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Musicology

Musicology is the study of music through musical performance and analysis of the written music, composers, and performers. Music is analyzed as art as a physical, psychological, aesthetic, and cultural phenomenon (Grove's).

Musicology--Selected Bibliography and Literature

W.D. Allen: Philosophies of Music History (New York, 1939, 2/1962) ML3800 A43 P5

G. Haydon: Introduction to Musicology (New York, 1941/R) ML3797 H29 I6

A. Mendel, C. Sachs and C.C. Pratt: Some Aspects of Musicology (New York, 1957/R) ML3797 B8 1977

T.W. Adorno: Introduction to the sociology of music ; translated from the German by E. B. Ashton (Frankfurt, 1962, 2/1968; Eng. trans., 1976) ML3797.1 A3413

F.Ll. Harrison, M. Hood and C.V. Palisca: Musicology (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1963) [incl. F. Harrison: ‘American Musicology and the European Tradition’, 3–85; M. Hood: ‘Music, the Unknown’, 217–326; C.V. Palisca: ‘The Scope of American Musicology’, 89–213] ML3797 H27 M9 1963

E.C. Krohn: The Development of Modern Musicology’, Historical Musicology, ed. L.B. Spiess (New York, 1963), 153–72 ML3797 S7

A.P. Merriam: The Anthropology of Music (Evanston, IL, 1964) ML3797 M49

Musicology and the Computer; Musicology 1966–2000: New York 1965 and 1966 [incl. ‘Computer Applications to Music and Musicology; Bibliography’, 229–70, and papers by L. Dittmer, J. LaRue, E. Lippman, L. Lockwood, C.V. Palisca, F. Zimmerman, A. Mendel] ML3797.1 M875

D.J. Grout: Current Historiography and Music History’, Studies in Music History: Essays for Oliver Strunk, ed. H. Powers (Princeton, NJ, 1968/R), 23–40 ML55 S85x F5

B.S. Brook, E.O.D. Downes and S. Van Solkema, eds.: Perspectives in Musicology (New York, 1972) [15 papers on perspectives and lacunae in musicological research] ML55 B77

J. Shepherd and others: Whose Music? A Sociology of Musical Languages. (London, 1977/R) ML3795 W47

D. Stevens: Musicology: a Practical Guide (London, 1980) ML3797 S74x

D.K. Holoman and C.V. Palisca, eds.: Musicology in the 1980s: Methods, Goals, Opportunities (New York, 1982) ML3797.1 M877 1982

J. Kerman: Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology (Cambridge, MA, 1985) ML3797 K47 1985

J.-J. NattiezMusic and Discourse: Toward a Semiology of Music) ML3797 .N3713 1990

N. Kenyon, ed.: Authenticity and Early Music (Oxford, 1988) ML457 A98 1988

L. Treitler: History and Music’, History and … Histories within the Human Sciences, ed. R. Cohen and M.S. Roth (London, 1995) D16.8 H62418 1995

R. Fink: Elvis Everywhere: Musicology and Popular Music: Studies at the Twilight of the Canon’, American Music, xvi (1998), 135–79 ML200.1 .V57 1999

N. Cook and M. Everist, eds.: Rethinking Music (Oxford, 2001) ML3797.1 .R48 2001

Clayton, M., Herbert, T., & Middleton, R.: The cultural study of music: A critical introduction. (Routledge, 2012)  ML3798 .C85 2012

Savage, R. W. H.: Hermeneutics and music criticism. (Routledge, 2010) ML3880 .S296 2010

Tomlinson, G.: Music and historical critique: Selected essays. (Ashgate, 2007) ML160 .T66x 2007

Hooper, G.: The discourse of musicology. (Ashgate, 2006) ML3845 .H645 2006

Beard, D., & Gloag, K.: Musicology: The key concepts. (Routledge, 2005)  ML3797 .B35 2005

Clarke, E. F., & Cook, N.: Empirical musicology: Aims, methods, prospects. (Oxford University Press, 2004) ML3797.1 .E47 2004

 

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RISM - Printed Sacred Music 1500-1800  The scope of the present database is to cover all sacred music printed in Europe, 1500-1800. It comprises the data collected in the 'Bibliografia della musica sacra pubblicata in Italia fra il 1500 e il 1725 circa' (Venice, Fondazione Cini).