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Textbooks

   Auner, Joseph Henry.

   A Music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

   New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.

   Call number: Music 780.904 A926 m98

   

   

   

   Burkholder, J. Peter, Claude V. Palisca, Donald Jay Grout, and Barbara Russano Hanning, eds.

   A History of Western Music.

   New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company. 9thed., 2014.

   Call number: Music 780.9 G88

   

   

   

   Hanning, Barbara Russano.

   Concise History of Western Music.

   New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 5thed., 2014.

   Call number: Music 780.9 H24 c7

   

   

   

   Morgan, Robert P., ed.

   Twentieth-century music: a history of musical style in modern Europe and America.

   New York: Norton, 1991.

   Call number: Music 780.904 M84 t9

   

   

   

   Taruskin, Richard.

   The Oxford History of Western Music. Vol. 4. Music in the Early Twentieth Century.

   New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

   Call number: MuR 780.9 T19 o9 v.4

   

   

   

   Taruskin, Richard.

   The Oxford History of Western Music. Vol. 5. Music in the Late Twentieth Century.

   New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

   Call number: MuR 780.9 T19 o9 v.5

   

   

   

   Taruskin, Richard, and Christopher Howard Gibbs.

   The Oxford History of Western Music.

   New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

   Call number: Music 780.9 T19 o9 G

   

   

   

   Watkins, Glenn.

   Soundings: Music in the Twentieth Century.

   New York : Shirmer Books, 1988.

   Call number: Music 780.904 W33

   

   

   

 

Selected Reference

   Cook, Nicholas, and Pople, Anthony, eds.

   The Cambridge History of Twentieth-century Music.

   Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

   Call number: Music 780.904 C17 C77

   

   

 

   Griffiths, Paul.

   Modern music and after.

   New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

   Call number: Music 780.904 G85 m6m

   

  

  

  

   Kostelanetz, Richard, Joseph Darby, and Matthew Santa.

   Classic essays on twentieth-century music: a continuing symposium.

   New York: Schirmer Books, 1996.

   Call number: Music 780.904 C61 K8

   

   

 

   Palisca, Claude V. and J. Peter Burkholder, eds.

   A History of Western Music.

   New York and London: W.W. Norton. 8thed., 2010.

   Call number: Music 780.9 G88

   

   

   

   Simms, Bryan R.

   Music of the twentieth century: style and structure.

   New York: Norton, 1996.

   Call number: Music 780.904 S592 m

   

   

   

 

   Whittall, Arnold.

   Exploring Twentieth-century Music: Tradition and Innovation.

   Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

   Call number: Music 780.904 W62 e9

   

   

 

 

Anthology: Scores and Recordings

   Auner, Joseph Henry.

   Anthology for Music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

   New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

   Call number: Music 780.904 A62 anthology

   

   

   

   Morgan, Robert P., ed.

   Anthology of twentieth-century music.

   New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

   Call number: Music 781.0904 A62 t9

   

   

   

   Palisca, Claude V. and J. Peter Burkholder, eds.

   Norton Anthology of Western Music. 5h ed. Vol. 2, Classic to Twentieth Century.

   New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2006.

   Call number: Music 780.82 N88 P

   

   

   

   Palisca, Claude V. and J. Peter Burkholder, eds.

   Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music. 6th ed. Vol. 2, Classic to Twentieth Century.

   New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2010.

   Call number: Music 780 N88 P1

   

   

   

   Palisca, Claude V., and J. Peter Burkholder.

   Norton recorded anthology of western music. Vol. 2, Classical to Romantic.

    New York: Norton, 2014.

   Call number: Music 780 N88 P1 v.2 DVD-ROM

    

   

   

   

   Palisca, Claude V., and J. Peter Burkholder.

   Norton recorded anthology of western music. Vol. 3, The Twentieth century and after

   New York: Norton, 2014.

   Call number: Music 780 N88 P1 v.3 DVD-ROM

    

   

   Rothenberg, David J., Robert R. Holzer, Klára Móricz, and David E. Schneider.

   Oxford anthology of Western music. Vol. 3, The Twentieth Century.

   New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

   Call number: Music 780.9 O98 R v.3 anthology

   

   

   Stolba, K Marie, and K Marie Stolba.

   The development of Western music: an anthology.

   Boston: McGraw-Hill, 1998.

   Call number: Music 780.9 S87

   

 

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians / New Grove Dictionary of Opera

Online access Print@ Music Library, Library Use Only
Grove Music Online comprises New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians (2001), New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2002), which provide scholarly articles and biographies. These are considered the most authoritative reference materials for its full-text scholarly writings and bibliographies.

 New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians (2001)
 
 29 volumes
 
 Call number: MuR 780.3 G88
 
 Location: at the back of the Reserve Collection
 New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992)
 
 4 volumes
 
 Call number: MuR 782.103 N53
 
 Location: Reference Collection 

 

New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments describes Western and non-Western musical instruments of all ages in the context of instrument families.

Photos are accompanied by brief illustrations.   

Call number: MuR 781.9103 N5

3 volumes 

Location: Reference Collection 

 

Online databases

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM)      

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (RILM)

Music Periodicals Database

Year Coverage 

1760-1966

 1967-present

 1874-present 

Subject Coverage 

  • Opera
  • Musical Instruments
  • Composers and musicians 
  • Historical musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Popular music and jazz
  • Theory, analysis and composition
  • Sound sources
  • Performance practice and notation
  • Pedagogy
  • Reference and research materials
  • Music and other arts
  • Classical music and opera
  • Jazz and blues
  • Rock, soul and hip-hop
  • Folk music
  • Music business
  • Sound recording
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Music education
  • Music therapy
  • Instruments  

Strengths

  • Music publications before 1967, i.e. reviews, magazines and journals
  • Languages include English and Europeans
  • Features citations, abstracts, scholarly articles, Festschriften, conference proceedings, and reviews.
  • Languages include English, European and others

 

  • You can also search a specific journal. Type a journal title in the box of Publication. All results related to the journal will be displayed in result pages.

 

  • Scholarly full-text articles
  • 1st choice, if looking for popular music or world music
  • You can search and browse the contents of a specific journal, e.g. The Journal of the American Musicological Society (1948- ).

 

  


FAQs

 

1.  How to get full-text articles and citations?

Click on the following icons on result pages of relevant databases.

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM)        

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (RILM)  

Music Periodicals Database 

Full-text icons

 

allows you to track down full-text articles at HKU Libraries   

Cite icons

 allows you to choose your desired citation styles, e.g. Chicago or APA. 

 

2.  How to search Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM), RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Online and Music Index Online?

 

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM), RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Online and Music Index Online are provided by the same vendor. You can search these three databases simultaneously.

The route: Choose Databases > Select either one > OK

 

3.  Why "Print/Save" button cannot function in RIPM document  viewer?

 

Select statement “allow all site to show pop-ups” by clicking the block pop-ups icon  on the right hand corner of the address.


An overview of RIPM & RILM

The HKU Music Library has subscribed these two electronic databases, which allow current students and staff to access a very wide coverage of writings on music, from 1760 to the present.

  • RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals) includes music articles published before 1967. 
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature includes music publications issued in 1967 and after.

 “The 18th- and 19th-century periodicals treated by RIPM are often in a newspaper or magazine format with articles containing sections and subsections, and with many news items on a single page. The periodicals indexed in RILM Retrospective—the earliest of which date from the first half of the 19th century and continued to be published up to or after 1967—are often in a format similar to the scholarly journals of today, with articles containing a single title, a running head and footnotes. The different journal formats have led RIPM and RILM to choose different methods of providing access to their content.” (Source from http://www.ripm.org/index.php?page=RIPMandRILM)

 

Journals

Journal of Musicological Research

“publishes original articles on all aspects of the discipline of music: historical musicology, style and repertory studies, music theory, ethnomusicology, music education, organology, and interdisciplinary studies.”

  ~ Print v.3, no.3 (1981)-v.10 (1990), v.11 (1991)-v.27, no.1 (2008); v.27, no.3 (2008)-v.27, no.4 (2008)

  ~ Online via Academic Search Complete v.18, no.1 (Nov 1998)-with a 18 month delay

                  via Taylor & Francis v.1, no.1 (1973)-

 ~ BrowZine

  

Journal of Musicology

“is a peer-reviewed journal in the discipline, offering articles in every period, field and methodology of musicological scholarship.”

~ Print v.1 (1982)-v.19 (2002); v.22 (2005)-v.25 (2008) 

~ Online via Music Periodicals Database (ProQuest) v.1, no.1 (1982)- 

                via JSTOR v.1, no.1 (1982)-v.32, no.4 (2015) 

                via ProQuest v.1, no.1 (1982)-

                via University of California Press Journals v.1, no.1 (1982)-

~ BrowZine

Journal of the American Musicological Society (JAMS)

“covers from historical musicology, critical theory, music analysis, iconography and organology, to performance practice, aesthetics and hermeneutics,ethnomusicology, gender and sexuality, popular music and cultural studies. Each issue includes articles, book reviews, and communications.”

~ Print v.1 (1948)-v.54 (2001); v. 56 (2003)-v.60 (2007)

~ Online via JSTOR v.1, no.1 (1948)-v.68, no.3 (2015) 

                via ProQuest v.1, no.1 (1948)-v.65, no.3 (2012)

                via Music Periodicals Database (ProQuest) v.1, no.1 (1948)-v.65, no.3 (2012) 

                via University of California Press Journals v.1 (1936)- 

~ BrowZine

Music & Letters

“publishes articles on topics ranging from antiquity to the present day and embracing musics from classical, popular, and world traditions.”

~ Print v.72 (1991)-v.88 (2007)

~ Online via EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service v.83 (2002)-v.84 (2003)

                via Oxford Journals v.10, no.1 (1929)- 

                via JSTOR v.1, no.1 (1920)-v.9, no.4 (2011)

                via Academic Search Complete v.77 (1996)- with a 12 month delay 

~BrowZine

  

Twentieth-century Music

“disseminates research on all aspects of music in the long twentieth century to a broad readership.”

~ Print v.1 (2004)- v.5 (2008)

~ Online via Cambridge Journals Online v.1, no.1 (Mar 2004)-

                via Music Periodicals Database (ProQuest) v.1, no.1 (2004)-

 ~ BrowZine

 

Theses & Dissertations

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I (since 1861) is the most comprehensive source of its kind. It offers abstracts, citations and 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.

Digital Dissertation Consortium (since 2001) provides abstracts, citations and full-text dissertations.

 

How to cite your sources

When you cite resources properly, readers can follow your thoughts and your meticulous research work is shown as well. There are some citation styles and you may wish to seek your professor’s preference before getting started. Once you have chosen a style, it is important to be consistent.

   The Chicago Manual of Style, 16thed.

   Call number: MuR 808.0270973 C53

   An online version, the Quick Guide, features two basic documentation systems:
   1. notes & bibliography
   2. author-date.

 

 A Style Guide for MUSI2071  

   Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6thed.

   Call number: MuR 808.06615 P9 

   An online version visit here for quick reference.

   

   

   

 

Writing guides

   Eco, Umberto.

   How to write a thesis.

   Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2015.

   Call number: Music 378.242 E19   

    

 

 

   Pinker, Steven.

   The sense of style: the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century.

   London: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.

   Call number:  Music 808.042 P65  

 

 

 

Listening and Viewing Online

Music & Performing Arts, provided by Alexander Street Press, combines audio and video that spans all time periods. 

Music Online: Classical Music Library, provided by Alexander Street Press, contains recordings from Gregorian Chant to contemporary composers’ works.

Naxos Music Library has classical music, historical recordings, jazz, world, folk and Chinese music.

 

Online Scores

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library provides free public domain scores

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