Music

Smithsonian Global Sound

Description

Smithsonian Global Sound, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It contains 50,000 tracks of ethnic music from around the world.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8581
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Dictionary of Opera Characters

Alternative Titles
A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Who's Who in Opera
Description

Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers. Well-known personalities contribute articles on favourite roles, for example, Placido Domingo writes on the character of Otello and Janet Baker on Mary Stuart. Other contributors include Andrew Porter, Sena Jurinac, Philip Langridge, Jonathan Miller, Sir Charles Mackerras, and Marie McLaughlin revealing much about the creative process behind some of the most famous performances in opera history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current edition.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8579
Access
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Subjects

International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text

Description

Indexes over 425 scholarly and popular music periodicals from more than twenty countries, plus full text for around 140 journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 article records, the majority of which are journal articles from 1996 onward. Around 200,000 index records in IIMP Full Text are from the backfile (up to 1995) and much of this coverage commences at the first issue of the journal run, some starting as early as 1874.

IIMP Full Text covers a comprehensive range of subject areas in both scholarly and popular music journals ranging from International Journal of Music Education, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock and Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone. Articles examine the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition. You can find articles on a diverse array of musical genres, from the liturgical chants of medieval monks to the eclectic sounds of contemporary alternative rock musicians.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1874 - (Indexing); 1996 - (Full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8323
Access
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Subjects

JSTOR

Alternative Titles
Journal Storage Project, J-STOR, J STOR, JSTORE
Journals - Archive Collections
Description

Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Includes content from ten of the fourteen JSTOR multi-disciplinary Journals Archives Collections (Arts & Sciences I through IX; and Life Sciences) and most of the JSTOR discipline-specific Journals Archives Collections (Biological Sciences, Business I and II, Ecology & Botany I, Health & General Sciences, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music).

In addition, JSTOR now also includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers, including the University of Chicago Press.

Please note: U-M does not currently have access to the following JSTOR Journals Archives Collections: Arts & Sciences X through XIII (ten through thirteen); Business III and IV; Ecology & Botany II; Hebrew Journals; Ireland; and Jewish Studies.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by journal title. All go back to the very first issue published, but most have a "moving wall" embargo that excludes issues from the most recent X years (where X can be anywhere from 0 up to 10 years, depending on the particular journal; most are in the 3 to 5 year embargo range).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8235
Mobile Version
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Subjects

Indexes - Music

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature [ProQuest]
Coverage: 1967 -
Description: Indexes international scholarly literature in all genres of music, as well as music education, theory, therapy, and ethnomusicology. Currently provides verified bibliographic information with full citations and abstracts for over 500,000 records 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. Full text is available for select items.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text [ProQuest]
Coverage: 1874 - (Indexing); 1996 - (Full text)
Description: Indexes over 500 international scholarly and popular music periodicals with full text for approximately 180 titles. Currently includes more than 770,000 records (the majority of which are journal articles from 1996 onward) plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1874 to the present. Covers a comprehensive scope of subject areas in journals ranging from Ethnomusicology, Jazz Education Journal and Musical Times to Rock & Rap Confidential and Rolling Stone.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Music Index [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1970 -
Description: A comprehensive guide to music periodical literature, with coverage of both classical and popular music. Featuring content ranging from 1970 to the present, Music Index currently 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, dissertations on music, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

JSTOR
Coverage: Dates of coverage vary by journal title (all are from first issue to most recent 3-5 years). Includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers.
Description: Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Currently, approximately 60 music journals are included -- click here to view list.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1800-1950
Description: An international annotated bibliography of writings on musical history and culture found in music periodicals published from 1800-1950 provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors. Currently, over 140 music periodicals from 20 countries are indexed, including articles, reviews, news columns, illustrations, music examples, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography, advertisements and more. Includes writings about composers, performers, and compositions, and provides a documentary history of 19th- and 20th-century music and musical life.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

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Call Number Outline for Music

 

M 1 - 5000: Music

 

  • M 2-2.3 Collections of musical sources
  • M 3-3.3 Collected works of individual composers
  • M 5-1480 Instrumental music
  • M 6-175.5 One solo instrument
    • M 6-14 Organ
    • M 20-39 Piano
    • M 40-44 Violin
    • M 45-49 Viola
    • M 50-54 Violoncello
    • M 55-58 Double bass
    • M 59 Other string instruments
    • M 60-64 Flute. Alto flute
    • M 65-69 Oboe
    • M 70-74 Clarinet. Bass (alto, etc.) clarinet. Basset clarinet
    • M 75-79 Bassoon. Contrabassoon
    • M 80-84 Horn
    • M 85-89 Trumpet. Cornet
    • M 90-94 Trombone. Bass trombone
    • M 95-99 Tuba
    • M 105-109 Saxophone
    • M 110 Other wind instruments
    • M 115-119 Harp
    • M 125-129 Guitar
    • M 140-141 Lute
    • M 142 Other plucked instruments
    • M 146 Drum(s)
    • M 172 Carillon
    • M 175 Other percussion instruments
  • M 177-990 Two or more solo instruments
    • M 180-298.5 Duets
    • M 300-386 Trios
    • M 400-486 Quartets
    • M 500-586 Quintets
    • M 600-686 Sextets
    • M 700-786 Septets
    • M 800-886 Octets
    • M 900-986 Nonets and larger combinations of purely chamber music
    • M 990 Chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier
  • M 1000-1075 Orchestra
    • M 1001 Symphonies
    • M 1002 Symphonic poems
    • M 1003 Suites. Variations
    • M 1004 Overtures
    • M 1005-1041 Solo instrument(s) with orchestra
    • M 1042 Concertos for orchestra
    • M 1045-1075 Orchestra pieces
  • M 1100-1160 String orchestra
  • M 1200-1269 Band
  • M 1270 Fife (bugle) and drum music, field music, etc.
  • M 1350-1353 Reduced orchestra
  • M 1356-1356.2 Dance orchestra and instrumental ensembles
  • M 1360 Mandolin and similar orchestras of plucked instruments
  • M 1362 Accordion band
  • M 1363 Steel band
  • M 1365 Minstrel music
  • M 1366 Jazz ensembles
  • M 1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
  • M 1450 Dance music
  • M 1470 Chance compositions
  • M 1473 Electronic music
  • M 1480 Music with color or light apparatus
  • M 1490 Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700
  • M 1495-2199 Vocal music
  • M 1497-1998 Secular vocal music
    • M 1500-1527.8 Dramatic music (operas, musicals, incidental music, ballets)
    • M 1528-1529.5 Duets, trios, etc., for solo voices
    • M 1530-1546.5 Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
    • M 1547-1600 Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
    • M 1608 Choruses, etc., in tonic sol-fa notation
    • M 1609 Unison choruses
    • M 1610 Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus with or without solo voices
    • M 1611-1624.8 Songs
    • M 1625-1626 Recitations with music
    • M 1627-1853 Folk, national and ethnic music
    • M 1900-1978 Songs (part and solo) of special character
    • M 1985 Musical games
    • M 1990-1998 Secular vocal music for children
  • M 1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
    • M 1999 Collections
    • M 2000-2007 Dramatic music
    • M 2010-2017.6 Services (masses, etc.)
    • M 2018-2019.5 Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
    • M 2020-2036 Choruses, cantatas, etc.
    • M 2060-2101.5 Choruses, part-songs, etc., with accompaniment of keyboard or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
    • M 2102-2114.8 One solo voice
    • M 2115-2146 Hymnals. Hymn collections
    • M 2147-2188 Liturgy and ritual
      • M 2147-2155.6 Roman Catholic Church
      • M 2156-2160.87 Orthodox churches
      • M 2161-2183 Protestant churches
      • M 2184 Other Christian churches
      • M 2186-2187 Jewish
      • M 2188 Other non-Christian religions
    • M 2190-2196 Sacred vocal music for children
    • M 2198-2199 Popular religious and devotional music

 

ML 1 - 3930: Literature on music

 

  • ML 1-5 Periodicals. Serials
  • ML 12-21 Directories
  • ML 25-28 Societies and other organizations
  • ML 32-33 Institutions
  • ML 35-38 Festivals. Congresses
  • ML 40-44 Programs
  • ML 47-54.8 Librettos. Scenarios
  • ML 62-90 Special aspects, including writings of musicians
  • ML 93-96.5 Manuscripts, autographs, etc.
  • ML 100-109 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
  • ML 110-111.5 Music librarianship
  • ML 112-112.5 Music printing and publishing
  • ML 112.8-158.8 Bibliography
    • ML 113-118 International
    • ML 120 National
    • ML 132 Graded lists. By medium
    • ML 135 Manuscripts
    • ML 136-158 Catalogs. Discography
    • ML 158.4-158.6 Video recordings 
  • ML 159-3785 History and criticism
    • ML 162-197 By period
    • ML 198-360 By region or country
      • ML 198-239 America
      • ML 240-325 Europe
      • ML 330-345 Asia
      • ML 348 Arab countries
      • ML 350 Africa
      • ML 360 Australia, Oceania
    • ML 385-429 Biography
    • ML 430-458 Composition and performance
    • ML 459-1380 Instruments and instrumental music
      • ML 465-471 By period
      • ML 475-547 By region or country
        • ML 475-486 America
        • ML 489-522 Europe
        • ML 525-541 Asia
        • ML 544 Africa
        • ML 547 Australia, Oceania
      • ML 548 Jews
      • ML 549-1093 Instruments
        • ML 549.8-649 Organ
        • ML 649.8-747 Piano, clavichord, harpsichord, etc.
        • ML 749.5-927 Bowed string instruments
        • ML 929-990 Wind instruments
        • ML 999-1015 Plucked instruments
        • ML 1030-1049 Percussion instruments
        • ML 1049.8-1091 Mechanical and other instruments
        • ML 1091.8-1093 Electronic instruments
      • ML 1100-1165 Chamber music
      • ML 1200-1270 Orchestra
      • ML 1299-1354 Band
      • ML 1379-1380 Electronic music. Computer music
    • ML 1400-3275 Vocal music
      • ML 1499-1554 Choral music
      • ML 1600-2881 Secular vocal music
      • ML 2900-3275 Sacred vocal music
    • ML 3300-3351 Program music
    • ML 3400-3465 Dance music
    • ML 3469-3541 Popular music
    • ML 3544-3776 Folk, national and ethnic music
  • ML 3790-3792 Music trade
  • ML 3795 Music as a profession
  • ML 3797-3799.5 Musical research
  • ML 3800-3923 Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and acoustics of music.
    • ML 3805-3817 Physics and acoustics
    • ML 3820 Physiological aspects of music
    • ML 3830-3840 Psychology
    • ML 3845-3877 Aesthetics
    • ML 3880-3915 Criticism
    • ML 3916-3918 Social and political aspects of music
    • ML 3920 Therapeutic use of music
  • ML 3928-3930 Literature for children

 

MT 1 - 960: Musical instruction and study

 

  • MT 1 General works
  • MT 5.5-7 Music theory
  • MT 20-34 Systems and methods
  • MT 35-39 Notation
  • MT 40-67 Composition. Elements and techniques of music
    • MT 50 Harmony
    • MT 55 Counterpoint
    • MT 58-67 Forms and genres
  • MT 68 Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition
  • MT 70-74 Instrumentation and orchestration
  • MT 85 Conducting. Score reading
  • MT 90-146 Analysis and appreciation of musical works
    • MT 95-100 Opera, ballet, etc.
    • MT 110-115 Oratorios, cantatas, etc.
    • MT 125-130 Orchestral music
    • MT 140-145 Chamber and solo instrumental music
    • MT 146 Popular music
  • MT 170-810 Instrumental techniques
    • MT 180-198 Organ
    • MT 200-208 Reed organ
    • MT 220-255 Piano
    • MT 259-338 String instruments
      • MT 260-279.7 Violin
      • MT 280-298 Viola
      • MT 300-318 Violoncello
      • MT 320-334 Double bass
    • MT 339-533 Wind instruments
      • MT 340-359 Flute
      • MT 360-379 Oboe
      • MT 380-392 Clarinet
      • MT 400-415 Bassoon
      • MT 418 Brass instruments
      • MT 420-432 Horn
      • MT 440-456 Trumpet
      • MT 460-472 Trombone
      • MT 480-488 Tuba
      • MT 500-510 Saxophone
    • MT 539-654 Plucked instruments
      • MT 540-557 Harp
      • MT 560-570 Banjo
      • MT 580-599 Guitar
      • MT 600-612 Mandolin
      • MT 620-634 Zither
      • MT 640-654 Lute, balalaika, etc.
    • MT 655-725 Percussion and other instruments
    • MT 728-728.3 Chamber music
    • MT 730 Orchestra
    • MT 733-733.6 Band
    • MT 740-810 Instrumental techniques for children
  • MT 820-915 Singing and vocal technique
    • MT 825-850 Systems and methods
    • MT 855-883 Special techniques
    • MT 898-915 Techniques for children
  • MT 918-948 School music
  • MT 955-956 Musical theater
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Streaming Video

Classical Music in Video
Description: Classical Music in Video currently contains over 730 videos of classical music performances and masterclasses. The collection includes performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Naxos Video Library
Description: Naxos Video Library is a performing arts video library currently containing over 1,300 operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Opera in Video
Description: Opera in Video currently contains almost 300 opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. The collection presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas in music history, opera literature, and performance classes. 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. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Met Opera on Demand: Student Access
Description: Provides instant access to more than 500 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances, including HD videos from the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, classic telecasts from the 1970s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, and hundreds of radio broadcasts dating back to 1935.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on). Please note this resource is not compatible with the iPad due to its use of Flash Player. (The iPad app does not allow one to access the resource through one's institutional subscription.) Product is limited to 10 simultaneous users; if you experience a turn-away, please check back.

Dance in Video
Description: Dance in Video contains 700 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Included are classic performances from top ballet companies; experimental works from up-and-coming dance troupes; documentaries by and about leading choreographers; videos on dance training; and other items covering a wide range of 20th century dance styles. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Theatre in Video
Description: Provides streaming video access to original productions of plays, along with film documentaries on the subject of theater. The current release contains over 400 titles. Also available through Music & Performing Arts, a cross-searchable portal of audio and video products from Alexander Street Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

BBC Shakespeare Plays
Description: Provides streaming video access to all 37 Shakespeare plays, unabridged, performed by renowned British actors and originally broadcast on BBC2 between 1978 and 1985.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

OntheBoards.tv
Description: Provides streaming video access to contemporary theatre performances filmed at On the Boards in Seattle, WA, as well as in peer theaters across the country. The performances present a snapshot of the best new works by some of the most provocative artists working in dance, theater, and music.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Sources

Oxford Music Online (The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music)
Coverage: Second edition
Description: The authoritative standard for English-language music dictionaries, covering all aspects of music, including biographies, definitions of terms, musical examples, lists of works, links to sounds, and more. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, as well as The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2d ed, revised (2006) and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th ed (2006).
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Grove Dictionary of American Music
Coverage: Second edition
Description: The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American music. The articles of the dictionary range from brief definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra. This edition provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
Coverage: Second edition
Description: The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on musical instruments of the world. The second edition reflects the growth in the last three decades of the scope and methodologies of the field of organology. It provides greatly expanded coverage of instruments from around the world and their builders, with special attention to electronic and experimental instruments, the human body as an instrument, the history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, performance practice, and the scholars whose work has shaped our current understanding of musical instruments.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
Description: A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Includes over 1,200 essays, images from 10 sources, and hundreds of audio examples. Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Coverage: Fourth edition
Description: This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded fourth edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. Also available through Oxford Music Online, a cross-searchable portal of music dictionaries and encyclopedias offered by Oxford University Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

IPA Source
Description: Contains over 5600 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.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Orchestral Music Online
Coverage: Fourth edition
Description: This database provides basic information for over 7,000 orchestral works by nearly 1,000 composers, including a work's instrumentation, movements, duration, and publishers. Allows searching by composer, title, keyword, duration, and performing forces.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

RISM: International Inventory of Musical Sources after 1600 [EBSCO]
Coverage: after 1600 (mainly 1600-1850)
Description: The most comprehensive annotated index to music manuscripts produced after 1600 with over 650,000 records containing bibliographic information, manuscript locations, musical incipits, and bibliographic citations.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Musical America.com
Description: The online version of the annual Musical America International Directory of the Performing Arts. Provides news, feature articles, performance reviews and searchable industry contact listings which are updated quarterly.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford History of Western Music
Description: Covers the history of the development of Western music, originally published in five volumes by Richard Taruskin.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford Dictionary of Dance
Description: The Oxford Dictionary of Dance offers wide coverage of dancers, choreographers, teachers, composers, technical terms, major works, important films, and organizations involved in the dance world.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford Companion to Music
Description: This new edition of the classic reference work includes articles that range from clear, concise definitions of musical ideas and terms to extended surveys of musical forms and styles, with specialist coverage of virtually every musical subject. Also available through Oxford Music Online, a cross-searchable portal of music dictionaries and encyclopedias offered by Oxford University Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Oxford Dictionary of Music
Description: Includes over 12,000 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. Also available through Oxford Music Online, a cross-searchable portal of music dictionaries and encyclopedias offered by Oxford University Press.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

Grove Book of Operas
Description: A collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each entry is written by a leading authority on the opera and includes a full synopsis of the plot, a cast list, a note on the singers in the original production, and information on the origins of the work and its literary and social background.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

New Grove Book of Opera Singers
Description: A collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers containing entries that include basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style and evaluations of their place in operatic history.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Description: Containing over 2,500 operatic characters, this guide gives plot synopses for over 250 operas and operettas, and details full information on each operatic role, including its creator and notable performers.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census
Coverage: 1450-1600
Description: A database of citations to nearly 14,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600, with listings of holding libraries in the U.S. and Europe.
Access: Open to all internet users.

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