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Preparing for a Recital

Choosing music and writing program notes using library resources.


Writing high quality program notes can be difficult because information about pieces (especially more modern ones) tends to be hard to find in one place. There are many sources that you can use to find accurate information about the works you choose to perform, you just have to know where to look! Sample sources could include:

  • Other
    • Scores
    • Recordings & liner notes
    • Music dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, chronologies, repertoire guides, & bibliographies
    • Journal articles
    • Correspondence & diaries
    • Blogs & composer websites with trusted sources