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Music 231: Genre Project: Getting Started

This guide is a starting point for students  doing a group genre project assignment in Professor Wittstruck's Music 231 course.

Tertiary Sources

Start you research with these tertiary sources. They can help you:

  • Understand the scope of the genre
  • Identify key developments, composers, and musical works
  • Identify sources for further exploration

Librarian

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Angela Weaver
Contact:
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Oxford Music Online

Search for these subjects. Note the bibliography at the end of each entry for recommended sources.

  • Concerto
  • Requiem Mass
  • Symphony
  • Opera
  • Musical Theater
  • Art Song - See Song
  • Electro-acoustic music (use for electronic music)
  • String quartet
  • Chamber music

Oxford History of Western Music

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

   

This source covers music around the world and may be useful for finding a composer not from Western or Central Europe.

Harvard Dictionary of Music