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Music 304 search terms
- ornament* music
- Bach Fugue (then sort by printed music)
- Enlightentment and music
- Music 18th century
- Embellishement (music)
Use composers as Subjects:
- Couperin, Francois
- Bach, Johann Christian
Composer catalog numbers:
Mozart: Kochel = K
Bach: BWV or S (for Schmieder, who cataloged it)
And, of course, the opus (op.) for many other composers.
Music 305 Search terms
Subject Searching: (you don't need to add the dashes)
These are Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) which are relatively specific and you need to learn the basic anatomy. They generally go from general to specific in a text string. Here are some examples.
- Modernism - Music
- Twelve tone system
- Symphonic poem
- Women composers
- Songs -19th century - History and criticism
- Music - 20th century - history and criticism
- Music - United States - 20th century
Use composers as Subjects and look in results for things like "Criticism and interpretation" OR "Correspondence"
And don't forget you can use composers as "Authors" to find their pieces but also their writings, like letters, autobiographies, writing on musical style, etc
Music 303 - Madrigal print scores and recordings
Here are lists of Madrigal scores and recordings. Note: some are online resources and some are print and located in Trible Library
Monteverdi madrigal translations
ML54.7 .C54 2000
Historical Dictionary of English Music, 1325-1958 by
Publication Date: 2011-04-08
This reference seeks to identify and briefly annotate a wide range of subjects relating to English musical culture, largely from the early 15th century through 1958, dates that reflect the coalescence of an identifiable English style in the early Renaissance and the death of the iconic Ralph Vaughan Williams in the mid-20th century. Some of the truly great "English" composers figuring in this volume include Johann Christian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, and Georg Frideric Handel, along with singers like Jenny Lind and Farinelli and many others. The Historical Dictionary of English Music covers its subject matter through a chronological table of important events, an introductory essay on the history of English music, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on people, venues, repertory, genre, and sources. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about English music during this important period.