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Music Citation Guide: Music Scores

Citation Examples by Source

Citation Templates and Examples

  Published music score - single title (Turabian 17.8.5.3)
Bibliography
Author Last Name, Author First Name. Title of score. Publication location: Publisher,
   Date of Publication.

Handel, G. F. Trio Sonata No. 1. Arranged for 2 alto saxophones by Himie Voxman
   and Richard Hervig. San Antonio, TX: Southern Music, 1989.
Notes
     1. Author First Name Author Last Name, Title of score (Publication location: Publisher,
Date of Publication), page nos.

     1. G. F. Handel, Trio Sonata No. 1, arranged for 2 alto saxophones by Himie Voxman
and Richard Hervig. (San Antonio, TX: Southern Music, 1989), 2-3.
 
  Published music score - collected works (Turabian 17.8.5.3)
Bibliography
Author Last Name, Author First Name. Title of score. Series Title, volume information.
   Publication location: Publisher, Date of Publication.

Werrecore, Hermann Matthias. Cantuum quinque vocum quos motetta vocant--: liber primus (1559).
   Edited by Christine Suzanne Getz. Recent Researches in the music of the Renaissance, vol. 151.
   Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2008.
Notes
     1. Author First Name Author Last Name, Title of Book, Series Titles, volume information 
(Publication location: Publisher, Date of Publication), page nos.

     1. Hermann Matthias Werrecore, Cantuum quinque vocum quos motetta vocant--: liber primus (1559),
ed. by Christine Suzanne Getz, Recent Researches in the music of the Renaissance, vol. 151
(Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2008), 23.
 
  Unpublished music score, such as a manuscript (Turabian 17.8.5.3)
Bibliography
Not applicable.
Notes
1. Author First Name Author Last Name, "Title of score," format, Year, Location.
1. Johann Sebastian Bach, "Cantatas. Selections. Seven cantatas by Bach, once owned by Mendelssohn," copyist's manuscript, [1700-1750], Department of Music Manuscripts and Books, Pierpont Morgan Library.
 
  Online music score (actually, not discussed in Turabian, but this is a good method)
Bibliography
Author Last Name, Author First Name. Title of score or "Title of score" (as appropriate to title of the
   work) Publication location: Publisher, Date of Publication. Accessed Date. Stable URL or Resource Title.

Schubert, Franz. "Erlkönig." Schubert-Album, bd.1. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, 1970. Accessed May 1, 2014. 
   Petrucci Music Library, International Music Score Library Project.
Notes
     1. Author First Name, Author Last Name, Title of score or "Title of score" (as appropriate to title of the  work) (Publication location: Publisher, Date of Publication), accessed Date. URL or Resource Title.
     1. Franz Schubert, "Erlkönig,"  Schubert-Album, bd.1. (Leipzig: C.F. Peters, 1970), accessed May 1, 2014, http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/9/93/IMSLP00888-Schubert_-_Erlk__nig_Op1.pdf.