Reference Sources at the Kent Stark Library





Reference   ML 13.P39

The American Music Handbook. 

Christopher Pavlakis.  New York: Free Press, 1974.


Reference   ML 100.A48 1987

The Harper Dictionary of Music.  2nd ed.  Christine Ammer.  New York: Harper & Row, c1987.


Reference   ML 100.B47 1989

The New Everyman Dictionary of Music.  6th ed.  David Cummings. New York: Weidenfield & Nicolson, 1989.


Reference   ML 100.C78

The Concise Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians . Martin Cooper. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1958. 


Reference   ML 100.G16 (vols. 1-10)

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music.  Bruno Nettle and Ruth M. Stone, advisory editors; James Porter and Timothy Rice, founding editors.  New York: Garland Pub., 1998-


Reference   ML 100.K35 1985

The Oxford Dictionary of Music.  Michael Kennedy.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.


Reference   ML 100.N48 2001 (vols. 1-29)

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.  2nd ed.  Stanley Sadie, ed. New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2001. 


Reference   ML 100.N485 1986

The New Harvard Dictionary of Music.  Don Michael Randel, editor. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1986. 


Reference   ML 100.R28

Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music.  Don Michael Randel, compiler. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1978.


Reference   ML 100.S37 1970

The Oxford Companion to Music.  10th ed.  Percy A. Scholes; John Owen Ward, eds. 

London; New York: Oxford University Press, 1970, 1975 printing.


Reference   ML 100.S635 1997

Baker's Dictionary of Music.   Nicolas Slonimsky.  New York: Schirmer Books; London: Prentice Hall International, c1997.


Reference   ML 100.S637 1989

Lectionary of Music.  Nicolas Slonimsky. New York: McGraw-Hill, c1989.


Reference   ML 101.U6 N48 1986 (vols. 1-4)

The New Grove Dictionary of American Music.  H. Wiley Hitchcock and Stanley Sadie, editors. 

 New York, N.Y.: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, 1986.


Reference   ML 102.B35 R4 1991 (vols. 1-2)

The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music: Composers and Their Music. William H. Rehrig; Paul E. Bierley, editor.  Westerville, Ohio: Integrity Press, c1991. 


Reference   ML 102.J3 S78

Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music.  Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon. 

 New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1969.


Reference   ML 105.S2 1825a (vols. 1-2)

A Dictionary of Musicians From the Earliest Times.  John S. Sainsbury, editor.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1966.


Reference   ML 113.C45

A Handbook of Music and Music Literature In Sets and Series.  Sydney Robinson Charles. 

New York: Free Press, 1972. 


Reference   ML 128.I65 B3

A Dictionary of Musical Themes. Harold Barlow and Sam Morgenstern. New York: Crown Publishers, 1948.


Reference   ML 128.S3 S31

Song Index; An Index to More Than 12,000 Songs in 177 song Collections Comprising 262 Volumes and Supplement, 1934.  Minnie Earl Sears and Phyllis Crawford. [n.p.]: Shoe String Press, 1966.


Reference   ML 160.H527 1988 (vols. 1-4)

Heritage of Music.  Michael Raeburn and Alan Kendall, editors.  New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.


Reference   ML 160.L34

Larousse Encyclopedia of Music.  Geoffrey Hindley, Editor.   New York: World Pub. Co., 1971.


Reference   ML 200.H15 1996

A Chronicle of American Music, 1700-1995   Charles J. Hall.  New York: Schirmer Books, c1996.

Reference   MT 125.M72

A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians. Ethan Mordden.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1980. 


Reference   ML 105.C75 1992

Contemporary Composers.  Brian Morton and Pamela Collins, editors.  Chicago: St. James Press, c1992.


Reference   ML 105.B16 1992

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians.

8th ed.  Theodore Baker; revised by Nicolas Slonimsky.  New York: Schirmer Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1992.


Reference   ML 105.E944

Great Composers, 1300-1900:  A Biographical and Critical Guide.  David Ewen.  New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1966.


Reference   ML 105.S612 1997

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians.  Nicolas Slonimsky; Laura Kuhn, editor; Dennis McIntire, associate editor.  New York: Schirmer Books, c1997. 


Reference   ML 106.R8 V6 1969

Russian Composers and Musicians; A Biographical Dictionary.  Alexandria Vodarsky-Shiraeff.  New York: Da Capo Press, 1969.


Reference   ML 113.G4

The Dictionary of Composers and Their Music: Every Listener's Companion: Arranged Chronologically and Alphabetically.  Eric Gilder and June G. Port.  New York: Paddington Press: distributed by Grosset & Dunlap, c1978.


Reference   ML 118.T5 1973b

A Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Composers (1911-1971).  Kenneth Thompson.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1973. 


Reference   ML 120.U5 J23 1994

Who Wrote That Song? 2nd ed.  Dick Jacobs & Harriet Jacobs.  Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, c1994. 


Reference   ML 385.W67 1999

World Musicians.  Clifford Thompson, editor.  New York: H. W. Wilson Co., c1999. 


Reference   ML 390.A54

Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary.  E. Ruth Anderson, compiler.  Boston: G. K. Hall, c1976.


Reference   ML 390.E845

Popular American Composers From Revolutionary Times to the Present; a Biographical and Critical Guide.  David Ewen.  New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1962.


Chamber Music


Reference   ML 1100.C63 1997 (vols. 1-4)

The Literature of Chamber Music.  Arthur Cohn.  Chapel Hill, N.C.: Hinshaw Music, c1997.


Reference   ML 1100.C7 1963 (vols. 1-3)

Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. Walter Willson Cobbett, compiler and editor.  London; New York: Oxford University Press, 1963.




Reference   ML 100.V55

Dictionary of Contemporary Music. John Vinton, editor.  New York: E. P. Dutton, 1974.


Reference   ML 102.P66 G35 1991

The Oxford Companion to Popular Music.  Peter Gammond.  Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.


Reference   ML102.P66 G84 2006 (vols. 1-10)

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music.  4th ed.  Colin Larkin, compiler and editor.  London; New York: Muze; New York: Exclusive distribution in the USA by Grove's Dictionaries, 1998.


Reference   ML 102.P66 H37 1990

The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music.  Phil Hardy and Dave Laing.  London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1990.


Reference   ML 102.P66 P46x 1989

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music.  Donald Clarke, editor.  New York: Viking Penguin, 1989.


Reference   ML 102.P66 R7 1971

Rock Encyclopedia.  Lillian Roxon.  New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1971. 


Reference   ML 197.S634 1994

Music Since 1900.  5th ed.  Nicolas Slonimsky.  New York: Schirmer Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994.



Reference   ML 102.J3 N48 2002 (vols. 1-3)

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.  2nd ed.  Barry Kernfeld, editor.  London: Macmillan Reference, 2001. 



Reference   ML 3561.J3 E55

The Encyclopedia of Jazz.  2nd ed.  New York: Horizon Press, 1960.


Musical Instruments


Reference   ML 102.I5 N48 1984 (vols. 1-3)

The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments.  Stanley Sadie, editor.  London: Macmillan Press; New York, NY: Grove's Dictionaries of Music, c1984.


Reference   ML 128.P23 B34 1988

Percussion: an Annotated Bibliography with Special Emphasis on Contemporary Notation and Performance.  Dieter Bajzek.  Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1988. 


Reference   ML 460.G4 1978

Instruments in the History of Western Music.  3rd ed.  Karl Geiringer.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.


Reference   ML 1015.G9 C5 1997x

Blue Book of Guitars.  4th ed.  Steven Cherne; S.P. Fjestad, editor.  Minneapolis, MN: Blue Book Publications, Inc.; New York, N.Y.: Distributed in part by Music Sales Corp. and Omnibus Press, c1997.


Musical Theatre


Reference   ML 102.M88 G3 1994 (vols. 1-2)

The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre.  American ed.  Kurt Gänzl.  New York: Schirmer Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, c1994. 


Reference   ML 102.O6 E9

Encyclopedia of the Opera.  David Ewen.  New York: A. A. Wyn, 1955.


Reference   ML 102.O6 M6

Crowell's Handbook of World Opera.  Frank Ledlie Moore.  New York: Crowell, 1961. 


Reference   ML 102.O6 S76 1990

The International Opera Guide.  F.M. Stockdale and M.R. Dreyer.  North Pomfret, Vt.: Trafalgar Square Pub., 1990.


Reference   ML 102.O6 W37 1992

The Oxford Dictionary of Opera.  John Warrack and Ewan West.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.


Reference   ML 156.4.O46 B69 2002

The Rough Guide to Opera.  3rd ed.  Matthew Boyden .  Joe Staines, editor.  London: Rough Guides, 2002.