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      This page lists Music Reference Books which cover more than just one genre of music and include "Dictionary" or "Encyclopedia" in their title. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every book ever published with such a title. It is just a list of every book I own "{A}" or have personally referenced in local Wisconsin libraries.
      New pages split off from my original Bibliography page

{..} = Who owns, or owned, this reference book (see the complete code list in library)

Complete details in order by author and date (top/bottom of page)
| A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M |
| N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z |

    A  

  1. #vs - Anderson, E. Ruth.   {A} - cover scans
          "Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary, 1st ed."
          Boston, MA: G.K. Hall & Co.
          1976, 513 p., ISBN: 0-8161-1117-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-8161-1117-6, LC: 76-2395, UPC: ?

  2. #vt - Anderson, E. Ruth.   {A}{I} - cover scans
          "Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary, 2nd ed."
          Boston, MA: G.K. Hall & Co.
          1982, 582 p., ISBN: 0-8161-8223-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-8161-8223-7, LC: 81-7047, UPC: ?
        Ref ML 390 .A54 1982 (.I)

  3. #pn - ASCAP. "The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 1st ed.", 1948 {A}

  4. #po - ASCAP. "The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 2nd ed.", 1952 {A}

  5. #pp - ASCAP. "The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 3rd ed.", 1966 {A}

  6. #pq - ASCAP. "The ASCAP Biographical Dictionary, 4th ed.", 1980 {A}

    C  

  7. #qw - Claghorn, Charles Eugene   {A} - cover scans
          "Biographical Dictionary of American Music"
          West Nyack, NY: Parker Publishing Company, Inc.
          1974, 491 p., ISBN: 0-13-076331-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-076331-0, LC: 73-005534, UPC: ? #af 1989, Clarke. "The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music" {A}{AP}

    M  

  8. #6v - Murrells, Joseph   {A}{E} - cover scans
          "Million Selling Records from the 1900s to the 1980s: An Illustrated Directory"
          New York, NY: Arco Publishing, Inc.
          1984, 530 p., ISBN: 0-668-06459-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-668-06459-0, LC: 84-24218, no UPC
        R 789 M967m (.E)
        For some reason the beginning pages of this book are not numbered. Counting back from the first page numbered, 14, page 1 is the Cover.
        Unlike most other books I own, this book is organized by artist within the year a recording was released, and not by the A-Z artist's name, so I cannot easily index this book as I am doing for so many other books. See: Indexing Musicians found in books

    S  

  9. #kn - Sadie & Bashford. "The New Grove Dictionary of Opera", 1992 {I}

  10. #pe - Sadie, Stanley.   {E}{F}
          "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians",
          1980 (20 volumes), ? p., ISBN: 0-333-23111-2 Set of 20, ISBN-13: 978-0-333-23111-1, LC: 79-26207, UPC: ?
        R - 780.3 - G91c (.E), R - 780.3 - New (.F)

  11. #xp - Sadie, Stanley.   {A} - cover scans
          "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians: Volume 5: Couraud - Edlund",
          London, U.K.: Macmillan Publishers Limited
          1980, 872 p., ISBN: N/A [individual volumes of this 20 volume set have no separate ISBN or LC], no UPC - From the content of the single volume I own, these books are restricted to classical and opera related musicians only. See #pe the 20 Volume Set

  12. #ww - Shepherd, John, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver & Peter Wicke, ed.   {A} - cover scans
          "Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Volume I: Media, Industry and Society"
          London / New York: Continuum
          2003, 800 p., ISBN: 0-8264-6321-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-8264-6321-0, LC: none, UPC: 9-780826-463210

      Nicolas Slonimsky - Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (Wikipedia)

  13. #gr - Slonimsky, Nicolas (revised by).   {A}{E} - cover scans
          "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 6th ed."
          New York, NY: Schirmer Books
          1978, 1955 p., ISBN: 0-02-870240-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-02-870240-7, LC: 78-3205, no UPC
        R - 780.92 - B178 (.E)

  14. #cs - Slonimsky, Nicolas (revised by).   {A}{C}{F}{I} - cover scans
          "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed."
          New York, NY: Schirmer Books
          1992, 2115 p., ISBN: 0-02-872415-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-02-872415-7, LC: 91-24591, no UPC
        R - 780.92 - B168b (.C), R - 780.922 - Bak (.F), R - ML 105 - .B16 - 1992 (.I)

  15. #kv - Slonimsky, Nicolas (1894-1995), Laura Kuhn, & Dennis McIntire (ed).   {A}{C}{F}{U} - cover scans
          "Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians"
          New York, NY: Schirmer Books / London, Mexico City, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto: Prentice Hall International
          1997, 1595 p., ISBN: 0-02-871271-4, ISBN-13: 978-0-02-871271-0, LC: 96-6515, UPC: ?
        (see also the Opera Bibliography)

    T  

  16. #wx - Thompson, Oscar (1887-1945) & Nicolas Slonimsky.   {A} - cover scans
          "The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 4th ed."
          New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company
          1946, 2380 p., no ISBN, LC, UPC

  17. #wy - Thompson, Oscar (1887-1945) & Nicolas Slonimsky.   {A} - cover scans
          "The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 6th ed."
          New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company
          1952, 2385 p., no ISBN, LC, UPC

  18. #wz - Thompson, Oscar (1887-1945) & Bruce Bohle.   {A} - cover scans
          "The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 10th ed.",
          New York, NY / Toronto: Dodd, Mead & Company, London: J.M. Dent & Sone Ltd.
          1975, 2511 p., ISBN: 0-396-07005-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-396-07005-4, LC: 74-22214, no UPC

  19. #xa - Thompson, Oscar (1887-1945) & Bruce Bohle.   {A} - cover scans
          "The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, 11th ed.",
          New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Company
          1985, 2609 p., ISBN: 0-396-08412-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-396-08412-9, LC: 84-13736, no UPC

All the above books in order by author and date

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