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Music History

A starting point for Music History research in Western's Music Library.

Articles - Online

ML410 = Composers' Biographies

You can browse this the shelves at this classification to find composers' biographies, as they are organized alphabetically by surname! Be advised that much older/lesser-used material is presently in-storage.

Composer Guides / Thematic Catalogues

ML134 = Composers' Thematic Catalogues

These are frequently found in the Reference Section, again organized alphabetically by composer's surname. In addition to biographical and bibliographical information, musical incipits are frequently included (the beginning few measures of a musical work/movement, in notation).

Online Biographical and Bibliographical Information