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Title: Microforms Music CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 03/Music
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Repository: Microforms
Access Restrictions: All newspapers are for library use only.
Technical Access Note: Equipment required to read, copy, or digitally scan microforms is available in the Microforms Department.

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Item 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.

Abstract:  Music manuscripts in the Microforms Department.

Title: Aosta, Biblioteca del seminario, MS. Call Number: Film D289

Title: MS (Musica Sacra) Call Number:

Title: Munich, Bayern Staatbibliotheck. Call Number: Film D288

Title: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici Misc. 213. Call Number: Film D290

Title: Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, nouv. acq. fra. 4379. Call Number: Film D292

Title: Paleographie musicale. Call Number: Film.

Call Number: Film D289-292
Item 2: Theses and DissertationsAdd to your cart.

Theses and dissertations:

In addition to the 378 microform entries for UNT theses (MicF 160 and Film E1- ) and dissertations (MicF 161 and Film F1- ) on music, there are also many from other colleges and universities. The subject matter of these covers a wide scope of research in the field of music including the areas of musicology, theory, composition, music education, and others. Many documents on music education are included in ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), and are indexed in Resources in Education. Theses and dissertations can be searched on the library's online catalog. In a TITLE search, type in NT Thesis (or NT Dissertation) and follow this with the department or area of study. (Ex. NT Dissertation Psychology) This will access all the UNT theses and dissertations that have been written on that particular area or topic. The online catalog includes all theses and dissertations from 1990 to the present. Prior to 1990, most can be accessed through the finding aids which are located in the Microforms Department on the Lower Level.

Item 3: Theoretical Treatises on MusicAdd to your cart.

Abstract: About fifty theoretical treatises dealing with music are contained in the microform collection. Most of these are in the 202 microcard entries (Mic M 1 - Mic M 202) and cannot be duplicated.

Aaron, Pietro (1489-1545). Libri tres de institutione harmonica. Mic M19.

Agricola, Martin (1486-1556). Rudimenta musices. Mic M23.

Artusi, Giovanni Maria (ca.1540-1613). L'arte del contraponto ridotta. Mic M25.

Bonocini, Giovanni Maria (ca. 1640-1678). Musico prattico. Mic M29.

Bontempi, Giovanni Andrea Angelina (1624-1705). Historia Musica. Mic M31.

Cerone, Domenico Pietro (Pedro) (1566-1625). Tractado de musica theorica y pratica. Mic M34.

Coclicus, Adrian Petit (1500-1563). Compendium musices descriptum. Mic M35.

Coussemaker, Charles de (1805-1876) Scriptorum de musica.

Film D64 r.1-4

Diruta, Girolamo (1574-1609). Il Transilvano.

Mic M36.

Fogliani, Lodovico (d. ca. 1538). Musica theorica. Mic M40.

Gaffurio, Franchino (1451-1522). Deharmonia musicorum. Mic M42.

__________. Practica musica. Mic M44.

__________. Theorica musice. Mic M45.

Gerbert, Martin (1720-1793) Scriptores ecclesiastici de musica.

Film D63

Glareanus, Henricus (1488-1563). Dodekachordon. Mic M48.

Marpurg, Friedrich Wilhelm (1718-1795). Versuch uber die musikalische temperatur. Mic M200. (also on microfiche, Micf 181.)

Mersenne, Marin (1588-1648). Harmonie universelle. Mic M60.

Morley, Thomas (1557-1603). A plaine and easie introduction to practical musicke. Mic M62-63.

Playford, John (1623-1686). An introduction to the skill of music. Mic M68.

Praetorius, Michael (1571-1621). Syntagma musicum. Mic M69.

Rameau, Jean Philippe (1683-1764). Code de musique pratique. Mic M167.

___________. Demonstration du principe de l'harmonie. Mic M168.

___________. Generation harmonique. Mic M171.

___________. Nouveau systeme de musique theorique. Mic M172.

___________. Traite de l'harmonique. Mic M181.

Sorge, Georg Andreas (1703-1778). Vorgemach der musicalischen composition. Mic M182.

Vincentino, Nicola (1511-????). L'antica musica ridotta. Mic M81.

Zarlino, Gioseffo (1517-1590). Dimostrationi harmoniche. Mic M85.

___________. Istitutioni harmoniche. Mic M86.

Call Number: Mic M 1- M 202,  microcard
Item 4: Oster Collection: Papers of Heinrich SchenkerAdd to your cart.


The Oster Collection, bequeathed to the New York Public Library by Ernst Oster, represents the major portion of the Nachlass of the Viennese music theorist Heinrich Schenker. It contains published and unpublished analyses and writings on music (particularly the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Chopin) as well as writings on non-musical topics, correspondence with students, acquaintances (such as Otto Erich Deutsch, Wilhelm Furtwangler, and Hans Weisse) and his publishers, Universal-Edition (including directors Emil Hertzka and Alfred Kalmus) and Drei Masken Verlag. It also contains published music scores annotated by Schenker, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.


The Oster collection: papers of Heinrich Schenker: a finding list/ compiled by Kosovsky, Robert. This is located on the Lower Level in the Microforms Department, Call No. Film D378 Guide. A second copy is located on the 4th Floor in the Music Library, Call No. ML138.O87 1990.

Call Number: Film D378; 47 reels
Item 5: Orchestral and Chamber Music ScoresAdd to your cart.


A complete set of orchestral items of 1730-1810 from the Henry Watson Music Library is contained on six reels of microfilm.. This collection contains works of 39 composers, which is mostly chamber works, but some larger symphonic works are also in the set.


Reel 1: Abel - Avison; Able, Carl Friedrich (1723-1787) Alberti, Guiseppe Matheo (1685-1751) Arne, Thomas Augustine (1710-1778)

Reel 2: Bach - Fraenzl; Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782)

Reel 3: Galuppi - Gyrowetz;

Reel 4: Hayden - Hupfield;

Reel 5: Mahon - Stanley;

Reel 6: Toeschi - Wraniczky.


Annotated index of 87 works by 39 composers. Located on the Lower Level of Willis Library in the Microforms Department.

Call Number: Film D253; 6 reels
Item 6: Complete WorksAdd to your cart.


The microform collection for music, containing the complete works of approximately sixty major composers, is mostly on microfilm. The complete works of the following composers are included in the collection.

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750). Film D12 (46 reels)

Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827). Film D15 (40 reels)

Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869). Film D16 (20 reels)

Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897). Film D5 (26 reels)

Chopin, Frederic (1810-1849). Film D18 (13 reels)

Corelli, Arcangelo (1653-1713). Film D39 (1 reel)

Gretry, Andre (1741-1813). Film 47 (42 reels)

Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759). Film D13 (103 reels)

Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809). Film D10 (9 reels)

Lassus, Orlando Di (1532-1594). Film D8 (21 reels)

Liszt, Franz (1811-1886). Film D22 (33 reels)

Mendelssohn, Bartholdy Felix (1809-1847). Film D21 (44 reels)

Monte, Phillippe de (c.1521-1603). Film D38 (26 reels)

Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643). Film D53 (17 reels)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). Film D14 (67 reels)

Obrecht, Jacob D (ca 1452-1505). Film D40 (11 reels)

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi Da (1525-1594). Film D9 (33 reels)

Praetorius, Michael (1571-1621). Film D52 (21 reels)

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695). Film D76 (26 reels)

Rameau, Jean Philippe (1683-1764). Film D37 (17 reels)

Schein, Johann Hermann (1586-1630). Film D49 (7 reels)

Schubert, Franz (1797-1828). Film D19 (43 reels)

Schumann, Robert (1810-1856). Film D17 (32 reels)

Schutz, Heinrich (1585-1672). Film D11 (18 reels)

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621). Film D51 (10 reels)

Torchi, Luigi (1858-1920). Film D20 (7 reels)

Victoria, Tomás Luis de, (ca.1548-1611). Film D23 (8 reels)

Some of the other major composers of whom we have a portion of their works are:

Gounod, Charles Francois (1818-1893). Film D6 (1 reel)

Josquin, Despres (ca.1440-1521). Film D57 (4 reels)

Meyerbeer, Giacomo (1791-1864) (organ collections). Film D77 (1 reel)

Pasquini, Bernardo (1637-1701) (keyboard works). Film D151 (1 reel)

Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937). Film D78 (1 reel)

Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757) (complete piano works). FilmD48 (10 reels)

Anglican Church Music

Tudor Church Music. Film D24 (3 reels)

Call Number: Film D5-D78
Item 7: PeriodicalsAdd to your cart.

The Microfilm collection includes nine scholarly music periodicals, primarily in the German language. They are filled alphabetically by title within the Periodicals on Microfilm collection, on the Lower Level of Willis Library: Acta Musicologica 1928-1943, 1955-1957 (Also with French text.)

Archiv fur musikforschung 1936 to 1943 (v. 1-8)

Archiv fur musikwissenschaft 1919/1920 to 1926 (v. 2-8)

Monatschefte fur musikgeschichte 1869 to 1905 (r. 1-15)

Sammelbande der Internationalen musikgesellschaft 1899/1900 to 1912/1913 (v. 1-14) (Filed as "Internationalen Musikgesellschaft. Sammelbande)

Studien fur musikwissenschaft 1913/1914 to 1934 (r. 1-9)

Vierteljahrsschrift fur musikwissenschaft 1886 to 1894 (v. 2-10)

Zeitschrift fur musikwissenschaft 1918/1919 to 1935 (r. 1-15)

Zeitschrift der Internationalen musikgesellschaft 1899/1900 to 1913/1914 (v. 1-15) (Filed as "Internationalen musikgesellschaft. Zeitschrift)

Nineteenth-Century American Music Periodicals: Music periodicals from the 19th century present a rich source for the study of the American cultural scene during a particularly lively era. This collection offers many of these valuable publications on microfilm. The periodicals' contents provide a wide variety of historical data: performances and events in music, art, and literature; reviews of concerts; music trade, politics, and money matters; musicology and scholarships; photographs and advertisements; and more. In many cases, this microfilm edition is the most complete run available to researchers today. This collection is housed alphabetically by journal title in a separate cabinet in our microfilm collection.

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