Oxford History of Western Music online: where scholars get their groove on

LogoOxford History of Western Music is considered a landmark study on western music by  prominent musicologist Richard Taruskin. Now for the first time we can offer it online!

You can search and browse the complete text which includes all the notes, illustrations and musical examples of the original print edition. Additionally, Oxford History of Western Music Online features 1,700 links which take you directly to relevant entries in Oxford Music Online, one of the key musical reference resources (also available from the library, in the Source).

The Oxford History of Western Music starts with the invention of musical notation more than a thousand years ago, and sweeps across hundreds of years of musical invention and its interaction with culture, politics and art.

Christchurch City Libraries also have many other interactive online musical resources such as Naxos and Music Online  in the Source.  Have a look around and see what you can read and hear.