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Bibliography

Bibliography.

Bibliography Editor:
Kendra Leonard

Women and Non-Binary Composers (General)

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Women and Non-Binary Composers (Individuals)

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Bacewicz, Grazyma
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Bonds, Margaret
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Boulanger, Nadia
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Casulana, Maddalena
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Chaminade, Cecile
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Crawford Seeger, Ruth
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Glanville-Hicks, Peggy
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Hensel, Fanny Mendelssohn
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Hildegard of Bingen
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Holmes, Augusta
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Lang, Josephine
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Leonarda, Isabella
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Lutyens, Elisabeth
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Price, Florence
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Saariaho, Kaija
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Schumann, Clara
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Talma, Louise
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Composers of Color (General)

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Asian Composers' Conference. 1985. The Asian Composers' Conference, Sydney, 18th to 21st September, 1985. Strathfield, N.S.W.: Fellowship of Australian Composers.

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Baker, David, Lida Belt Baker, and Herman C. Hudson. 1978. The Black composer speaks.

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Caputo, Michael Christopher, and Kenneth Peacock. 1998. Contemporary Korean solo clarinet music: Analysis with performance recommendations of three compositions. Dissertation Abstracts International. 58-12.

Columbia College (Chicago, Ill.). 1988. Black composers, Black performers, and the American symphony orchestra. Chicago, IL (600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago 60605-1996): Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago.

De Lerma, Dominique-René. 1970. Black music in our culture; curricular ideas on the subjects, materials and problems. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press.

Ekpo, Nseobong E. 2015. Expanding the American canon: a conductor's compendium of black American orchestral composers.

Feliciano, Francisco F. 1983. Four Asian contemporary composers: the influence of tradition in their works. Quezon City: New Day Publishers.

Floyd, Samuel A. 1993. Black music in the Harlem Renaissance: a collection of essays. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

Floyd, Samuel A. 1999. International dictionary of Black composers. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn.

Green, Mildred Denby. 1983. Black women composers: a genesis. Boston: Twayne Publishers.

Handy, D. Antoinette. 1995. Black conductors. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.

Horne, Aaron. 1996. Brass music of Black composers: a bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Horne, Aaron. 1991. String music of Black composers: a bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press.

Horne, Aaron. 1996. Brass music of Black composers: a bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Johnson, Allison Adah. 2000. "Beyond Chopin and the concert piano: the emerging voices of North American Asian women composers". Frau Musica (Nova). 143-151.

Lin, Meng-Ni, and Meng-Ni Lin. 2013. Kin Bow Nay: an original orchestral work incorporating Asian and Western styles with an analysis of selected examples by three Asian composers.

Morton, Brian, and Pamela Collins. 1992. Contemporary composers.

Patterson, Willis C., John W. Work, David Baker, Howard Swanson, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, George Walker, Charles Brown, et al. 1998. Art songs by Black American composers. Ann Arbor, Mich: University of Michigan Records.

Reagon, Bernice Johnson. 1992. We'll understand it better by and by: pioneering African American gospel composers. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Roach, Hildred. 1992. Black American music: past and present. Malabar, Fla: Krieger Pub. Co.

Rosenthal, David. 1992. Hard bop: jazz and Black music, 1955-1965. New York: Oxford University Press.

Schenbeck, Lawrence. 2012. Racial uplift and American music, 1878-1943. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi.

Scott, Michelle R. 2008. Blues empress in black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the emerging urban South. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

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Simmons, Margaret R., and Jeanine Wagner. 2004. A new anthology of art songs by African American composers. Carbondale, Ill: Southern Illinois University Press.

Southern, Eileen, and Josephine Wright. 1990. African-American traditions in song, sermon, tale, and dance, 1600s-1920: an annotated bibliography of literature, collections, and artworks. New York: Greenwood Press.

Southern, Eileen. 1983. Readings in Black American music. New York: Norton.

Southern, Eileen. 1990. "An early black concert company: the Hyers sisters combination". A Celebration of American Music. 17-35.

Southern, Eileen. 2003. Documentary History Of The National Association Of Negro Musicians. Chicago: Nanm History Center For Black Music Research, Columbia College.

Southern, Eileen. 1986. "Black composers in the United States, 1776-1976". Arts and Civilizations of Black and African Peoples. 1: 166-182.

Southern, Eileen. 1941. The use of Negro folksong in symphonic forms.

Southern, Eileen. 2006. The music of Black Americans: a history. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Southern, Eileen. 1994. African American theater: Out of bondage (1876) and Peculiar Sam, or The Underground railroad (1879). New York: Garland.

Southern, Eileen. 1983. Biographical dictionary of Afro-American and African musicians. Westport: Greenwood Press.

Southern, Eileen, Joseph Bradford, and Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins. 1994. African American theater. New York: Garland Publ.

Stewart, Earl L. 1998. African American music: an introduction. New York: Schirmer Books.

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Walker-Hill, Helen. 1992. Piano music by Black women composers: a catalog of solo and ensemble works. New York: Greenwood Press.

Walker-Hill, Helen. 2007. From spirituals to symphonies: African-American women composers and their music. Urbana [Ill.]: University of Illinois Press.

Walker-Hill, Helen. 1995. Music by Black women composers: a bibliography of available scores. Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College.

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Wong, Deborah Anne. 2004. Speak it louder Asian Americans making music. New York: Routledge.

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Zheng, Su. 2010. Claiming diaspora: music, transnationalism, and cultural politics in Asian/Chinese America.


Composers of Color (Individual)

Abe, Keiko
Kite, Rebecca. 2007. Keiko Abe: a virtuosic life : her musical career and the evolution of the concert marimba. Leesburg, Va: GP Percussion.

Bonds, Margaret
Barbara Garvey Jackson. 2006. Bonds, Margaret Jeannette Allison. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Braxton, Anthony
Heffley, Mike. 1996. The music of Anthony Braxton. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Lock, Graham. 1999. Blutopia: visions of the future and revisions of the past in the work of Sun Ra, Duke Ellington, and Anthony Braxton. Durham: Duke University Press.

Chvez, Carlos
Parker, Robert L. 1998. Carlos Chávez: a guide to research. New York: Garland.

Parker, Robert L. 1983. Carlos Chávez, Mexico's modern-day Orpheus. Boston, Mass: Twayne Publishers.

Chen Yi
Guo, Xin. 2011. Chinese musical language interpreted by Western idioms: fusion process in the instrumental works by Chen Yi. Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Kang, Monica. 2016. Post-tonal affinities in piano works of Bartók, Chen, and Crumb

Rao, Nancy Yunhwa. 2016. "The transformative power of musical gestures: cultural translation in Chen Yi's Symphony No. 2". Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers. 128-152.

Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Joseph Boulogne)
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Smith, Walter E. 2011. The Black Mozart: le Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Chin, Unsuk
Whittall, Arnold. 2000. "Unsuk Chin in Focus: Meditations & Mechanics". The Musical Times. 141 (1870): 21-32.

Chou, Wen-chung
Arlin, Mary, and Mark Radice. 2018. Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung.

Chang, Peter M. 2006. Chou Wen-Chung: the life and work of a contemporary Chinese-born American composer. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
Green, Jeffrey P. 2016. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a musical life. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Sayers, W. C. Berwick, and J. H. Smither Jackson. 1969. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, musician; his life and letters. Chicago: Afro-Am Press.

Tortolano, William. 2002. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Anglo-black composer, 1875-1912. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow.

Cook, Will Marion
Carter, Marva Griffin. 2010. Swing along: the musical life of Will Marion Cook. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

Dun, Tan
Everett, Yayoi Uno. 2016. Reconfiguring myth and narrative in contemporary opera: Osvaldo Golijov, Kaija Saariaho, John Adams, and Tan Dun. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Kouwenhoven, Frank. 1991. Composer Tan Dun: the ritual fire dancer of mainland China's new music.

Eastman, Julius
Levine Packer, Renée, and Mary Jane Leach. 2015. Gay guerrilla: Julius Eastman and his music. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.

Freeman, Harry Lawrence
Handy, Antoinette. 2005. Freeman, Harry Lawrence (1869 - 1954), Composer / Arranger, Orchestral Conductor. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hailstork, Adolphus
Hailstork, Adolphus, and Gene Brooks. 1999. "An Interview with Adolphus Hailstork". The Choral Journal. 39 (7): 29-34.

Isang Yun
Han, Jungsun. 2015. "Korean composer Isang Yun". Sonus. 36 (1): 48-61.

Heister, Hanns-Werner, and Walter-Wolfgang Sparrer. 1997. Der Komponist Isang Yun. München: Ed. Text + Kritik.

Rinser, Luise, Jiyeon Byeon, and Isang Yun. 2010. The wounded dragon: dialogue with Isang Yun and Luise Rinser. Seoul: Minsokwon.

Joplin, Scott
Curtis, Susan. 1994. Dancing to a black man's tune: a life of Scott Joplin. Columbia: University of Missouri Press.

Gillis, Jennifer Blizin. 2006. Scott Joplin: the king of ragtime. Chicago, Ill: Heinemann Library.

Hubbard-Brown, Janet. 2006. Scott Joplin. Black Americans of Achievement. Chelsea House.

Ping Robbins, Nancy R., and Guy Marco. 2014. Scott Joplin: a Guide to Research. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis

Leon, Tania
Raines, Robert. 2015. Composition in the digital world : conversations with 21st century American composers. New York, NY : Oxford University Press.

Moore, Undine Smith
Brunelle, Philip. 2004. "The Centenary Year of Undine Smith Moore: Dean of Black Women Composers". The Choral Journal. 44 (7): 39-41.

Harris, Carl. 1976. "The Unique World of Undine Smith Moore: Teacher — Composer — Arranger". The Choral Journal. 16 (5): 6-7.

Perry, Julia.
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Perry, Zeonbia Powell
Pool, Jeannie G. 2009. American composer Zenobia Powell Perry: race and gender in the 20th century. Lanham (Md.): Scarecrow Press.

Price, Florence
Anderson, Tazonio, Bellah, et al. 2015. The caged bird: the life and music of Florence B. Price.

Jackson, Barbara Garvey. 1977. Florence Price, composer. [Cambria Heights, N.Y.]: [Foundation for Research in the Afro-American Creative Arts].

Singleton, Alvin
Wyatt, Lucius, and Alvin Singleton. 1983. "Alvin Singleton, Composer". The Black Perspective in Music. 11 (2): 179-189.

Still, William Grant
Arvey, Verna. 1939. William Grant Still. New York: J. Fischer.

Smith, Catherine Parsons. 2008. William Grant Still. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Takemitsu, Toru
Burt, Peter. 2006. The music of Tōru Takemitsu. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Takemitsu, Asaka, Tetsuo Ōhara, Tomoko Isshiki, David Pacun, Mitsuko Ono, and Maki Takemitsu. 2010. A memoir of Tōru Takemitsu.

Takemitsu, Tōru, Yoshiko Kakudo, Glenn Glasow, and Seiji Ozawa. 1995. Confronting silence: selected writings. Lanham [etc.]: The Scarecrow Press.

Threadgill, Henry
Shteamer, Hank. 2009. "Henry Threadgill - The player and composer behind Air, The Sextett, Zooid and more is still devising new strategies for his unusual ensembles". The Wire. (309): 34.

Vir, Param
Hughes, Bernard. 2004. "Magical Theatres: The Music of Param Vir". Tempo. 58 (228): 2-13.

Walker, George
Walker, George. 2009. Reminiscences of an American composer and pianist. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press.

White, Clarence Cameron
Edwards, Vernon H., and Michael L. Mark. 1981. "Clarence Cameron White". The Black Perspective in Music. 9 (1): 51-72.

"White, Clarence Cameron". 1999. American National Biography. 23.

Wilson, Olly
Schrock, Marion D. 1989. "Aspects of Compositional Style in Four Works by Olly Wilson". Black Music Research Journal. 9 (1): 93-108.

Southern, Eileen, and Olly Wilson. 1978. "Olly Wilson: The Education of a Composer". The Black Perspective in Music. 5 (1): 90.

Yuasa, Joji
Galliano, Luciana. 2012. The music of Joji Yuasa. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Z, Pamela
Ryan Dohoney. 2013. Pamela Z (13 July 1956). Oxford University Press.


LGBTQIAA+ Composers (general)

Bernstein, Harry, and William Severson. 1989. A catalogue of musical works by SGLC members: July 1986. San Francisco, Calif: Micro Pro Litera Press.

Hubbs, Nadine. 2000. "A French Connection: Modernist Codes in the Musical Closet". GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 6 (3): 389-412.

Hubbs, Nadine. 2004. The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity. University of California Press.

Brett, Philip, Elizabeth Wood, and Gary Thomas. 2006. Queering the pitch: the new gay and lesbian musicology. New York: Routledge.

The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater. 2012. San Francisco, Calif: Cleis Press.

Fuller, Sophie, and Lloyd Whitesell. 2008. Queer episodes in music and modern identity. Urbana, Ill: University of Illinois Press.

Barkin, Elaine, and Lydia Hamessley. 1999. Audible traces: gender, identity and music. Zurich: Carciofoli.


LGBTQIAA+ Composers (individuals)

Adés, Thomas
Gallon, Emma. 2013. "Narrativities in the music of Thomas Adès: the piano quintet and "Brahms". Music and Narrative Since 1900. 216-233.

Gloag, Kenneth. 2009. "Thomas Adès and the "narrative agendas" of "absolute music". Dichotonies - Gender and Music. 97-110.

Venn, Edward. 2006. ""Asylum gained"?: aspects of meaning in Thomas Adès's "Asyla". Music Analysis. 25 (1-2): 1-2.

Wörner, Felix. 2017. "Tonality as "irrationally fuctional harmony": Thomas Adès's piano quintet". Tonality Since 1950. 295-311.

Barber, Samuel
Heyman, Barbara B. 2011. Samuel Barber: a thematic catalogue of the complete works. New York: Oxford University Press.

Heyman, Barbara B. 1994. Samuel Barber the composer and his music. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wentzel, Wayne C. 2010. Samuel Barber: a guide to research. New York: Routledge.

Bernstein, Leonard
Burton, Humphrey. 2017. Leonard Bernstein. London: Faber & Faber.

Laird, Paul. 2015. Leonard Bernstein: a Guide to Research. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

Shawn, Allen. 2016. Leonard Bernstein: an American musician.

Blitzstein, Marc
Lehrman, Leonard. 2006. Marc Blitzstein: a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn: Praeger.

Pollack, Howard. 2015. Marc Blitzstein: his life, his work, his world.

Bowles, Paul
Carr, Virginia Spencer. 2009. Paul Bowles: a life. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press.

Bowles, Paul, Timothy Mangan, and Irene Herrmann. 2003. Paul Bowles on music. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press.

Britten, Benjamin
Brett, Philip, Jenny Doctor, George E. Haggerty, and Susan McClary. 2006. Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays. CA: University of California Press.

Oliver, Michael. 2008. Benjamin Britten. London: Phaidon.

Craggs, Stewart R. 2002. Benjamin Britten: a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Stroeher, Vicki P., and Justin Vickers. 2017. Benjamin Britten Studies. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer.

Cage, John
Haskins, Rob. 2013. John Cage. London: Reaktion Books.

Nicholls, David. 2007. John Cage. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Revill, David. 2014. The roaring silence: John Cage: a life.

Silverman. 2012. Begin again. A biography of John Cage. Chicago: Northwestern University Press.

Copland, Aaron
Copland, Aaron, and Vivian Perlis. 2013. The complete Copland.

Pollack, Howard. 2015. Aaron Copland: the life & work of an uncommon man. New York: Henry Holt and Company.

Robertson, Marta. 2016. Aaron Copland: a guide to research.

Corigliano, John
"The ghosts of Versailles : the making of a hit opera". 1993. Scenaria. 31 (152): 7-8.

Adamo, Mark, and Clark Rundell. 2000. John Corigliano: a monograph. Todmorden, Lancs, UK: Royal Northern College of Music in association with Arc Music.

Schwarz, K. Robert, Steve Reich, and John Corigliano. 1996. "Outside it's America: composers John Corigliano and Steve Reich trace the forms of the nation's current musical landscape". Classical Pulse!. (18): 11-13.

Cowell, Henry
Nicholls, David. 2013. The whole world of music: a Henry Cowell symposium.

Sachs, Joel. 2015. Henry Cowell: a man made of music.

Davies, Peter Maxwell
Craggs, Stewart R. 2002. Peter Maxwell Davies: a source book. Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate.

Davies, Peter Maxwell, and Nicholas Jones. 2018. Peter Maxwell Davies, selected writings.

Gloag, Kenneth, and Nicholas Jones. 2010. Peter Maxwell Davies studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Diamond, David
Kimberling, Victoria J. 1987. David Diamond: a bio-bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow.

Griffes, Charles T.
Anderson, Donna K. 1993. Charles T. Griffes: a life in music. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Maisel, Edward. 1984. Charles T. Griffes: the life of an American composer : updated, with a new introd. and notes. New York: Knopf.

Heggie, Jake
Herbert, T. Walter. 2011. "Awakening a Global Spirituality: The Opera Moby-Dick as a Meditative Quest". Leviathan. 13 (2): 91-104.

Wallace, Robert K. 2011. "The ache of longing and the song of redemption: an interview with Jake Heggie, composer of the opera Moby-Dick". Leviathan.

Henze, Hans Werner
Henze, Hans Werner, and Gerhard R. Koch. 1983. Hans Werner Henze: list of works. Mainz: Schott.

Rosteck, Jens. 2009. Hans Werner Henze: Rosen und Revolutionen : die Biographie. Berlin: Propyläen.

Higdon, Jennifer
Raines, Robert. 2015. Composition in the digital world : conversations with 21st century American composers. New York, NY : Oxford University Press.

Hoiby, Lee
Gray, Colleen Gail. 2015. The life and vocal works of Lee Hoiby, American composer and classical pianist: 1926-2011 ; including a complete catalog of his songs. Lewiston: Mellen.

McPhee, Colin
Oja, Carol J. 2004. Colin McPhee: composer in two worlds. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Menotti, Gian Carlo

Gruen, John. 1978. Menotti: a biography. New York: Macmillan.

Hixon, Donald L. 2000. Gian Carlo Menotti: a Bio-Bibliography. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.

Monk, Meredith
Jowitt, Deborah. 1997. Meredith Monk. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Muhly, Nico
"Variations on a Theme - Composer Nico Muhly talks to Dan Fox about his relationship to music, cooking and collaboration". 2010. Frieze : Contemporary Art and Culture. (132): 160.

"Say What You Feel: As Carnegie Hall begins its Leonard Bernstein festival, Nico Muhly revisits the late composer's once-controversial Mass". 2008. Opera News. 73 (3): 46-47.

Mead, R. 2008. "Eerily Composed; Nico Muhly, Generation Y maestro". New Yorker 74-83.

Novello, Ivor
Harding, James. 1997. Ivor Novello. [Wales]: Welsh Academic Press.

Slattery-Christy, David. 2016. In search of Ruritania: the life & times of Ivor Novello.

Webb, Paul. 2005. Ivor Novello. London: H Books.

Oliveros, Pauline
Mockus, Martha. 2008. Sounding out: Pauline Oliveros and lesbian musicality.

Von Gunden, Heidi. 1983. The music of Pauline Oliveros. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Pr.

Partch, Harry

Dunn, David. 2013. Harry Partch: an anthology of critical perspectives.

Granade, S. Andrew. 2014. Harry Partch, hobo composer. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer.

Poulenc, Francis
Burton, Richard D. E. 2002. Francis Poulenc. Bath, England: Absolute Press.

Mellers, Wilfrid H. 2003. Francis Poulenc. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press.

Poulenc, Francis, Nicolas Southon, and Roger Nichols. 2016. Francis Poulenc: articles and interviews, notes from the heart. London: Routledge.

Quilter, Roger
Langfield, Valerie. 2002. Roger Quilter: his life and music. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press.

Rorem, Ned

Rorem, Ned. 2004. A Ned Rorem reader. New York: Limelight.

Smyth, Ethel
Abromeit, Kathleen A. 1989. "Ethel Smyth, "The Wreckers", and Sir Thomas Beecham". Musical Quarterly. 196-211.

Bernstein, Jane A. 1987. ""Shout, shout, up with your song!": dame Ethel Smyth and the changing role of the British woman composer". Women Making Music. 304-324.

Susa, Conrad
Conte, David, Byron Adams, Elinor Armer, Philip Brunelle, Vance George, and Vince Peterson. 2014. "Conrad Susa (1935-2013): Composer Teacher Friend". The Choral Journal. 55 (1): 36-48.

Talma, Louise
Leonard, Kendra Preston. 2010. "Louise Talma's Christmas Carol". Notes. 66 (4): 739-744.

Leonard, Kendra Preston. 2011. "A great desire: autobiography in Louise Talma's "Three madrigals". Current Musicology. (92): 53-77.

Leonard, Kendra Preston. 2014. Talma, Louise. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Leonard, Kendra Preston. 2016. Louise Talma: a life in composition. London: Routledge.

Leonard, Kendra Preston. 2017. The art songs of Louise Talma. London: Routledge.

Thomson, Virgil
Thomson, Virgil, and Richard Kostelanetz. 2002. The Virgil Thomson reader: selected writings, 1924-1984. New York: Routledge.

Tommasini, Anthony. 1997. Virgil Thomson: composer on the aisle.

Tippett, Michael

Clarke, David. 2006. Tippett Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Schuttenhelm, Thomas. 2016. The Orchestral Music of Michael Tippett: creative development and the compositional process. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wuorinen, Charles
Burbank, Richard. 1994. Charles Wuorinen: a bio-bibliography. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press.

Z, Pamela
Raines, Robert. 2015. Composition in the digital world : conversations with 21st century American composers. New York, NY : Oxford University Press.