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New Music Titles
Rethinking American Music by
Call Number: Print Books ML200 .R46 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-16
Ranging from Tin Pan Alley to Thelonious Monk to hip hop, the contributors go beyond repertory and biography to explore four critical yet overlooked areas: the impact of performance; patronage's role in creating music and finding a place to play it; personal identity; and the ways cultural and ethnographic circumstances determine the music that emerges from the creative process.
What's That Sound? by
Call Number: Print Books ML3534 .C7 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-11
What's That Sound? helps students understand rock first and foremost as music, emphasizing concepts and listening skills. In addition, rich analysis of the forces that shaped this vibrant style help readers connect the music with its cultural and historical context.
Sinfonia Eroica by
Call Number: Print Books ML410.B42 H23 2017
Publication Date: 2017-12-05
An ode to Beethoven's revolutionary masterpiece, his Third Symphony In 1805, the world of music was startled by an avant-garde and explosive new work. Intellectually and emotionally, Beethoven's Third Symphony, the "Eroica," rudely broke the mold of the Viennese Classical symphony and revealed a powerful new expressiveness, both personal and societal.
Creating the Revolutionary Artist by
Call Number: Print Books ML3795 .R33 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-08
Creating the Revolutionary Artist challenges performers to build increased audiences through creative action and community involvement. Based on Mark Rabideau's revolutionary online text The 21CM Introduction to Music Entrepreneurship, this book will jumpstart the careers of musicians and artists in all styles and at all levels as it lays out business and project management acumen within a talent-driven spirit of civic-mindfulness.
Searching Music in Primo
General Primo Search Tips
To find composers, conductors, or performers, use Primo advanced search by author.
To find titles of a particular work or album title, use Primo advanced search by title.
To search by subject for a form of performance, including genre of music or instrumentation, use Primo advanced search by subject.
Use keyword searching when looking for words in the titles, the subjects, and the contents notes. For this reason, you can sometimes find titles (and even composers) through keyword that you cannot find through a regular author or title search.
When searching for musical compositions, keep these tips in mind.
Ensembles are qualified by instrumentation.
Musical form is followed by instrumentation
Call Numbers to Browse
If you're interested in a broad topic in music, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters. If you would like to see a more detailed list, try the Library of Congress M Classification Outline.
- M: Music
- M5-1480 Instrumental music
- M1495-2199 Vocal music
- ML: Literature on Music
- ML159-3785 History and criticism
- MT: Instruction and Study
- MT170-810 Instrumental techniques
- MT820-915 Singing and vocal technique
Check out the detailed map of the music collection shelved on the second floor.
Locations of books
New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!
Use Google Books to search the text of a book.
Films on Demand
Search Films on Demand for online streaming access to thousands of films from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.
E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search!
Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.
Images from ARTStor
In ARTstor there are images that depict music scores, composers, performers, and instruments throughout music history. Of note are the images of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford and Princeton University Library.