History Of Music Theory Bibliography Page

Established in 1998, the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature (CHMTL) brings together various research activities and projects in the fields of music theory and historical musicology centered at the Jacobs School of Music, also in collaboration with other institutions in the United States and abroad.

Our aim is to serve the scholarly community by gathering, researching and disseminating documents relevant to the history of musical thought. While primarily focused on music theory, our work also aims to document the deep links between music and the other arts and sciences, which have influenced intellectual life from the medieval era to the present. Our earliest projects, first and foremost the Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum, made pioneering use of technology and the internet by making freely available hundreds of music treatises in Latin dating from the Late Antiquity. In the twenty-first century CHMTL aims to continue to be at the forefront of research in computer-assisted studies of the music of the past.

CHMTL currently hosts projects managed by scholars based at Indiana University and elsewhere. We welcome suggestions and proposals from institutions and individuals engaged in research on any aspect of the history of music theory and literature, and on applications of digital humanities to musicology and related disciplines.




Illustration: Our website features some close-ups of the Due sportelli di libreria by Giuseppe Maria Crespi (1665-1747). Painted on the outer doors of an actual bookshelf, the painting depicts a view of the library of Father Giovanni Battista Martini, Bolognese composer, theorist and music collector (1706-84). Some forty books, mostly music theory titles, are visible arranged on the shelves along with sheet music and writing tools. (Reproduced by courtesy of the Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica, Bologna.)



Editor in Chief | Area Editors | Articles and Contributors


The study of music, “musicology,” is a relatively new discipline in academe, beginning in late nineteenth-century Germany. In the second half of the twentieth century, “ethnomusicology” became a viable academic discipline spawning a scholarly literature for the study of all musics not treated by traditional (“historical”) musicology. Oxford Bibliographies in Music takes a pragmatic approach, based on the past and emerging literature about music: if authors have found something they define as music worthy of serious study, it is music.

Oxford Bibliographies in Music combines the best features of a high-level encyclopedia and a traditional bibliography in a style tailored to meet the needs of today’s online researchers. Each article, written and reviewed by top scholars in the field, is rich with citations and annotations, expert recommendations, and narrative pathways to the most important works for virtually all areas of music.


Editor in Chief

Bruce Gustafson is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Music, emeritus, at Franklin & Marshall College, where he taught courses in music history and culture as well as harpsichord. He has gained international recognition for his writings in the field of French harpsichord music, and his book French Harpsichord Music in the 17th Century is considered the standard reference work in its field. He is a past President and Honorary Member of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and past Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also been a frequent recitalist as harpsichordist or organist. He received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College, a Master of Music in organ performance from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Michigan.







* = recently published


Akira Ifukube

Brooke McCorkle

State University of New York at Geneseo

Alban Berg

David Headlam

University of Rochester

Alfred Schnittke

Peter Schmelz

Washington University in St. Louis

André Grétry

R.J. Arnold

Birkbeck, University of London

Antonín Dvořák

David R. Beveridge

Antonio Soler

Paulino Capdepon Verdu

University of Castilla-La Mancha

Antonio Vivaldi

Nicholas Lockey

Princeton University

Arcangelo Corelli

Gregory Barnett

Rice University

Arnold Schoenberg

Sabine Feisst

Arizona State University

Arthur Honegger

Brian Hart

Northern Illinois University

Benjamin Britten

Heather Wiebe

University of Virginia

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Darrell Berg

Washington University in St. Louis

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa

Alexandra Amati-Camperi

University of San Francisco

César Franck

Brian Hart

Northern Illinois University

*Charles (Edward) Ives

Tom C. Owens

George Mason University

*Charles Gounod

Steven Huebner

McGill University

Christoph Willibald Ritter Von Gluck

Patricia Howard

The Open University

Claudio Monteverdi

Linda Maria Koldau

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Darius Milhaud

Erin K. Maher

Delaware Valley University

Dieterich Buxtehude

Markus Rathey

Yale University

Dmitry Shostakovich

Pauline Fairclough

University of Bristol

Domenico Scarlatti

Todd Decker

Washington University in St. Louis

Edward Elgar

Charles Edward McGuire

Oberlin College & Conservatory

*Elliott Carter

John Link

William Paterson University

Erik Satie

Caroline Potter

Kingston University London

*Fanny Hensel

Laura Stokes

Brown University

Felix Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd

Duke University

Francis Poulenc

Carl Schmidt

Towson University

François Couperin

David Tunley

The University of Western Australia

Franz Liszt

Jonathan Kregor

University of Cincinnati

Gabriel Fauré

Erick Arenas

Stanford University

Georg Philipp Telemann

Jeanne Swack

University of Wisconsin—Madison

Giacomo Puccini

Helen M. Greenwald

New England Conservatory

Giovanni Gabrieli

David Bryant

Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Noel O'Regan

The University of Edinburgh

Girolamo Frescobaldi

Christine Jeanneret

Université de Genève

Giuseppe Verdi

Francesco Izzo

University of Southampton

Guillaume de Machaut

Lawrence Earp

University of Wisconsin—Madison

Guillaume Du Fay

Robert Nosow

Gustav Holst

Richard Greene

Georgia College

Gustav Mahler

James L. Zychowicz

Heinrich Isaac

Giovanni Zanovello

Indiana University Bloomington

Ryan E. J. Young

Indiana University Bloomington

Heinrich Schütz

Stephen Rose

Royal Holloway, University of London

Henry Purcell

Andrew Woolley

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Hildegard of Bingen

Honey Meconi

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Igor Stravinsky

Mark McFarland

Georgia State University

Isaac Albéniz

Walter A. Clark

University of California, Riverside

Jean Sibelius

Daniel M. Grimley

University of Oxford

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Bruce Gustafson

Franklin & Marshall College

Jean-Philippe Rameau

Charles Dill

University of Wisconsin—Madison

Johann Sebastian Bach

Stephen A. Crist

Emory University

Johannes Brahms

George S. Bozarth

University of Washington

John Cage

Rob Haskins

University of New Hampshire

John Dowland

K. Dawn Grapes

Colorado State University

John Dunstaple

James Cook

University of Edinburgh

John Field

Majella Boland

University College Dublin

Jōji Yuasa

Luciana Galliano

Universita Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy

Joseph Haydn

Melanie Lowe

Vanderbilt University

Josquin des Prez

Richard Sherr

Smith College

Krzysztof Penderecki

Andrea F. Bohlman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leonard Bernstein

Katherine Baber

University of Redlands

Leoš Janáček

Geoffrey Chew

University of London

Louise Talma

Kendra Preston Leonard

The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive

Louis-Hector Berlioz

Julian Rushton

University of Leeds

Luigi (Ridolfo) Boccherini

Fulvia Morabito

Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

Manuel de Falla

Michael Christoforidis

The University of Melbourne

Martin Luther

Alexander Fisher

University of British Columbia

Maurice Ravel

Deborah Mawer

Lancaster University

*Mieczysław Karłowicz

Luca Lévi Sala

New York University

*Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

Albrecht Gaub

*Modest Petrovich Musorgsky

Svetlana Maddox

College of Western Idaho

Elena Nagacevschi

Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Moldova

Olivier Messiaen

Nigel Simeone

Orlande de Lassus

Bernhold Schmid

Orlando Gibbons

Richard Turbet

The University of Aberdeen

Paul Hindemith

Joel Haney

California State University, Bakersfield

Pierre Boulez

Jonathan Goldman

University of Montreal

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Simon Morrison

Princeton University

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Eric Saylor

Drake University

Richard Strauss

James L. Zychowicz

Richard Wagner

Thomas S. Grey

Stanford University

Robert Schumann

Laura Tunbridge

St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford

Samuel Barber

Jeffrey Wright

Indiana University South Bend

*Scott Joplin

Bryan S. Wright

University of Pittsburgh

Sergey Prokofiev

Simon Morrison

Princeton University

Thomas Tallis

Kerry McCarthy


Tomás Luis de Victoria

Owen Rees

The Queen's College, University of Oxford

Toshi Ichiyanagi

Yayoi Uno Everett

Emory University

Vincent d’Indy

Brian Hart

Northern Illinois University

Vincenzo Bellini

Candida Mantica

Maynooth University

William Byrd

Kerry McCarthy


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

David Buch

University of Northern Iowa


Buddhist Music

Gavin Douglas

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Copyright and Licensing in Music

Diane Parr Walker

University of Notre Dame


Sylvia Alajaji

Franklin & Marshall College

Early Modern European Iconography

Barbara R. Hanning

The City College of New York and The Graduate Center, City University of New York


Bruno Nettl

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


W. Anthony Sheppard

Williams College

Gender and Sexuality in Music

Emily Wilbourne

The Graduate Center, City University of New York

History of Music Theory

Thomas Christensen

The University of Chicago

Music and Cognition

Ian Goldstein

University of California at Berkeley

Music Sustainability

Catherine Grant

Griffith University

Music Technology

Mark Katz

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brian Jones

The University of Texas


Olivia Bloechl


Resources for Musical Research

Zdravko Blazekovic

The Graduate Center, City University of New York


David VanderHamm

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Women in Music

Heather Hadlock

Stanford University

Critics and Scholars

E. T. A. Hoffmann

Salvatore Calomino

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Eduard Hanslick

Nicole Grimes

University College Dublin


String Quartet

Robin Stowell

Cardiff University


Baroque Music

Tim Carter

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Classical Era

Bertil van Boer

Western Washington University

Cold War Music

Peter Schmelz

Washington University in St. Louis

English Catholic Music after the Reformation to 1750

Andrew Cichy

Australian National University

*Popular Song in the Age of Louis XIV

John Romey

Case Western Reserve University


Kate van Orden

University of California, Berkeley


Michael Saffle

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Genres and Styles

Air de Cour

Michael Bane

Indiana university Bloomington

American Country Music

Travis Stimeling

West Virginia University

American Minstrel Music

Thomas Riis

University of Colorado Boulder


Emiliano Ricciardi

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Chaconne and Passacaglia

Alexander Silbiger

Duke University

Chamber Music

John Baron

Tulane University

Christian Hymnody

C. Michael Hawn

Southern Methodist University

Geoffrey C. Moore

Southern Methodist University


Marta Robertson

Gettysburg College

Early Modern British Metrical Psalmody (1535-1700)

Timothy Duguid

The University of Edinburgh

Film Music

James Wierzbicki

The University of Sydney

Folk Music

Chris Goertzen

The University of Southern Mississippi


Paul Walker

University of Notre Dame


Matthew W. Butterfield

Franklin & Marshall College

Keyboard Music

Bruce Gustafson

Franklin & Marshall College

Liedekens, 15th- and 16th-Century Dutch Polyphonic Songs

Sienna M. Wood

University of Colorado at Boulder


Robert Fink

University of California, Los Angeles

Cecilia Sun

University of California at Irvine


Jennifer Thomas

University of Florida


Kent Conrad

Eastern Illinois University


Micaela Baranello

Smith College

Orchestral Music

D. Kern Holoman

University of California, Davis


Thomas Payne

The College of William & Mary


John Walter Hill

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Solo Secular Vocal Music

David Tunley

The University of Western Australia


Thomas Schmidt

The University of Manchester

Sound Art

Mandy-Suzanne Wong


Bruce Gustafson

Franklin & Marshall College


Nicolas Waldvogel

University of the Pacific

*Video Game Music

William Gibbons

Texas Christian University


Christopher Webber

Instruments and Instrument Makers

Brass Instruments

Trevor Herbert

The Open University

Electronic and Computer Music Instruments

Anne Acker

Keyboard Instruments

Arthur Lawrence

Musical Instruments

Jennifer C. Post

The University of Arizona


Geoffrey Burgess

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester


K. Dawn Grapes

Colorado State University


Rebekah Ahrendt

Utrecht University

Catherine Slowik

Yale University

Woodwind Instruments

Albert R. Rice


Conductors and Conducting

Raymond Holden

Royal Academy of Music

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington

John Wriggle

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

John Howland

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Herbie Hancock

Steven F. Pond

Cornell University

The Beatles

Ian Inglis

Northumbria University

The Castrato

Patricia Howard

The Open University

Regions and Music Cultures


Suzel Ana Reily

Queen's University Belfast


Mary I. Ingraham

University of Alberta

Central Asia

Peter K. Marsh

California State University, East Bay


Joseph S.C. Lam

University of Michigan

Classical Music in Cuba

Marysol Quevedo

Indiana University


Rebecca Bodenheimer

East and West Africa

Daniel Avorgbedor

University of Ghana


Stephen Banfield

University of Bristol

*English-Speaking Caribbean

Timothy Rommen

University of Pennsylvania

French-American Colonial Music

Élisabeth Gallat-Morin

Indigenous Musics of the Arctic

Heidi Aklaseaq Senungetuk

Wesleyan University


Andrew Weintraub

University of Pittsburgh


Bonnie Wade

University of California, Berkeley

Jewish Music

Edwin Seroussi

Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Okon Hwang

Eastern Connecticut State University


Alejandro L. Madrid

Cornell University

Music in India

Max Katz

College of William & Mary

North Africa

Kristy Barbacane

Columbia University

Southeast Asia

Christi-Anne Castro

University of Michigan


Pamela A. Moro

Willamette University

West Asia

Eliot Bates

Cornell University

Theory and Theorists

American Music Theory, 1955–2017

David Forrest

Texas Tech University

Severine Neff

The University of North Carolina

John Reef

Nazareth College


David Damschroder

University of Minnesota

Classification of Musical Instruments

Bronia Kornhauser

Monash University


Thérèse de Goede

Conservatorium van Amsterdam


Denis Collins

The University of Queensland

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Nathan Martin

University of Michigan

Musica Ficta

Theodor Dumitrescu

Utrecht University

Nationalism in Western Art Music

Jonathan Gentry

Brown University

Performance Practice in Western Art Music

Mary Cyr

University of Guelph

Philosophy of Music

Theodore Gracyk

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Schenkerian Analysis

Boyd Pomeroy

The University of Arizona

Sonata Form

Gordon Sly

Michigan State University

Western European Music Criticism, c. 1700-1970

Katharine Ellis

University of Cambridge

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