Harvard University Department of Music Publications

The Department publishes a small catalogue of scholarly volumes under the series title, "Harvard Publication in Music" and "Isham Library Papers." The Harvard University Press also publishes and distributes a number of volumes authored by Harvard faculty.

The Series "Harvard Publications in Music" has received support from the Department's Eunice Crocker Gilmore Publications Fund and the L.J. Skaggs and M.C. Skaggs Foundations.

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faculty publications

Music and Nation. Essays on the Time of German and Italian Unifications (2019)
Out of Bounds. Ethnography, History, Music (2017)
Music in Time. Phenomenology, Practice, Performance (2016)
City, Chant, and the Topography of Early Music (2013)
The Century of Bach and Mozart. Perspectives on Historiography, Composition, Theory and Performance (2008)
Remembering the Future, Luciano Berio (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1993-94, 2006)
The Century of Bach and Mozart. Harvard College Library catalogue (2005)
Music and the Aesthetics of Modernity. Essays (2005)
Music of My Future. The Schoenberg Quartets and Trio (2000)
Essays on Medieval Music in Honor of David G. Hughes (1995)
Anguish of Hell and Peace of Soul. A 1623 Collection of Sixteen Motets on Psalm 116 (1994)
Themes and Variations. Writings on Music in Honor of Rulan Chao Pian (1994)
John Pierce (1773-1849). A Collection of the Most Approved Pieces of Music From Various Authors Transcribed While a Member of Harvard University, from July, 1789 to July 1793 (1988)
A Life for New Music. Selected Papers of Paul Fromm (1988)
Music and Context. Essays for John M. Ward (1985)
The Operas of Alessandro Scarlatti, Volumes V-IX: (1979-85)
Beethoven Essays. Studies in Honor of Elliot Forbes (1984)
The Instrumental Music of Giovanni Legrenzi (1984)
Music in Harvard Libraries. Early Printed Music and Books, A Catalogue (1980)
Words and Music. The Scholar's View (1972)
Words and Music. The Composer's View (1972)

History of the Music Department

The Harvard University Department of Music 1991 to 2011 (2015) [PDF]
The Organ in the Academy (2013) [PDF]
Harvard's Paine Hall (2010) [PDF]
A History of Music at Harvard to 1972 (1988)
*A Report of Music at Harvard from 1972 to 1990* (1993) OUT OF PRINT


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