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Library resources for violin / violon

Library resources for violin / violon


Below are selected research tools for finding music for, and information about, the violin. 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.

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Repertoire guides / Guides de répertoire

Johnson, Rose-Marie. Violin Music by Women Composers: A Bio-bibliographical Guide. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.
REF ML128 W7 J63 1989

Klugherz, Laura. A Bibliographical Guide to Spanish Music for the Violin and Viola, 1900-1997. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
REF ML128 V4 K58 1998

Loft, Abram. Violin and Keyboard: The Duo Repertoire. Portland, Ore.: Amadeus Press, 1991.
ML894 L63 1991

Shand, Patricia Martin. A Guide to Published Canadian Violin Music Suitable for Student Performers. Toronto: Canadian Music Centre in co-operation with the Canadian Music Educators’ Association, 1993.
REF ML132 V4 S53 1993

Wilkins, Wayne. The Index of Violin Music (strings); and The Index of Violin Music (winds), Including The Index of Baroque Trio Sonatas. Magnolia, AR: Music Register, 1973.
REF ML128 V4 W53x; REF ML128 V4 W54

Books about the violin / Livres sur le violon

Beament, James. The Violin Explained: Components, Mechanism, and Sound. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997.
ML802 B25 1997

Boyden, David Dodge. The History of Violin Playing, from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music. London; New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.
ML850 B7

Drees, Stefan, ed. Lexikon der Violine: Baugeschichte, Spielpraxis, Komponisten und ihre Werke, Interpreten. Laaber: Laaber-Verlag, 2004.
REF ML102 V4 D7 2004

Katz, Mark. The Violin: A Research and Information Guide. New York: Routledge, 2006.
REF ML128 V4 K38 2006

Leipp, Émile. The Violin: History, Aesthetics, Manufacture, and Acoustics. Translated by Hildegarde W. Parry. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969.
ML800 L3613

Lieberman, Julie Lyonn. Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum. Pompton Plains, N.J.; Cambridge, U.K.: Amadeus Press, 2004.
MT259 L54 2004

Stowell, Robin. The Early Violin and Viola: A Practical Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
ML855 S79 2001; or eBook version

Strange, Patricia. The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.
ML857 S77 2001

Online resources / Ressources en ligne

Oxford Music Online (includes Grove Music Online)

Daniels' Orchestral Music Online

Periodicals / Périodiques

American String Teacher
ML27 U5 A8356

Galpin Society Journal
ML5 G26

Journal of the Violin Society of America
ML1 V298

ML5 S89

ML749.5 S87

Call numbers for browsing / Cotes à parcourir

M40-M44 Violin solo / Violon seul
M217-M223 Violin and piano / Violon et piano
M286-M287 Duets – 2 string instruments / Duos – 2 instruments à cordes
M290-M291 Duets – string and wind instruments / Duos – instrument à cordes et instrument à vent
M294-M295 Duets – string and plucked instruments / Duos – instrument à cordes et instrument à cordes pincées
M1012-M1013 Violin with orchestra (or piano reduction) / Violon et orchestre
M1112-M1113 Violin with string orchestra (or piano reduction) / Violon et orchestre à cordes
ML128 V4 Violin bibliography / Bibliographie – violon
ML800-ML897 Violin history / Histoire – violon
MT260-MT279 Violin studies and methods / Étude et enseignement – violon
MT266 Violin orchestral excerpts / Études d’orchestre – violon
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