The Canadian Women Composers Collection (CWCC) was introduced by UBC Library in 2015 for the purpose of documenting the compositional practices of Canadian women composers active at home or abroad. The collection is held by UBC Rare Books & Special Collections and consists of primary resources and related materials created and used by the following composers:
UBC Rare Books and Special Collections holds other collections related to Canadian women composers including: the Jean Coulthard Fonds, compositions by Anita Sleeman, and facsimiles of scores by Barbara Pentland.
Library of Congress (LC) subject headings offer a focused pathway into the holdings of UBC Library. Use the Books and Media Catalogue search engine to explore LC subject headings and linked resources. Listed below is a sampling of LC subject heading relevant for topic research.
The Library of Congress Classification (LCC) system does not distinguish works by gender. It is best to browse the scores by instrumentation or specific composer!
M1977.W64 - Secular vocal music–Women (secular songs about women)
General Literature on Music
ML82 - Women and music
ML102.G46 - Gender in music
ML128.W7 - Women in music
ML156.4.G4 - Women’s music (discography)
ML156.4.W6 - Women musicians (discography)
UBC Library offers access to many streaming audio and video resources, including Naxos Music Library, Medici TV, and Berlin Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall. Highlighted below are music CDs from UBC Library's physical collections. These resources frequently contain booklets with important and hard-to-find information about composers and their works.