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Reference books on ethnomusicology available at the British Library

The reference books listed here are a representative sample of material available on the open shelves of the Rare Books & Music Reading Room. A further collection of reference books on this subject is available in the Humanities Reading Room - floor 2.

 The Garland encyclopedia of world music (New York, 1998-2002). 10 vols.
Bohlman, Philip V.Central European folk music: an annotated bibliography of sources in German (New York, London, 1996).
Fleischmann, Aloys (ed.)Sources of Irish traditional music c.1600-1855: an annotated catalogue of prints and manuscripts, 1583-1855 (New York, London, 1998). 2 vols.
Kunst, JaapEthnomusicology (3rd ed., The Hague, 1960).
Lieberman, FredricChinese music: an annotated bibliography (2nd ed., New York, 1979).
Miller, Terry E.Folk music in America: a reference guide (New York, London, 1986).
Nettl, BrunoReference materials in ethnomusicology (2nd ed., rev., Detroit, 1973).
Porter, JamesThe traditional music of Britain and Ireland (New York, London, 1989).
Tsuge, Gen'ichiJapanese music: an annotated bibliography (New York, London, 1986).

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