River Parishes Community College Library

Music


Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • M – Music.
    • ML 1 to ML 3930 – Literature on music.
  • MT 1 to MT 960 – Music–Instruction and study.
    • MT 3 to MT 5 – History.
    • MT 5.5 to MT 7 – Music theory.

Selected Books in the Library

  • Baker’s Student Encyclopedia of Music
    Call number: ML 100 .B26 1999, in 3 volumes.
  • Classical Music for Dummies
    Call number: MT 6 .P64 C53 1997; audio CD to accompany the book in the CD-ROM collection, call number: MT 6 .P64 C53 1997
  • The Great Composers and Their Works
    Call number: ML 160 .S48 2000, in 2 volumes.
  • Music: The Listener’s Art, 2nd Edition.
    Call number: MT 6 .R24 1966.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Revised Edition.
    Call number: MT 100 .K35 1994 REF
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  • A History of African American Music, from Carnegie Hall, this site offers a timeline for African American music with primary documents, descriptions, and audio excerpts.
  • National Jukebox, from the Library of Congress, “makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.” Historical recordings of instrumental and vocal music, as well as spoken recordings, from 1901 through 1925, are available for streaming. The collection is searchable by keyword, artist, genre, or title, and even offers a playlist function that allows users to create and share playlists without creating an account!
  • Naxos: Introduction to Classical Music, includes information on classical music, categories, instruments, history, concert etiquette, glossary, and more. Some resources are offered for purchase.
  • PBS: Arts & Entertainment – Music, for documentaries and more on music and musicians.
  • Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary , offers brief definitions and includes pronunciation of terms, names, etc., images, and composer lists by name, chronology or nationality.
  • Virtual Instrument Museum, from Wesleyan University, is an online collection of images and audio/video files representing musical instruments from around the world and throughout history.
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