Music

American Music

Alternative Titles
African American Song (former title)
American Song (former title)
Description

Provides streaming access to more than 600,000 audio tracks, including songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.

Labels include Rounder Records, Appleseed Recordings, Stax, Specialty Records, Testament Records, McNeil Music, Native Ground Music, Rebel Records, County Records, Smithsonian Folkways, Document Records, and more.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9225
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Periodicals Index Online

Alternative Titles
PIO. Full text portion also called Periodicals Archive Online (PAO).
Previously called Periodicals Contents Index Fulltext (PCI, PCIFT).
Description

An index to over 20 million articles in more than 7,000 arts, humanities and social science journals, from their first issues through 2000. Includes full text of articles for 633 of the journals covered. Covers many older journals not indexed electronically anywhere else.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1665 - 2000. (Dates of coverage vary by journal title--most are from first issue to 2000.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9193
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RISM International Inventory of Musical Sources

Alternative Titles
Répertoire International des Sources Musicales
RISM OPAC
Description

This database contains all of RISM Series A/I, A/II, and years 1500-1550 of B/I.

RISM Series A/II (Music Manuscripts after 1600) is the most comprehensive guide available for music manuscripts. It contains more than 850,000 manuscript records by over 27,000 composers found in over 900 libraries and archives in 35 countries. Records contain bibliographic information, manuscript locations, musical incipits, and bibliographic citations.

RISM Series A/I (Individual Prints Before 1800), documents printed music published between 1600 and 1800 that holds the work of a single composer. At over 100,000 entries, this is the most comprehensive source available for early printed musical works.

RISM Series B/I (Printed Collections of the 16th-17th Centuries) indexes anthologies, including publications from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia.

Published by the Répertoire international des sources musicale, RISM (International Inventory of Musical Sources) is an international, non-profit joint venture, which aims to document comprehensively the world's musical sources of manuscripts or printed music, works on music theory, and libretti stored in libraries, archives, monasteries, schools and private collections. The organization, founded in Paris in 1952, is the largest and only global operation that registers musical sources. RISM documents what exists and where it is stored.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
emphasis on 1600-1850
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8999
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Naxos Music Library

Alternative Titles
NML
Description

Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to 125,000 CDs with nearly two million tracks, including both standard and rare repertoire. NML provides access to the complete Naxos catalogue, as well as the complete catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Sony Classical, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics.

Please note: Problems have been reported with using Naxos in the Safari browser. If you encounter issues playing tracks while using Safari, try another browser.

NML can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, anytime. With the new iPhone / iPod Touch App / Android App, subscribers can also access the service on the go. To use the mobile app:

  1. Download the app from the appropriate store.
  2. If you have a Student Playlist account, your email address and password will also act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.
  3. If you do not have a Student Playlist account, sign up here.
  4. Complete the registration process by clicking the activation link in your email.
  5. The email address and password you assign will act as your login credentials for the NML mobile app.
Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8777
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Classical Music Library

Alternative Titles
CML
Description

Classical Music Library offers a multi-label collection of music recordings, featuring performances from many independent and major classical labels, including EMI Classics, Hänssler, Hyperion, Virgin Classica, Bridge, Vox, and many others. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8751
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

Alternative Titles
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Description

Derived from the highly classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this concise edition is a mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Providing thousands of entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras, the dictionary's coverage is exceptional, giving comprehensive work-lists for major composers, detailed entries on living composers and performers, important ballets and operas, as well as descriptions of musical instruments and their histories.

Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Current edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8755
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Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census (RELICS)

Alternative Titles
Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census
Index to Relics
RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census
Description

This collection contains over 16,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600 and is designed for musicologists studying organ and choral music, art historians searching for named engravers and artists, general historians studying aristocratic patronage, scholars of poetry, and specialists in church history and early printed books.

Type
Bibliographies
Coverage
1450 - 1600
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8695
Access
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Oxford Music Online

Alternative Titles
Grovemusic (New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz)
Grove Music Online
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Description

Oxford Music Online has been the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a comprehensive compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations. Including more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Oxford Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.

Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users.

Oxford Music Online is also pleased to continue featuring Colin Larkin's landmark Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006), for those who have purchased perpetual access to the online version. The most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music, EPM is the authoritative biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists, covering popular music from 1900 to the present. It is exhaustive, meticulous, authoritative — and incredibly fun to read.

Oxford Music Online was created with the latest in online technology to give users a robust and unique research experience. Sophisticated search options allow users to refine their search or browse results by source and specific era or subject category. Users can also choose to view biographies or subject entries only. Advanced search options provide powerful tools for content navigation, including biography searching, bibliography searching, and the ability to easily search within longer, multi-section articles. Timelines and topical guides offer specific pathways into the content. Context-sensitive Help pages guide users through the site's features and functionality. Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource available, a virtual music library of unparalleled scope and depth.

Type
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8687
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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
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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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