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    The Craft of Musical Composition
    By Paul Hindemith. Allen Library [MT40 H66 1970] Check Status

    Fundamentals of Musical Composition
    By Arnold Schoenberg. Allen Library [MT40 S37 1970] Check Status

    Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory
    By Joseph Straus. Allen Library [MT40 S87 I58] Check Status

    Materials and Techniques of Twentieth-Century Music
    By Stefan Kostka. Allen Library [MT40 K86 M38 2006] Check Status

    The Technique of My Musical Language
    By Olivier Messiaen. Allen Library [MT40 M58 E] Check Status

    Techniques of the Contemporary Composer
    By David Cope. Allen Library Stacks [MT40 C78 T4] Check Status

    Twelve-Tone Tonality
    By George Perle. Allen Library [MT40 P45 T 1996] Check Status

    The Twentieth-Century Composer Speaks: an Index of Interviews
    By Mari Nishimura. Allen Library Reference [REF ML118 N57 T] Check Status

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    Websites

    IRCAM
    Provides access to their online library/archives catalogs; biographical information about contemporary composers; articles and analyses of music; their calendar of events; and useful links.


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    The Algorithmic Composer
    By David Cope. Allen Library [MT56 C78 A5] Check Status

    Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Composition
    By Trevor Wishart. Allen Library Mixed Media [MX ML3805 W57 A93] Check Status

    The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music
    By Nick Collins and Julio d'Escrivan (eds.). Allen Library [ML1380 C36 E33] Check Status

    Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance
    By Charles Dodge and Thomas Jerse. Allen Library [ML1092 D64 1997] Check Status

    A Dictionary of Electronic and Computer Music Technology: Instruments, Terms, Techniques
    By Richard Dobson. Allen Library Reference [REF ML102 E4 D6] Check Status

    Electronic and Computer Music
    By Peter Manning. Allen Library [ML1380 M28 E33] Check Status

    Microsound
    By Curtis Roads. Allen Library [ML3805 R63 M53] Check Status

    New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard
    By Eduardo Miranda and Marcelo Wanderley. Allen Library [ML1092 W24 N48] Check Status

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    Websites

    Electronic Music Foundation
    Provides information about electronic music concerts, festivals, conferences, workshops, and products. Includes a directory of educational institutions, artists, etc.


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    Books

    Basic Forms in Music
    By Charles Walton. Allen Library [MT58 W23] Check Status

    Form in Tonal Music: An Introduction to Analysis
    By Douglass Green. Allen Library [MT58 G79 1979] Check Status

    Musical Form and Analysis
    By Glenn Spring and Jere Hetcheson. Allen Library [MT58 S67 M87] Check Status

    Musical Form and Musical Performance
    By Edward Cone. Allen Library [MT58 C74] Check Status

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    A Geometry of Music : Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice
    By Dmitri Tymoczko. Allen Library [MT50 T95 G4] Check Status

    Harmonic Practice
    By Roger Sessions. Allen Library [MT50 S59] Check Status

    Harmony
    By Walter Piston. Allen Library Stacks [MT50 P67 H 1987] Check Status

    Harmony and Melody
    By Elie Siegmeister. Allen Library [MT50 S57 H37] Check Status

    Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music
    By Stefan Kostka and Dorothy Payne. Allen Library [MT50 K86 2009] Check Status

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    Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation
    By Elaine Gould. Allen Library [MT35 G68 B4] Check Status

    Guide to Standardized Drumset Notation
    By Norman Weinberg. Allen Library [MT35 W45 G85] Check Status

    Music Manuscript Preparation
    By Mona Mender. Allen Library Reference [REF MT35 M46M] Check Status

    Music Notation in the Twentieth Century: A Practical Guidebook
    By Kurt Stone. Allen Library [MT35 S87] Check Status

    New Music Notation
    By David Cope. Allen Library [ML431 C78] Check Status

    Notations
    By John Cage (compiler). Allen Library Closed Stacks [ML96 C13] Check Status

    Perspectives on Notation and Performance
    By Benjamin Boretz and Edward Cone. Allen Library [ML431 B73] Check Status

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    Books

    Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise: a Translation and Commentary
    By Hugh Macdonald. Allen Library Stacks [MT70 B51 G73] Check Status

    Instrumentation and Orchestration
    By Alfred Blatter. Allen Library [MT70 B64 1997] Check Status

    Orchestral Combinations: the Science and Art of Instrumental Tone-Color
    By Gardner Read. Allen Library Stacks [MT70 R28 O72] Check Status

    The Study of Orchestration. 4th ed. [Does not have CDs.]
    By Samuel Adler. Allen Library Stacks [MT70 A23 2016] Check Status

    The Study of Orchestration. 3rd ed. With 6 CDs.
    By Samuel Adler. Allen Library Stacks [MT70 A23 2002 & MD MT70 A23 2002] Check Status

    Textures and Timbres: An Orchestrator's Handbook
    By Henry Brant. Allen Library [MT70 B82 T4] Check Status

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    Books

    Artists & Writers Colonies: Retreats, Residencies, and Respites for the Creative Mind. 2nd ed.
    Edited by Robyn Middlen [et al.]. Allen Library Reference [REF NX110 M53 A78] Check Status

    Counterpoint
    By Kent Kennan. Allen Library [MT55 K34 1987] Check Status

    Craft of Musical Composition
    By Paul Hindemith. Allen Library Stacks [MT40 H66 1970] Check Status

    The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint
    By Thomas Benjamin. Allen Library [MT55 B46 T65] Check Status

    The Muse that Sings: Composers Speak About the Creative Process
    By Ann McCutchan. Allen Library [ML430 M23 M8] Check Status

    Sonic Design
    By Robert Cogan and Pozzi Escot. Allen Library [MT6 C67 A] Check Status


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    Acoustics and physics
    ML3805 - ML3817

    Aesthetics
    ML3845

    Biographies of composers
    ML410

    Composition: instruction and study
    MT40 - MT67

    Counterpoint
    MT55

    History and criticism of composition
    ML430 - ML455

    Philosophy and physics of music
    ML3800 - ML3920

    Rhythm
    MT42

    Writings of composers
    ML90


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    Periodicals

    Websites

    American Composers Alliance
    In addition to information about members' services, this site has a searchable composer database and the capability of renting or purchasing scores online.

    American Composers Forum
    The ACF connects communities with composers and performers. This site includes information and links about programs, chapters, opportunities, composer home pages, and guidelines for various commission deadlines.

    American Music Center
    The American Music Center has merged with Meet the Composer to form New Music USA.

    Arsis Press: Concert Music by Women Composers
    Lists publications and biographical information about many women composers. Includes links to other sites useful to women in music.

    ASCAP
    ASCAP is one of the two largest performing rights organizations in the US. This website provides information and resources dealing with performing rights and licensing fees.

    BMI
    BMI is one of the two largest performing rights organizations in the US. This website provides information and resources dealing with performing rights and licensing fees.

    National Association of Composers
    NACUSA's home page provides information on concerts, competitions, members, announcements & inquiries, and related internet sites.

    New Music Box

    New Music USA
    New Music USA was formed in 2011 by the merger of the American Music Center and Meet the Composer. The website has information on programs and support for American composers of all kinds of music as well as reference services, referrals, publications, lending library of over 55,000 scores and recordings, artist member home pages, and other relevant links.

    Society of Composers, Inc.
    The society's home page contains information about their conferences and performances, publications (including their monthly newsletter), CD series, member websites and email addresses, chapters, etc.