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Library resources for secular music for voice

Below are selected research tools for finding scores of, and information about, secular vocal music. 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.

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Books and repertoire guides / Livres et guides de répertoire

Carman, Judith E., William K. Gaeddert, and Rita M. Resch. Art Song in the United States, 1759-2011: An Annotated Bibliography. 4th ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013.
REF ML128 S3 C37 2013

Castel, Nico. The Libretti of Mozart’s Completed Operas. [Includes IPA transcriptions, word-for-word translations] 2 vols. Geneseo, NY: Leyerle, c1997-c1998.
REF ML49 M83 C3 1997

  • See other opera translations/transcriptions by Nico Castel.

Coffin, Berton, Ralph Errolle, Werner Singer, and Pierre Delattre. Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1982.
REF MT883 P5 1982

Coffin, Berton, and Werner Singer. Singer’s Repertoire. 2nd ed. 5 vols. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1960-62.
REF ML128 V7 C67 1960

Coffin, Berton, Werner Singer, and Pierre Delattre. Word-by-Word Translations of Songs and Arias. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1972.
REF ML54.6 W65

Doscher, Barbara M. From Studio to Stage: Repertoire for the Voice. Edited by John Nix. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002.
ML128 V7 D67 2002

Emmons, Shirley, and Stanley Sonntag. The Art of the Song Recital. New York: Schirmer Books, 1979.
MT892 E54

Espina, Noni. Repertoire for the Solo Voice: A Fully Annotated Guide to Works for the Solo Voice Published in Modern Editions and Covering Material from the 13th Century to the Present. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977.
REF ML128 S3 E8

Kobbé, Gustav. Kobbé’s Complete Opera Book. Edited and revised by the Earl of Harewood. London: Bodley Head, 1987.
REF MT95 K52 1987b

Mabry, Sharon. Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music: A Practical Guide to Innovations in Performance and Repertoire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
MT820 M129 2002

McTyre, Ruthann Boles. Library Resources for Singers, Coaches, and Accompanists: An Annotated Bibliography, 1970-1997. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
REF ML128 V7 M44 1998

Seaton, Douglass. The Art Song: A Research and Information Guide. New York: Garland, 1987.
REF ML128 S3 S33 1987

Sharp, Avery T., and James Michael Floyd. Choral Music: A Research and Information Guide. New York: Routledge, 2002.
REF ML128 C48 S53 2002

Winchester, Barbara, and Kay Dunlap. Vocal Chamber Music: A Performer’s Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, c2008.
REF ML128 V7 D86 2008

 

Online resources / Ressources en ligne

Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music Online)

Music-In-Print

How to find translations and phonetic transcriptions of vocal works

On-Line Opera Resource Guide (Oberlin Conservatory of Music)

Partothèque du Centre internationale de la mélodie française

Periodicals / Périodiques

Avant-scène opera
ML1699 A95

Cambridge Opera Journal
ML1699 C35

Journal of Singing
ML27 U5 N2652

Journal of Voice

Opera
ML5 O66

Opera Canada
ML1700 O6x

Opera Journal

Opera News
ML1700 O63x

Opera Quarterly
ML1699 O65

Call numbers for browsing / Cotes à parcourir

M1495 Vocal music collections / Collections de musique vocale
M1497 Secular vocal music collections / Collections de musique vocale profane
M1500-M1509 Secular vocal dramatic music (operas, musicals) / Musique vocale profane dramatique (opéras, comédies musicales)
M1510-M1518 Secular vocal incidental music / Musique de scène vocale profane
M1520-M1525 Secular vocal ballet music / Musique de ballet vocale profane
M1526-M1527 Secular vocal motion picture, radio and television music / Musique vocale profane pour film, radio et télévision
M1528-M1529 Secular vocal music for duos, trios, etc. / Musique vocale profane pour duos, trios, etc.
M1530-M1546 Secular choruses with orchestra or other ensemble / Chœurs profanes et orchestre ou autre ensemble
M1547-M1600 Secular choruses, etc. with solo accompaniment or unaccompanied / Chœurs profanes, etc. et accompagnement seul ou non accompagné
M1610 Secular cantatas, choral symphonies, etc. for unaccompanied chorus / Cantates profanes, choeurs symphoniques, etc. pour choeur non accompagné
M1611-M1626 Secular songs for one voice / Chants profanes pour une voix
M1627-M1853 National music / Musique nationale
   
ML49-ML54.8 Librettos / Librettos
ML128 S3 Songs - bibliography / Bibliographies - mélodies
ML128 V7 Vocal music bibliography / Bibliographie – musique vocale
ML1400-ML3275 Vocal music history / Histoire – musique vocale
MT820-MT949 Singing and vocal technique / Étude et enseignement -- chant

 

 

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