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Musical Theatre

This page is intended as a guide to researching music theatre.

These books are simply examples of sources that are available to you.  Do not hesitate to do your own keyword/subject/title/author searches in the catalog. 

Oxford Music Online

You can search for musical genres, historical periods, composers, performers, theories and more. Access themt hrough the A-Z databases link on the library homepage

There are three resources within Oxford Music Online, including:
1. Grove Music Online

2The Oxford Dictionary of Music (Michael Kennedy, 2006)

3The Oxford Companion to Music (Alison Latham, 2011

MGG (Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart) Online:

  • is an exhaustive music encyclopedia, published in German
  • contains articles on music and related areas (literature, philosophy, visual arts)

You can access MGG Online:

  • through the A-Z databases link on the library homepage

Translating MGG Online articles into English:

  • Use an online translation service or your browser's 'Translate to English' function
  • When citing MGG articles in your assignment, make sure you indicate what translation service you have used

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online is a fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

Searches sources such as: 
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music 
The Oxford Companion to Music 
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
International Encyclopedia of Dance
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

and many more resources all together!

A large database of song texts, including word-for-word translations, poetic translations, and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) song pronunciations. Transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.

IPA Source

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