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Musicology and Ethnomusicology

This guide supports musicology, ethnomusicology and popular music studies at the University of Melbourne. It includes guides to researching books, journals, music scores, sound recordings and video.

Musical Iconography

Musical iconography is concerned with the depiction of music in the visual arts. It is a discipline in its own right, covering the illustration of musicians, instruments, music-making, and the use of musical imagery.

See for example

Tilman Seebass. "Iconography." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press.

Databases and Journals

A major online resource for musical iconography. It is a database with links to examples of musical iconography. Fully searchable across key fields: titles, artists, people as subjects, subject keywords, instruments, schools, and locations.

Books

The University of Melbourne Library Catalogue uses the following subject headings: 

Note some titles are located in the Baillieu Library, eg  Picturing performance : the iconography of the performing arts in concept and practice.