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Reference books on religious music available at the British Library

The bibliographies and indexes listed here are a representative sample of reference books available on the open shelves of the Rare Books & Music Reading Room.

Britton, Allen PerdueAmerican sacred music imprints 1698-1810: a bibliography ... Allen Perdue Britton and Irving Lowens ... completed by Richard Crawford (Worcester, Mass., 1990).
Diehl, Katharine Hymns and tunes: an index (New York, London, 1966).
Yeats-Edwards, Paul English church music: a bibliography (London, 1975).
Hiley, DavidWestern plainchant: a handbook (Oxford, 1995).
Hoon, Jos de, Bodden, S. & Becker, P.Bibliography of hymns and Gregorian chant from the sixteenth century to 1991 (Utrecht, 1996).
Lincoln, Harry B.The Latin motet: indexes to printed collections, 1500-1600 (Ottawa, 1993). 
Orr, N. LeeChoral music in nineteenth-century America : a guide to the sources (Lanham, Md., 1999).
Perry, David W.Hymns and tunes indexed by first lines, tune names and metres (Croydon, 1980).
Phillips, PeterEnglish sacred music 1549-1649 (Oxford, 1991).
Smither, Howard E.A history of the oratorio (Chapel Hill, 1977- ).
Studwell, William E.Christmas carols: a reference guide (New York, London, 1985).
Temperley, NicholasThe hymn tune index: a census of English-language hymn tunes in printed sources from 1535 to 1820 (Oxford, 1998). 4 vols.
Zahn, JohannesDie Melodien der deutschen evangelischen Kirchenlieder aus den Quellen geschöpft und mitgeteilt von J. Zahn (Gütersloh, 1899-93). 6 vols.

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