Music: Canadian Music
Freely accessible online updates to Encyclopedia of music in Canada, 2nd ed. - Kallman and Potvin, eds. Ref. ML106 .C3 E52 1992t / Encyclopédie de la musique au Canada, 2nd ed. Ref. ML106 .C3 E5214 1993 3 v.
The English and French print versions are now subsumed by The Canadian Encyclopedia (see print below) and updated online by Historica Canada. These combined sources are still the most authoritative first point of reference for researching the music of Canada.
Canadian encyclopedia, 4 vols.
Edmonton, Alta. : Hurtig, 1988
Ref. FC23 .C36 1988
The Canadian journal of music,
1914-1919 / Kathleen McMorrow.
Ref. ML5 .C15 2005
- Keyword-author index. (RIPM - retrospective index series)
Canadian music and music education :
an annotated bibliography of theses and dissertations / Diane
Ref. ML120 .C2 P47 1997
Canadian musical works 1900-1980 : a
bibliography of general and analytical sources. Ottawa : Canadian
Association of Music Libraries, 1983.
Ref. ML120 .C2 R425 1983t
Contemporary Canadian composers /
Keith MacMillan and John Beckwith
Ref. ML106 .C3 C66 (1975)
- Published in French as Compositeurs canadiens contemporains / ed. Louise Laplante Ref. ML106 .C3 C664
Print edition in library: Ref. ML100 .G16 1997- 10 vols., accompanied by 9 CDs at Circulation Desk (SRCD97-121 v. 1-9)
Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 29 vols.
Search specific topics, composers or the chapter on Canada in general.
- Archived web access to Catalogue of Archival fonds and
collections of the Music Division. Ottawa : National Library
of Canada, Music Division, 1994.
Ref. ML136 .O8 N375 1994t
Music in Canada: a research and
information guide / Carl Morey (1997)
Ref. ML120 .C2 M67 1997
Music in Canada : capturing landscape and diversity / Elaine Keillor
ML205 .K385 2006, compact disc CD06-085
Twentieth century Canadian composers /
Ref. ML390 .B825 (1977-1982) 2 v.
Journals, Databases and Streaming Resources
- Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music
- Canadian journal for traditional music (formerly: Canadian folk music journal)
- MUSICultures (formerly: Canadian journal for traditional music)
- Nota bene: Canadian undergraduate journal of musicology
- The World of music
- Yearbook for traditional music
- The CMH's online exhibitions currently include: Marius Barbeau: a glimpse of Canadian culture, 1883-1969, and another exhibition entitled: Crossroads of Culture: 200 years of Canadian immigration, which features in part the music instruments brought to Canada by immigrants.
- Collects, distributes and promotes music by Canadian composers. Search for biographical, score and sound recording information.
- 30 000 article entries from 500 Canadian music journals, 200 of which are still actively indexed, dating from the late-19th century to the present. Browse by name, subject or periodical title, or an advanced search using any combination. Provided by Library & Archives Canada.
- CANOE - JAM! Music's Canadian POP Music Encyclopedia chronicles nearly 1,300 Canadian contemporary pop music artists from the 1950s to the present; written by Toronto-based music writer Jaimie Vernon.
- Mandated to carry out the activities of the Canadian Musical Heritage Society, a leading research institution (1982-2003) which published a multi-volume anthology of historical Canadian music.
Institute for Canadian
Music (U. of T.)
- Includes a useful list of Canadian Music Links.
- Includes links to LAC's Digital Collections such as Sheet Music from Canada's Past, Music Archives at the National Library of Canada, listing fonds of various Canadian composers, Virtual Exhibitions, Virtual Gramophone (Canadian historical sound recordings), Theatre, Dance and Music: Celebrating Women's Achievements , with biographical summaries of Emma Albani, Helen Creighton, La Bolduc (Mary Travers), Kathleen Parlow, Barbara Pentland and Ethel Stark and sample audio clips of their work, as well as Historica Foundation's Encyclopedia of Music in Canada.
Canadian University Music Libraries
University - Killam Memorial Library
McGill University - Marvin Duchow Music Library
Memorial University - Music Resource Centre
Mount Allison University - Alfred Whitehead Music Library
Queen's University - W.D. Jordan Music Library
Université de Montréal - Bibliothèque de musique
Université du Québec à Montréal
University of British Columbia Music, Art and Architecture Library
University of Calgary - Visual and Performing Arts Library
University of Manitoba - Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Library
University of Saskatchewan Library - Education & Music
University of Toronto Music Library
Western University Music Library (London, Ontario)
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University - Sound & Moving Image Library
Last Updated: 22 September 2014