Grove Music Online
An excellent source for biographical information about musicians: composers, performers, conductors and music scholars. Excellent articles on musical GENRES, as well. Signed articles, with excellent bibliographies.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
Excellent starting-point for finding information on Canadian musicians: composers, lyricists, performers, conductors, etc.
Musicians Necrology - Gaylord Music Library
Since death notices often contain conflicting dates, ages, and name forms, all are reported. Alternate name spellings are listed in square brackets. Citations follow the data they have provided. This file is maintained on a daily basis, and is the source from which the Music Library Association's annual Necrology Index is extracted.
Call Number: MUS reference ML128.O5D3 2005
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for orchestras.
The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on musical instruments of the world yet produced.