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Library resources for string chamber music

This guide serves as a starting point or browsing tool for finding music for, and information about, string ensembles. Be sure to consult the guides for individual string instruments and the other chamber music guides. Consult the McGill Library catalogue for complete holdings information. If you have further questions, please contact a member of the full-time staff for assistance.

Ce guide sert de point de départ ou d’outil de navigation. Consultez les guides pour chaque instrument à corde et les autres guides qui s'adressent à la musique de chambre. Consultez le catalogue pour obtenir les ressources documentaires complètes. Pour de plus amples renseignements, contactez un employé à temps plein.

Books and repertoire guides / Livres et guides de répertoire

Baron, John H. Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2002.
REF ML128 C4 B37 2002

Berger, Melvin. Guide to Chamber Music. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2001.
REF ML1100 B45 2001

Christensen, James. The String Players' Guide to Chamber Music. Chicago: Open Court, 2008.
MT728 C48 2008

Cobbett, Walter Willson. Cobbett’s Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. London: Oxford University Press, 1963.
ML1100 C65 1963 and ML1100 C7

Cohn, Arthur. The Literature of Chamber Music. Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music, 1997.
REF ML1100 C673 1997

Drucker, Arno. American Piano Trios: A Resource Guide. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999.
REF ML128 C4 D78 1999

Hinson, Maurice, and Wesley Roberts. The Piano in Chamber Ensemble: An Annotated Guide. 2nd ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
ML128 C4 H5 2006

Lawrence, Ian. The Twentieth-Century String Quartet: An Historical Introduction and Catalogue. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
REF ML128 C4 L37 2001

Rangel-Ribeiro, Victor and Robert Markel. Chamber Music: An International Guide to Works and Their Instrumentation. New York: Facts on File, 1993.
REF ML128 C4 R3 1993

Scott, William. A Conductor’s Repertory of Chamber Music: Compositions for Nine to Fifteen Solo Instruments. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
REF ML128 C4 S37 1993

Online resources / Ressources en ligne

Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music Online)

Music-In-Print

The Clarinet String Quartet: A Reference Tool for String Quartet with Clarinet

Periodicals / Périodiques

Chamber Music
ML1 C353

Strings
ML749.5 S87

Call numbers for browsing / Cotes à parcourir

M300-M386 Trios – one or more string instruments / Trios – un instrument à cordes ou plus
M349-M353 String trios / Trios à cordes
M400-M486 Quartets – one or more string instruments / Quatuors – un instrument à cordes ou plus
M450-M454 String quartets / Quatuors à cordes
M500-M986 Quintets and larger ensembles – one or more string instruments / Quintettes et grandes ensembles – un instrument à cordes ou plus
M550-M554 String quintets / Quintettes à cordes
M650-M654 String sextets / Sextuors à cordes
M750-M754 String septets / Septuors à cordes
M850-M854 String octets / Octuors à cordes
M950-M954 String nonets / Ensembles à cordes
   
ML128 C4 Chamber music bibliography / Bibliographie – musique de chambre
ML128 S7 String instrument bibliography / Bibliographie – instruments à cordes
ML750-ML756 String instrument history / Histoire – instruments à cordes
ML1100-ML1165 Chamber music history / Histoire – musique de chambre
MT140-MT145 Chamber music analytical guides / Analyse et appreciation – musique de chambre
MT728 Chamber music studies and methods / Étude et enseignement – musique de chambre

 

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