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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. 10100 pages.751215 words.

‘The best reference book of its kind’, Literary Review

Derived from the classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this is the most authoritative dictionary of...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

Edited by Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

January 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. 9904 pages.764008 words.

Over 10,000 entries

For the sixth edition of this classic dictionary, the text has been thoroughly revised and updated. With over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (pr...

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Linthead Stomp

Patrick Huber.

October 2008; published online July 2014.

Book. 440 pages.

Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged...

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The Orchestra

D. Kern Holoman.

September 2012; published online September 2013.

Book. 168 pages.

The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society and explores topics ranging from the life of a...

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The Blues

Elijah Wald.

August 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. 152 pages.

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction surveys a genre which lies at the heart of American culture. Blues is more of a broad musical tradition than a musical genre, with a constantly evolving...

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Folk Music

Mark Slobin.

January 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. 160 pages.

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction explores a remarkably diverse musical genre. It considers folk musical traditions from across the globe, everything from music to accompany a Russian...

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Film Music

Kathryn Kalinak.

March 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. 160 pages.

Film Music: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the most central issues in the practice of film music. What is film music? How is it composed? How does film music work? The rich and deeply...

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Early Music

Thomas Forrest Kelly.

April 2011; published online September 2013.

Book. 144 pages.

Early Music: A Very Short Introduction explores the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The revival of Gregorian chant in the early nineteenth century, the ‘Cecilian...

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Ethnomusicology

Timothy Rice.

December 2013; published online December 2013.

Book. 168 pages.

Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction describes this growing discipline, showing how modern researchers go about studying music from around the world, looking for insights into both...

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The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

January 2011; published online January 2011.

Book. 5325 pages.719457 words.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India depicts the story of Indian music through 2,000 years of history. Entries cover forms of music...

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