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Library resources for percussion

Library resources for percussion


Below are selected research tools for finding music for, and information about, percussion instruments. Consult the McGill Library catalogue for complete holdings information. If you have further questions, please contact a member of the full-time staff for assistance.

Ce guide sert de point de départ ou d’outil de navigation. Consultez le catalogue pour obtenir les ressources documentaires complètes. Pour de plus amples renseignements, contactez un employé à temps plein.

Repertoire guides / Guides de répertoire

Carroll, Raynor. Symphonic Repertoire Guide for Timpani and Percussion. Pasadena, Calif.: Batterie Music, 2005.
ML128 P23 C37 2005

Heller, George N. Ensemble Music for Wind and Percussion Instruments: A Catalog. Washington, D.C.: Music Educators National Conference, 1970.
REF ML128 W5 G52 1998

Siwe, Thomas. Percussion Solo Literature. Champaign, IL: Media Press, 1995.
REF ML128 P23 S6 1995

Solo and Ensemble Literature for Percussion. Knoxville, TN: Percussive Arts Society, 1978.
REF ML128 P23 S689x 1978

Books about percussion instruments / Livres sur les instruments de percussion

Bajzek, Dieter. Percussion: An Annotated Bibliography with Special Emphasis on Contemporary Notation and Performance. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988.
REF ML128 P23 B34 1988

Beck, John H., ed. Encyclopedia of Percussion. New York: Routledge, 2007.
REF ML102 P4 E5 2007

Blades, James. Percussion Instruments and Their History. London: Faber, 1975.
ML1030 B6 1975

Cook, Gary. Teaching Percussion with DVD. Belmont, CA: Thomson Schirmer, 2006.
MT655 C67 2006

Holland, James. Practical Percussion: A Guide to the Instruments and their Sources. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2003.
ML1030 H65 2003

Larrick, Geary. A Percussionist's Guide to Music: Bibliographic Essays. Lewiston: E. Mellen Press, 2002.
ML128 P23 L37 2002

Montagu, Jeremy. Timpani and Percussion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
ML1036 M66 2002

Peinkofer, Karl and Fritz Tannigel. Handbook of Percussion Instruments: Their Characteristics and Playing Techniques, with Illustrations and Musical Examples from the Literature. London: Schott, 1976.
ML1030 P4413

Skei, Allen B. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments of the Orchestra: A Bibliographic Guide. New York: Garland, 1985.
REF ML128 W5 S6 1985

Online resources / Ressources en ligne

Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music Online)

Daniels' Orchestral Music Online

Periodicals / Périodiques

Galpin Society Journal
ML5 G26

ML1 I714

ML3505.8 J427

NACWPI Journal (National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors)
ML1 N37x

Percussive Notes
ML1 P472x

Call numbers for browsing / Cotes à parcourir

M145-M175 Percussion solo / Percussion seule
M284-M285 Percussion and piano / Percussion et piano
M298 Duets – percussion and one other instrument / Duos – percussion et un autre instrument
M1038-M1039 Percussion with orchestra (or piano reduction) / Percussion et orchestre
M1138-M1139 Percussion with string orchestra (or piano reduction) / Percussion et orchestre à cordes
ML128 P23 Percussion bibliography / Bibliographie – percussion
ML1030-ML1049 Percussion history / Histoire – percussion
MT655-MT725 Percussion studies and methods / Étude et enseignement – percussion
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