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Music

Introduction

The resources listed below are a sampling of offerings from UBC Library's vocal and opera music collection.

For help expanding your search for similar materials, please contact Kevin Madill, UBC Music Librarian, at kevin.madill@ubc.ca

Repertoire Guides

Anthologies

Libretti, Song Texts & Translations

UBC Library's music collection holds a rich selection of opera libretti. Search on Summon, the library's search engine, under a specific opera title or browse the collection through the Library of Congress subject heading: Operas - Librettos

Diction

Technique & Instruction

Interpretation

Opera: Reference Resources

Voice: Research Guides

Browsing the physical collection

General

  • ML128.S3 - Songs-Bibliography
  • ML128.V7 - Vocal music-Bibliography
  • ML420 - Singers (performer)
  • MT110-MT115 - Analytical guides
  • MT820-MT893 - Vocal instruction and vocal techniques
  • MT898-MT949 - Techniques for children (including schools)

Songs (Sacred)

  • M1999 - Sacred vocal collections
  • M2018-M2019.5 - Duets, trios, etc.
  • M2102-M2114.8 - Songs for one voice
  • ML2900-ML3275 - History and criticism; special periods; by country, kinds, and forms

Songs (Secular)

  • M1528-M1529.8 - Duets, trios, etc.
  • M1611-M1624.8 - Songs for one voice
  • M1625-M1626 - Recitations, accompanied
  • M1900-M1980 - Songs of special character
  • ML2500-ML2881 - History and criticism; special periods; by country, kinds, and forms

Opera

  • M1500 - Operas (full score)
  • M1503 - Operas (piano-vocal score)
  • ML48-ML50 - Librettos
  • ML128.O4 - Opera-Bibliography
  • ML1754-ML1950 - History and criticism; special periods; by country, kinds, and forms
  • MT95-MT100 - Analytical guides, opera plots
  • MT955 - Opera production (instruction and study)

Oratorio

  • M2000 - Oratorios (full scores)
  • M2002-M2003 - Oratorios (piano-vocal scores)
  • M2004-M2007 - Oratorios (excerpts)
  • ML53 - Librettos
  • ML128.O45 - Oratorio-Bibliography
  • ML3201-ML3251 - History and criticism; special periods; by country, kinds, and forms

Choral Music (Sacred)

  • M2020-M2094.7 - Cantatas
  • M2060-M2101.5 - Choruses or part-songs with keyboard, with solo instrument, or unaccompanied
  • ML1500-ML1554, ML2900-ML3275 - History and criticism; special periods; by country, kinds, and forms
  • MT88 - Choirs
  • MT875 - Choral techniques

Choral Music (Secular)

  • M1530-M1546.5 - Choruses with orchestra or ensemble
  • M1547-M1600 - Choruses or part-songs with keyboard, with solo instrument, or unaccompanied
  • M1610 - Cantatas, choral symphonies
  • MT915 - Choir training for children

Open Access Resources - Choral

Open Access Resources - Opera

Open Access Resources - Voice

Open Access Resources - Hymns

Open Access Resources - Anthems