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Resources for Choral Studies

Please keep in mind that this list of resources is not comprehensive; it is intended to be a helpful starting point for your research, particularly highlighting resources which are available via the libraries of Texas State University.

Scores

When browsing the Music Library’s stacks for choral music scores ("sheet music"), see these areas:

Secular Works:

  •  M 1530–1546 (choruses with orchestra or ensemble)  
  •  M 1547–1600 (choruses with solo instrument or a capella)

Sacred Works:

  •  M 2000–2007 (oratorios)
  •  M 2010–2017 (masses and requiems)
  •  M 2020–2036 (choruses / cantatas with orchestra or ensemble)
  •  M 2060–2101 (choruses / cantatas with solo instrument)
  •  M 2115–2146 (hymns)
  •  M 2147–2188 (liturgical service music)

Reference Sources for Choral Music

An Annotated Inventory of Distinctive Choral Literature for Performance at the High School Level (1976: American Choral Directors Assoc.)
ML 128 .C48 H38 1976 (Music Library Reference)

Avant-Garde Choral Music: An Annotated Bibliography (1977: Scarecrow)
ML 128 .V7 M43 (Music Library Reference)

Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order (1996: Scarecrow)
ML 128 .C54 L4 1996 (Music Library Reference)
ML 128 .C54 L4 1996 suppl. [published 2004] (Music Library Reference) 

Choral Music: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd ed. (2011: Routledge)
ML 128 .C48 S53 2011 (Music Library Reference)

Choral Music for Women’s Voices (1968: Scarecrow)
ML 128 .C48 B87 1968 (Music Library Reference)

The Choral Music of Latin America: A Guide to Compositions and Research (1992: Greenwood Press)
ML 128 .C48 T5 1992 (Music Library Reference)

A Conductor’s Guide to Choral/Orchestral Repertoire: An Annotated Listing of 1,200 Works by 250 Composers (2017: GIA)
ML 128 .C48 S57 2017 (Music Library Reference)

Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music (2007: Routledge)
ML 128 .C48 R67 2007 (Music Library Reference)

The Foundation of Artistry: An Annotated Bibliography of Distinctive Choral Literature for High School Mixed Choirs (2002: American Choral Directors Assoc.)
ML 128 .C48 A53 2002 (Music Library Reference)

Handbook to Bach’s Sacred Cantata Texts (1996: Scarecrow)
ML 54 .B15 C329 1996 (Music Library Reference)

Historical Dictionary of Choral Music (2010: Scarecrow)
ML 102 .V6 U54 2010 (Music Library Reference)
also available online

The Madrigal: A Research and Information Guide (2011: Routledge)
ML 128 .M2 L49 2011 (Music Library Reference)

Original Music for Men’s Voices (1973: Scarecrow)
ML 128 .C48 T67 1973 (Music Library Reference)

Teaching and Performing Renaissance Choral Music: A Guide for Conductors and Performers (1994: Scarecrow)
MT 875 .P55 1994 (Music Library Reference)

Twentieth-Century Choral Music: An Annotated Bibliography of Music Appropriate for College and University Choirs (1997: American Choral Directors Assoc.)
ML 128 .C48 B56 1997 (Music Library Reference)

Twentieth-Century Choral Music: An Annotated Bibliography of Music Suitable for Use by High School Choirs (1990: Scarecrow)
ML 128 .C48 W53 1990 (Music Library Reference)