Music

Music Library Scores Collection

Description

This resource is comprised of digitized scores held in the Music Library's general and special collections. Works featured here represent a variety of styles and genres, including songs, solo and chamber music, operas, and compositions for orchestra. Highlights include numerous works by Austrian composer Ignaz Brüll as well as material -- much of it folksong related -- collected by American composer and conductor Kurt Schindler.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10487
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DRAM

Alternative Titles
Database of Recorded American Music
Description

Provides on-demand, CD-quality streaming access to more than 3,700 albums (over 10,000 compositions) from 15 independent record labels, including CRI, Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Mutable Music, and more. The focus is on contemporary classical American music. Other styles represented include folk, Native American, jazz, early rock, musical theater, and contemporary electronic.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10377
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Opera in Video

Description

Opera in Video contains 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world's best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work's importance to the operatic canon. Performances cover the full range of operatic composition, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide of the major operas allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10151
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RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale
Description

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. Treating primary source material, RIPM indexes the content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography and advertising. RIPM is updated biannually and currently indexes the contents of over 140 music periodicals from 20 countries.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1800-1950
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10119
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
World Cat, OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
Description

Combined catalog describing over 2 billion books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 10,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
Mobile Version
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Oxford Dictionary of Music

Description

Provides over 12,000 entries and covers musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Includes entries on composers, performers, conductors, directors, critics, and scholars; musical terms, styles, and forms; as well as instruments, individual works, performance venues, and a host of other topics.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9935
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Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians since 1990

Alternative Titles
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Description

An A-Z biographical reference that focuses on individual artists and groups in all popular styles active from 1990 to the present, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of musical terms, and other information. Also features appendix essays on various topics including the music industry, rap, and grunge. This is an electronic version of the 2004 two-volume print publication.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
1990-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9901
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Music Index (EBSCO)

Description
Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and other literature, featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present. Formerly provided by Harmonie Park Press, this database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals. The comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music makes Music Index an invaluable resource for both novice and scholar.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1970-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9693
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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Alternative Titles
Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale
Description

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, is an indispensable tool for scholars, students, librarians, performers, teachers, and music lovers. It provides broad yet detailed coverage and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information, fully cited, abstracted, and indexed. Since its first publication in 1967, RILM has been a mighty ally for music researchers, and its capabilities and coverage have been constantly expanding, most recently with the addition of retrospective coverage of music conferences from 1865 to the present. RILM currently contains over 500,000 entries; approximately 30,000 new records are added every year, covering all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more. 

RILM was established in 1966 under the joint sponsorship of the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres. The publication of RILM is made possible by the efforts of some 60 national committees located in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. The committees are composed of musicologists and librarians based at major university or national libraries and research institutes. Among the current host institutions are the British Library, the Russian State Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Bibliothèque Royale (Brussels), the National Library of Canada, and the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung, Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin).

Major areas of coverage include:

  • Western and Eastern classical
  • Popular music
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Historical musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Instruments and voice
  • Librarianship
  • Performance practice and notation
  • Music theory and analysis
  • Pedagogy
  • Liturgy
  • Dance
  • Criticism
  • Music therapy
  • Acoustics
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Linguistics and semiotics
  • Literature
  • Dramatic arts
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1967-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9619
Access
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IPA Source

Alternative Titles
IPA Source: IPA Transcriptions and Literal Translations of Songs and Arias
Description

Contains over 7300 International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. IPA Source is searchable by composer, poet, title, opera aria and Latin text. Texts are available as downloadable PDFs.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9317
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