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date: 10 December 2019

Bibliography of American musiclocked

  • D.W. Krummel
  • , revised by Bonna J. Boettcher

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Music bibliography is the study and description of musical documents and of the literature about music. As a whole it entails two separate but interdependent areas of investigation. Analytical and descriptive bibliography are concerned with the study and identification of books as physical objects, and involve such matters as paper, design, typography or engraving, printing, and binding. Enumerative bibliography is concerned with access to information about musical materials and the literature of music and is usually embodied in lists that are known as “bibliographies.” Since the mid 1990s, with the continued expansion of the Internet, online bibliographies have proliferated. This article is concerned exclusively with enumerative bibliographies that cover music materials published in or otherwise distinctive to the United States, as well as the study of bibliography.

The bibliographical record of American music has been described numerous times, notably in Guy Marco’s Information on Music (1977) and G. Thomas Tanselle’s Guide to the Study of United States Imprints (...

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