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Getting Started Guide: Music Research: Course-specific iniformation

Music Research Resources

Music 304 search terms


  • ornament* music
  • Bach Fugue (then sort by printed music)
  • Enlightentment and music


  • Music 18th century
  • Embellishement (music)
  • Enlightenment

Use composers as Subjects:

  • Mozart
  • Couperin, Francois
  • Bach, Johann Christian
  • etc...

Composer catalog numbers:

Mozart: Kochel = K

Bach: BWV or S (for Schmieder, who cataloged it)

Vivaldi: RV

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
  • Tonality
  • Atonality
  • 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

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