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Film Music Resources: Overview

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


This is an introductory guide to locating information and materials related to film music. It is not a complete bibliography, but rather indicates key resources and types of materials that may be useful when seeking information in this area. All listed items are available in the Music Library.

Music Library Contact

Jason Imbesi
3239 Moore Building - School of Music
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Call Numbers for Browsing

The following are selected call number ranges where film music materials may be found. For call numbers of specific items, consult Mirlyn.

M 1527.2 motion picture music (scores)
ML 102 .M75 motion picture music -- dictionaries
ML 128 .M7 motion picture music -- bibliography
ML 410 .A-.Z biographies of individual composers
ML 2075 motion picture music -- history and criticism
MT 64 .M65, MT 737 motion picture music -- instruction & study
PN 1995.9 .M86 musical films
Z 6814 .M7 motion picture music -- bibliographies

Subject Headings

The following are a few examples of subject headings related to film music which you may find useful when searching or browsing in Mirlyn. Use quotes around phrases for more precise results. You can narrow your search results by format using the limiters on the left side the results screen.

Music Library Contact

Kristen Castellana
Music Library
3239 Moore Building
(734) 764-2512