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Citing Music Materials According to Chicago: Books

This guide provides examples of how to cite various music materials according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed.

Citing a Book:

Sample Footnote Entry:

1. Joy H. Calico, Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014), 15.

Sample Bibliography Entry:

Calico, Joy H. Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014.

Citing a Book Chapter or Essay:

Chapter from a Book By a Single Author:

Sample Footnote:

2. Joy H. Calico, "West Germany: Retrenchment Versus A Survivor from Warsaw," in Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014), 21.

Sample Bibliography Entry:

Calico, Joy H. "West Germany: Retrenchment Versus A Survivor from Warsaw. In Arnold Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw" in Postwar Europe, 20-40. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014.

Chapter from a Book with Multiple Authors:

Sample Footnote:

3. Peter Franklin, "Underscoring Drama: Picturing Music," in Wagner and Cinema, ed. Jeongwon Joe and Sander L. Gilman (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010), 41.

Sample Bibliography Entry.

Franklin, Peter. "Underscoring Drama: Picturing Music." In Wagner and Cinema, edited by Jeongwon Joe and Sander L. Gilman, 41-50. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010.

Elements of a Book Citation:

The following elements are required to create a complete citation for a book:

  • Author
  • Title
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Date of publication

The Mellen Opera Index:

Sample Footnote Entry:

4. The Mellen Opera Index, comp. Charles H. Parsons, (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1986), v. 13, "Opera Premieres: An Index of Casts," s.v. Handel, G.F., "Radamisto," 538.

Sample Bibliography Entry:

Parsons, Charles H., compiler. The Mellen Opera Index, v. 23, "Opera Premieres: An Index of Casts." Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1986.