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Vocal Resources: Getting Started

Listening to Opera and Vocal Music

Nina chantant la romance --  Henri Nicolas van Gorp

 

Listen to music and watch operas online!

Finding Recordings

To find CDs in the library catalog:

To find DVDs in the library catalog:

Digital scores

Websites for Singers

Transcriptions, Translations, and Diction

Finding Scores

To find scores in the library catalog:

Browsing vocal music in the Music Library:

  • Vocal scores are located downstairs in the Music Library: M1495-2199
  • Vocal scores are arranged in a variety of categories, including:
    • M3 -- scholarly editions, shelved alphabetically by composer​​
    • M1495 -- general collections
    • M1500 -- full scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
    • M1503 -- piano vocal scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
    • M1505-1508 -- excerpts, including musical theater
    • M1611-1624.8 -- solo vocal music, secular
    • M1999-M2199 -- sacred vocal music

Making Recordings

Check out this portable Zoom Recorder at the Music Library Circulation Desk to make high quality recordings on the go!

 

Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

Vocal Music Research

Music Librarian

Laura Williams's picture
Laura Williams
Contact:
113 Biddle Music Building
Email me:laura.williams@duke.edu
Call me:(919) 660-5952
Subjects:Humanities, Music