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Oxford Music Online includes Grove Music OnlineOxford Dictionary of Music and Oxford Companion to Music

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Use databases to search for relevant articles in a wide range of journals. The databases below are recommended for Music topics. For more information and choices see Databases for Music.


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This Guide is a pathfinder to Music resources in the UC Library, maintained by the Liaison Librarian for Music.


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New books in the Library

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The techniques of flute playing. Vol. 1. 4th ed. - Carine Levine & Christina Mitropoulos-Bott
ISBN: 3761815956
Publication Date: 2012
"Comprehensive presentation of all performance techniques for the flute which prevail in contemporary music. Also, pedagogical tips for flautists to practice and examples of representative notation from modern flute music. German / English text." Publisher

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Flamenco music and national identity in Spain. - William Wasbabaugh.
ISBN: 1409434842
Publication Date: 2012
'Washabaugh has an uncanny ability to locate, synthesize, and explicate a wide array of critical issues related to flamenco. He meticulously surveys both historical and contemporary readings, as well as video and audio recordings, in order to generate an analysis that is as encouraging as it is thoughtful in its prognostication.' Ethnomusicology Review


SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music access

The Library now has a subscription to SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music. If you want to borrow from the SOUNZ Library please contact Glenda Keam . 

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Award winning books

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Shakespeare's songbook - Ross W. Duffin; with a foreword by Stephen Orgel.
ISBN: 0393058891
Publication Date: 2004
Winner of the Claude V. Palisca Award of the American Musicological Society.
A remarkable work that recovers the songs Shakespeare's audiences actually heard and brings them to life through performance. Accompanying audio CD.

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The violin: a social history of the world's most versatile instrument - David Schoenbaum
ISBN: 039308440X
Publication Date: 2013
A 'Choice' Outstanding Academic Title for 2013
“David Schoenbaum’s witty, exhaustively researched, and fascinating history of the violin, born of the same passion that has inspired luthiers, collectors, players, and composers for centuries, is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the societal implications of craftsmanship, artistry, and great music.” — Eugene Drucker, member of the Emerson String Quartet.

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