World Music

Subject Headings
Books at SFCM
Music Anthologies
Web Sites

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*Africa is used for purposes of illustration; Asia, Peru, Poland, Sweden, etc. may be used instead.

See also specific subject terms, e.g.: Clarinet; Opera; Symphony; etc. and specific proper names, e.g.: Berio, Josquin, Monteverdi, Stravinsky.

Folk dance music
Folk music
Folk music Africa *
Folk songs Africa*
Music Africa *
Music, 20th century
Music history and criticism
Musical criticism
Music critics
Music--[Country]--[Century], (e.g. Music--France--18th century)
Music--Philosophy and aesthetics
Performance practice (Music)
World music


REF ML96.5Facsimiles
[REF] ML 128Bibliographies by subject
[REF] ML134Thematic catalogs (composers)
[REF] ML 156Discographies
M3Collected works of composers


ML112Music printing and publishing
ML113General bibliography
ML114 - ML118Bibliography of special periods
ML120 - ML125Bibliography arranged by region or country

History and criticism:

ML160General histories of music
ML385 - ML429Biographies
ML457Performance practice
ML459 - ML1351Instruments and instrumental music
ML1400 - ML3275Vocal music
ML3797 - ML3799Musicology and ethnomusicology
ML3845 - ML3877Aesthetics
MT90 - MT145Analytical guides


Subject bibliographies are found in REF ML128, arranged by topic.

Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894- Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians.  8th ed. revised by Nicolas Slonimsky. New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto, Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.  REF ML105 .B168 1992

Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians : twentieth-century classical musicians. Nicolas Slonimksy, Laura Kuhn, ed. New York: Schirmer Books, 1997. REF ML105.S612 B1 1997

Cohn, Arthur. The literature of chamber music. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Hinshaw Music, 1997. 4 vols. REF ML1100 C74 L5

Hill, George Robert, 1943- Collected editions, historical series & sets & monuments of music : a bibliography . Berkeley, Calif. : Fallen Leaf Press, c1997. REF ML113.H61 1997

International who's who in music and musicians' directory : (in the classical and light classical fields). Ed. By David M. Cummings. 16th ed, 1998/1999. Cambridge : International Biographical Centre, 1998. REF ML105 W629 1998

The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians. Edited by Stanley Sadie ; executive editor, John Tyrrell. 2nd ed. New York : Grove, 2001. REF ML100 .N48 2001

The New Grove dictionary of music and musicians. Online version

The New Grove dictionary of musical instruments. Edited by Stanley Sadie. London : Mac millan Press ; New York, NY : Grove's Dictionaries of Music, c1984. REF ML102.I59 N532

New Harvard dictionary of music. Willi Apel; rev. by Don M. Randel. Cambridge, MA: Belknap of Harvard Univ., 1986.  REF ML100 H339r 1986

Early Music (including Performance Practice)
Brown, Clive,|d1947- Classical and Romantic performing practice 1750-1900 . Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999. ML457.B877 C6 1999

Cyr, Mary. Performing baroque music. Portland, Or. : Amadeus Press, 1992. ML457.C997 P4

Lawson, Colin. The historical performance of music : an introduction.  Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.  ML457.L425 H6 1999

Neumann, Frederick. Performance practices of the seventeenth and eighteenth centurie. New York : Schirmer Books, 1993.  ML457 .N489 17-18C.

Performance practice : edited by Howard Mayer Brown and Stanley Sadie. 2 vols. New York : W.W. Norton, 1989. ML457.B878 P4

A Performer's guide to Renaissance music. Edited by Jeffery T. Kite-Powell. New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. ML457.K47 P4

Companion to medieval and Renaissance music. Edited by Tess Knighton and David Fallows. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997. ML172 .C65 1997

Crocker, Richard L. Studies in medieval music theory and the early sequence . Brookfield, VT : Variorum, 1997 ML172 .C763 1997

Donington, Robert. The interpretation of early music. New rev. ed.  New York : Norton, 1989. ML457 .D683 1989

Contemporary Music
Cope, David. New directions in music . 7th ed. Prospect Heights, Ill. Waveland Press, 2001. ML197.C782 N5 2001

Griffiths, Paul,|d1947- Modern music and after ; Directions since 1945. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.  ML197.G855 M6 1995

Modulations : a history of electronic music : throbbing words on Sound. Edited by Peter Shapiro ; project director Iara Lee.  New York : Caipirinha Productions, 2000. ML1380 .M63 2000

Nyman, Michael. Experimental music : Cage and beyond. London :Studio Vista, 1974. ML197.N996 E9

Prendergast, Mark J. The ambient century : from Mahler to trance : the evolution of sound in the electronic age. New York : Bloomsbury :Distributed to the trade by St. Martin's Press, c2000.  ML197 .P76 2000

Salzman, Eric. Twentieth-century music : an introduction 4th ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall,c2002. ML197 .S186t 2002

Simms, Bryan R. Music of the twentieth century : style and structure. New York :Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1996.  ML197.S592 M9 1996

Slonimsky, Nicolas,|d1894- Music since 1900 .5th ed. New York : Schirmer Books ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. REF ML197.S634 M9 1994

World Music
Axford, Elizabeth C., 1958- Traditional world music influences in contemporary solo piano literature : a selected bibliographic survey and review Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997. REF ML128.P5 A969 1997

Excursions in world music. Edited by Bruno Nettl ... [et al.]. 3rd ed.  Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2001. MT6 .E98 2001

Ethnomusicology : historical and regional studies. Edited by Helen Myers. 1st American ed. New York, NY : W.W. Norton, ML3799.E84 M9 1993

The Garland encyclopedia of world music. Advisory editors, Bruno Nettl and Ruth M. Stone ; founding editors, James Porter and Timothy Rice. 10 vols. New York : Garland Pub., 1998-2002. ML100 .G233 1998

Kaufmann, Walter, 1907- Selected musical terms of non-Western cultures : a notebook-glossary. Warren, Mich. : Harmonie Park Press, 1990 REF ML108.K21 S4

Keil, Charles. Music grooves : essays and dialogues. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994. ML60.K27 1994

Reck, David Benedict, 1935- Music of the whole earth. New York : Scribner, 1977. MT6 .R298m

Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Soundscapes : exploring music in a changing world. New York : Norton, 2001. MT90.S53 S6 2001

World music. Volume 1, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Edited by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham and Richard TrilloNew ed. London : Rough Guides ; London ; New York : Distributed by the Penguin Group, 1999. ML3545 .W65 1999

Worlds of music : an introduction to the music of the world's Peoples. Jeff Todd Titon, general editor. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Schirmer Books, 1996. ML3545 T621 .W9 1996

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American Musicological Society Journal
College Music Symposium
Early Music
Fontes Artis Musicae
Journal of Musicology
Journal of Seventeenth-century Music
Music and Letters
Music Review
Musical Quarterly
Musical Times
Nineteenth Century Music
Performance Practice Review
Perspectives of New Music
Plainsong and Medieval Music
Twentieth century music
Twenty-first century music
World Music


American Musicological Society Information on a wide range of music topics with many links to other internet resources.
The British Library Manuscripts Catalogue The catalogues of the Department of Manuscripts cover all types of handwritten material in western languages including notes written on papyrus, literary and political papers, manuscript music, maps, drawings, photographs and illuminated manuscripts.
Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Index to disserations in the field of musicology.
Internet Resources for Music Scholars Maintained by Harvard University, this site is comprised of a directory of home pages, gophers, FTP sites and electronic journals.
DW3 Classic Music Resources "The world's most comprehensive collection of classical music links."
Early Music
CANTUS - Database for Gregorian Chants for the Divine Office Database for Latin ecclesiastical chant.
The Crumhorn Home Page Information about the crumhorn including "building your own," a bibliography, and links to crumhorn-related sites.
The Gregorian Chant Home Page A site devoted to internet links relating to chant and medieval music.
Early Music Guild Guide to Early Music Resources on the Internet Links to Early Music Societies and Festivals and other early music related sites.
The Lute Page Compilation of information about the lute and lute-playing.  Includes links to many other lute sites. The Recorder Home Page "Links to articles, lists, catalogues and databases concerning all aspects of the recorder worldwide."
Contemporary Music
American Music Center The AMC home page has information about its reference services, publications, lending library (over 55,000 scores and recordings), artist member home pages, and many internet links.
Computer Music Journal Web Link File Contains links to useful internet resources for computer music including research centers and universities, archives, manufacturers, etc.
Gaudeamus Foundation (Amsterdam) Site for this renowned center for contemporary music, which organizes and promotes contemporary musical activities and concerts both in The Netherlands and abroad. The foundation focuses on supporting the career development of young composers and musicians through its library facilities, contacts with international organizations, and its own activities.
Musical Borrowings An extensive list of items that consider the reworking of one or more particular musical works in new compositions.
National Association of Composers, USA The NACUSA site provides information about concerts, and competitions, as well as links to other internet sites.
International Society for Contemporary Music Site for ISCM, an important international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music.
IRCAM (Institut de recherche et coordination acoustique/musique) Access to IRCAM's catalogs; biographical information about contemporary composers; articles and analyses of music; calendar of events; and internet links.
CCRMA - Stanford University Site for the Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics -- a "multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research tool."
Electronic Music Foundation Provides information about electronic music concerts, festivals, conferences, workshops, and products. Includes a directory of educational institutions, artists, and internet links..
World Music
African Music Encyclopedia Music from Africa and the African Diaspora.
American Folklife Center, The Library of Congress Services include full texts of selected publications as well as links to resources in ethnographic studies.
Chinese Music Society of North America This site includes brief articles and information publications, performing ensembles, etc.
Ethnomusicology, Folkmusic, and World Music
Gateway site created by the University of Washington Music Library collects a wide variety of links by geographical regions, organizations, periodicals, etc..
International Council for Traditional Music ICTM supports the study and practice of all musical traditions, including urban and popular musics and dance, and music research and ethnomusicology.
Latin American Music Center The LAMC site includes links to online resources about colonial music, composers, electronic music, organizations, performers, and discussion lists.
Mathers Museum of World Cultures Site of Mathers Museum at the University of Indiana. Features current exhibits and general information on world cultures
Medieval Music Database Site of Mathers Museum at the University of Indiana. Features current exhibits and general information on world cultures National and Regionally Oriented PagesDuke University site organized by region and country.
Omaha Indian Music Part of the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, the site features traditional Omaha music. including sound, photos, and other research materials.
Online Sources for Ethnomusicological Information Middlebury College Library site for links to web pages related to ethnomusicology.
Society for Ethnomusicology The Society's home page, with information about conferences, degree programs, chapters, and related web sites.
World Folk Music Association Emphasizes folk music of the United States. The site includes links to performers' home pages, events, etc.