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Resources for Composition and Notation 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.

Reference Sources for Composition and Notation

Austin, Larry, and Thomas Clark. Learning to Compose: Modes, Materials and Models of Musical Invention (1989: Wm. C Brown)
MT 40 .A97 1989 (Music Library Reference)

Cage, John.  Notations (1969: Something Else)
ML 96.4 .N68 1969 (Music Library Reference)

Music Manuscript Preparation: A Concise Guide (1991: Scarecrow)
MT 35 .M56 1991 (Music Library Reference)

Music Notation: A Manual of Modern Practice, 2nd ed. (1979: Taplinger)
MT 35 .R253 M9 1979 (Music Library Reference)

Music Notation in the Twentieth Century (1980: W.W. Norton)
MT 35 .S87 (Music Library Reference)

Notations 21 (2009: Mark Batty)
ML 96.4 .N683 2009 (Music Library Reference)

Pictographic Score Notation: A Compendium (1998: Greenwood)
MT 35 .R256 1998 (Music Library Reference)