Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
This subject guide under construction from May 2021-
About This Guide
This guide presents basic and specialized resources for researching the music composed during the Renaissance period, roughly from 1430 through 1600, The guide broadly covers all the styles, genres, cultures, creators, and social aspects of music that flourished in Europe between. Coverage includes all formats of music research and performance: books, essay collections, articles in scholarly journals, critical editions, recordings, electronic resources, and key websites. This guide also provides specific tips for searching Renaissance music in the library catalog and key online resources.
Surveys of Renaissance Music: Books
Music in the Renaissance by
Call Number: Reference (SV) ML172 .F74 2013
Shows how music and other forms of expression were adapted to changing tastes and ideals in Renaissance courts and churches through sacred, secular, and instrumental genres.
Surveys of Renaissance Music: Bibliographies & Dictionaries