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Percussion Guide

Selected Bibliography of Literature and Repertoire Lists


Bajzek, Dieter. Percussion: An Annotated Bibliography with Special Emphasis on
    Contemporary Notation
and Performance. Metuchen, NJ : Scarecrow Press, 1988.
    RMU ML128 P23 B34 1988

Barnhart, Stephen L. Percussionists: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport: Greenwood,
    2000.    RMU ML399 .B38 2000

Beck, John H., ed. Encyclopedia of Percussion, 2nd ed. NY: Routledge, 2007.
    RMU ML102.P4 E5 2007

Blades, James. Percussion Instruments and Their History. London; Boston:
    Faber and Faber, 1984. ML1030 B6

Holland, James. Practical percussion: A Guide to the Instruments and Their
    Sources
, rev. ed. Lanham,
MD: Scarecrow, 2005.    RMU ML1030 .H65 2005

Holland, James and Janet K. Page. "Percussion." In Grove Music Online.
    Oxford Music Online, http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/subscriber/article/
    grove/music/21291
(accessed April 9, 2012). 

    Grove Percussion Article (UWM ID Required)

Larrick, Geary. Bibliography, History, Pedagogy, and Philosophy in Music and
    Percussion
. Lewiston,
N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999. ML1030 .L37 1999

Meza, Fernando A. Percussion Discography: An International Compilation of
    Solo and Chamber
Percussion Music. NY: Greenwood, 1990.
    RMU ML156.4 P4 M5 1990

Peinkofer, Karl. Handbook of Percussion Instruments: Their Characteristics
    and Playing Techniques, With
Illustrations and Musical Examples from
    the Literature
. (translated from the original German by Kurt
and Else Stone)
    London; NY: Schott, 1976.    ML1030 P4413

Percussive Arts Society. Solo and Ensemble Literature for Percussion.
    Knoxville, TN: Percussive Arts
Society, 1978. RMU ML128 P23 S6x 1978

Siwe, Thomas. Percussion Solo Literature. Champaign: Media Press, 1995.
    RMU ML128 P23 S63 1995

Siwe, Thomas. Percussion Ensemble Literature. Champaign: Media Press,
     1998.    RMU ML128.P23 S635x 1998