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Performer Guides: Diction/Texts/Translations

Use this guide to find resources for music performance, including LC call number browsing ranges for repertoire, books, and journals..

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Diction Resources:

Featured Resource: IPA Source

Most books on diction are found in the MT883 call number range. In addition to standard works on German, French, and Italian, the Music Library has materials on Scandinavian, Polish, and Russian diction.

Song Translations:

Translations of songs are found in the ML54.6 call number range. Most of these resources are in the reference section so they are always available. The titles listed below represent a small sample of the resources available. If you need help finding an individual song, ask a member of the library staff for help.

Opera Translations:

Opera translations are found in the ML48-49 call number range in the reference section (libretti are classifed as ML54 and are in the regular stacks). Remember that if you are unable to find an individual aria in the song translations, a translation of the whole opera will include your aria.