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Contains articles that define musical ideas and terminology, describe musical forms and styles, and places music in its social and cultural context. This edition focuses on living composers and their music.   [more info]
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, ML100 .S37 2002 Internet
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Includes information on musical composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, as well as musical instruments and their histories. Covers popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology.   [more info]
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, ML100 Internet
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Covers all musical genres, with new entries written by a distinguished group...   [more info]
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Contains over 27,000 full text entries featuring a broad musical scope...
 
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Full-text encyclopedia articles about music traditions, genres, practices, and performances in world regions.   [more info]
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Several encyclopedias-in-one with articles and cross references covering music and musicians worldwide. Alternate title: Oxford Music Online.   [more info]
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Bibliography of over 6,7000 orchestral works by over 900 composers.  Contains duration, instrumentation, chorus type, and soloist information.  Based on the 4th edition of Orchestral Music: A Handbook.   [more info]
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Interface change coming soon! The FirstSearch platform will transition to WorldCat Discovery on December 31, 2015. WorldCat is a worldwide catalog of materials.  Use to get books, scores, audio and video recordings, and more through ILL.
 
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