MUSIC RESOURCES IN REFERENCE

Located in the Music Library Reference Section, in MALIC, Jardine Hall room 313

ALMANACS
 

An Almanac for Music Lovers  REF ML66.M92 A4 1971

Lists what happened in western classical music (before 1940) on a given day in history. With an index to locate dates associated with specific works or people.

 

Memorable Days in Music  REF ML13.C84

Lists what happened in western classical music (before 1969) on a given day in history.

With an index to locate dates associated with specific works or people.

 

Calendar of Music and Musicians  REF Ml161.M16

Lists what happened in classical music from ancient times through the 1970s, day by day.  With an indices to names and titles.

 

An Eighteenth-Century Musical Chronicle  REF ML195.H28 1990

This provides a musical overview of events from 1750-1799, including a synopsis of world events, and cultural highlights in art and literature.  An additional copy is located in Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

 

A Nineteenth-Century Musical Chronicle  REF ML196.H34 1989

This provides a musical overview of events from 1800-1899, including synopsis of world events and cultural highlights in art and literature.

 

World Chronology of Music History  REF ML161.E4

In 6 volumes, this covers musical events from 4,000 B.C. through 1796, year by year and often day by day.

 

Annals of Music in America  REF ML200.L14

 From 1640-1921, this is a listing of significant music events by year.  Particularly notable are the entries of first performances in America.  A microfiche copy (Microfiche A6 10803) is also available in the reserve area of Ablah Library, a part of the Library of American Civilization series, LAC 10803.

 

Chronicle of American Music 1700-1995  (Hall)  REF ML200.H15 1996

This lists historical, world culture, American art and literature, and musical highlights year by year.  Note that this covers both the “Vernacular/Commercial Scene” as well as “Cultivated Art/Music Scene.”  And fortunately this has a handy index.

 

Music Since 1900  (Slonimsky)  REF ML197.S634 2001

This is Nicholas Slonimsky’s version of a day-by-day accounting of musical life, from 1900 through 2000.  And with a section of reproduced letters and documents important to the era, a dictionary of terms and a useful index.

 

A Twentieth-Century Musical Chronicle REF ML197.H15 1989

This provides a musical overview of events from 1900-1988, including a synopsis of world events, and cultural highlights in art and literature.

 

Twentieth Century Music REF ML197.B85

A year-by-year accounting of events in sections related to opera; dance; instrumental and vocal music; births, deaths and debuts; and related events. 

 

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Updated: June 06, 2012
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Rachel Crane, Music/Fine Arts Librarian