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Music: Voice

General resources

Repertoire guides

Song Texts and Translations

Diction, Phonetics & IPA

Performance Practice

Vocal Health

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This guide contains selected research tools for finding repertoire, recordings, and literature for singers. For further assistance with research in this area, please visit the information desk in the Education & Music Library.


Call numbers for browsing

Solo songs with piano

M 1619 Collections (songs by several composers) 
M 1620 Collections of songs by ONE composer 
M 1621 Single works by one composer 
M 1621.3 Single works with additional or obbligato instrument 
M 1621.4 Song cycles

Sacred songs with piano or organ

M 2110 Collections (more than one composer)
M 2112 Collections by a single composer
M 2113 Single works with additional or obbligato instrument
M 2113.4 Sacred song cycles

Dramatic music = arias from operas & musicals

M 1500 Full scores of operas (no musicals)
M 1503 Piano-vocal scores: operas & musicals
M 1505 Opera excerpts (full scores) Excerpts: musical theatre & opera:
M 1507 Anthologies: piano-vocal scores 
M 1508 Single titles: piano-vocal scores 

Arias from cantatas and oratorios

M 1613 Full scores of secular cantatas
M 1614 Piano-vocal scores of secular cantatas
M 1617 Full scores, works for voice & orchestra
M 2000 Full scores of oratorios
M 2003 Piano-vocal scores of oratorios
M 2020 Full scores of sacred cantatas
M 2023 Piano-vocal scores of sacred cantatas 


ML 54.6 Song texts and translations
ML 48-50 Libretto texts and translations
ML 1400-3275 History and criticism of vocal music 
MT 820-915 Singing and vocal technique 
MT 883 Diction, phonetics and IPA