In addition to these specific curricular interests, the collection should provide a broad base of support for general cultural interests in music its role in the history of civilization on an international scale to include a special interest in the music of Texas composers and Texas ethnic minorities.
To provide for interdepartmental; academic needs in art, drama, dance, musical acoustics, aesthetics, and psychology, linguistics, folklore, American studies, the study of ethnic and popular culture and radio-television-film production.
See the Fine Arts Audiovisual Collection Statement for acquisition of audio recordings.
Pictorial works to include collections of musical instruments, historical studies of composers, performers, music theaters and musical performance are collected either comprehensively, as for musical instruments, or selectively, as for biographical presentation. Iconographic works are of importance.
Technical studies and methodology will be purchased selectively for music theory and instrumental and vocal music. Songbooks used as texts will be purchased for music education. Selection of textbooks will depend upon content and treatment of the subject. Few titles written on a popular or juvenile level will be selected.
Music scores: Editions of early music, historical monuments, sets, anthologies, scores published in series and representative works from all periods to include manuscripts in facsimile and on microfilm ( See Appendix 1).
Sound recordings: See Fine Arts Library collection statement. Sound recordings are purchased primarily on compact discs. Other audio formats accompanying texts and scores are purchased as needed. Selection of format will keep abreast of current technology as appropriate.
The Benson Latin American Collection provides access to literature on music as well as musical score relevant to ethnic and folklore studies and sound recordings on discs and tapes of popular, folk, and classical music.
The Center for American History collects exhaustively materials related to music in Texas. Sheet music written by Texans or of some significance to Texas history is collected comprehensively.
|SUBJECT||LC CLASS||LOCATION||CDP [NCIP] COLLECTING LEVEL||BIBLIOGRAPHER|
|Historical Musicology: History and Criticism of Music (See Footnote 1)||ML||Fine Arts Library||C||Music|
|Exception: Latin American Music||?||Benson Latin American Collection||?||?|
|Historical Musicology: Musical Instruments (See Footnote 2)||ML?||Fine Arts Library||?||Music|
|Historical Musicology: Philosophy of Music, Engraving and Publishing (See Footnote 3)||M?||Fine Arts Library||B?||Music|
Collection of field recordings when available. Artistic, anthropological, socio-cultural aspects of non-western music. Representative works of western folk music to provide historical coverage. Collect Americana such as hymnals, tunebooks and songbooks. (See Appendix 1)
Anthologies of essays and articles, dissertations on popular music as a social phenomena, songbooks, methods, fake books, arrangements, lead sheets and reference works.
Collect literature on performers and composers through biographies, discographies, bio-discographies and pictorial presentation.
Instrument maintenance and repair. Music scores for the voice and all instruments for a representative collection for all historical periods. (See Appendix 1)
General and historical treatment of performance practice and interpretation both instrumental and vocal.
On the graduate level, historical treatment of foundations and principles of music education significant publications by professional organizations, research methodology, texts and measurements. Comprehensive selection of dissertations from other institutions as a major source of research in music education. Physiology, psychology of music and music therapy, the historical development and current theories.