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Course Reserves

Books and Scores


Unless otherwise indicated ("local playlist"), required listening assignments for individual courses exist as playlists in Naxos Music Library. A note about Naxos Music Library: Naxos is Flash-based, and to play their recordings on many phones and tablets, you have to create a personal login for yourself, then download one of the Naxos mobile apps.


The Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music
Because of copyright restrictions, these recordings are available in the Library on CD only: CD 27103 v.1-3

The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz

The Development Of Western Music


AC2092: Accompanying Seminar (Merrill)

DM3051: Teaching Piano in Higher Education (Olsen) (local playlist)

HU0001-HU0002: Freshman Humanities Lectures (Pagano) (local playlist)

HU0003-HU0004: Sophomore Humanities Lectures (Pagano) (local playlist)

JC0512: Jazz Arranging & Composition (Holober) (local playlist)

JC2271: Jazz Improvisation for Non-Jazz Majors (Stiles) (local playlist)

MH0001: Medieval and Renaissance Music (Massol) (local playlist)

MH0002: Baroque Music (Poghosyan)

MH0004: 20th-Century Music (Andreacchi)

MH1006: Beethoven to Boulez (Poghosyan)

MH1510: Bach (Hilse)

MH1511: History of Opera II (Langford)

MH1530: Mozart (Langford)

MH1531: History of Chamber Music I

MH1532: History of Chamber Music II (Massol)

MH1711: Wagner's Ring Cycle (Stambaugh)

MH1712: Life & Works of Richard Wagner (Stambaugh)

MH1913: The music of Britten (Stambaugh)

MH2001: 20th-Century German Opera (Füting)

MH2132: Performance Practice (Cooper)

MH2610: Orchestral Repertoire (Massol)

MH2620: Orchestral Repertoire (Massol)

PN1151: Harpsichord for Pianists and Organists (Stewart) (local playlist)

PN1720: Bach for Pianists (Vinograde) (local playlist)

PN2021: Piano Literature I (Yui) (local playlist)

PN2022: Piano Literature II (Yui) (local playlist)

PN2031: The Piano Concerto (O'Donohue)

PN2032: Advanced Piano Literature: 20th Century (de Mare)

TH0003: Sophomore Theory (Biggs)

TH2691: Orchestration (Macdonald)

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