From the Assignment: "Using a musician that is the subject of your research, you will locate biographical articles, illustrations, musical examples and bibliographic information from this authoritative resource (Oxford Music Online)."
This assignment must be submitted before you can submit your research paper.
For proof of your research supply the following:
Items 1-3 will need to be copied and pasted into a Word document. At the end of your document, complete the 4th step, writing your paragraph using the same model example as you had with Library assignment 1. When you have everything complete in one email, send it to your instructor(include your full name in the subject line).
To learn how to use the Oxford Music Online Database, complete the following:
As an example, a search for Debussy will yield several articles, including entries from the Grove Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. Click on the article for the subject of your search and you should be taken to a page that contains an outline of the article as example shown below:
( b St Germain-en-Laye , 22 Aug 1862; d Paris , 25 March 1918 ). French composer . One of the most important musicians of his time, his harmonic innovations had a profound influence on generations of composers. He made a decisive move away from Wagnerism in his only complete opera Pelléas et Mélisande, and in his works for piano and for orchestra he created new genres and revealed a range of timbre and colour which indicated a highly original musical aesthetic.
The article contains extensive entries on the following sections:
The left hand side of the page will have a breakout box that will include a breakdown of the individual genres of the composer.
The tool bar at the top of the Article page will have links to: Works, Multimedia and Related Content.
The Article page includes a number of resources and features:
Search Within This Article allows you to search for a term in the article.
Article Contents allows you to go directly to a specific section of the article
The Bibliography section of the article will take you to a page with additional bibliographic breakdown as displayed below:
This is an excellent place to examine for basic bibliographic sources for almost any musical topic or musician. For instance, if you were researching the piano music of Debussy an examination of the “piano works” section under the “studies of individual works,” would yield the following information:
N. Boulanger : 'Lectures on Modern Music', Rice University Pamphlet , xiii/2 (1926), 113–95 [on the Préludes]
A. Jakobik : Die assoziative Harmonik in den Klavier-Werken Claude Debussys (Würzburg, 1940)
R. Schmitz : The Piano Works of Claude Debussy (New York, 1950, 2/1966)
R. Réti : 'Claude Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie', The Thematic Process in Music (New York, 1951/R), 194–206
M. Long : Au piano avec Claude Debussy (Paris, 1960; Eng. trans., 1972)
F. Dawes : Debussy Piano Music (London, 1969)
R. Howat : 'A Thirteenth Etude of 1915: the Original Version pour les arpèges composés', Cahiers Debussy , new ser., no.1 (1977), 16–23
R. di Benedetto : 'Congetture su Voiles', RIM , xiii (1978), 312–44
Mme G. de Romilly : 'Debussy professeur, par une de ses élèves', Cahiers Debussy , no.2 (1978), 3–1
C. Rosen : 'Where Ravel Ends and Debussy Begins' Cahiers Debussy , no.3 (1979), 31–8
R. S. Parks : 'Pitch Organization in Debussy: Unordered Sets in Brouillards', Music Theory Spectrum , ii (1980), 119–3 4
R. Orledge : 'Debussy's Piano Music: Some Second Thoughts and Sources of Inspiration', MT , cxxii (1981), 21–7
W. J. Peterson : Debussy's Douze Etudes: a Critical Analysis (Ann Arbor, MI, 1981)
R. Howat, ed.: Claude Debussy, Préludes, Book I: the Autograph Score (New York, 1987)
R. Howat : 'Debussy and Welte', Pianola Journal , no.7 (1994), 3– 18
R. Howat : 'En route for L'isle joyeuse: The Restoration of a Triptych', Cahiers Debussy , no.19 (1995), 37–5 2
P. Roberts : Images: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy (Portland, OR, 1996)
R. Howat : 'Debussy's Piano Music: Sources and Performance', Debussy Studies , ed. R. L. Smith (Cambridge, 1997), 78–107
Need help accessing resources listed in the bibliography? Contact Reference Services or Humanities Librarian Ken Orenic.