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Modern Greek Studies Library Guide: Music

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Associated Library

Music and Performing Arts Library

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  • Phone: 217-333-1173
  • Email:
  • 1300 Music Building
  • 1114 West Nevada Street
  • Urbana IL 61801

Suggested Subject Headings

These subject headings can be used to search our library catalog using a "Subject" search. All subject headings are from the Library of Congress.

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Music, Greek and Roman


Greece--Songs and Music

Songs, Greece

Folk Music--Greece

Popular Music--Greece

Music, Greek and Roman-History and Criticism

Instrumental Music--Greece

Popular Music--Greece--History and criticism

Popular Instrumental Music--Greece

Folk Songs, Greek (Modern)

Databases and Online Resources

IMSLP/Petrucci: This database allows users to search through a variety of music in the public domain. 

MusRef: This online resource is a site devoted to music and dance bibliography and reference.

ViFaMusik: This resource provides access to an extensive digital library containing the latest scholarly research and online resources on music and musicology. 

The Harvard Dictionary of Music: This reference source includes entries on all the styles and forms in Western music; comprehensive articles on the music of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Near East; descriptions of instruments enriched by historical background; and articles that reflect today's beat, including popular music, jazz, and rock.

RISM Online Catalogue of Musical Sources: This online resource is an international, non-profit organization which aims for comprehensive documentation of extant musical sources worldwide. These primary sources are manuscripts or printed music, writings on music theory, and libretti.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians: This reference resource is a comprehensive and authoritative information resource on musicians, and it iincludes interesting and insightful evaluations of their contributions to the musical world.

The Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music: This volume brings together all the pertinent biographical information about composers, performers, music theorists, and instrument makers from the days of praise chants to the bop and pop of today.