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Music: Vocal: Print Resources

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Use call number ranges to browse the physical collection: 

CANTATA

  • M1530-M1610 Secular cantatas (included in Choruses, secular)
  • M1611-M1614 Solo cantatas
  • M1629.5 National
  • M2020-M2094.7 Sacred cantatas (included in Choruses, sacred)
  • ML54 Librettos
  • ML2400/ML3260 History and criticism (Secular/Sacred)
  • MT110-MT115 Analytical guides

 

CHORAL MUSIC (SACRED)

  • M2000-M2007 Oratorios
  • M2010-M2017.7 Services
  • M2020-M2094.7 Cantatas
  • M2060-M2101.5 Choruses or part-songs with keyboard, with solo instrument, or unaccompanied
  • ML128.V7 Vocal music–Bibliography
  • ML132.C5 Choral music–Graded lists
  • ML1500-ML1554/ML2900-ML3275 General: history, special periods, by country, kinds and forms
  • MT110-MT115 Analytical guides
  • MT88 Choirs
  • MT875 Choral techniques
  • MT915 Choir training for children

 

CHORAL MUSIC (SECULAR)

  • M1530-M1546.5 Choruses with orchestra or ensemble
  • M1547-M1600 Choruses or part-songs with piano, with solo instrument, or unaccompanied
  • M1610 Cantatas, choral symphonies
  • ML128.V7 Vocal music–Bibliography
  • ML132.C5 Choral music–Graded lists
  • ML1500-ML1554 General: history, special periods, by country, kinds and forms
  • MT110-MT115 Analytical guides
  • MT88 Choirs
  • MT875 Choral techniques
  • MT915 Choir training for children

 

OPERA

  • M1500 Operas (full score)
  • M1503 Operas (piano-vocal score)
  • M1527 Operas (film, radio, television)
  • ML48-ML50 Librettos
  • ML102.O6 Dictionaries of opera
  • ML128.O4 Opera–Bibliography
  • ML1754-ML1950 History and criticism, special periods, by country, forms and kinds
  • MT95-MT100 Analytical guides, opera plots
  • MT955 Opera production (instruction and study) 

 

ORATORIO

  • M2000-M2007 Oratorios
  • M2000 full scores
  • M2002-M2003 piano-vocal scores
  • M2004-M2007 excerpts
  • ML53 Librettos
  • ML128.O45 Oratorios-Bibliography
  • ML3201-ML3251 History and criticism: special periods, by country, kinds and forms
  • MT110-MT115 Analytical guides

 

SONGS (SACRED)

  • M1999 Sacred vocal collections
  • M2018-M2019.5 Duets, trios, etc.
  • M2102-M2114.8 Songs for one voice
  • M2190-M2196 Sacred music for children
  • M2198-M2199 Gospel, revival, temperance songs, etc.
  • ML128.S3 Songs–Bibliography
  • ML128.V7 Vocal music–Bibliography
  • ML132.S6 Songs–Graded lists
  • ML2900-ML3275 General: history and criticism, special periods, by country, kinds and forms, bydenomination
  • MT820-MT893 Vocal instruction and vocal techniques 

 

SONGS (SECULAR)

  • M1528-M1529.8 Duets, trios, etc.
  • M1611-M1624.8 Songs for one voice
  • M1625-M1626 Recitations, accompanied
  • M1627-M1853 National music (includes folk, patriotic, popular, etc.)
  • M1900-M1980 Songs of special character
  • M1990-M1998 Children's songs/School music textbooks
  • ML128.S3 Songs–Bibliography
  • ML128.V7 Vocal music–Bibliography
  • ML132.S6 Songs–Graded lists
  • ML2500-ML2881 General: history and criticism, special periods, by country, kinds and forms
  • MT820-MT893 Vocal instruction and vocal techniques
  • MT898-MT949 Techniques for children (including schools)

 

VOCAL MUSIC

  • M1500-M1508 Operas (see entry for "Opera")
  • M1528-M1529 Duets, trios, etc. of solo voices (secular)
  • M1611-M1624 Songs (secular)
  • M1611-M1618 Orchestral or ensemble accompaniment
  • M1619-M1622 Piano accompaniment or unaccompanied
  • M1623-M1624 Accompanied by one instrument (not piano)
  • M2000-M2007 Oratorios (see entry for "Oratorio")
  • ML48-ML54 Libretti
  • ML102.V6 Vocal music–Dictionaries
  • ML128.S2 Sacred vocal music–Bibliography
  • ML128.S3 Songs–Bibliography
  • ML128.V7 Vocal music–Bibliography
  • ML156.4.V7 Vocal music–Discography
  • ML1400-ML1460 General: by period, by region or country
  • ML1600-ML2881 Secular vocal music–History and criticism
  • ML1700-ML2400 Dramatic music–History and criticism
  • ML2500-ML2881 Songs and part-songs–History and criticism
  • ML2900-ML3275 Sacred vocal music–History and criticism
  • MT820-MT949 Singing and voice culture

 

-For children's vocal music see "Children and music."
-For choruses see "Choral music (sacred)" and "Choral music (secular)."
-For liturgical or church music see "Liturgy and religious music."
-For popular, folk, etc. music see "Popular music."

 

Subject Headings

Use Subject Headings to help you locate items in the online catalog:

  • MUSICAL THEATRE
  • OPERA -  (use to find material pertaining to opera as a genre)
  • OPERAS – (used to find manifestations of specific operas)
  • SACRED SONGS
  • SINGERS
  • SINGING--DICTION
  • SINGING--INSTRUCTION AND STUDY
  • SINGING--INTERPRETATION (PHRASING, DYNAMICS, ETC.)
  • SINGING--METHODS
  • SONGS, ENGLISH, etc.
  • SONGS--HISTORY AND CRITICISM
  • SONGS--TEXTS
  • SONGS--UNITED STATES
  • VOCAL MUSIC--BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • VOCAL MUSIC--DISCOGRAPHY

Reference Books

Retrieve these resources from the Music Library Reference Room:

Translations

Diction & Phonetics

Dictionaries

Discography

Song Indexes

History & Performance

Pedagogy & Technique