Use THOMCAT, the online catalog to locate recordings in Thomason Library:
- Choose the DVD/Video tab to search for a video recording. The default search is DVD- you must choose VHS to search for a VHS recording.
Examples: Gladiator; running
You can also search for a specific AUTHOR (or composer) or by SUBJECT.
Examples: Galway, James; Folk music Ireland
Classical Music Library
The world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. The growing collection of 50,000-plus tracks includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
Try searching YouTube & other video sites by typing search terms in search box on website.
Examples: traditional music Judaism, highlife Nigeria, or flute music Andean
YouTube (also owned by Google)
Global Music Archive [Vanderbilt University]
A multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americans currently concentrating on East African recordings, with plans to expand to
National Geographic World Music [National Geographic Society]
Inserting links into PowerPoint
To insert video clips from YouTube and other websites into a PowerPoint slide:
- copy the URL of the video clip,
- type name of clip & highlight name,
- click on “Insert” in menu bar at top of screen, and select “Hyperlink.”
- Paste URL into address box where cursor is flashing.
|Reserve Items [Only on reserve when class is offered]
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RESERVE items are located behind the Circulation Desk, and are shelved under the professor’s name. Most reserve items are for use in the library building, but still must be checked out from the Circulation Desk with your ID.
Books on Reserve
The Music and Dance of the World’s Religions: A Comprehensive, Annotated Bibliography of Materials in the English Language. E. Gardner Rust, Greenwood Press, 1996. professor copy
Music in America: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Adelaida Reyes. Oxford U. Press, 2005.professor copy
Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction, University of California Press, 1983.
Upper Level: 781.7 M973M
The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States, Oxford University Press, 1995.
Upper Level: 780.89 F669P
Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World. Kay Kaufman Shelemay. W.W. Norton & Co., 2006. professor copy
Accompanied by a set of 3 compact discs.
The World of Music. David Willoughby. 6th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2007. professor copy
Accompanied by a set of 3 compact discs, with classical and world music.
Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples. 2nd edition, shorter version. Jeff Todd Titon, General editor. Schirmer/Thomson Learning, 2005.
Accompanied by a set of 2 compact discs. Contents of CD listed on inside front & back covers.
CDs on Reserve
Best of Kodo [CD]. Music collection from this world-renowned Japanese taiko drumming ensemble. For over 30 years, the "samurai percussionists" of Kodo have explored the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, honoring the past and boldly striking out in new directions for this vibrant living art form. professor copy
Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World [3 CD set]. See entry under “Books” section. professor copy
Thuthukani Ngoxolo (Let’s Develop in Peace) [CD]. Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a South African male choral group that sings in the vocal style of isicathamiya and mbube.
DVDs & Videos on Reserve
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Discovering the Music of Africa [VHS tape], Educational Video, .
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.6296 D631D
Discovering American Folk Music [VHS tape],
Educational Video, c1987.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.6213 D631D
Reviews the two main influences -African and English- on the development of American folk music.
Discovering the Music of India [VHS tape],
Educational Video Network, [c1987].
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.62914 D631D
Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture.
Roots of Rhythm [3 VHS tapes],
New Video Group, c1997.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.64 R679R
Program 1: Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World. Program 2: Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures. Program 3: Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S.
Rhythm of Resistance: The Black Music of South Africa [VHS tape] Shanachie Records, c1988.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.6296 R349R
Apartheid era film depicting the authentic joy and sorrow of Black South African music.
Tryin' to Get Home: A History of African American Song [VHS tape]
Heebie Jeebie Music, c 1993.
Lower Level, Media Collection:VIDEO 781.6296 B561T
A musical and dramatic one person show presenting the contributions of Afro-Americans to American music.
Chinese Instruments and Music [VHS tape], Sussex Tapes,
Audio-Forum Recordings, 1992, c1983.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 780.951 C441C
Depicts various Chinese musicians and instruments, including a performance on the box zither. Also shows an instrument factory with master musicians playing examples of instrumental music, some on steel wires, some on silk strings, and some on reed instruments.
Village Life & Music in Hungary [VHS tape], Sussex Tapes, Audio-forum, c1992.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 780.9439 V711V
Gypsy musicians in a Hungarian city are contrasted with Hungarian village musicians who are seen performing folk songs, instrumental music and dances.
Ecstatic Circle [VHS tape],
Sussex Tapes, Audio-Forum, c1992.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 780.956 Ec79E
Presents life in Istanbul, village folk dancing and music, and the ceremonial music and dance of the Dervish religion.
Isle of Temples [VHS tape],
Sussex Video, c1973.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 780.959 Is4I
A film on the music & rituals of the Hindu temples that are the center of the Balinese village. The folksongs, orchestras and dance dramas of Bali are an integral part of life in this Indonesian island.
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance of Africa [3 VHS tapes],
Multicultural Media, c1996.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.6296 J989J
v. 1. Egypt, Uganda, Senegal v. 2. The Gambia, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria v. 3. Kenya, Malawi, Botswana, South Africa
The JVC/Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance of the Americas
[6 VHS tapes],
Multicultural Media, c1995.
Lower Level, Media Collection: VIDEO 781.599 J989J
v.1. Canada and the United States. v. 2-3 The United States. v. 4. The Caribbean. v. 5-6 Central and South America.