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Recommended library resources for studies in music.

Instruments / Instrumental Music

Also symphonically related in Wichita: 

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Vocal Music

Also musically related in Wichita:

 Music Theatre Wichita link and logo

Broad Topics

Click on the image below to begin the tutorial:

Finding Folk Songs in Print PowerPoint Guide


Folk / World Music Reference:

Folk / World Music Online Resources: 

The Boulanger Initiative Database

This database provides access to thousands of works by women and gender-marginalized composers. By sharing knowledge and resources, BID increases access to works by underrepresented composers, empowering all who wish to diversify classical music programming. The current catalogue focuses on access to both repertoire and information from non-living composers, with an array of filtering options and redirection towards primary resources to streamline your search process. Search options for works include: composer names; composition types; instruments, voice types, ensemble types; languages (vocal works); ranges for year of publication; and publishers.


The Full English Digital Archive

The Full English catalogue includes nineteen collections, the six collections which comprised the Take 6 project, the Sabine Baring-Gould material catalogued for the Devon Tradition project.While the individual collected songs and dances are the bedrock of the material, each collection also holds significant other material - correspondence, lecture and article notes, newspaper cuttings, and the like. The format of most items is Manuscript but might also be Broadside, Printed (item), Typescript, or Audio.


The Global Jukebox

The Global Jukebox explores connections between families of expressive style. One can travel the world of song, dance and language through the Wheel Chart and the Map. Thousands of examples of the world’s music, dance and other expressive behavior are available. The Global Jukebox is presented as a free, non-commercial, educational place for everybody, students, educators, scholars, scientists, musicians, dancers, linguists, artists and music fans to explore expressive patterns in their cultural-geographic and diasporic settings and alongside other people’s. By inviting familiarity with many kinds of vocalizing, musicking, moving, and talking, we hope to advance cultural equity and to reconnect people and communities with their creative heritage.

To find more books on film music, consult the subject heading:

Motion Picture Music History and Criticism

in the WSU Online Catalog (
Also consider limiting to "book" in the "Type" field selection. 

ALSO NOTE: The Libraries own many titles in the book series:  Scarecrow film score guides

Other resources at WSU:

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