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Library resources for music

Music and Government Information Librarian

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Liza Weisbrod
1st Floor RBD Library
231 Mell St.
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-0954, 334-844-1759

Music Program Notes

Sources for program notes can be found in places such as:

  • Biographies of composers
  • Music dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Prefaces of scores
  • CD and record liner notes

Major orchestras and choral societies often host websites with well-written program notes. A web search for 'program notes' and the name of the piece will usually bring up a number of sites. Many websites have program notes, but as with anything on the Web, consider the source before using the information.

Many program notes are copyright protected. Please be respectful of the works of others and only reproduce those notes where the author has specifically given permission



Liner Notes