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Music: Find Composer Biographies

You can check out the text books / CDs on Reserves for 2 hours at a time to use them inside the library.

Keywords to use in searches


Music Music - History and Criticism

Music - Instruction and Study

Vocal Music

Musical Instruments / Instrumental Music

Musicians (you can search using a musician's name, or the time period, e.g. Contemporary Musicians)
Country Music - History and Criticism Musicians - attitudes Musicians - portraits


Writing about Music

Learn some special features of writing about music:

  • A guide to writing about Music 
    A guide by Harvard College Program in General Education. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard University. Writing about Music: A Guide to Writing in A & I 24.
  • Writing in Music
    A writing guide from Duke University's Thompson Writing Program.
  • Music | The Writing Center
    A handout on writing about music by the Writing Center of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Books - a few samples ...


Online Catalog

Search the LSCS Libraries' Online Catalog:

Keywords Anywhere   Subject   Title   Author


Use the above search box
to find books, videos and digital collections owned by Lone Star College, Harris County Public Library and Montgomery County Memorial Library Systems.

If the book you need is not available in our catalog / system, you can request it through LSCS Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request Form.
Once the requested material has been received and placed on Hold at your local college library; you will be notified by either email, mail or phone that the material is ready for you to pick it up. Please allow up to 15 working days for processing, if you are sending an ILL request. (This LSCS ILL form / service is for LSCS card holders only)

WorldCat is a searchable catalog of books and other materials in over 45,000 libraries worldwide. No full text, but can help you locate books locally that aren't available in our system. You can use the Inter-library Loan form link mentioned above, to request the book from another library.