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Comm 445: Music & Identity

Suggested resources for Professor Derek Vaillant's Comm 445: Seminar in Media and Culture - Music and Identity

Reference Sources - Music

Oxford Music Online (includes New Grove Dict. of Music & Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Opera, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Dictionary of Music

Cambridge Histories Online - Online reference books on musical history; good for background and historical info. Includes histories of American music, Western music theory, 17th, 19th and 20th century music. 

Harvard Dictionary of Music
Music Reference: ML 100 .A64 2003

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians
Music Reference: ML 105 .B17 2001

Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Music Reference: ML 102 .P8 G84 2006


Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre
Music Reference: ML 102 .M88 G311 2001

A Chronology of American Musical Theater
Music Reference: ML 1711.8 .N3 N671 2002

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
Music Reference: ML 102 .P66 C661 2003

Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound
Music Reference: ML 102 .S72 E53 2005

International Encyclopedia of Women Composers
Music Reference: ML 105 .C68 1987

International Dictionary of Black Composers
Music Reference: ML 105 .I51 1999


Reference Sources - Communication and Media Studies