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Music 313: The History of Music I: Reference Sources


Histories are very useful for providing the context of a particular composer, piece, or genre of music. They can give you background on the development of a particular type of music or composer in a particular time and/or place.

Don't let the names of these two sets confuse you, they are different (but both useful), and the "New" title is older than the other.

Music History Texts

Subject Guide

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