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Music - Subject Guides

An archive of past music subject guides found on the Music Library website.

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Music Australia

This website was developed by the National Library of Australia.  Music Australia includes many different types of resources, such as music scores, sound recordings, websites and a range of other music-related material held by a large number of Australia's cultural institutions or described by specialist music services. Music Australia covers both, heritage and contemporary music, and includes all formats, styles and genres.

Australian Music

Bebbington, Warren Arthur. The Oxford Companion to Australian Music. Melbourne; New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

This book covers Australian music and includes biographical references.



Coyle, Rebecca. Reel Tracks: Australian Feature Film Music and Cultural Identities. Eastleigh, UK : John Libbey Pub.; Bloomington, IN : Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, c2005. 

This book covers music in Austrialian films, including history and criticism.

MUSIC STACKS  ML2075.R44 2005


Hayward, Philip. From Pop to Punk to Postmodernism: Popular Music and Australian Culture from the 1960s to the 1990s. North Syndney, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 1992.

MUSIC STACKS  ML3504.F76 1992


Murdoch, James. A Handbook of Australian Music. Melbourne : Sun Books, 1983.

A bibliography about Australian music.

MUSIC STACKS  ML360.M87 1983


Richards, Fiona. The Soundscapes of Australia: Music, Place, and Spirituality. Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT. : Ashgate, c2007.

MUSIC STACKS  ML360.5.S69 2007


Sitsky, Larry. Australian Piano Music of the Twentieth Century. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005.



Turner, David H. Afterlife Before Genesis: An Introduction: Accessing the Eternal Through Australian Aboriginal Music. New York: Peter Lang, c1997.

This book includes biographical references, an index, and a discography.

MUSIC STACKS  ML3770.T87 1997

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