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

** Denotes titles located in the general circulating collection in Ablah Library

Encyclopedia of National Anthems
  REF M1627.E63 2003
This contains music and words (transliteration and English translations) to national anthems of the world.  More recent than National Anthems of the World, this also contains quick country facts and sometimes notes with historical background.  For copies of national anthems to check out see also National Anthems of the World M1627.N269, in the scores section of the Music Library.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music  REF ML100.G16
In 10 volumes, this is a good place to begin seeking information on folk and non-western music.  The set consists of: v. 1. Africa; v. 2. South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, v. 3. United States and Canada,
v. 4. Southeast Asia, v. 5. South Asia: the Indian subcontinent, v.6. Middle East, v. 7. East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea, v. 8. Europe, v. 9. Australia and the Pacific Islands, v. 10. The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools. Accompanying audio CDs are available in the Reserve section of the library. 

The Oxford Companion to Australian Music REF ML101.A9 O94 1997
This volume covers all styles and eras of music in Australia, with entries of terms, people, works, subjects, brief bibliographies and photos.

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music  REF ML101.U6 N48 1986 (mostly available online through Oxford Music Online - see library subject guide)
Though somewhat dated, these four volumes contain articles not found in The Grove Dictionary of Music, and concentrating specifically on music in the United States. A set is available to check out from the Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

Biographical Dictionary of Russian/Soviet Composers  REF ML106.S68 B56 1989
Provided here are entries for over 2000 composers born in Russia or the provinces, containing biographical information, worklists and bibliographies

Musical Scotland  REF ML106.S3x B3
Find here biographical entries of Scottish musicians from 1400 through the 1960s.

Musiciens Polonais et Slaves  REF ML106.P7 S7 1971
This reprint of the 1857 biographical dictionary of Polish and Slavic composers also contains a history of Polish music and musical instruments

British Musical Biography  REF ML106.G7 B8 1971
This is a reprint of the 1897 work, covering Britain and its colonies.  Here is another good place to check for biographical information on performing musicians of British origin.

Who is Who in ACUM  REF ML106.I75 R3
Find here biographical entries for authors, composers and publishers associated with the ACUM performing rights organization of Israel.

World Music (Rough Guide)  REF ML3545.W66 1999
This work is arranged geographically, with an overview of each region, followed by an annotated discography.  A previous edition is located in Ablah Library, 2nd floor.

** Encyclopedia of Music in Canada  FOLIO REF ML106.C36 E52 1992 
Composed of primarily biographical information, also located here are entries for organizations, groups, works, regions and other topics related to Canada’s music culture.  Ablah Library holds 2 editions.


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