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Oxford Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
OHO
Oxford University Press Handbooks
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of research review articles from the Oxford Handbooks series published by Oxford University Press. Covers 14 subject areas including archaeology, business & management, classics, economics & finance, history, law, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and criminology. 

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Coverage
Includes all titles from subject areas listed above for 2012-present and select titles from multiple Oxford Handbooks series, published 2004-2012. Also includes selected chapters from forthcoming Oxford Handbooks not yet published in print format.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10935
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Orchestral Music Online

Description

Orchestral Music Online is the most recent iteration of David Daniels's classic repertoire reference work used by conductors, orchestras, musicians, and musicologists throughout the world. Its features include

  • Access to information on more than 7,000 works by nearly 1,000 composers
  • Quick search by composer, title, or keyword
  • Advanced search instrumentation, duration, composition year, and more
  • Browsing by composer
  • Advanced search by duration, instrumentation, chorus type, and soloists
  • Ability to cut and paste data into rehearsal schedules and other documents to save time and to eliminate transcription errors
  • Monthly updates with new composers, new works, additional information, and corrections
  • More than 1,000 changes since publication of the 4th print edition
  • Links from individual works to music publishers and other sources
Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10933
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Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

Description

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,210 essays and images from ten sources, as well as 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. Since its first publication in 1997, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has been the pre-eminent reference work for research in ethnomusicology. It has won numerous awards, including the Dartmouth Medal, the New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book award, and Library Journal's award as one of the 50 Reference Sources for the Millennium. Now for the first time, the entire set of 10 print volumes is available as a single, integrated online database, with additional features from Alexander Street Press.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10911
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Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

Description

A database documenting nearly 9,000 jazz pieces, interviews, and other events representing over 1,000 hours of audio and video recordings, all taken from the Monterey Jazz Festival archive, housed at Stanford University. Also offers a selection of streamed audio and video clips of historic Jazz Festival performances.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10525
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Grove Book of Opera Singers

Alternative Titles
The New Grove Book of Opera Singers
Description

This resource offers an alphabetically arranged collection of authoritative biographies of opera singers. The profiles offer basic information such as birth date, vocal style, first debut, and most memorable roles, as well as colorful portraits of the singer's personality and vocal style, plus astute evaluations of their place in operatic history.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008 ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10479
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Grove Book of Operas

Alternative Titles
The Grove Book of Operas
Description

The Grove Book of Operas is a collection of synopses and descriptions of over 250 operas. Each succinct yet insightful 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.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd ed.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10477
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DRAM

Alternative Titles
Database of Recorded American Music
Description

Provides on-demand, CD-quality streaming access to more than 4000 albums from 42 independent record labels, including CRI, New World Records, Albany, Innova, Cedille, XI, Pogus, Deep Listening, Lovely 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 1760 and 1966. 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 250 music periodicals from 20 countries.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1760-1966
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, Research Libraries Group, RLIN, Research Libraries Information Network
Description

Combined catalog describing over 360 million books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in 470 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 25,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, 40 national libraries, and selected libraries from 170 countries worldwide). Incorporates all records from the former Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (also known as RLIN, the Research Libraries Information Network).

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
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