Music

Music 1115 World Music

This guide is a starting point for researching your African listening assignment.

Feel free to contact the Reference Desk or the Humanities Librarian for help researching your topic.

Librarian: Ken Orenic
E-mail: orenick@cod.edu

You will need to have a current COD library card. You can apply for one online.

  1. Assignment
  2. African Music CDs in the COD Library
  3. Tab Title 3

Assignment:

Listening Response

Critical listening and reading project (minimum of 800 words in length) Listening (600 word minimum) + reading (200 word minimum)

In Unit I, we explored African music, as well as the African-influenced music of the Caribbean. Now, I’d like you to listen to something new and reflect upon the basic principles of African music that we considered in Unit I.

Choose one CD of African music—preferably one with rather extensive liner notes—from the COD library holdings. (You can procure the CD from another library or a music store, but you must make sure that I have access to that CD in our library.)

Listening (minimum of 600 words): Read the liner notes and listen to the CDs. After you have listened carefully, select four tracks from one CD and write at least 150 words for each track. In your commentary, you should use the material and information given in the liner notes, but only as a point of departure. If you quote from the liner notes, those words must appear in quotation marks, and you may not count those words as part of your minimum written word count.

The goal is to see what insights and illuminating observations you can make about the music. At this point in the semester, we will have examined both African and Caribbean music; you should use your understanding of African music to throw light on the CD tracks. I am requiring you to use CDs owned by our library, and to return them when you hand in your paper, so that I can listen to the tracks myself. In this way, I can examine your commentary, as well as that supplied on the liner notes.

Reading (minimum of 200 words): Read the CD’s liner notes and write a summary, calling my attention to any interesting facts you might have learned.

Don’t forget to identify the title of the CD, the artists (whether for the entire CD or the individual tracks), and the call number. Be sure that you actually give me the call number—one that will probably begin with MF or ML—and not the bar code number.

Here is a list of African music in the COD Library that can be used for this assignment.

Tsotsi
Publication information: Burbank, Calif. : Milan Records, p2006
Physical description: 1 sound disc (68 min.) : digital 4 3/4 in. + contents insert
Contents: Mdlwembe Bhambatha Zingu 7 (Zola) -- Matofotofo (Pitch Black Afro feat. Bravo) -- Sgubhu Sam (Unathi) -- Munt'Omnyama ( Mafikizolo feat. Stoan & Jahseed) -- Palesa Seven Ehlala (Zola) -- C.R.A.Z.Y (Ishmael featuring Bongz) -- It's your life Woof woof (Zola) -- Stolen legs On the tracks (Mark Kilian & Paul Hepker feat. Vusi Mahlasela) -- Silang mabele (Vusi Mahlasela) -- Bye bye baby Baby handover (Mark Kilian & Paul Hepker feat. Vusi Mahlasela) -- E sale noka (Vusi Mahlasela & The A-Team) -- Ghetto scandalous (Zola)
Call Number: MC 12 .A1 T76 2006
Location: Music Collection

Acoustic Africa
Publication information: [New York, N.Y.] : Putumayo World Music, p2006
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents:Sore (Diogal) (3:56) -- Mindjer dôce mel (Eneida Marta) (3:42) -- Misahotaka ny Akama (Rajery) (3:05) -- Sedjedo (Angélique Kidjo) (2:59) -- Basimanyana (Vusi Mahlasela) (3:16) -- Bana (Faya Tess & Lokua Kanza) (3:38) -- Mauritania (Laye Sow) (3:12) -- Tradição (Gabriela Mendes) (4:39) -- Baro (Habib Koité) (5:03) -- Palea (Dobet Gnahoré) (3:36) -- Antonia (Manecas Costa) (4:19) -- Fanta Bourama (Djélimady Tounkara) (3:46)
Description:A captivating collection featuring many of Africa's best singer-songwriters performing beautiful songs with an acoustic flavor.'"
Call Number: MF 13 .A1 A268 2006
Location: Music Collection

All the best from Africa: 20 Tribal songs
Publication information: St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada : Distributed by Distributions Madacy [19--]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: High Priest -- Bethelehemu -- Drums of Passion -- Hymn of Praise -- Dance of the Hunter -- Warrior -- Ipi 'N' Tombia -- Zimbaba -- White Zombee -- Witch Doctor -- Dance of the Tribes -- Tribal Spirits -- Dance of the Flies -- Ayinde -- Wasalu -- Ire Do Do Ye -- Frekoba -- Mbira -- Omo Pupa -- Alose
Call Number: MF 13 .A1 A5 1990
Location: Music Collection

A Day in the life of Africa: a tribute to the artists and music of Africa
Publication information: New York : BMG Heritage, c2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Call Number: MF 13 .A1 D3 2002
Location: Music Collection

Afro drums
Publication information: [S.l.] : Columbia River Entertainment Group, [199-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : analog, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Guaguanco -- Didrenuou -- Mambo ricci -- Jungla -- Shango -- Conga -- Banda -- Rumba abierta -- Tempena de mim -- Meringue -- Road march
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 A496 2000
Location: Music Collection

Waraba (No liner notes available)
Author: Avenel, Jean Jacques
Publication information: Vancouver, BC, Canada : Songlines, p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Lamba (7:39) -- Pi-pande (4:32) -- Batou kagni (5:44) -- Guelema (5:26) -- N'dondore (6:32) -- Jarabi (5:19) -- Kaïra (6:04) -- Denko (4:37) -- Destin (6:12) -- Tubaka (9:42)
Location: Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

The healing drum: African ceremonial and ritual music
Publication information: Rochester, VT : Destiny Recordings, p1994
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Dji-dnou -- Nampou -- Don -- Niere yago -- Berete -- Were -- Nia yati -- Warizie -- Niewoh yati -- Kewara yati -- Maniah yati -- N'togo
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 H43 1994
Location: Music Collection

Classic tracks
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Newton, N.J. : Shanachie Records, p1990
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Lonyaka -- Uphi umhlobo -- I simanga salomhlaba -- Limnandi evangeli -- Uligugu lami -- Uma ngingena esontweni -- Intando ka thixo -- Amafutha esibane -- Khwishi khwishi -- Ujesu wami -- Hamba angikhathali -- Nxa ebizwa amagama -- Bamnqobile -- Nansi imali
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L3 1990
Location: Music Collection

Raise your spirit higher (wenyukela)
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Cleveland, OH : Heads Up International, c2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Wenyukela (Raise your spirit higher) -- Uqinisil' ubada (Lord is the light and truth) -- Selingelethu sonke -- Wangibambezela (Message from his heart) -- Wenza ngani? (How did you do that?) -- Udidekil' umhlaba (Lord's work) -- Lyahlonipha lengane -- Wamlul' umshado -- Because I love -- Black is beautiful -- Music knows no boundries -- Fak' ibhande (Don't drink and drive) -- Tribute
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L3 2004
Location: Music Collection

No boundaries
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Cleveland, OH : Heads Up International, c2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 text
Contents: Jabulani (rejoice) -- Homeless -- Awu wemadoda -- Amazing grace -- Dona nobis pacem -- Ngingemwe emoyeni (Wind of the spirit of God) -- Umzuzu nayi ujesu -- Jesu, joy of man's desiring -- Sanctus (Heilig, heilg, heilig) -- Ave verum corpus -- Lifikile ivangeli -- Walil' umtwana (The child is crying)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L3 2004a
Location: Music Collection

Heavenly
Author: Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication information: Newton, NJ : Shanachie, p1997
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Yitho umlilo ovuthaya / Joseph Shabalala (3:47) -- Knockin' on heaven's door / Bob Dylan (Dolly Parton) (5:40) -- Oh happy day / Edwin Hawkins Joseph Shabalala (5:43) -- People get ready / Curtis Mayfield (Phoebe Snow) (5:54) -- Take my hand, precious Lord / Thomas A. Dorsey (5:04) -- Sohlabelelu hosana / Joseph Shabalala (Nana Coyote Motijoane) (4:06) -- I'll take you there / Albertis Isbel (6:38) -- Rain, rain beautiful rain / Joseph Shabalala (3:12) -- River of dreams / Billy Joel (Bill Champlin) (5:30) -- Jesus is my leader / Joseph Shabalala (3:08) -- Chain gang / Sam Cooke (Lou Rawls) (3:50) -- He showed me His hands / Joseph Shabalala (2:51) -- Ilungelo ngelakho / Joseph Shabalala (3:56)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 L34 1997
Location: Music Collection

Olatunji! Drums of passion
Author: Olatunji, Babatunde
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Columbia Records, [198-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Akiwowo (Ah-key-woh-woh) (Chant to the trainman) -- Oya (Aw-yah) (Primitive fire) (Cult rhythm) -- Odun de! Odun de! (Aw dun day! Aw dun day!) (Happy New Year) -- Gin-go-lo-ba (Jin-go-low-bah) (Drums of passion) -- Kiyakiya (Key-ya-key-ya) (Why do you run away?) -- Baba jinde (baba-gee-un-day) (Flirtation dance) -- Oyin momo ado (Oh-yin-maw-maw-ah-dough) (Sweet as honey) -- Shango (Chan-go) (Chant to the God of Thunder)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 O5 1985
Location: Music Collection

Specialist in all styles
Author: Orchestra Baobab
Publication information: New York, NY : World Circuit/Nonesuch, p2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Bul ma miin -- Sutukun -- Dée moo wóor -- Jiin ma jiin ma -- Ndongoy daara -- On verra ça -- Hommage à Tonton Ferrer -- Son te llama -- Gnawoe
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 O7 2002
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Sounds of West Africa: the kora & the xylophone
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Lyrichord, [198-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc (47:47) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Bin kpe : cult song (Lobi) (4:35) -- Kyipellu : festival song (Dagarti) (2:20) -- Chedo (6:00) -- Nyam bom ti waa na : wedding music (Lobi) (2:10) -- High life (Lobi) (2:00) -- Jimbasin (Griot) (5:36) -- Tuntumggbem : work song (Lobi) (2:37) -- Domme wa la sogfu : wedding song (Dagarti) (2:00) -- Tu tu le tu (Dagarti) (2:00) -- Nabaya = My beads (2:45) -- Ansu Machine Menneh (Griot) (1:50) -- Ga da yina : funeral music (Lobi) (2:00) -- Le ben doma : funeral music (Lobi) (3:15) -- Musa Koli (2:20) Laminba (2:30) Dembo (2:30) (Griot songs of praise)
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 S59 1985
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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The world of music: Africa
Publication information: Eng. : Hallmark, p1995
Physical description: 1 sound disc (52 min., 26 sec.) : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: 1. Zomba (1:45) -- 2. Akotchume (2:27) -- 3. N'toum (2:24) -- 4. Nandi (3:09) -- 5. Samburu (1:11) -- 6. Bwana asifiwee (3:22) -- 7. Bukanga man (2:11) -- 8. Tambacounda (2:09) -- 9. Tigininga (2:00) -- 10. African pounding song (3:04) -- 11. Somoyere (2:05) -- 12. Afrika (5:06) -- 13. Ace kwela (2:26) -- 14. Tama (1:24) -- 15. Katanga (1:33) -- 16. Africa (3:01) -- 17. Upendo wa bwana (2:08) -- 18. Bolo (1:41) -- 19. Koloba (2:17) -- 20. Impala (2:26) -- 21. Umeinolera (2:03) -- 22. Zoulou (1:24)
Description: Presents African music styles from ethnic instrumentation to contemporary rhythms and vocals
Call Number: MF 13 .A47 W97 1995
Location: Music Collection

African rhythms and instruments: vol. 1
Publication information: New York : Lyrichord, [1990?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc (44 min.) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Mali -- Niger -- Ghana -- Nigeria -- Upper Volta -- Senegal -- Liberia
Call Number: MF 13 .A48 v.1 1990
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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African rhythms and instruments: vol. 2
Publication information: New York : Lyrichord, [1990?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Congo Brazzaville Chad Cameroon Sudan Zambia Tanzania Kenya Zimbabwe
Call Number: MF 13 .A48 v.2 1990
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Prince of rai
Author: Mami, Cheb
Publication information: Newton, N.J. : Shanachie, p1989
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Dertfik confiance (Nakara) -- Ralia mahboubit galbi -- Ana mazel -- Lella rani ensaaf el mektoub -- Tayo tayo adiani -- Douni el bladi
Call Number: MF 13 .A5 M3 1989
Location: Music Collection

Yoruba drums from Benin, West Africa
Publication information: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways Records, p1996
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Bata repertoire for egungun in Pobe -- Rhythm for shango in Pobe (bata ensemble) -- Bata repertoire for shango in Sakete -- Three rhythms of the dundun ensemble from Adjarra -- Two rhythms of the dundun ensemble from Atchoukpa -- Repertoire for gelede in Ketou -- Repertoire for oro and ifa in Ketou
Call Number: MF 13 .B4 Y6 1996
Location: Music Collection

Burkina Faso: Savannah rhythms
Publication information: New York, NY : Nonesuch, 2002, p1981
Physical description: 1 sound disc (37 min.) : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Allah man dogo (5:21) -- Lemendi gyeba (4:04) -- Djongo (4:02) -- Abdulai (2:06) -- Boli-Bana (2:13) -- Fulani ensemble (5:37) -- Wenlega (4:38) -- Hfaf finien kien lo lay-nu (3:42) -- Mossi funeral celebration (4:39)
Call Number: MF 13 .B85 B8 2002
Location: Music Collection

Burundi: music from the heart of Africa
Publication information: New York, NY : Nonesuch, 2002, p1974
Physical description: 1 sound disc (43 min.) : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Yes, I love Micombero (4:05) -- Bernadette (5:05) -- Bees (2:25) -- Shepherd's flute (4:12) -- Walking tune (2:35) -- Hail to Micombero (3:30) -- Bernadette II (5:05) -- Take me back to Mbayi (3:45) -- Warriors of the drum (4:12) -- Master Alois (1:52) -- Walking troubadour (2:55) -- Praise for the Micombero (3:05)
Call Number: MF 13 .B88 B8 2002
Location: Music Collection

Africa, New York: drum masterpieces
Author: Camara, Ladji, 1923-
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Lyrichord, [1980?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc (49 min.) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Lamban (17:47) -- Saa (6:42) -- Koma (19:51) -- Nofoule (3:54)
Call Number: MF 13 .C3 1980
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

The voice of lightness
Author: Ley, Tabu, 1940-
Publication information: [New York, N.Y.] : Sterns Music, p2007
Physical description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Note:Tabu Ley was decidedly a modernizer, the first Congolese singer to use a trap drum kit, to develop a choreographed stage show, and to perform at Paris's prestigious Oympia Theatre (1970). These 29 tracks are selected from hundreds Tabu Ley recorded during his first 16 years
Contents: Disc 1: Keyla -- K. J. -- Succès African jazz 00 Pesa le tout -- Nalembi nalembi -- N'daya paradis -- Tabalissimo -- Mama Ida -- Mireille Mwana -- Mokolo nakokufa -- Savon omo -- Lily Mwana ya quartier -- Kasala -- Monano -- Ana Mokoy -- Mokitani ya wendo -- Christine -- Songo + Songo = Songi-songi Disc 2: Ano ano -- Kimakango mpe libala -- Mongali -- Omanga -- Nzale -- Kaful mayay -- Karibou ya bintou -- Mbanda nayei -- Adeito (1 & 2) -- Yombe -- Likambo ya mokanda
Call Number: MF 13 .C6 L49 2007
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

Music Of The Rain Forest Pygmies: The Historic Recordings
Publication information:New York : Lyrichord, [1993]
Location: Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Ano neko
Publication information: Vodelée, Belgium : Contre-Jour, p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Intro pygmé -- Youne -- Kakou -- Weli -- Nsielé -- Warabo -- Nan -- Sida -- Atho -- Mindilé -- Notéfi -- Nadodo -- Intro flute -- Bété djili -- Abiani -- Amonbolo
Description: Performed by Dobet Gnahoré, vocals, with accompanying musicians'"
Call Number: MF 13 .C85 G634 2004
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

Na Afriki
Publication information: [Charlotte, VT] : Cumbancha, p2007
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Dala (3:49) -- Djiguene (3:41) -- Issa (3:07) -- Inyembezi zam (3:55) -- Télo dé (3:15) -- Khabone-n'daw (3:48) -- Jho avido (3:56) -- Yekiyi (3:23) -- Ma poô (3:34) -- Pygmées (0:58) -- Palea (3:37) -- Pillage (4:19) -- Loubou (0:57) -- Massacre (3:20) -- Mousso tilou (3:39)
Description:Performed by Dobet Gnahoré, vocals, with accompanying musicians.'"
Call Number: MF 13 .C85 G634 2007
Location: Music Collection

Asguébba!
Publication information: Paris : Buda Musique, [2004]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Mèdinana zèlèssègna (Asnaqè Guèbrèyès) -- Eném lèfèlèfkugn mèlagèruw sèma (Zèwditou Yohannes) -- Endè Iyèrusalém (Taddèssè Andargué) -- Munaw bèlay (Guènnèt Masrèsha) -- Dèrbabé (Gzaté Guèlay) -- Bati (Eténèsh Wassié) -- Ambassel (Essoubalèw Adougna) -- Gum gum (Tèdjé Tèsfahoun) -- Kènferwa yèmilèw zerbout bout (Abbèbè Feqadè) -- Engènagnalèn/Antèyé (Zèwditou Yohannes) -- Ambassel (Eténèsh Wassié) -- Arada (Taddèssè Andargué) -- Endiyaw eleh alèhu zèmèdé zèmèdé (Iyèrusalém Doubalè) -- Yèhagèré ledj (Tèdjé Tèsfahoun) -- Mèdinana zèlèssègna (Asnaqè Guèbrèyès)
Call Number: MF 13 .E8 A7 2004
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Ghana: voices of Africa high-life and other popular music
Author: Acquaye, Saka
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Nonesuch, [2002]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 pamphlet (12, [1] p. : ill.)
Contents: Sugar soup -- Down the Congo -- Saturday night -- Drum festival -- Concomba -- Beyond Africa -- Congo beat -- Echoes of the African forest -- Bus conductor -- Ebony -- Kenya sunset -- Awuben -- Akudonno
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 A3 2002
Location: Music Collection

Mustapha Tettey Addy: master drummer from Ghana
Author: Addy, Mustapha Tettey, 1942-
Publication information: New York, NY : Lyrichord, [199-?]
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in
Contents: Nafana gbain drums (2:43) -- Dagomba drums (2:37) -- Ewe atsimivu (2:07) -- Ga master drum (1:54) -- Ashanti ntumpani (1:59) -- Fanti osode drum (2:00) -- Ga gongs (4:50) -- Kpanlogo drums and songs (8:14) -- Gome drum and songs (4:49) -- Oo-ya! (5:05)
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 A38 1990
Location: Music Collection
Also available online in Contemporary World Music
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Okropong: traditional music of Ghana
Author: Addy, Obo
Publication information: Redway, CA : EarthBeat, p1993
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([4] p.)
Contents: Kpatsa Toke (6:16) -- Sounds from the woods (6:14) -- Kolo mashi (4:11) -- Oge (6:03) -- Gome (4:57) -- Sunshine (Hulu) (3:47) -- Osoide (4:10)
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 A4 1993
Location: Music Collection

Rhythms of life, songs of wisdom: Akan music from Ghana, West Africa (This is the CD. We also have it online)
Publication information: Washington, DC : Smithsonian/Folkways, 1996
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Assin area. Akosua tuntum (4:52) -- Efutu area. Ompeh (5:15) -- Denkyira area. Akosua tuntum (5:47) Talking drum (3:24) Dansuomu (5:41) -- Fante area. Fontomfrom (4:58) Mmensoun (4:56) Adzewa (4:11) Brass band (4:28) Vocal band (4:31) Apatampa (5:29) Osode (8:58) Moses (8:19)
Call Number: MF 13 .G4 R4 1996
Location: Music Collection

The Syliphone years (No liner notes available)
Author: Bembeya Jazz National (Musical group)
Publication information: London New York : Stern's Africa, p2004
Physical description: 2 sound discs : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: CD 1. République Guinée -- Sabor de guajira -- Armée guinéenne -- Dembaty galant -- Air Guinée -- Guinée hety horémoun -- Montuno de la sierra -- Waraba -- Dagna -- Doni doni -- Camara mousso -- Super tentemba -- Mami wati -- Alalake;CD 2. Beyla -- Fatoumata -- Moussogbe -- Sou -- N'gamakorô -- Ballake -- Mussofing -- Dya dya -- Sina mousso -- N'temenna -- Telephone -- Petit sékou
Location: Contemporary World Music
No liner notes available

Missa luba: an African Mass; Kenyan folk melodies
Author: Muungano National Choir (Kenya)
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Philips, p1990
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Kenyan folk melodies. Vamuvamba Bwana ni nani Natufurahi siku ya leo Yesu wayinyanza Ngathii onyuol Namuvera Jesu Kaung'a yachee Singo jadolo Vanga yohana Nasadiki-amen
Call Number: MF 13 .K4 M8 1990
Location: Music Collection

Ma Ya
Publication information: New York, NY : Putumayo World Music, p1999
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Wassiye (4:47) -- Ma ya (5:27) -- Bitile (5:55) -- Syrata (5:28) -- Foro banna (5:13) -- Saramaya (5:04) -- Kumbin (4:35) -- Maraka so (5:09) -- Pulaku (4:24) -- Komine (5:00) -- I mada (5:52) -- Mansane cisse (3:50)
Description: Habib Koité, guitar, vocals; with Bamada (Baba Sissiko, tama, n'goni, balafon, caragnan; Boubacar Sidibé, guitar, harmonica, vocals; Souleymane Ann, drums, calebasse, vocals; Abdoul Wahab Berthé, bass guitar, kamale n'goni); with additional musicians'"
Call Number: MF 13 .M35 K658 1999
Location: Music Collection

Baro
Publication information: New York, N.Y. : Putumayo World Music, p2001
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Batoumambe (4:11) -- Kanawa = Please don't go (5:21) -- Wari = Money (4:15) -- Sin djen djen = He can flutter (5:05) -- Cigarette abana = No more cigarettes (3:26) -- Woulaba = Deep in the bush (3:40) -- Baro = The chat (5:04) -- Sambara = Shoe (4:17) -- Roma (4:11) -- Tere = Sign (6:07) -- Mali Sadio (4:01) -- Takamba = Take my hand (5:40) -- Sinama denw = Children of co-wives (7:15)
Description: Written & composed by Habib Koité; arranged by Habib Koité & Bamada'"
Call Number: MF 13 .M35 K658 2001
Location: Music Collection

Afriki
Publication information: [S.l.] : Cumbancha, LLC, 2007
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Namania (4:11) -- N'tesse (4:33) -- Africa (4:51) -- Fimani (4:28) -- N'ba (4:40) -- Mali ba (4:40) -- Barra (3:48) -- N'teri (4:36) -- Nta dima (3:05) -- Massaké (3:54) -- Titati (3:32)
Description: Habib Koite & Bamada'"
Call Number: MF 13 .M35 K658 2007
Location: Music Collection

Youssou N'Dour & Étoile de Dakar: music rough guide
Author: N'Dour, Youssou
Publication information: London : World Music Network, p2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital, stereo 4 3/4 in
Contents: Absa gueye (5:20) -- Jalo (6:24) -- Thiapathioly (11:56) -- Diokhama say ne ne (5:48) -- Lay suma lay (4:29) -- Walo (6:24) -- Yalaye dogal (6:05) -- Youssou (7:42) -- Alboury (6:27) -- Independence (6:27) -- Wadiour (5:23)
Call Number: MF 13 .S4 N4 2002
Location: Music Collection

Egypt
Author: N'Dour, Youssou
Publication information: New York, NY : Nonesuch, p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Allah (6:10) -- Shukran Bamba (5:30) -- Mahdiyu Laye (4:58) -- Tijaniyya (5:45) -- Baay Niasse (5:18) -- Bamba the Poet (3:51) -- Cheikh Ibra Fall (3:35) -- Touba, Daru Salaam (5:50)
Call Number: MF 13 .S4 N4 2004
Location: Music Collection

Pirates choice
Author: Orchestra Baobab
Publication information: New York : World Circuit/Nonesuch, c2001, p1982
Physical description: 2 sound discs : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Disc 1. Utrus horas (8:39) -- Coumba (7:42) -- Ledi ndieme m'bodj (8:54) -- Werente serigne (6:44) -- Ray m'bele (6:57) -- Soldadi (8:03);Disc 2. Ngalam (9:31) -- Toumaranke (6:58) -- Foire internationale (7:41) -- La rebellion (7:54) -- Ndiaga niaw (7:42) -- Balla daffe (7:18)
Location: Online in Contemporary World Music
Click on "Related Documents" on right side of screen to view liner notes

Mbube Roots
Publication information: Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder, p1988
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents:Jim Takata Kanjani (Bantu Glee Singers) -- Hewu! Kwaqaqmba Amathambo (Crocodiles) -- Ina Ma Wala (Fear no Harm Choir) -- Kuyekeleni Kukule (African Zulu Male Voice Choir) -- Mbube (Solomon Linda's Evening Birds) --Ngazula Emagumeni -- Anoka Gonga (Solomon Linda's Evening Birds) -- Yek'! Emarabini (Shooting Stars) -- Izindaba Ezinkulu Zika "Kawa" (Morning Light Choir) -- Hamba Stutubaker (Dundee Wandering Singers) -- Ngi-e Kaya (Natal Champions) -- Asigoduke (Crocodiles) -- Akasangibhaleli (Durban Crocodiles) --Cothoza Mfana (Scorpions) -- Mus' Ukuqubuda (King Star Brothers) -- Umama Lo (Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Description: Currently known as mbube or isicathamiya, this all-male vocal tradition is alive and popular with migrant workers in the industrial centers of Johannesburg and Durban'"
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 A1 1988
Location: Music Collection

South African choral: songs of the Alexandra Youth Choir
Author: Alexandra Youth Choral Choir
Publication information: [S.l.] : Naxos World Franklin, TN : Distributed by Naxos of America, p2002
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (11 p. : ill. 12 x 12 cm.)
Contents: Uyamemeza -- Wena malindi unngawami -- Kunothixo omkhulu -- Wandibiza umngoma -- Baba baxolele -- Valani ezongcango -- Shapa kwasa kwasa -- Iphi imbiza namhlanje -- Ene eli ntale -- Redibini -- Kemokete -- Dumelang -- Saka-band -- Lona bontate -- Intombi ikhahlelu sakazange -- Nansi lentombi -- Ayo ayo -- I want to see -- Toffolux -- Nkosi sikelela
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 A5 2002
Location: Music Collection

Amandla!: a revolution in four-part harmony
Publication information: [New York] : ATO Records : BMG, [distributor], p2003
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Amandla! (Protest meeting, Johannesburg) -- When you come back (Vusi Mahlasela) -- Lizobuya (Mbongeni Ngema) -- Meadowlands (Nancy Jacobs and sisters) -- Sad times, bad times (The original cast of King Kong) -- Senzeni na? (Vusi Mahlasela & Harmonius Serenade Choir) -- Beware Verwoerd = Naants' indod'emnyama (Miriam Makeba) -- Y'singa (Robben-Island Prison Singers) -- Stemela (Hugh Masekela) -- Injamblo/Hambani kunye ne-vangeli (Pretoria Central Prison) -- Mannenberg (Abdullah Ibrahim) -- Nkosi sikelel' iAfrica (Soweto Community Hall) -- Thina lomhlaba siwugezi Mayibuye (Vusi Mahlasela -- Thina sizwe (SABC Choir) -- Folk vibe #1 (Tananas) -- Dubula ngesi'bam (Soweto Community Hall) -- Sobashiya abazali ekhaya (Amandla Group) -- Bring him back home (Hugh Maskela) -- Did you hear that sound? (Abdullah Ibrahim -- S'bali (Joe Nina) -- Makuliwe (Soweto Community Hall) -- Bahleli bonke (Miriam Makeba) -- Kuzobenjani na? (Vusi Mahlasela) -- You strike the rock-- (Sophie Mgeina and Dolly Rathebe) -- The untold story (Sibongile Khumalo with Themba Mkhize) -- Iyo (Harmonious Serade Choir) -- Usilethela uxolo = Nelson Mandela brings us peace (The African National Congress Choir) -- Toyi-toyi introduction/Kramat (Abdullah Ibrahim)
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 A6 2003
Location: Music Collection

Guiding Star
Publication information: [S.l.] : ATO Records, p2007
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Contents: Jabula -- Heaven in my heart (feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo) -- Moleko -- Chamber of justice (feat. Xavier Rudd) -- Tibidi Waka (feat. Derek Trucks) -- Everytime (feat. Jem) -- Sower of words (feat. Dave Matthews) -- Ntombi Mbali (feat. "Black Moses" Ngwenya) -- River Jordan -- Song for Thandi -- Mighty river -- Thula Mama -- Our sand -- Tonti -- Susana -- Bonus track. Pata pata
Description: Vusi Mahlasela, vocals, guitar ; with additional artists'"
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 M345 2007
Location: Music Collection

Zabalaza
Author: Thandiswa
Publication information: South Africa : Gallo Record Co. New York : Escondida Music [dist.], p2004
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Mkhankatho interlude -- Nizalwa ngobani? -- Emzini interlude -- Ndiyahamba -- Zabalaza -- Revelation -- Indaba interlude -- Lahl' umlenze (feat. Appleseed) -- Ntyilo ntyilo -- Ndilinde (feat. Tshepo Tshola) -- Kwanele -- Ndizakulibala = I will forget you -- Transkei moon
Call Number: MF 13 .S68 T436 2004
Location: Music Collection

Music of Tanzania
Publication information: Tokyo, Japan : King Records, p1987
Physical description: 1 sound disc (62 min.) : digital, stereo. 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
Contents: Chuoda (1:32) -- Let's plant a tree : children's dance song I (1:26) -- Sunday, Monday, Tuesday : children's dance song II (1:12) -- Kipapāki papapa : hand-clapping game song (:31) -- Mādule : jump-rope song I (:19) -- I lost a ring : jump-rope song II (:21)) -- Bepali : voice with zeze kamba moja, a one-string fiddle (2:10) -- Muendeke (2:34) -- Nyablelo (1:41) -- Masao (3:18) -- Mkwaju (2:16) -- Itete angoma (1:27) -- New Year harvest festival (7:24) -- Marimba duet (4:22) -- Drum dance Mkwaju. Mkwaju I (3:40) Mkwaju II (16:37)
Description: Includes music of the Ngori, Zanaki, Gogo, Mkabue, Mkurya, Urguru, and Zaramos ethnic groups. Instruments played include the marimba ya mkono, a mbira (or thumb piano) zeze kamba moja, a one-string fiddle zeze kamba kumi, a 12-string fiddle lilaudi, a trumpet made of 13 gourds litungi, an 8-string lyre marimba ya sanduku, a xylophone with 19 notes and ngoma, a single-sided drum
Call Number: MF 13 .T3 M8 1987
Location: Music Collection

The Oliver Mtukudzi collection: [the Tuku years]
Author: Mtukudzi, Oliver
Publication information: [New York] : Putumayo World Music, p2003
Physical description: 1 sound disc : digital 4 3/4 in
Contents: Ndima ndapedza -- Ngoromera -- Ndakuvara -- Wake up -- Raki -- Kunze kwadoka -- Shanda -- Dzoka uyamwe -- Neria -- Hear me Lord
Call Number: MF 13 .Z5 M8 2003
Location: Music Collection

The following CD's are available in the General Collection:

Music in East Africa: experiencing music, expressing culture
Author: Barz, Gregory F., 1960-
Publication information: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
Physical description: xix, 139 p. : ill. 22 cm. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Call Number: ML350 .B37 2004
Location: General

South African music: a century of traditions in transformation
Author: Muller, Carol Ann
Publication information: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004
Physical description: xxxv, 314 p. : ill. 24 cm. + 1 CD (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: South African music: a century of traditions in transformation -- Graceland: a contested musical collaboration -- Cape Town jazz -- Music and migrancy -- The hymns of the Nazaretha -- Final reflections;ACCOMPANYING CD: 1. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 2. I only have eyes for you / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 3. Windsong / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 4. Nations in me, New nation-a-coming / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 5. Africa / Sathima Bea Benjamin -- 6. Isicathamiya praktisa / Beatrice Street YMCA-- 7. Xolo Homeboys rehearsal -- 8. Zulu maskanda guitar with comb / Blanket Mkhize -- 9. Zulu maskanda concertina -- 10. Zulu maskanda violin -- 11. Chuning / Thami Vilakazi -- 12. Awusho Ndodana / Thami Vilakazi -- 13. Kungcono Khona / Thami Vilakazi -- 14. Maskanda group accompaniment for gumboot dance, without dancers -- 15. Maskanda accompaniment for gumboot dance, with dancers -- 16. Liturgy for morning prayers -- 17. Ameni! Oyincwele! -- 18. Nazarite hymn with organ accompaniment -- 19. Nazarite hymn with piano accompaniment -- 20. Youth choir rehearsal singing in solfege -- 21. Youth choir performance in classic style -- 22. Nathoya Mbatha's gospel version of Shembe hymn
Call Number: ML350 .M85 2004
Location:General

Music in West Africa: experiencing music, expressing culture
Author: Stone, Ruth M
Publication information: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
Physical description: xvi, 112 p. : ill. 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital 4 3/4 in.)
Call Number: ML350 .S76 2005
Location: General

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The Billy Strayhorn Resource Guide

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The BIlly Strayhorn Resources Page

Welcome to the Billy Strayhorn Resource Guide complied by the College of DuPage Library.

This guide includes resources on Billy Strayhorn, sound recordings by Strayhorn and others, including Duke Ellington, and the African American Great Migration and civil rights experiences.

Resources include books within the Library's collection, audio CDs, films, and websites.
Click on the tabs below to find books & videos, websites and sound recordings.

We hope you enjoy these resources!

  1. Books, Videos & Scores
  2. Websites
  3. Sound Recordings


Books About Billy Strayhorn


Great Migration / African American Experience


Duke Ellington

  • Beyond Category : the life and genius of Duke Ellington by John Edward Hasse
    ML410.E44 H37 1993

  • Duke : A Life of Duke Ellington
    ML410.E44 T38 2013

  • Duke : A Portrait of Duke Ellington by Derek. Jewell
    ML410.E44 J5

  • Duke Ellington's America by Harvey G. Cohen
    ML410.E44 C56 2010

  • Duke Ellington in Person : An Intimate Memoir by Mercer Ellington, Stanley Dance
    ML410.E44 E5

  • Music is my Mistress by Duke Ellington
    ML410.E44 A3 Also available in e-Book!

  • Duke Ellington
    ML410.E44 C6 1987

  • Reminiscing in Tempo : A Portrait of Duke Ellington
    ML410.E44 N53 1999

  • Select Websites

  • Billy Strayhorn
    The official website of the The Billy Strayhorn Foundation, Inc., this site offers a treasure trove of information about Bill Strayhorn, including biographical information, a discography, images and videos, news and events, and a time line of his life as well as quotes.

  • Independent Lens - Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life
    Website of the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary. Find information on Billy Strayhorn, his music, and information on the film maker, Robert Levi.

  • PBS Biography - Billy Strayhorn
    A brief overview of Strayhorn's life, as well as links to NPR's Weekend Edition as well as sound recordings.

  • Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's Gay Composer
    Out Magazine's website includes this article on Billy Strayhorn's homosexuality, collaborations with Duke Ellington and biographical information. Includes links to audio and video recordings.

  • NPR - Talk of the Nation: Billy Strayhorn: Jazz Composer Gets His Due.
    Audio Interview including Robert Levi, writer/producer/director of Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, David Hajdu, author of Lush Life: A Biography of Billy Strayhorn; music critic for The New Republic and Alyce Claerbout, Billy Strayhorn's niece; vice-president of Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc.; executive director of Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra

  • The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts - Billy Strayhorn
    Brief overview of the Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn collaboration.

  • Compositions and Sound Recordings

    Compositions written and performed by Billy Strayhorn, and compositions written by Billy Strayhorn and performed others are available in the COD Library. Some titles are available on CD and others are available via online streaming. You'll need your current COD library card to check out CDs or access the streaming titles from off campus. To access streaming titles, click on the "View Online" button.


    Music Performed by Billy Strayhorn


    Billy Strayhorn Compositions


    Duke Ellington

    Music 1170, 1351 & 1451 - Professor Murphy

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    Welcome to the Music Course Guide for Professor Murphy's Music 1170, 1351 & 1451 classes

    This guide is designed to assist you in locating resources such as books, videos, articles, websites for use in completing your project.

    Everything is on the Internet, right? No.

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are millions of books and articles whose content is not freely available on the open web.

    As we all know the Internet contains an incredible amount of useful information. Conversely, it also has a lot of information that is not credible, reliable or well-informed. Some information on the web are blatant lies, or half-truths published in order to support a particular belief or opinion. (For more information on learning how to distinguish the good, bad and ugly on the Internet, see The CRAP Test.

    Using resources available through the Library will save you time and frustration, and undoubtedly will lead you to producing higher-quality work.

    Types of Resources:

    Reference Materials:

    Use reference materials, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries to get background information on your composer or performance piece.

    Book & Journal Articles:

    Books and journal articles provide a more focused examination of the topic. Again, most books and articles found in the Library's databases are written by experts.

    Getting Started

    History, origins and translations of a work, and information on composers

    Encyclopedias

    Finding background information on composers and poets, and their works


      Library Catalog

      Find books on the lives of composers, their works, a work's origins and translations.

    • Author/Composer: Search for works written by an author, artist or composer
    • Subject: Find works about a composer, musician, musical style or genre
    • Keyword: Search by keyword to find any materials that mention a composer or performer's name in the item's description. A keyword search will give you the most results, but the results will not be as precise as an Author or Subject search.

    Listen to other performances for comparison

    Finding reviews of past performances

    Note these are some suggested resources - see the tabs labeled "Books, Scores, Recordings, Videos" "Databases" "Websites" below.

    Additional Resources

    Find additional resources by clicking on the tabs below.

    1. Books, Scores, Recordings, Videos
    2. Databases
    3. Websites


    Finding Books

    Search the Library's Catalog to locate books, scores, sound recordings and videos on music-related topics. Our collection includes materials written by and about composers and musicians, music theory and performance-related works.

    I-Share

    I-Share allows you to borrow books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries. You must have a current COD library card, and create an account to request books from an I-Share library. Current COD Online students can obtain a library card online.

    Search by:

    • Author/Composer: Search for works written by an author, artist or composer
    • Subject: Find works about a composer, musician, musical style or genre
    • Keyword: Search by keyword to find any materials that mention a composer or performer's name in the item's description. A keyword search will give you the most results, but the results will not be as precise as an Author or Subject search.


    Review and Reference Resources

    Review Sources

    User the following review sources to find professionally written reviews of major performances.

    • Academic Search Complete
      Great source for national newspapers and magazines.
    • Chicago Tribune
      Provides indexing and full text coverage of the Chicago Tribune from 1989-present. For pre-1989, see Chicago Tribune Historical.

    • New York Times
      Comprehensive digital coverage is available for this internationally renowned U.S. newspaper from 1980-present
      User note - In National Newspapers Core, click on "Publications" then select the New York Times Newspaper (Late edition, East Coast).

    Reference Sources

    Use reference resources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks to learn background information on your topic. Below are some "Best Bets" covering a wide ranges of resources. Note that many of these sources are multi-volume sets. Also note that some resources are available online.


    Finding Videos

    In the Catalog Search screen, type the names of the topics that you're interested in finding. For example, if you'd like to find a video on composer Igor Stravinsky, enter "Stravinsky, Igor" in the keyword search box, and then click search. See below for example. You can search for videos using several search types, for example, by genre, idiom, composer, musician, history, theory and geographic location.
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    From the results page, on the left side of the screen, click on the box labeled "Videos."
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    View your search results. Note that in the upper left corner of the screen the number of search results is displayed.
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    Click on the title to display the location, availability and call number.


    Finding Musical Scores

    Type in the name of the composer and search in the library catalog. From the results page, on the left side of the screen, click on the box labeled "Musical Score."
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    Click on the title to display the location, availability and call number.


    Finding Sound Recordings

    Type in the name of the artist, orchestra, ensemble, etc. in the library catalog and click search. From the results page, on the left side of the screen, click on the box labeled "Music."
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    Click on the title to display the location, availability and call number.


    Emailing Resources

    Email resources to yourself or instructor by clicking on the resource and then clicking on the email link towards the top of the page. Fill in the email address(es) and enter your name in the respective boxes.
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    Best Bets


    Article/Image Databases

    Use these databases to locate articles on composers, musicians, music theory, musical styles, and more. Many of these databases offer articles from both popular and scholarly, peer-reviewed journal sources. All articles found in JSTOR and Project MUSE databases are scholarly, peer-reviewed.

    • Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.
    • Academic Search Complete
      Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

    • Artstor
      The Artstor Digital Library provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

    • Credo Reference Search over 250 topic entries on all aspects of Music. This collection includes information from 11 reference encyclopedias and handbooks. Articles range from brief topical overviews to extensive treatments of various topics.
    • JSTOR
      JSTOR is an archive of digitized peer-reviewed journal articles published between the 1700s to between 1 and 5 years ago. Resluts can be limited to music-related articles by selecting the "Advanced Search" screen from JSTOR's front page, and then selecting "Music" from the "NARROW BY DISCIPLINE AND/OR PUBLICATION TITLE" section.

    • Oxford Music Online
      Excellent source for finding biographical information on composers and musicians. This resource also contains extensive articles on musical instruments, musical forms, timelines, index of operas, and subject guides that offer overviews of the major periods of music history, with lists of Grove articles covering important people, genres, terms, and concepts related to the period.
      This resource draws information from the following resources:

      • The Oxford Dictionary of Music
      • Grove Music Online
      • Oxford Companion to Music
      • Please note: 5 concurrent users only

    • Project MUSE
      Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually. NOTE: To limit your searches to the journals available through the COD Library, check the "Only content I have full access to" box on the left side of your results page.


    Music Databases

    • American Song
      American Song includes songs by and about Americans for listening and learning online. The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.

    • Classical Music Library
      Classical Music Library is a large collection of classical music recordings for listening and learning online. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

    • Contemporary World Music
      Contemporary World Music is a growing collection of recordings for listening and learning online. This collection contains genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz. CWM contains other world music genres such as traditional music: Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

    • Jazz Music Library
      Jazz Music Online is a large collection of jazz music by individuals and ensembles for online listening and learning. Jazz Music Online is part of the Music Online database.

    • Music & Performing Arts
      Music & Performing Arts combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.

    • Popular Music Library
      Popular Music Online contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound
      Smithsonian Global Sound is a large collection of the world's musical and aural traditions for listening and learning online.

    Best Bets


    African American Music

    • Archives of African American Music and Culture
      Provides "access to holdings which include oral histories, photographs, musical and print manuscripts, audio and video recordings, educational broadcast programs, and the personal papers of individuals and organizations concerned with black music."

    • African American Sheet Music: 1850-1920
      "The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period."

    • Hip Hop Archive
    • Includes readings, visuals, listening, and short videos.


    Blues / Jazz

    • All About Jazz
    • Lists of new releases, CD and book reviews, interviews and more. Not a scholarly resource.

    • The Blues
    • PBS website to accompany the Martin Scorsese series on the blues. Although you cannot view the videos on the site you can read biographies and other background information about the musicians covered in the series. There is also information on the blues in the section Blues Classroom. The Library does own the series, and you can check them out to view the entire film.

    • Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel,and the Fort Valley Music Festival, 1938-1943
    • Nearly 100 audio files of blues and gospel music.

    • Sheldon Harris Sheet Music Collection
    • University of Mississippi collection of early minstrel songs through the 1970's. The University of Mississippi has issued this disclaimer about some of the materials in the collection: " Many of the minstrel songs contained in this digital collection are extremely offensive. However, it is impossible to adequately understand American racial attitudes of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, without examining some blatantly racist ideas. Most of the music featured in this collection is not fringe material, but some of the most popular songs of their times." Not all the material is offensive however.


    Choral / Vocal


    Classical

    • Baroque Music Homepage
      Essays, information, recommended recordings and links to other web sites.

    • Beethoven Haus Digital Archives
      Contains "more than 6,100 documents on 37,600 coloured scans of high quality, 1,600 audio files (music examples, audio letters) and 7,600 text files."

    • Classical Net
      "Classical Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites."
      Great Conversations in Music
      Four part series by noted classical musician Eugene Istomin contains videos and biographies on some of the major composers, performers, and conductors of classical music, made available through the Library of Congress.

    • Digital Bach Project
      Explore multi-media resources on Bach's music, including graphics, video and texts.

    • Hear HERE!: The Royal Philharmonic Society
      Listen to musicians and conductors talk about music. Some musical excerpts included.

    • National Gallery of Art - Music Audio and Video Podcasts
      Podcasts include interviews with composers, performers and artists, as well as performances held in conjunction with art installations at the National Gallery.

    • Neue Mozart-Ausgabe: Digitized Version
      "The purpose of this web site ... is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use."


    Lyrics / Scores

    • Digital Scores and Libretti
      "The scores and libretti in this Virtual Collection include first and early editions and manuscript copies of music from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and other composers, as well as multiple versions of nineteenth century opera scores, seminal works of musical modernism, and music of the Second Viennese School. "

    • First Book of English Madrigals
      Published by John Wilbye in 1598. For four, five, and six voices.

    • International Music Score Library Project
      A "virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge."

    • JW Pepper
      A commercial supplier of sheet music that can serve as means to locating musical scores that are currently "in print."

    • The Maine Music Box
      This collection contains musical scores, midi files, and musical score cover art. Vocal popular music as well violin and piano scores are included.

    • Sheet Music Collection
      Digital Sheet Music Project from the University of South Carolina Music Library. Provides access to over 10,000 pieces of classical, popular, and sacred music from the 19th and early 20th centuries. For items in the public domain the actual document has been scanned.

    • Sheet Music Consortium
      Searches across multiple collections of sheet music. Some access is restricted, but much is available. Creating a login lets you save your selections as a virtual collection.

    • SheetMusicPlus
      A commercial supplier of sheet music that can serve as means to locating musical scores that are currently "in print."

    • Sibley Music Library Music Score Collection
      Contains over 10,00 digitized pieces of music - most works are in the public domain.


    Miscellaneous


    Musical Instruments


    Opera/Operetta

    • Ballad Operas Online
      Ballad operas were performed on the British stage between 1728 to 1760. They combined a comic or sentimental play with musical numbers. Publication and production information may be found here along with some audio samples.

    • The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive
      Archive includes a variety of G&S related items, including clip art, librettos, plot summaries, pictures of the original G&S stars, song scores, midi and mpeg audio files, and newsletter articles.

    • The Metropolitan Opera
      Offers a history of the Met, brief audio segments of famous performances, and brief summaries of operas.

    • OperaGlass
      Synopsis, full or part libretto, performance history and other information is provided.

    • World of Opera
      World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of the 17th century; the comic, political and social satires of the 18th century; the "bel canto" masterpieces of Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini; the revolutionary 19th-century works of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner; and, of course, operas in the "true-to-life" verismo style of Puccini and Mascagni. Also of interest is "10 Operas you Need to Know," which offers brief overviews of important "recent" operas. Also see the World of Opera archive.


    Orchestra


    Popular Music


    World, Ethnic, Folk

    • Africa Focus, Sights and Sounds of a Continent
      "This collection contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sounds from forty-five different countries, as well as a large number of difficult to find texts that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study."

    • Global Music Archive
      "The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas."

    • Smithsonian Folkways
      Users can search the entire collection of Smithsonian Folkways recordings and download liner notes. The actual music is available through Music Online. You will need a library card to access the music. In addition to the recordings, Smithsonian Folkways has a selection of podcasts and short videos, as well as radio streams.

    • World and Traditional Music
      Several genres of music are represented:old-time music; country and bluegrass; folk revival; rhythm, blues, and boogie; African-American, and an eclectic mix.

    Musical Recordings

    Collection
    Upper Level

    Our Musical Recordings collection is located on the southeast end of the upper level and features compact disc sound recordings in a wide variety of musical genres.

    To search for musical recordings in the COD library catalog, got to the advanced search screen, enter your desired search terms, and limit the format to "music."

    We also provide access to streaming music through some of our music databases.

    Musical Recording collection shelves.
    Tags: 

    Introduction to American Music 1104 Course Guide

    Below are instructions for completing Professors' Paoli, Ponce and Siriano's Library Assignments One and Two.

    Getting Library Help

    Contact the Music Librarian, Ken Orenic, at 630-942-2338, or orenick@cod.edu.
    You can also contact a Reference Librarian at 630-942-3364

    For additional information on music-related library resources, consult the Music Research Guidewww.codlrc.org/music

    Library Assignment One

    From the Assignment "...locate books, recordings, scores, and videos in the COD collection and like materials in libraries throughout the country to complete the historical perspective, biography and musical analysis. This assignment teaches you to use authenticated sources; sources that have been scholarly referenced."

    Goals:

    After successful completion of this assignment you should be able to:

    • Access and use the COD catalog
    • Access and use library databases
    • Employ various search strategies
    • Save and export records to an email address
    • Understand check out procedures for COD "online" students and Interlibrary Loan procedures
    Assignment Preparation:
    Library Services

    Reference Help - If you need additional help locating resources, contact the Music Librarian, Ken Orenic, 630-942-2338 – orenick@cod.edu or the Reference Desk.
    Interlibrary Loan: If you have questions about the status of your interlibrary loan request, contact the Interlibrary Loan department at (630) 942-2166.

    Due Date

    The due date for this assignment is listed on the course calendar and syllabus. As always, late work is discouraged.

    Grading

    This assignment is graded on a 100 point scale and if not submitted, your researcher paper will not be accepted and you may fail this course.

    Assignment Procedure

    1) First Email: COD Catalog
    Choose a 20th Century composer of interest after listening to their music and use the COD Library catalog to find the following materials:

    A book

    A recording

    A score (if available)

    A video (if available)

    Use the COD Library Catalog to locate these resources. Click here for detailed instructions on how to use the catalog.


    Using the COD Library Catalog


    Use the COD catalog to search our collection of books, music recordings and films. This catalog also searches the I-Share catalog, giving you access to over 11 million books. To learn more about how to request books through I-Share, click here. You'll need to create an I-Share Account to request items from another library.

    Searching

    Access the COD library catalog
    catalog.jpg

    Author, Keyword, Subject Searching

    Author

    Use Author to find works written by the composer:
    author.jpg

    Keyword

    Use Keyword to find works written by or about the composer. This type of search looks for the keyword anywhere in the record, such as the work appearing in the title, author, summary, table of contents, etc. This type of search will give you the greatest number of results, however, they will be the least precise.
    keyword.jpg

    Subject

    Use Subject to search for items on a particular topic, such as composer, musical style, instrument, etc. This type of search will retrieve fewer results than a keyword, however, the results will be more precise. Click on the down arrow and select Subject (see below).
    subject.jpg

    Limiting Results

    From the results page, limit your results by format, author, year, content and other limits by placing check marks in the appropriate boxes on the left side of screen.

    Worldcat limits.jpg

    Emailing your Citations:

    Click on the title of the item you want to send, and fill in the information in the form.
    WorldCat email1.jpg

    Then click on the "email" link, fill in the form, and click send.
    WorldCat email2.jpg

    Email them to yourself and then email a copy to your instructor When emailing a copy to your instructor, please be sure to include your name in the subject line, as follows:
    Music 1100 COD Cat Your Name Assignment 1.
    If you do not include your name, your instructor will have no way of knowing who sent the email.

    Search Strategy

    The research essay involves more than just biographical information about a composer. It requires your involvement with the music of a composer and understanding the history in which your composer lives so you can also write about how the times affected the composer and music. Develop a search "strategy" for information on the specific genre or specific composition associated with your research topic using either the COD Library Catalog to illustrate your methodology. A concise paragraph (on one page, double spaced) detailing your method and results should be emailed with the other portions of this assignment. There is a sample strategy paragraph in research information in course information for you to model. When you send this to the instructor, please note in the subject line the following information:
    Music 1100 Paragraph Your Name Assignment 1.

    Your name must appear in the subject line of each email in order for receive credit.

    Library Assignment Two

    From the Assignment: "Using a musician that is the subject of your research, you will locate biographical articles, illustrations, musical examples and bibliographic information from this authoritative resource."

    Grading:

    This assignment must be submitted before you can submit your research paper.
    For proof of your research supply the following:

    1. The first page of the article on the composer or subject.
    2. The first page of the Bibliography section on the composer or subject.
    3. One page of a bibliographic topic like the Debussy “Piano Works” example above.
    4. Research Summary: write a concise paragraph (on one page, double spaced) demonstrating how this dictionary will be of use in your research essay. Include this paragraph with the other information required for this assignment.

    Items 1-3 will need to be copied and pasted into a Word document. At the end of your document, complete the 4th step, writing your paragraph using the same model example as you had with Library assignment 1. When you have everything complete in one email, send it to your instructor (include your full name in the subject line).

    Assignment procedure:

    Accessing the Oxford Music Online Database

    • Click on the Oxford Music Online link
    • NOTE: To access Oxford Music Online from off-campus you will need a current COD library card. You will be prompted to enter your last name and library card number to access the database. For more information on library cards, consult this webpage: http://codlrc.org/circulation/cards
    • To learn how to use the Oxford Music Online Database, complete the following:

    • On the Oxford Music Online homepage click on the "Tools and Resources Link"
    • OMO Tools and resources.jpg

    • On the left hand column select "Quick Tour" link.
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    • In the middle of the page is a video, Guided Tour of Oxford Music Online
    • Click on the link for the "Start the PowerPoint Tour” located directly below the video box. This will open a Powerpoint presentation in a separate page.
    • Return to the Grove's homepage and enter your composer name into the Search box in the upper right hand corner of the page. You may search all of the sources or just the Grove Dictionary.
    • OMO search1.jpg

    As an example, a search for Debussy will yield several articles, including entries from the Grove Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. Click on the article for the subject of your search and you should be taken to a page that contains an outline of the article as example shown below:

    Debussy, (Achille-)Claude

    ( b St Germain-en-Laye , 22 Aug 1862; d Paris , 25 March 1918 ). French composer . One of the most important musicians of his time, his harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic.

    The article contains extensive entries on the following sections:

    • Childhood and studies.
    • The 'bohemian' and symbolist years.
    • 'Pelléas et Mélisande'.
    • 'Debussyism'.
    • The last years.
    • Debussy and currents of ideas.
    • Models and influences.
    • Sources and interpretation.
    • Theatre works and projects.
    • Musical language.
    • Orchestration and timbre.
    • Reception and influence

    WORKS
    EDITIONS
    WRITINGS
    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The left hand side of the page will have a breakout box that will include a breakdown of the individual genres of the composer.
    The tool bar at the top of the Article page will have links to: Works, Multimedia and Related Content.

    • The Works page provides a list of musical works, categorized by type.
    • The Multimedia page will contain pictures and musical examples from the article as well as musical examples (where available).
    • The Related Content contains links to other articles that mention or refer to the subject or their works in the dictionary.

    The Article page includes a number of resources and features:
    Search Within This Article allows you to search for a term in the article.
    Article Contents allows you to go directly to a specific section of the article
    The Bibliography section of the article will take you to a page with additional bibliographic breakdown as displayed below:

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • catalogues, bibliography, iconography
    • correspondence
    • monographs
    • other general literature
    • studies of individual works

    This is an excellent place to examine for basic bibliographic sources for almost any musical topic or musician. For instance, if you were researching the piano music of Debussy an examination of the “piano works” section under the “studies of individual works,” would yield the following information:
    piano works
    N. Boulanger : 'Lectures on Modern Music', Rice University Pamphlet , xiii/2 (1926), 113–95 [on the Préludes]

    A. Jakobik : Die assoziative Harmonik in den Klavier-Werken Claude Debussys (Würzburg, 1940)

    R. Schmitz : The Piano Works of Claude Debussy (New York, 1950, 2/1966)

    R. Réti : 'Claude Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie', The Thematic Process in Music (New York, 1951/R), 194–206

    M. Long : Au piano avec Claude Debussy (Paris, 1960; Eng. trans., 1972)

    F. Dawes : Debussy Piano Music (London, 1969)

    R. Howat : 'A Thirteenth Etude of 1915: the Original Version pour les arpèges composés', Cahiers Debussy , new ser., no.1 (1977), 16–23

    R. di Benedetto : 'Congetture su Voiles', RIM , xiii (1978), 312–44

    Mme G. de Romilly : 'Debussy professeur, par une de ses élèves', Cahiers Debussy , no.2 (1978), 3–1

    C. Rosen : 'Where Ravel Ends and Debussy Begins' Cahiers Debussy , no.3 (1979), 31–8

    R. S. Parks : 'Pitch Organization in Debussy: Unordered Sets in Brouillards', Music Theory Spectrum , ii (1980), 119–3 4

    R. Orledge : 'Debussy's Piano Music: Some Second Thoughts and Sources of Inspiration', MT , cxxii (1981), 21–7

    W. J. Peterson : Debussy's Douze Etudes: a Critical Analysis (Ann Arbor, MI, 1981)

    R. Howat, ed.: Claude Debussy, Préludes, Book I: the Autograph Score (New York, 1987)

    R. Howat : 'Debussy and Welte', Pianola Journal , no.7 (1994), 3– 18

    R. Howat : 'En route for L'isle joyeuse: The Restoration of a Triptych', Cahiers Debussy , no.19 (1995), 37–5 2

    P. Roberts : Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy (Portland, OR, 1996)

    R. Howat : 'Debussy's Piano Music: Sources and Performance', Debussy Studies , ed. R. L. Smith (Cambridge, 1997), 78–107

    If you would like to access materials listed in the bibliography, contact the Music Librarianorenick@cod.edu or the Library’s Reference e Desk for assistance 630-942-3364.

    Music Appreciation 1100 Course Guide

    Below are instructions for completing Professors' Paoli, Ponce and Siriano's Library Assignments One and Two.

    Getting Library Help

    Contact the Music Librarian, Ken Orenic, at 630-942-2338, or orenick@cod.edu.
    You can also contact a Reference Librarian at 630-942-3364

    For additional information on music-related library resources, consult the Music Research Guidewww.codlrc.org/music

    Library Assignment One

    From the Assignment "...locate books, recordings, scores, and videos in the COD collection and like materials in libraries throughout the country to complete the historical perspective, biography and musical analysis. This assignment teaches you to use authenticated sources; sources that have been scholarly referenced."

    Goals:

    After successful completion of this assignment you should be able to:

    • Access and use the COD/I-Share/Worldcat catalogs
    • Access and use library databases
    • Employ various search strategies to locate and access resources
    • Save and export records to an email address
    • Understand check out procedures for COD "online" students and Interlibrary Loan procedures
    Assignment Preparation:
    Library Services

    Reference Help -Need assistance finding resources? Contact the Humanities Librarian, Ken Orenic, 630-942-2338 – orenick@cod.edu for answers to quick questions or to set up an appointment for an in-depth consultation. He can also be reached at 630-942-2338, however, contact via email is best. If you need immediate assistance, contact the Reference Desk at 630-942-3364.

    Due Date

    The due date for this assignment is listed on the course calendar and syllabus. As always, late work is discouraged.

    Grading

    This assignment is graded on a 100 point scale and if not submitted, your researcher paper will not be accepted and you may fail this course.

    Assignment Procedure

    Choose a 20th Century composer of interest after listening to their music and use the COD Library catalog to find the following materials:

    • Books
    • A Sound Recording
    • A score (if available)
    • A video (if available)

    The COD Library web address is: http://www.cod.edu/library and the COD catalog may be selected from the COD Library home page.


    Searching the Library's Catalog


    Use the COD catalog to search our collection of books, music recordings and films. This catalog also searches the I-Share catalog, giving you access to over 11 million books. To learn more about how to request books through I-Share, click here. You'll need to create an I-Share Account to request items from another library.

    Searching

    Access the COD library catalog
    advanced search.jpg

    Author, Keyword, Subject Searching

    Author

    Use Author to find works written by the composer:
    author.jpg

    Keyword

    Use Keyword to find works written by or about the composer. This type of search looks for the keyword anywhere in the record, such as the work appearing in the title, author, summary, table of contents, etc. This type of search will give you the greatest number of results, however, they will be the least precise.
    keyword.jpg

    Subject

    Use Subject to search for items on a particular topic, such as composer, musical style, instrument, etc. This type of search will retrieve fewer results than a keyword, however, the results will be more precise. Click on the down arrow and select Subject (see below).
    subject.jpg

    Limiting Results

    From the results page, limit your results by format, author, year, content and other limits by placing check marks in the appropriate boxes on the left side of screen.

    Worldcat limits.jpg

    Interlibrary Loan Requests

    All three catalogs can now be searched simultaneously using the Library’s catalog. For more information on using I-Share click on this link: http://codlrc.org/circulation/ishare
    Please note that Interlibrary Loan requests can take up to 10 business days, so plan your requests accordingly. Also note that you can check out a book from a participating library directly by visiting the library that owns the book you want. You need to set up your I-Share account first.

    Emailing your Citations:

    Email 1: Sources found in the COD Catalog
    Emailing your citations: Compile your research findings in a word document. Include in the document the following information:

    • Title
    • Author
    • Call Number (if a physical item from the library)
    • Lending library name
    • Database Name (for articles located using a database)

    Email a copy to your instructor. When you send the copy, please be sure to include your name in the subject line, as follows:
    Email 1: Music 1100 COD Catalog Your Name Lib 1.
    If you do not include your name, I'll have no way of knowing who sent the email.

    Email 2: Sources found in the I-Share/WorldCat Catalog
    This assignment will utilize the I-Share / WorldCat Catalog, which is accessed from the same website as the COD catalog.
    Emailing your citations: Compile your research findings in a word document. Include in the document the following information:

    • Title
    • Author
    • Lending library name (if requested through Interlibrary Loan)

    Email a copy to your instructor. When you send the copy, please be sure to include your name in the subject line, as follows:
    Email 2: Music 1100 I-Share/ Worldcat Catalog Your Name Lib 1.
    If you do not include your name, I'll have no way of knowing who sent the email.

    Searching the Library’s Article Databases – Academic Search Complete & Credo Reference

    In addition to the Library’s Catalog, other useful sources include the databases Academic Search Complete and Credo Reference. These databases are accessible from the Library’s Databases link. http://codlrc.org/databases/titles
    Searching these databases is similar to using the book catalog. For both databases, try searching the composer’s name first.

    Email 3: Sources found in the COD Article Databases
    Emailing your citations: Compile your research findings in a word document. Include in the document the following information:

    • Title
    • Author
    • Database Name (for articles located using a database)

    Email a copy to your instructor. When you send the copy, please be sure to include your name in the subject line, as follows:
    Email 3: Music 1100 COD Databases Your Name Lib 1.
    If you do not include your name, I'll have no way of knowing who sent the email.

    Email 4: Research Strategy

    The research essay involves more than just biographical information about a composer. It requires your involvement with the music of a composer and understanding the history in which your composer lives so you can also write about how the times affected the composer and music. Develop a search "strategy" for information on the specific genre or specific composition associated with your research topic using either the COD Library Catalog to illustrate your methodology. A concise paragraph (on one page, double spaced) detailing your method and results should be emailed with the other portions of this assignment. There is a sample strategy paragraph in research information in course information for you to model. When you send this to the instructor, please note in the subject line the following information:
    Music 1100 Paragraph Your Name Assignment 1.

    Your name must appear in the subject line of each email in order for receive credit.

    Library Assignment Two

    From the Assignment: "Using a musician that is the subject of your research, you will locate biographical articles, illustrations, musical examples and bibliographic information from this authoritative resource."

    Grading:

    This assignment must be submitted before you can submit your research paper.
    For proof of your research supply the following:

    1. The first page of the article on the composer or subject.
    2. The first page of the Bibliography section on the composer or subject.
    3. One page of a bibliographic topic like the Debussy “Piano Works” example below.
    4. Research Summary: write a concise paragraph (on one page, double spaced) demonstrating how this dictionary will be of use in your research essay. Include this paragraph with the other information required for this assignment.

    Items 1-3 will need to be copied and pasted into a Word document. At the end of your document, complete the 4th step, writing your paragraph using the same model example as you had with Library assignment 1. When you have everything complete in one email, send it to your instructor(include your full name in the subject line).

    Assignment procedure:

    Accessing the Oxford Music Online Database

    • Click on the Oxford Music Online link
    • NOTE: To access Oxford Music Online from off-campus you will need a current COD library card. You will be prompted to enter your last name and library card number to access the database. For more information on library cards, consult this webpage: http://codlrc.org/circulation/cards
    • To learn how to use the Oxford Music Online Database, complete the following:

    • On the Oxford Music Online homepage click on the "Tools and Resources" at the top of the page. Then, click on "Grove Music Online User's Manual" on the left side of the page. This will give you an overview of how to use this database.
    • Return to the Grove's homepage and enter your composer name into the Search box in the upper right hand corner of the page. You may search all of the sources or just the Grove Dictionary.
    • OM search term.jpg

    As an example, a search for Debussy will yield several articles, including entries from the Grove Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. Click on the article for the subject of your search and you should be taken to a page that contains an outline of the article as example shown below:

    Debussy, (Achille-)Claude

    ( b St Germain-en-Laye , 22 Aug 1862; d Paris , 25 March 1918 ). French composer . One of the most important musicians of his time, his harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic.

    The article contains extensive entries on the following sections:

    • Childhood and studies.
    • The 'bohemian' and symbolist years.
    • 'Pelléas et Mélisande'.
    • 'Debussyism'.
    • The last years.
    • Debussy and currents of ideas.
    • Models and influences.
    • Sources and interpretation.
    • Theatre works and projects.
    • Musical language.
    • Orchestration and timbre.
    • Reception and influence

    WORKS
    EDITIONS
    WRITINGS
    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The left hand side of the page will have a breakout box that will include a breakdown of the individual genres of the composer.
    The tool bar at the top of the Article page will have links to: Works, Multimedia and Related Content.

    • The Works page provides a list of musical works, categorized by type.
    • The Multimedia page will contain pictures and musical examples from the article as well as musical examples (where available).
    • The Related Content contains links to other articles that mention or refer to the subject or their works in the dictionary.

    The Article page includes a number of resources and features:
    Search Within This Article allows you to search for a term in the article.
    Article Contents allows you to go directly to a specific section of the article
    The Bibliography section of the article will take you to a page with additional bibliographic breakdown as displayed below:

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    • catalogues, bibliography, iconography
    • correspondence
    • monographs
    • other general literature
    • studies of individual works

    This is an excellent place to examine for basic bibliographic sources for almost any musical topic or musician. For instance, if you were researching the piano music of Debussy an examination of the “piano works” section under the “studies of individual works,” would yield the following information:
    piano works
    N. Boulanger : 'Lectures on Modern Music', Rice University Pamphlet , xiii/2 (1926), 113–95 [on the Préludes]

    A. Jakobik : Die assoziative Harmonik in den Klavier-Werken Claude Debussys (Würzburg, 1940)

    R. Schmitz : The Piano Works of Claude Debussy (New York, 1950, 2/1966)

    R. Réti : 'Claude Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie', The Thematic Process in Music (New York, 1951/R), 194–206

    M. Long : Au piano avec Claude Debussy (Paris, 1960; Eng. trans., 1972)

    F. Dawes : Debussy Piano Music (London, 1969)

    R. Howat : 'A Thirteenth Etude of 1915: the Original Version pour les arpèges composés', Cahiers Debussy , new ser., no.1 (1977), 16–23

    R. di Benedetto : 'Congetture su Voiles', RIM , xiii (1978), 312–44

    Mme G. de Romilly : 'Debussy professeur, par une de ses élèves', Cahiers Debussy , no.2 (1978), 3–1

    C. Rosen : 'Where Ravel Ends and Debussy Begins' Cahiers Debussy , no.3 (1979), 31–8

    R. S. Parks : 'Pitch Organization in Debussy: Unordered Sets in Brouillards', Music Theory Spectrum , ii (1980), 119–3 4

    R. Orledge : 'Debussy's Piano Music: Some Second Thoughts and Sources of Inspiration', MT , cxxii (1981), 21–7

    W. J. Peterson : Debussy's Douze Etudes: a Critical Analysis (Ann Arbor, MI, 1981)

    R. Howat, ed.: Claude Debussy, Préludes, Book I: the Autograph Score (New York, 1987)

    R. Howat : 'Debussy and Welte', Pianola Journal , no.7 (1994), 3– 18

    R. Howat : 'En route for L'isle joyeuse: The Restoration of a Triptych', Cahiers Debussy , no.19 (1995), 37–5 2

    P. Roberts : Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy (Portland, OR, 1996)

    R. Howat : 'Debussy's Piano Music: Sources and Performance', Debussy Studies , ed. R. L. Smith (Cambridge, 1997), 78–107

    If you would like to access materials listed in the bibliography, contact the Music Librarianorenick@cod.edu or the Library’s Reference e Desk for assistance 630-942-3364.

    Popular Music Library

    https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.alexanderstreet.com/pops
    Description: 

    Music Online: Popular Music Library from Alexander Street contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.

    Tags: 
    Off-campus Availability: 
    Students, Faculty, and Staff
    Full-text Content: 
    Includes full-text content
    This is a trial: 
    No
    Suppress: 
    No

    Music

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    Welcome to the Music Research Guide

    This guide is designed to assist you in locating resources such as books, videos, articles, websites for use in the study of Music.

    If you need additional help, please contact the Music Librarian or stop by the Reference Desk. You can also get help from our online reference service: Ask A Librarian.

    Everything is on the Internet, right? No.

    Contrary to popular opinion, there are millions of books and articles whose content is not freely available on the open web.

    As we all know the Internet contains an incredible amount of useful information. Conversely, it also has a lot of information that is not credible, reliable or well-informed. Some information on the web are blatant lies, or half-truths published in order to support a particular belief or opinion. (For more information on learning how to distinguish the good, bad and ugly on the Internet, see The CRAP Test.

    Using resources available through the Library will save you time and frustration, and undoubtedly will lead you to producing higher-quality work.

    Types of Resources:

    Reference Materials:

    Use reference materials, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries to get background information and a basic understanding of your topic.

    Book & Journal Articles:

    Books and journal articles provide a more focused examination of the topic. Again, most books and articles found in the Library's databases are written by experts.

    Getting Started

    Start your research by clicking on the tabs below.

    1. Books, Scores, Recordings, Videos
    2. Databases
    3. Websites


    Finding Books

    Search the Library's Catalog to locate books, scores, sound recordings and videos on music-related topics. Our collection includes materials written by and about composers and musicians, music theory and performance-related works.

    I-Share

    I-Share allows you to borrow books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries. You must have a current COD library card, and create an account to request books from an I-Share library. Current COD Online students can obtain a library card online.

    Search by:

    • Author/Composer: Search for works written by an author, artist or composer
    • Subject: Find works about a composer, musician, musical style or genre
    • Keyword: Search by keyword to find any materials that mention a composer or performer's name in the item's description. A keyword search will give you the most results, but the results will not be as precise as an Author or Subject search.


    Reference Resources


    Use reference resources, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks to learn background information on your topic. Below are some "Best Bets" covering a wide ranges of resources. Note that many of these sources are multi-volume sets. Also note that some resources are available online.


    Finding Videos

    In the Catalog Search screen, type the names of the topics that you're interested in finding. For example, if you'd like to find a video on composer Igor Stravinsky, enter "Stravinsky, Igor" in the keyword search box, and then click search. See below for example. You can search for videos using several search types, for example, by genre, idiom, composer, musician, history, theory and geographic location.
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    From the results page, on the left side of the screen, click on the box labeled "Videos."
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    View your search results. Note that in the upper left corner of the screen the number of search results is displayed.
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    Click on the title to display the location, availability and call number.


    Finding Musical Scores

    Type in the name of the composer and search in the library catalog. From the results page, on the left side of the screen, click on the box labeled "Musical Score."
    music scores.jpg
    Click on the title to display the location, availability and call number.


    Finding Sound Recordings

    Type in the name of the artist, orchestra, ensemble, etc. in the library catalog and click search. From the results page, on the left side of the screen, click on the box labeled "Music."
    Music.jpg
    Click on the title to display the location, availability and call number.


    Emailing Resources

    Email resources to yourself or instructor by clicking on the resource and then clicking on the email link towards the top of the page. Fill in the email address(es) and enter your name in the respective boxes.
    email results2.jpg

    Best Bets


    Article/Image Databases

    Use these databases to locate articles on composers, musicians, music theory, musical styles, and more. Many of these databases offer articles from both popular and scholarly, peer-reviewed journal sources. All articles found in JSTOR and Project MUSE databases are scholarly, peer-reviewed.

    • Academic OneFile Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.
    • Academic Search Complete
      Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

    • Artstor
      The Artstor Digital Library provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

    • Credo Reference Search over 250 topic entries on all aspects of Music. This collection includes information from 11 reference encyclopedias and handbooks. Articles range from brief topical overviews to extensive treatments of various topics.
    • JSTOR
      JSTOR is an archive of digitized peer-reviewed journal articles published between the 1700s to between 1 and 5 years ago. Resluts can be limited to music-related articles by selecting the "Advanced Search" screen from JSTOR's front page, and then selecting "Music" from the "NARROW BY DISCIPLINE AND/OR PUBLICATION TITLE" section.

    • Oxford Music Online
      Excellent source for finding biographical information on composers and musicians. This resource also contains extensive articles on musical instruments, musical forms, timelines, index of operas, and subject guides that offer overviews of the major periods of music history, with lists of Grove articles covering important people, genres, terms, and concepts related to the period.
      This resource draws information from the following resources:

      • The Oxford Dictionary of Music
      • Grove Music Online
      • Oxford Companion to Music
      • Please note: 5 concurrent users only

    • Project MUSE
      Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually. NOTE: To limit your searches to the journals available through the COD Library, check the "Only content I have full access to" box on the left side of your results page.


    Music Databases

    • American Music
      American Music includes songs by and about Americans for listening and learning online. The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.

    • Classical Music Library
      Classical Music Library is a large collection of classical music recordings for listening and learning online. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

    • Contemporary World Music
      Contemporary World Music is a growing collection of recordings for listening and learning online. This collection contains genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz. CWM contains other world music genres such as traditional music: Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

    • Jazz Music Library
      Jazz Music Online is a large collection of jazz music by individuals and ensembles for online listening and learning. Jazz Music Online is part of the Music Online database.

    • Music & Performing Arts
      Music & Performing Arts combines audio and video that spans all time periods, hundreds of thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the teaching of music.

    • Popular Music Library
      Popular Music Online contains a wide range of popular music from around the world, including hundreds of thousands of tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, country, Christian, electronic, hip-hop, metal, punk, new age, R&B, reggae, rock, soundtracks and many more.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound
      Smithsonian Global Sound is a large collection of the world's musical and aural traditions for listening and learning online.

    Best Bets


    African American Music

    • Archives of African American Music and Culture
      Provides "access to holdings which include oral histories, photographs, musical and print manuscripts, audio and video recordings, educational broadcast programs, and the personal papers of individuals and organizations concerned with black music."

    • African American Sheet Music: 1850-1920
      "The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period."

    • Hip Hop Archive
    • Includes readings, visuals, listening, and short videos.


    Blues / Jazz

    • All About Jazz
    • Lists of new releases, CD and book reviews, interviews and more. Not a scholarly resource.

    • The Blues
    • PBS website to accompany the Martin Scorsese series on the blues. Although you cannot view the videos on the site you can read biographies and other background information about the musicians covered in the series. There is also information on the blues in the section Blues Classroom. The Library does own the series, and you can check them out to view the entire film.

    • Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel,and the Fort Valley Music Festival, 1938-1943
    • Nearly 100 audio files of blues and gospel music.

    • Sheldon Harris Sheet Music Collection
    • University of Mississippi collection of early minstrel songs through the 1970's. The University of Mississippi has issued this disclaimer about some of the materials in the collection: " Many of the minstrel songs contained in this digital collection are extremely offensive. However, it is impossible to adequately understand American racial attitudes of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, without examining some blatantly racist ideas. Most of the music featured in this collection is not fringe material, but some of the most popular songs of their times." Not all the material is offensive however.


    Choral / Vocal


    Classical

    • Baroque Music Homepage
      Essays, information, recommended recordings and links to other web sites.

    • Beethoven Haus Digital Archives
      Contains "more than 6,100 documents on 37,600 coloured scans of high quality, 1,600 audio files (music examples, audio letters) and 7,600 text files."

    • Classical Net
      "Classical Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites."
      Great Conversations in Music
      Four part series by noted classical musician Eugene Istomin contains videos and biographies on some of the major composers, performers, and conductors of classical music, made available through the Library of Congress.

    • Digital Bach Project
      Explore multi-media resources on Bach's music, including graphics, video and texts.

    • Hear HERE!: The Royal Philharmonic Society
      Listen to musicians and conductors talk about music. Some musical excerpts included.

    • National Gallery of Art - Music Audio and Video Podcasts
      Podcasts include interviews with composers, performers and artists, as well as performances held in conjunction with art installations at the National Gallery.

    • Neue Mozart-Ausgabe: Digitized Version
      "The purpose of this web site ... is to make Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical compositions widely and conveniently accessible to the public, for personal study and for educational and classroom use."


    Lyrics / Scores

    • Digital Scores and Libretti
      "The scores and libretti in this Virtual Collection include first and early editions and manuscript copies of music from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and other composers, as well as multiple versions of nineteenth century opera scores, seminal works of musical modernism, and music of the Second Viennese School. "

    • First Book of English Madrigals
      Published by John Wilbye in 1598. For four, five, and six voices.

    • International Music Score Library Project
      A "virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge."

    • JW Pepper
      A commercial supplier of sheet music that can serve as means to locating musical scores that are currently "in print."

    • The Maine Music Box
      This collection contains musical scores, midi files, and musical score cover art. Vocal popular music as well violin and piano scores are included.

    • Sheet Music Collection
      Digital Sheet Music Project from the University of South Carolina Music Library. Provides access to over 10,000 pieces of classical, popular, and sacred music from the 19th and early 20th centuries. For items in the public domain the actual document has been scanned.

    • Sheet Music Consortium
      Searches across multiple collections of sheet music. Some access is restricted, but much is available. Creating a login lets you save your selections as a virtual collection.

    • SheetMusicPlus
      A commercial supplier of sheet music that can serve as means to locating musical scores that are currently "in print."

    • Sibley Music Library Music Score Collection
      Contains over 10,00 digitized pieces of music - most works are in the public domain.


    Miscellaneous


    Musical Instruments


    Opera/Operetta

    • Ballad Operas Online
      Ballad operas were performed on the British stage between 1728 to 1760. They combined a comic or sentimental play with musical numbers. Publication and production information may be found here along with some audio samples.

    • The Gilbert & Sullivan Archive
      Archive includes a variety of G&S related items, including clip art, librettos, plot summaries, pictures of the original G&S stars, song scores, midi and mpeg audio files, and newsletter articles.

    • The Metropolitan Opera
      Offers a history of the Met, brief audio segments of famous performances, and brief summaries of operas.

    • OperaGlass
      Synopsis, full or part libretto, performance history and other information is provided.

    • World of Opera
      World of Opera with host Lisa Simeone brings listeners compelling performances from top American and international opera companies. World of Opera encompasses the seminal operas of the 17th century; the comic, political and social satires of the 18th century; the "bel canto" masterpieces of Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini; the revolutionary 19th-century works of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner; and, of course, operas in the "true-to-life" verismo style of Puccini and Mascagni. Also of interest is "10 Operas you Need to Know," which offers brief overviews of important "recent" operas. Also see the World of Opera archive.


    Orchestra


    Popular Music


    World, Ethnic, Folk

    • Africa Focus, Sights and Sounds of a Continent
      "This collection contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sounds from forty-five different countries, as well as a large number of difficult to find texts that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study."

    • Global Music Archive
      "The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas."

    • Smithsonian Folkways
      Users can search the entire collection of Smithsonian Folkways recordings and download liner notes. The actual music is available through Music Online. You will need a library card to access the music. In addition to the recordings, Smithsonian Folkways has a selection of podcasts and short videos, as well as radio streams.

    • World and Traditional Music
      Several genres of music are represented:old-time music; country and bluegrass; folk revival; rhythm, blues, and boogie; African-American, and an eclectic mix.

    Project Muse

    https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/search

    To limit your searches to the journals available through the COD Library, check the "Only content I have full access to" box on the left side of your results page.

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    Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 500+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

    Off-campus Availability: 
    Students, Faculty, and Staff
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    Smithsonian Global Sound

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    Description: 

    Smithsonian Global Sound is a large collection of the world's musical and aural traditions for listening and learning online.

    Smithsonian Global Sound is part of the Music Online database.

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