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The Oxford Companion to Music by Alison Latham
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Mar 25, 08

bookshelves: reference
Recommended for: musicians, arrangers, copyists, composers

A very comprehensive single volume covering all things music. Includes definitions of musical terms as well as biographies of musicians, histories, outlines of important works and information regarding form and style.

Extended biographies of important figures in music are included. This is a pretty great reference tool for any student of music, or any fan of music. Does not limit itself to concerns of classical music but also covers popular genres, jazz, opera, musicals, pretty much everything. Is written in a very clear and concise way for quick reference.

Lacks a bit in the details in some things, but this is the best single volume music reference I have ever seen. For further information on things contained in this one might seek the New Grove. This is, however, a great reference none the less.
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