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Resource Guide:
Music Composition 1

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Composition (Music)
  • Musical composition
  • Musical composition mechanical aids
  • Music Theory
  • Musical composition -- 21st Century
  • Music -- Instruction and Study -- Composition
  • Computer composition (music)
  • Written composition
  • Composers
  • Music -- Manuscripts

Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • University of Illinois Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Nova Science Publishers Incorporated
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Packt Publishing
  • Taylor & Francis
  • MIT Press
  • Project Gutenberg Literary Archive

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Mathematics and music : composition, perception, and performanceML 3805 .W25 2013
Serial composition and atonality; an introduction to the music of Schoenberg, Berg, and WebernMT 40 .P45 1968
Techniques of twentieth century composition; a guide to the materials of modern musicMT 40 .D22 1974
Counterpoint in composition; the study of voice leadingMT 55 .S217 1969
The craft of musical compositionMT 40 .H523 1945
Learning to compose : modes, materials, and models of musical inventionMT 40 .A9 1989