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Music: Reference Sources

General Music Reference Sources

These reference sources offer biographical and background information on musicians, musical styles and terms, composers, music history and instruments. Note that some are available in print in the Reference section of the library (see the call numbers), some are available as eBooks, and some are in both formats. Call the library Information Desk (778-1206) if you have any questions or problems accessing these sources.


Sarangi  - Instrument of South Asia

Short-necked fiddle of South Asia, found both in the art music of North India and Pakistan (from Grove Dictionary of Music)

India, C, 1900, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Image from ARTstor database