: The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Green Library, Music Library
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v. : ill., ports., facsims, music ; 28 cm. + 1 index (732 p.) + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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  • Personenteil 16. Strat-Vil
Music Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950.
Music Library

6. The Music index [1949 - 2009]

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v. 26 cm.
Surveys more than 775 international music periodicals to cover every aspect of the classical and popular world of music. The topics are then categorized and organized according to the framework of an internal Subject List, which includes both Subject and Geographic headings.
Archive of Recorded Sound, Music Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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v. ; 24 cm.
Music Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)