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  1. General Reference
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  4. Notation
  5. Twentieth Century: Theory
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  7. MCR: Books and Articles

Author: Cole, Hugo
Title: Sounds and Signs: Aspects of Musical Notation.
Publisher: London: Oxford University Press, 1974.
LC Call No.: ML431 .C64

This book is concerned with uses of notation in the Western world today -- it examines the role played by notations in the whole complex of music. It is grouped into "The Background," "The System and Work," and "Today and Tomorrow."

Author: Read, Gardner
Title: Music Notation, 2nd ed.
Publisher: New York: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1979.
LC Call No.: MT35.R253 M9 1979

The author's intent of this book is to make effective and accurate notation more possible. He focuses on every element of notation -- staves, systems, clefs, notes, rests, expressions, and idiomatic notation (vocal, keyboard, harp, woodwind, brass, percussion, string, jazz). Also in this book is a section detailing the actual writing process of a music manuscript.

Author: Stone, Kurt
Title: Music Notation in the Twentieth Century.
Publisher: New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1980.
LC Call No.: MT 35 .S87