Database topics
Music
Searchable reference guide to arias by name, opera, language, and voice type including word-by-word translations into English, libretti, and MIDI files for many of the arias.
Database topics
Music
Provides access to materials concerning J.S. Bach's autographs. Autographs and related material from various collections have been digitized and collected together in a single virtual environment. Also includes information about five musical instruments from the time of J.S. Bach: trumpet (clarino), lute (theorbo), organ, echo flutes, and violoncello piccolo.
Database topics
Music
Information about ballad operas from ca. 1728-1760. Describes attributes of the ballad opera and the societal context in which it came about, with sections on "Theatre & dance history", "Cultural history", "Political history", and "Stars of ballad operas". Includes a searchable database of ballad operas and airs, and several audio samples.
Database topics
Music
Physical extent
1 online resource.
The database lists all of the letters to and from Johannes Brahms, and many of the letters are presented as digital facsimiles of the original manuscripts.
Database topics
Music
  • Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Sketches by Beethoven
  • Manuscripts by other composers
  • Written documents
  • Pictures and objects
  • Search .
"The Digital Archives contains the unique collections of the Beethoven-Haus: Music manuscripts, first editions, letters and pictures. By linking more than 5,000 documents on 26,000 coloured scans of high quality, 1,600 audio files (music examples, audio letters) and 7,600 text files, Beethoven's thinking, life and work become tangible and can be experienced in a visual and audible way. Portraits and topographical depictions show the composer and the world he lived in."
Database topics
Music
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 24 cm.
Music Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

7. The Bizet catalogue [2014 - ]

Database topics
Music
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource.
"This is primarily a list of Bizet's works, providing essential information about the history and content of each one. It gives information on manuscript and printed sources, on documentary materials relating to the composition, performance and publication of each work, and is intended to provide a full historical documentation of Bizet's work as composer and transcriber ... The website format allows us to include information (such as reviews of performances) which would normally be excluded. An iconography is also planned"--Home page, viewed November 17, 2014.
Database topics
Germanic Studies; Music
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource : color illustrations
The website of the Complete Edition of the works of Carl Maria von Weber. All textual parts (i.e. exclusive of scores) are being published as a digital edition on this website including all correspondence and diaries, transcribed and in facsimile. Weber-Studien will be published simultaneously.
Database topics
Music
Physical extent
1 online resource.
The project's chief aim was to create an online resource uniting all of the first impressions of Chopin's first editions in an unprecedented virtual collection, thereby providing direct access to musicians and musicologists to some of the most important primary source materials relevant to the composer's music. The c. 5,500 digital images in the CFEO archive were obtained from five lead institutions (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bodleian Library, British Library, Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina and the University of Chicago Library) and seventeen other libraries. The full score of each first impression appears along with commentary on particularly significant textual features. In addition, there are excerpts from the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions. Innovative methodologies for complex textual interlinking and web delivery of this material were devised at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) using advanced imaging techniques allied with relevant open standards for metadata and interface design.
Database topics
Music
Physical extent
1 online resource.
The project's chief aim was to create an online resource uniting all of the first impressions of Chopin's first editions in an unprecedented virtual collection, thereby providing direct access to musicians and musicologists to some of the most important primary source materials relevant to the composer's music. The c. 5,500 digital images in the CFEO archive were obtained from five lead institutions (Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bodleian Library, British Library, Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina and the University of Chicago Library) and seventeen other libraries. The full score of each first impression appears along with commentary on particularly significant textual features. In addition, there are excerpts from the Annotated Catalogue of Chopin's First Editions. Innovative methodologies for complex textual interlinking and web delivery of this material were devised at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities (CCH) using advanced imaging techniques allied with relevant open standards for metadata and interface design.
Database topics
Music; Medieval Studies
DIAMM (the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music) is a leading resource for the study of medieval manuscripts. We present images and metadata for thousands of manuscripts on this website. We also provide a home for scholarly resources and editions, undertake digital restoration of damaged manuscripts and documents, publish high-quality facsimiles, and offer our expertise as consultants. (excerpted from site home page)
Database topics
Music
The database includes entries on popular music for performers, songwriters, producers and record labels plus short histories of topics such as Minstrelsy, Ragtime, Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Country Music, Rock'n'Roll, Latin music, and etc. The entries for the major record labels outline the history of the business through wars, depressions, innovations, and mergers. Important record albums are cited giving the year of original release and the label. In the case of jazz albums, the date given is usually the date of recording; in other genres it is the date of issue.
Database topics
Uncategorized
Book
p. ; cm.
The University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division houses over 400 musical instruments from around the world. Each year since the founding of the Ethnomusicology program in 1962, one or more international artists have been invited to the campus to share their musical traditions through teaching and performance. The musical instrument collection has grown over the years as the result of these residencies. The site includes audio and video representations of the instruments
Database topics
Music
Book
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
Database topics
Music
Physical extent
1 online resource
The thematic and systematic catalog of all works of Christoph Willibald Gluck (GluckWV-online) is a listing of all compositions by Gluck in all their versions and the compilation of important data on the creation, premiere, edition, and reception of individual works with appropriate source documents.
Database topics
Music
Online site of the Grateful Dead Archive at University of California, Santa Cruz.
From the site: The Grateful Dead Archive Online (GDAO) is a socially constructed collection comprised of over 45,000 digitized items drawn from the UCSC Library's extensive Grateful Dead Archive (GDA) and from digital content submitted by the community and global network of Grateful Dead fans. Digitized content - including concert hotline recordings, decorated fan envelopes, fanzines, photographs, posters, radio interviews, tickets, T-shirts, and videos, - can be found here, as well as web resources such as David Dodd's "The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics" website and the fan recordings of concerts archived by the Internet Archive. These materials reflect the range of materials collected, managed, preserved and made available by the University Library's Special Collections and Archives department to support teaching, learning and research. With the GDAO website, UCSC has a unique opportunity to engage a devoted community and provide this network of fans with social media tools to tag, comment, upload and share their digital files, memories, and knowledge and contribute to the construction of this educational resource. The Grateful Dead Archive (GDA) represents one of the most significant popular culture collections of the 20th Century and documents the band's activity and influence in contemporary music from 1965 to 1995. The collection contains works by some of the most famous "rock" photographers and artists of the era including Herb Greene, Stanley Mouse, Wes Wilson and Susana Millman. Finding aids, guides and policies assisting with in-person research use of the GDA and related collections including business correspondence, show files and oral histories in their entirety can be found on the Special Collections Grateful Dead Gateway Page. Information about changing exhibits in the Dead Central gallery space at the UCSC Library is also available on the Gateway Page.
Database topics
Music
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource.
A collection of documents related to the composer's life and works.
Database topics
Music
Physical extent
1 online resource.
The database contains records for all of the Welte-Mignon piano rolls with information on the composer, pianist, composition title, roll number, and dates of recording and publication.
Database topics
Music
Physical extent
1 online resource.
"These pages present Ludwig Senfl's œuvre and document the presence of his works in contemporary sources. It will be possible to research the available information in three different databases: a catalogue of the works, a catalogue of the sources (in planning stage), non-musical documents concerning Ludwig Senfl (not yet realised) The present research project is working on a catalogue of Senfl's works that is continuously being transferred to and aligned with the online database. A separate database of the musical sources will be set up during the coming years, whereas a catalogue of non-musical documents will be realised at a later stage. The website provides the basic information of the project's findings. After the completion of the project (2014) a detailed catalogue of the works and sources will appear in print."--English introduction.

20. The Music index [1949 - 2009]

Database topics
Music
Journal/Periodical
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)