The Song Index features over 150,000 citations that lead users to over 2,100 song books spanning more than a century, from the 1880s to the 1990s. The songs cited represent a multitude of musical practices, cultures, and traditions, ranging from ehtnic to regional, from foreign to American, representing every type of song: popular, folk, children's, political, comic, advertising, protest, patriotic, military, and classical, as well as hymns, spirituals, ballads, arias, choral symphonies, and other larger works. This comprehensive volume also includes a bibliography of the books indexed; an index of sources from which the songs originated; and an alphabetical composer index.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Acknowledgements, How to Use This Book, The Bibliography, The Song Index, The Composers, The Sources (Operas, Musicals, Movies and Other Sources of Songs)
Ellen Luchinsky (Edited by)
"Public librarians will kill for a reference book like Ellen Luchinsky's The Song Index of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Song Index will prove highly useful to librarians and patrons trying to locate favorite songs." -- Against the Grain
"A welcome addition to the available print indexes to song collections. Libraries of all types will want to acquire a copy and benefit from the breadth and depth of indexing done by the Pratt Library's staff for nearly a century. The broad range of collections indexed make it an essential purchase." -- ane Gottlieb, Head Librarian, The Juilliard School
"Anyone who has ever worked in a public library knows the frustration of trying to fill the enormous demand on the part of the public for songs. This publication of the renowned song index from the Enoch Pratt Free Library will go a long way toward making many librarians' lives much easier." -- Susan T. Sommer, The New York Public Library