Discussions are designed to expand the music cataloger's understanding of publishing practices peculiar to sheet music. While much of the content emphasizes the description of the music, there are also sections devoted to subject access to illustrations, first-line/chorus/refrain text, illustrators, engravers, and publishers, and extensive reproductions of title pages from the 18th through mid-20th centuries, accompanied by examples of the cataloging, are also included.
Political historians have traditionally interpreted the people and events of each presidential era by studying books, periodicals, letters, diaries and speeches. One source of printed material that has not received much scholarly attention is published music, much of which has been all but lost in the archives of libraries and museums. The traditional librarianly cataloguing of music has ignored important aspects such as lyrical content and cover art, making it impossible to comprehensively locate and study items by subject matter. Presidential Sheet Music presents an exhaustive listing of presidential-related music in all printed forms, and provides information on each piece. Thus may we expand our understanding of political communication and discourse throughout American history. A sizable Introduction discusses matters from the publication in 1768 of The Liberty Song (which formally made music an instrument of political expression in America) to the few 1980s and 1990s presidential songs and marches. There are also helpful appendices which list music by titles, composers, publishers, and candidates.
The third edition of Song Sheets to Software: A Guide to Print Music, Software, Instructional Media, and Web Sites for Musicians includes completely revised and updated listings of music software, instructional media, and web sites of use to all musicians, whether hobbyist or professional. New to the third edition is a CD-ROM with sections including Live Links, an expanded and easily searchable Tech Talk, and sample print music scores. Also new to the third edition are sections on digital sheet music and video game music, as well as an updated bibliography.
The Acquisition and Cataloging of Music and Sound Recordings
Includes terms used in both current and earlier Library of Congress practice, as well as words and abbreviations commonly found on title pages of scores, on labels and containers of sound recordings, and in bibliographic and descriptive sources used in the acquisition and cataloging of these materials. In all, the glossary defines and cross references almost 600 English and foreign words and abbreviations, few of which are found in standard music dictionaries or explained in cataloging manuals.