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Music - History and Analysis  

A guide for 1st year Applied Music degree students studying MUS 105 and MUS 106
Last Updated: Oct 4, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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    Search the Catalogue

Do you have a simple query? Search here.

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For more power, or to search Reserve, or renew your books...

         You might like to use the Catalogue

To find books, CDs, DVDs, print music, journal articles

         Try Discovery


Online Resources

Use these resources on campus, at home, on your smartphone. To get started, consult a brochure.

Naxos Music Library

Stream music to your computer or smartphone. Listen to class playlists anytime, anywhere. Ask us for the passwords for the iPhone & Android apps.
Naxos Brochure

Oxford Music Online

Look up history, theory, composers and compositions in the New Grove Dictionary online. It's a good idea to get familiar with the print version first.
Oxford Music Online / Grove Online Brochure

Oxford History of Western Music

Read Taruskin's insights into history and the great composers - the same text as the book, but a searchable e-book format!


Books - by Subject

The Nelson Library has a wide range of books on Music History.

The Library has assigned subject headings to the books in the collection. Some headings will link through to many titles, others only one or two. The headings may not always be comprehensive, so when you find a good book, try browsing the shelf nearby for more.

Tip: Try searching a composer's name as a keyword in Discovery or  the Catalogue

You may place a HOLD on any title that's on loan.


  Browsing the Shelves

If you wish to browse the library shelves you may find these numbers helpful:

780-789 Music
780.285 Computer applications
780.9 History of music
781 Theory of music
781.3 Composition
781.34 Computer composition
781.37-781.38 Arranging
781.542 Film music
782.14 Musicals
783 Music for voice
784 Popular music
785 Instrumental music
785.42 Jazz
786 Keyboard, mechanical, electronic, & percussion instruments
787 Stringed instruments
787.87 Guitar
788 Wind instruments

Or search the Catalogue! 

Subject Guide

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Our books include...

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Norton anthology of western music 5th ed.
Call Number: 780.9 NOR
ISBN: 0393979903

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A history of western music 7th ed. - J. Peter Burkholder
Call Number: 780.9 BUR
ISBN: 0393979911

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Music - Roger Kamien
Call Number: 780 KAM
ISBN: 9780078025082
Publication Date: 2010-07-07

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The Oxford history of western music - Richard Taruskin
Call Number: 780.9 TAR
ISBN: 0195169794

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World Music - Terry Miller
Call Number: 780.9 MIL
ISBN: 9780415988780
Publication Date: 2008-09-24

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Loading the Silence - Linda Kouvaras
Call Number: 780.9 KOU
ISBN: 9781409441564
Publication Date: 2013-03-22

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