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Music Library Guide: Subject headings

a library guide for Music & Dance students

Subject headings

Use the Browse option in Primo to explore vocal music by subject heading.


  • The subject headings are in one alphabetical order irrespective of punctuation.
  • Scores and books about vocal music are listed in one sequence.

Here is a sample list:

Opera (books on opera)
Operas (scores and recordings)

Singing and voice culture.
Singing -- Auditions.
Singing -- Breathing exercises.
Singing -- Diction.

Song cycles.
Song cycles -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.).

Songs, English
Songs, French
Songs, German

Vocal duets.
Vocal ensembles.
Vocal music -- xxth century -- History and criticism.
Vocal music -- 500-1400.
Vocal music -- Analysis, appreciation.
Vocal music -- Czech Republic -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.).
Vocal music -- Dictionaries.
Vocal music -- Discography.
Vocal music -- England -- 16th century -- Texts -- History and criticism.
Vocal music -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Vocal quartets.
Vocal quintets.
Vocal quintets, Unaccompanied.
Vocal sextets.
Vocal trios.

Voice -- Care and hygiene.
Voice culture -- Exercises.
Voice culture -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Voice disorders.
Voice types (Singing) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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