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MUSC 1122: World Music History

Citing Your Sources

Citing Your Sources






For writing and citation styles specifically for music research use:

Music Research: a handbook ML113.S28 2009

Citing Music in MLA format

Recorded Music-Individual Tracks

MLA Handbook 5.7.2

Work Cited Format:

Name of Composer, Conductor or Performer [depends on your emphasis]. "Title of Specific Piece." Perf. Performers' Names [use only if different from the name(s) listed at the beginning of the entry]. Title of Recording. Name of Manufacturer, Year of Issue [if unknown, put n.d.]. Medium..

For musical works that are identified by form, number or key, do not enclose the title in quotation marks (see MLA Handbook 3.6.5).

Work Cited Example:

Chopin, Frederic. Nocturne O 55, No 2. Perf. Vladimir Horowitz. The Last Recording. Sony Classical, 1990. CD.

Parenthetical Reference Example:

When citing a non-print source, it is preferable to include the author's name in the text of your document rather than in a parenthetical reference.

Vladimir Horowitz gave a memorable performance of Chopin's Nocturne O 55, No 2. on his album The Last Recording.

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