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ES100: Fundamental of Chamber Music (L. Brooks): Kinds of Resources

A guide created for ES 100: Foundations of Chamber Music

What's available?


What resources are available for MUSIC MAJORS?

1.  Reference resources (print & online).

2.  Course reserves - materials set aside for a particular class and given a limited circulation period.  Ask for these at the Circulation Desk!  Know the course name and/or number, professor's name, and (preferably) the name of the item you wish to see!

3.  Books about music ("ML" = "Music Literature" and "MT" = "Music Theory & Pedagogy").

4.  Scores ("M"):
         Mini-scores - for study purposes
         Full scores - for study or conducting
         Scores & parts - for chamber music
         Piano reductions - of ballets, symphonies
         Piano-vocal scores - reductions of operas, oratorios, cantatas
         Vocal scores - for solo voice or voice with piano accompaniment

5.  Audio recordings:
         Compact discs
         Vinyl recordings = 33 1/3 LPs and SLPs - these must be used in the Library; located on the lower level of Irwin Library.
         Streaming audio (from Naxos Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound)

6.  Visual materials:

7.  Online Commercial Databases (citation only and full-text) - these provde digitized reference information and access to journal and magazine articles.  Examples are Biography in Context, Grove Music Online, JStor, Music Index, RILM, and many more!

8. Interlibrary Loan - this service enables you to access materials not owned by the Butler Libraries.  Remember to allow 10 days to 2 weeks for delivery of print materials.  Click on the link to register and learn more!


"Adolph Menzel - Flötenkonzert Friedrichs des Großen in Sanssouci - Google Art Project" by Adolph Menzel


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