The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.
Leddy Library provides access to the entire collection of Oxford Handbooks Online in Music (69 volumes) form a network of reference articles on current scholarship in all areas of music research including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, pedagogy, dance, and technology. While OHO aims to provide reference works for any current field of inquiry, the series pays particular attention to newly established and emerging fields. The essays are addressed primarily to scholars who require access to the current state of scholarship in a given field, and they present in-depth investigations by leading scholars. Some of the titles in this Handbooks series include: Applied Ethnomusicology, Community Music, Music and Queerness, Social Justice in Music Education, Music Censorship and Music Education.
When you click on the link to go directly to searching in just the Music Handbooks click on “Browse by Subject” in the top left corner and then select Music.
Music students from the School of Creative Arts have worked with the Leddy Library as part of Dr. Sally Bick's class Studies in the Music of North American Culture to develop an online tour of the musical scene in Windsor http://cdigs.uwindsor.ca/music-windsor-essex.The digital exhibit entitled City of Music showcases the diverse musical genres at play in the city. So take some time to explore!
THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC & The Humanities Research Group (HRG)
Maestro Franz, Windsor International Film Festival Director Vincent Georgie and Professor of Theatre Erica Stevens Abbitt invite WSO ticketholders to join them for a free pre-show discussion about the power and significance of Dreyer’s 1928 film on the life and death of Joan – martyr, rebel, victim and saint.
more than 400 hours of streaming video and growing to 1,000 hours on music history, music appreciation, music performance, analysis, and theory from Medieval to the twenty-first century, recordings from the 1950s up to the most current recordings,
performances, master classes and documentaries.
Classical Music from Alexander Street includes sheet music, audio, and video of classical music with coverage of all major genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas and the avant-garde. Classical Music includes three Alexander Street publications:
- Classical Scores Library I
- Classical Scores Library II
- Classical Music Videos
RISM is recognized within the music world as the central place for the documentation of music primary sources. In 34 countries around the world, one or more national RISM working groups participate in this project. In total, about 100 people describe the musical sources housed in their countries and transmit the results to the RISM Zentralredaktion in Frankfurt, which then edits and publishes the entries within the corresponding series.
The RISM publications are divided into the following series:
- Series A: inventories alphabetically by composer
- Series B: bibliographies of materials organized by topic
- Series C: directories of music research libraries
Over 23,000 classic articles on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top, on all genres from rockabilly to hip hop, by the finest music writers of the last 50 years.
Rock’s Backpages features the work of many of the world's best-known music journalists past and present, including Lester Bangs, Nick Kent, Lenny Kaye, Nick Tosches, Carol Cooper, Dave Marsh, Ben Fong-Torres, Penny Valentine, Jon Savage, Charles Shaar Murray and Simon Reynolds.
This database focuses on arts periodicals covering Canada and Canadian issues. This database is a subset of CBCA Complete.
Subject coverage includes:
- Canadian music
- Canadian theatre
- Canadian film
- Canadian TV
- Canadian dance
- Canadian architecture
- Canadian art