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Music Research: Music Histories, Source Readings, Chronologies

Connecting you to Music research and resources at Texas State University

Music Histories: Selected Resources

Multi-Volume Music Histories

The Oxford History of Western Music (Taruskin, 2005)
ML 160 .T18 2005 (vols. 1-6): Music Library, Reference; also Alkek, 6th floor
also online

Music History Sets

Norton Introduction to Music History Series

Medieval Music (Hoppin, 1978)
ML 172 .H8: Music Library
See also its accompanying volume, Anthology of Medieval Music
M2 .A5175: Music Library

Renaissance Music: Music in Western Europe, 1400-1600 (Atlas, 1998)
ML 172 .A84 1998: Music Library
See also its accompanying volume, Anthology of Renaissance Music
MT 6.5 .A585 1998: Music Library

Baroque Music: Music in Western Europe, 1580-1750 (Hill, 2005)
ML 193 .H54 2005: Alkek, 6th floor
See also its accompanying volume, Anthology of Baroque Music
MT 6.5 .A562 2005: Music Library

Classical Music: The Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (Downs, 1992)
ML 195 .D68 1992: Alkek, 6th floor
See also its accompanying volume, Anthology of Classical Music
MT6.5 .A564 1992: Music Library

Anthology of Romantic Music
MT 6.5 .A59 1984: Music Library

Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America (Morgan, 1991)
ML 197 .M675 1991: Music Library, Reference

Prentice Hall History of Music Series

Music in Medieval Europe (Yudkin, 1989)
ML 171 .Y8 1989: Alkek, 6th floor

Baroque Music, 3rd ed. (Palisca, 1991)
ML 193 .P34 1991: Alkek, 6th floor

Music in the Classic Period, 4th ed. (Pauly, 2000)
ML 195 .P38 2000: Music Library

Nineteenth-Century Romanticism in Music, 3rd ed. (Longyear, 1988)
ML 196 .L65 1988: Alkek, 6th floor

Twentieth-Century Music: An Introduction, 4th ed. (Salzman, 2002)
ML 197 .S17 2002: Music Library

Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents, 2nd ed. (Nettl, 1973)
ML 3545 .N285 1973: Alkek, 6th floor

Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia, 3rd ed. (Malm, 1996)
ML 330 .M3 1996: Music Library

Music in India: The Classical Traditions (Wade, 1979)
ML 338 .W32: Alkek, 6th floor

Music in Latin America, An Introduction (Béhague, 1979)
ML 199 .B44: Alkek, 6th floor

General Music History Texts

A History of Western Music, 10th ed. (Burkholder/Grout/Palisca, 2019)
ML 160 .G872 2019: Music Library, Reserve

The Development of Western Music: A History, 3rd ed. (Stolba, 1998)
ML 160 .S87 1998: Alkek, 6th floor

Study Guides and Outlines of Music History

Studying Music History: Learning, Reasoning, and Writing About Music History and Literature, 2nd ed. (Poultney, 1996)
ML 161 .P8 1995: Alkek, 6th floor

An Outline History of Western Music, 9th ed. (Wold, 1997)
ML 161 .O96 1997: Alkek, 6th floor

Important Earlier Music Histories

Music in Western Civilization (Lang, 1941)
ML 160 .L25 M8: Alkek, 6th floor


Foundations of Music History (Dahlhaus; trans. Robinson, 1983)

Philosophies of Music History (Allen, 1939)
ML 3800 .A43 P5: Alkek, 6th floor

American Music Histories

America's Musical Life: A History (Crawford, 2001)
ML 200 .C69 2005: Alkek, 6th floor

Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction, 4th ed. (Hitchcock, 2000)
ML 200 .H58 2000: Music Library, Reserve

Black Music Histories

The Music of Black Americans: A History, 3rd ed. (Southern, 1997)
ML 3556 .S74 1997: Music Library

The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States (Floyd, 1995)
ML 3556 .F65 1995: Alkek, 6th floor

LGBTQ Music Histories

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music (Bullock, 2017)

Rock and Popular Music Histories

The Rock History Reader, 2nd ed. (Cateforis, 2013)

Women's Music Histories

Women and Music: A History, 2nd ed. (Pendle, 2001)
ML 82 .W6 2001: Alkek, 6th floor

Music Source Readings: Selected Resources

General Music Source Readings

Source Readings in Music History, Rev. ed. (Strunk/Treitler, 1998)
ML 160 .S89 1998: Music Library, Reference

Music in the Western World: A History in Documents, 2nd ed. (Weiss/Piero/Taruskin, 2008)
ML 160 .M865 2008: Music Library, Reference

Music Education Source Readings

Music Education: Source Readings from Ancient Greece to Today, 4th ed. (2013)

American Music Source Readings

Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion (Tick/Beaudoin, 2008)
ML 200 .M89 2008: Alkek, 6th floor
also online

Jazz Source Readings

Keeping Time: Readings in Jazz History (1999)
ML 3507 .K4 1999: Alkek, 6th floor

Rock and Pop Music Source Readings

The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader: Histories and Debates, 3rd ed. (Brackett, 2014)
ML 3477 .B68 2014: Alkek, 6th floor

Women's Music Source Readings

Women in Music: An Anthology of Source Readings from the Middle Ages to the Present (Neuls-Bates, 1982)
ML 82 .W65 1982: Alkek, 6th floor

African American Source Readings

Readings in Black American Music, 2nd ed. (Southern, 1983)
ML 3556 .R34 1983: Alkek, 6th floor

Music Chronologies: Selected Resources

Chronology of Western Classical Music (Hall, 2002)
Vol. 1: 1751—1900; Vol. 2: 1901—2000
ML 161 .H35 2002 (vols. 1-2): Music Library, Reference

World Chronology of Music History (Eisler, 1972-80)
ML 161 .E4 (vols. 1-6): Music Library, Reference

Music Since 1900, 6th ed. (Slonimsky/Kuhn, 2001)
ML 197 .S634 2001: Music Library, Reference

A Chronicle of American Music, 1700-1995 (Hall, 1996)
ML 200 .H15 1996: Music Library, Reference

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