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ERIC Number: EJ903942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
The Case for a Database of Musical Repertoire
Beheshti, Setareh
International Journal of Music Education, v28 n4 p369-379 Nov 2010
Finding new repertoire poses endless obstacles for musicians. Often the search for an unknown piece or composer presents such an unforeseen challenge that the actual aesthetic and technical success of the work becomes secondary. A major contributing factor is the lack of an accessible and centralized database. Many notable bibliographic reference books do not cite unconventional composers. Hopes of finding non-western European composers are close to none and information about women composers is inconsistent. If a "non-standard" composer is listed, their repertoire list is not complete or updated, thus making the search for new possibilities a time-consuming and disheartening endeavour. This article is a discussion about the current state of bibliographic references for music repertoire and how we can improve the existing situation. By demonstrating the discrepancies that exist among the available resources in the first half of the article, suggestions for updating this database are proposed as a viable solution in the second half. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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