At ICMuS, we have a wide range of resources to help enhance your learning. These include:
African American Music , the first online resource to document the history of African American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains a diverse range of genres such as jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives, among others.
American Song, a history database that will contain 50,000 tracks that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database will include songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. This release includes 970 albums, equaling 16,447 tracks.
Classical Music Library, is an online resource and is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Coverage of repertoire is increasing as new labels are added with a particular focus on content that meets the needs of educators and students. Never before have institutions been able to offer library users such ease of access to our recorded heritage - both recordings of the past, and new releases. The award-winning Classical Music Library's growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks for listening and searching is supplemented by extensive reference materials and backed by a powerful suite of tools designed to support learning.
FARNE: Folk Archive Resource North East From here you can access 4,000 songs, tunes, sound recordings and photographs from across North East England, bringing the musical heritage of the region alive as part of the FARNE archive.
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music. This release includes 1,210 essays and images from 10 sources.
Grove Music Online, the leading online resource for music research since its inception in 2001, a glorious compendium of music scholarship offering the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition (2001), as well as all subsequent updates and emendations. Including 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world, Grove Music Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.
Journal subscriptions: Newcastle University Library subscribes to over 100 musical journals through full online text access to complete journal runs. Titles include (all earlier incarnations of these titles are also available): 19th-Century Music; Acta Musicologica;Bulletin de la Société internationale de Musicologie; American Music; Archiv für Musikwissenschaft; Asian Music; Black Music Research Journal; British Journal of Ethnomusicology; Cambridge Opera Journal; Early Music; Early Music History; Ethnomusicology; The Galpin Society Journal; International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music; Journal of Music Theory; The Journal of Musicology; Journal of the American Musicological Society; Journal of the Royal Musical Association; Latin American Music Review / Revista de Música Latinoamericana; Lied und populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture; Jahrbuch für Volksliedforschung; Music & Letters; Music Analysis; Music Theory Spectrum; The Musical Quarterly; The Musical Times; Notes; Perspectives of New Music; Popular Music; Revue de Musicologie; Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae; Tempo; Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis; Yearbook for Traditional Music.
Oxford Dictionary of Music Online, an indispensable guide for all music scholars. this resource brings together an unrivalled collection of entries — 12,500 in all — covering musical subjects of all kinds in an authoritative and accessible way. Included in this impressive work are entries on composers, performers, conductors, musical terms and forms, instruments, works, venues, and a host of other topics.
Oxford Companion to Music Online: More than 8,000 articles sweep across an extraordinary range of subjects: composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. From the study of music — theory, aesthetics, scholarship — to the way it is performed and disseminated, the Companion provides comprehensive, accessible coverage of music in all its artistic, historical, cultural, and social dimensions.
Radical Musicology: ICMuS also hosts the peer-reviewed online journal Radical Musicology. It was established to provide a forum for progressive thinking across the whole field of musical studies, and encourages work that draws on any and all relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.The journal espouses no particular theoretical line, ideology or programme. However, responding to a perception that the projects going under the names of ‘new’ and ‘critical’ musicology have been succeeded by a certain disciplinary retrenchment or even counter-reaction, we aim to encourage work which explicitly or implicitly interrogates existing paradigms, and which acknowledges that musicological work will always have a political dimension. The politics we favour might be summarised as a desire to democratise the field of the permissible. Radical Musicology is published in annual volumes, with new content added continuously when available. As well as major academic articles, it includes essay-reviews of particularly significant books, recordings and concerts, and, in the interests of furthering dialogue, also welcomes thoughtful responses to articles.
A virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.