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Edited by Alison Latham. This new online-only edition of The Oxford Companion to Music is a partial revision that focuses on living composers and their music, and adds some terms, works, and cross-references to the original text. Subject(s) in Oxford Reference. The Oxford Companion to Music. Edited by Alison Latham. New York: Oxford. University Press, xi, [3], p. $ ISBN In the preface to. First published in , The Oxford Companion to Music has been the first choice for authoritative information on all aspects of music for generations of.


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The Oxford companion to music by Scholes, Percy Alfred; 16 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Bibliography, Bio-bibliography. PDF | On Oct 1, , Bruce Eugene Eldevik and others published The n rst looking into e Oxford Companion to the Book several questions quickly present themselves. . us newspapers, maps, music, prints, etc. are not excluded. The Oxford Companion to Music is one of the most famous music reference works of all time. This invaluable Companion now reappears in a completely new .

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Scholes' intention was to produce a work relevant to a wide range of readers, from the professional musician to the concert-goer, "gramaphonist", or radio-listener.

His work was aimed at a reader for whom it "will neither be beyond the scope of his pocket nor embarrass him by a manner of expression so technical as to add new puzzles to the puzzle which sent him to the book".

The result was a work which was highly accessible to the general reader, as well as being useful for the specialist. While scholarly and well-researched, Scholes' style was also sometimes quirky and opinionated.

For instance, his original articles on some of the twentieth-century composers were highly dismissive, as were his articles on genres such as jazz. His entry on the can-can concluded "Its exact nature is unknown to anyone connected with this Companion. He produced several revisions prior to his death in , with the last full revision being the 9th edition in Ward considered it "inappropriate to change radically the characteristic rich anecdotal quality of Dr.

Scholes' style. A distinctive feature of this Companion is a series of "imaginative" portraits of composers created by the artist Oswald Barrett known as "Batt".

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This was edited by Denis Arnold who made extensive use of other specialist contributors, some 90 in all. The work was significantly broader in coverage than Scholes' original there was for instance a perceptive article on Bob Dylan , and is the most extensively illustrated of the three versions.

Nevertheless, he cut out much of the personal opinion and quirkiness which was characteristic of the original. For instance, he substantially increased the coverage of female composers and performers, who were almost totally absent from Scholes' work. There were no further revisions of this version, probably due to its relative unpopularity and Arnold's own early death in In , a third work was produced.

This one, edited by Alison Latham, goes back to the original title and to the single-volume format. Latham assembled her own team of over contributors, some of whom had contributed to the prior Arnold edition, and others drawn from her own previous editing work for example on the Grove Concise Dictionary of Music.

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This edition consists of some articles and aims to bring the work up-to-date: The revision is more current, handier and more affordable than its predecessor. As well as being available to individual and educational subscribers, it is available for use by members of many libraries worldwide.

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Bilingual Dictionaries. Bibliographic Information Publisher: Oxford University Press Published online: Author Alison Latham, editor Alison Latham is a highly experienced editor of music reference works.

Read More. All Contents Entries.Publications Pages Publications Pages. The work was significantly broader in coverage than Scholes' original there was for instance a perceptive article on Bob Dylan , and is the most extensively illustrated of the three versions. English Dictionaries.

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