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Oxford Music Online includes substantial articles authored by scholars, excellent works lists and bibliographies. Check the "J: Sacred vocal music" section of the Bibliography to find important books and articles specifically on this composition.
There are numerous references to the Creation in the text of this Grove Music Online article and bibliographical references to books/articles about this musical work in the bibliography at the end of the Grove article. Check the "J: Sacred vocal music" section of the Bibliography to find important books and articles specifically on this composition.
2. Search the Vassar Libraries' Online Catalog for books, particularly those listed in the Grove article's bibliography. If Vassar does not own them, try Interlibrary loan. If no call number appears for a book you would like and the status "1 copy being processed for Mus Book" is displayed, ask at the Music Library Circulation Desk.
By subject: "Schopfung" to find books about the composition such as
Temperley, Nicholas. Haydn, The Creation. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1991
By keyword: “Haydn Creation” and "Haydn Schopfung" and limit by "printed material" to quickly search the contents notes of chapters of books that may be relevant. Below are only a few of many in the Music Library collection:
3. Check these databases for articles, particularly those listed in the Grove article's bibliography. Music Periodical Index and JSTOR provide many full text articles. RILM Abstracts cites additional scholarly articles, but has only abstracts and no full text.
Abstracts only, no full text, for items from 1967-present. RILM indexes more scholarly publications and is interdisciplinary in coverage. Indexes music periodicals, chapters of books, festchrifts and periodicals in related subjects.
Advanced search most useful. Allows for browsing types of documents, instruments, etc. to add to your search query.
JSTOR is not an index, but may be used to search texts of those 112 music journals that appear in JSTOR. JSTOR seems like an index for the journals it covers since it can be searched by keyword, but it does not allow you to search by subject.
Somfai, László. Joseph Haydn: his life in contemporary pictures / collected and supplied with a commentary and an iconography of authentic Haydn pictures; [translated from the Hungarian by Mari Kuttna and Károly Ravasz]London : Faber, 1969.
05 H32 J Werke. Munchen: Henle, 1958- (listed in the card catalog only)
Preface and critical commentary in German. Reihe 28, Bd. 3 contains sketches from various sections of the oratorio.
"Winner of the German Music Publishers' Association "Best Editions" prize. Beautiful full-color reproduction of 36 sketch pages, hitherto unpublished, to Haydn’s oratorio “The Creation”, preserved in libraries in Vienna, London and New York." OMI facsimiles