Women in Music
Ref. ML105 .C7 1987 vs. 1-2 Music Library and Tutt Library
With an aim to cover women composers from “ancient times to the present”, this set includes 5000 women composers from nearly 70 countries. Entries vary in length and may contain a brief biography, works list, and publications list.
Ref. ML105 .N38 1995 Music Library and Tutt Library
Brief biographical articles with a works list (some are selective) and bibliography. Coverage ranges antiquity to women born before 1955. Includes a chronology.
Ref. ML82 .W625 2002 vs. 1-2 Music Library and Tutt Library
A general encyclopedia of an introductory nature, with a heavy emphasis on American popular culture.
Ref. ML82 .L46 vs. 1-3 Music Library and Tutt Library
Extended biographies, some photographs.
Ref. ML128 .W7 B6 Music Library and Tutt Library
Provides information on reference materials, collected works, historical studies, abstracts on literature about women in music, and lists of works dating from colonial times to 1978. Includes indexes to literature, music and recordings.
compiled by Gene Claghorn (1996).
Ref. ML105 .C593 1996
Brief biographies on “women composers of symphonies, instrumental and choral works, chamber music, the blues, jazz, heavy metal, rock’n‘roll, hard rock, soul, country, western songs, hymnists, and composers of church music.”
Ref. ML 106 .U3 G73 1993 Tutt Library
Comprehensive coverage of many musical areas: pop/rock, motion pictures, musicals, blues, jazz, folk, country, early songs, hymns, and gospel. Includes bibliography and song index.
by Walker-Hill (1992).
Ref. ML128 .P3 W3 1992
Includes brief biographies and good descriptions of individual works. Limited to composers on the American continent who notated their music. Selected bibliography and discography.
Grove Music Online, Oxford University Press (2004).
Based on The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Grove Music Online is enhanced by the electronic capability of sound files, 3D illustrations, links to external internet sources, and frequent updating of material. Other articles, from specialist dictionaries such as The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition, are now available via a link from Grove Music Online’s primary article.
Developed by the University of Washington Libraries. Links to sites covering a variety of sources: reference, organizations, composers, jazz, blues, pop, research, performers and media.
“Ladyslipper is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to heighten public awareness of the achievements of women artists and musicians, and to expand the scope and availability of recordings by women. The searchable, browsable database of over 15,000 artists and titles features female musicians, writers, performers, and composers. Includes many sound clips and links to artists’ sites.”
Creator Gerri Gribi performs “A Musical Romp Through Women’s History!”, with “a wide range of folk music programs for all audiences”. This site includes a very useful list of resource web pages.
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