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Music History

Guide for MUS 292 and MUS 293 Music History

This guide covers resources for the development of music history and style from ancient Greece to the early eighteenth century (MUS292) and the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries (MUS293).

Music History Resources

Where can I browse books on Music and related topics?

Music topics can be in several places in the system. Here are some ideas for browsing, but always check the online catalog to direct you to a specific item.

For example:

  • M is the section for Music
    • ML Literature on music
    • ML Instruction and study
      • ML159-3785 History and criticism
      • ML159-161 General works
      • ML162-197 By period
      • ML198-360.6 By region or country
      • ML385-429 Biography
      • ML430-458 Composition and performance
      • ML459-1380 Instruments and instrumental music
      • ML1400-3275 Vocal music
      • ML3300-3351 Program music
      • ML3400-3465 Dance music
      • ML3469-3541 Popular music
      • ML3544-3776 Folk, national, and ethnic music
      • ML3780 Music on particular topics
      • ML3785 Musical journalism

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Sheet Music and Recordings Resources