Music Dictionaries

Online Resources
There are many online and print resources for finding definitions for music terminology and detailed explanations on music theory.

In addition to the above resources, search engines such as Google or Ask can also be used. Wikipedia also has acceptable essays on music terminology and theory.

Abbreviations used in Composer Works Lists & Thematic Catalogs (alpha by abbreviation)
Identification of thematic catalogues of works (by composer)

At the Library
The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians / edited by Stanley Sadie ; executive editor, John Tyrrell
OPL call #: REF 780.3 NEW 2001
Baker’s student encyclopedia of music / compiled by Laura Kuhn. (3 v.)
OPL call #: REF 780.3 BAKERS
The Oxford companion to music [2002]/ general editor, Denis Arnold.
OPL call #: REF 780.3 OXFORD
Music abbreviations : a reverse dictionary / Donald L. Hixon
OPL call #: REF 780.148 HIXON