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Finding Music in ZSR Library: RELIGIOUS MUSIC

Advanced Search recommended

The following illustrations show the "Advanced Search" in the library catalog. (On the Library's homepage, click "Catalog" then "Advanced Search" beside the search box.) Here, you can specify whether you're looking for a title, subject, etc.

Religious, Sacred, or Worship music

There are a number of subject terms that relate to music and religious practice:

 

Music of specific communities

The word “music” can be combined with the names of peoples, religious communities, or houses of worship.  Use subject terms like these:

 Church music

Synagogue music

Navajo Indians – Music

Hindu music

 

        "hindu music"   in   Subject

(Using quotation marks will search this subject term together as a phrase.)

 

Hymns and hymnals

Both these words can be searched as subject headings.

“Hymns” can also be combined with the names of countries, nationalities, languages, and denominations. Use subject terms like these:

Hymns, American

Hymns, English – United States   (“English” here refers to the language.)

Catholic Church – Hymns

Baptists – Hymns

 

         hymns american   in   Subject

 

Music for specific holidays

The following can be searched as subject terms:

Epiphany music

Lenten music

Easter music

Advent music

Christmas music

Passover music

Synagogue music – Rosh ha-Shanah services

 

         "Christmas music"   in   Subject

(Using quotation marks will search this subject term together as a phrase.)

 

Religious texts set to music

Well-known texts can be searched as subject terms, combined with the word “music”:

 

         ave maria music   in   Subject

 

         psalms 23 music   in   Subject

 

 Lesser-known texts can be searched as titles or keywords:

 

         "sursum corda"    in   Any Field

(Using quotation marks will search this subject term together as a phrase.)

 

Religious forms and genres

Use subject terms like these:

Chants (Plain, Gregorian, etc.)

Chants (Buddhist)

Masses

Requiems

Choruses, Sacred

Sacred songs

Sacred vocal music

Organ music

Spirituals (Music)

Gospel music

Contemporary Christian music

 

         chants buddhist   in   Subject

 

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