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SEARCHING FOR BOOKS ON GENRES, RELIGIOUS ASPECTS; SOUND RECORDINGS

Effective searching involves a combination of methods:

The VC Music Library card catalog:

Can be effective for searching older LP recordings not found in any of the other catalogs.

Can be effective for searching some of the critical score editions not found in any of the other catalogs.

Search alphabetically by composer, performer, editor, title or subject.

The VC Libraries' Discover catalog:

Can be effective in searching the major streaming audio databases simultaneously.

Can be a good way to begin a researching a topic you are unfamiliar with, but it can provide too many hits.

The VC Libraries' Online catalog:

Keyword:

Allows searchers to probe words in contents notes as well as subject headings.  You can use the keywords in the subject headings list below to create your keyword searches.  Once you find something that interests you, look at the subject headings in that bibliographic  record to find similar materials that may not include the keywords you have chosen.

Subject Headings:

The list below gives you relevant subject headings used in the VC Libraries online catalog.

Relevant Subject Headings used in the VC Libraries' Online catalog.

BROAD SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Cantatas -- History and criticism

Cantatas -- Germany -- 18th century -- History and criticism

Choral music -- Analysis, appreciation

John, the Apostle, Saint -- Songs and music -- History and criticism

Music -- Religious aspects

Music -- 18th century -- History and criticism

Oratorios -- Analysis, appreciation

Oratorios -- 18th century -- History and criticism

Public worship -- Germany -- Leipzig -- History -- 18th century

Sacred vocal music -- 18th century -- History and criticism

Sacred songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble  

Songs, German -- History and criticism     

INDIVIDUAL WORKS:

Bach, Johann Sebastian 1685-1750. Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Johannespassion

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Matthauspassion

Handel George Frideric 1685 1759 Messiah

GENRES ARRANGED BY COMPOSER:

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Cantatas

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Choral Music

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Chorale Preludes

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Chorales

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Oratorios

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Motets

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Organ Music

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Organ Works

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Passions

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Vocal Music

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Weihnachts Oratorium

Handel George Frideric 1685 1759 Cantatas

Handel George Frideric 1685 1759 Choral Music

Handel George Frideric 1685 1759 Oratorios

OTHER:

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Religion

Bach Johann Sebastian 1685 1750 Symbolism

IMPORTANT RESOURCES

REF ML134.B1 M45 1998 
Melamed, Daniel R. An introduction to Bach studies. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998. 

REF  ML134.H16 P37 2005
Parker, Mary Ann. G.F. Handel: a guide to research. Routledge : New York, 2005.