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Library Research Guides

Film Music Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to film music in the Music Library.

Article Databases

Film Music Guides

Anderson, Gillian B. Music for Silent Films, 1894-1929: A Guide.
Reference: Z 6814 .M7 A54 1988

Benjamin, Ruth, and Arthur Rosenblatt. Movie Song Catalog: Performers and Supporting Crew for the Songs Sung in 1460 Musical and Nonmusical Films, 1928-1988.
Reference: Z 6814 .M7 B46 1993

Burlingame, Jon. Sound and Vision: Sixty Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks.
ML 2075 .B876 2000

Craggs, Stewart R. Soundtracks: An International Dictionary of Composers for Film.
Reference: ML 102 .M75 C73 1998

Green, Stanley. Hollywood Musicals: Year by Year.
Reference: PN 1995.9 .M86 G74 1999

Hischak, Thomas. The American Musical Film Song Encyclopedia.
Reference: ML 102 .M75 H57 1999

Hischak, Thomas. Film It With Music: An Encyclopedic Guide to the American Movie Musical.
Reference: PN 1995.9 .M86 H571 2001

Limbacher, James. Keeping Score: Film Music, 1972-1979.
Reference: Z 6814 .M7 L73

Limbacher, James, and H. Stephen Wright. Keeping Score: Film and Television Music, 1980-1988: With Additional Coverage of 1921-1979.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 L56 1991

Marill, Alvin H. Keeping Score: Film and Television Music, 1988-1997.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 M33 2000

McCarty, Clifford. Film Composers in America: A Filmography, 1911-1970.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 M33 2000

Parish, James Robert, and Michael R. Pitts. The Great Hollywood Musical Pictures.
PN 1995.9 .M86 P371 1992

Pool, Jeannie G., and H. Stephen Wright. A Research Guide to Film and Television Music in the United States.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 P65 2011

Sherk, Warren M. Film and Television Music: A Guide to Books, Articles, and Composer Interviews.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 S545 2011

Strong, Martin C. Lights, Camera, Sound Tracks: The Ultimate Guide to Popular Music in the Movies.
Reference: ML 2075 .S77 2008

Wescott, Steven D. A Comprehensive Bibliography of Music for Film and Television.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 W47 1985

Wright, H. Stephen. Film Music at the Piano: An Index to Piano Arrangements of Instrumental Film and Television Music in Anthologies and Collections.
Reference: ML 128 .M7 W751 2003

Wright, H. Stephen, and Stephen M. Fry, eds. Film Music Collections in the United States: A Guide.
Reference: ML 19 .W74 1996