An Exhibit of the Diehn Composers Room, Old Dominion University Libraries


Illustrations/Images -- Reference Works -- Others -- Libretti, Scores and Recordings -- Web Sites
Virginia Arts Festival Composers

Reference Works

Gänzl, Kurt. The Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre. New York: Schirmer Books, 2001. ML102.M88 G3 2001.

Grove Music Online: the world's premier authority on all aspects of music

Articles consulted: “Opera”, “Grand Opera”, “Musicals”, “Atonality”, “Beethoven, Ludwig van”, “Don Giovanni”, “Fidelio”, “Jean-Baptiste Lully”, “Leitmotiv”, “Meyerbeer, Giacomo”, “Magic Flute, The”, “Marriage of Figaro, The”, “Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus”, “Monteverdi, Claudio”, “Offenbach, Jacques”, “Orfeo”, “Purcell, Henry”, “Recitative”, “(Wilhelm) Richard Wagner”.


Citron, Stephen. Sondheim and Lloyd-Webber: The New Musical . New York: Oxford UP, 2001. ML390 C586 2001.

Gottfried, Martin. Broadway Musicals. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1979. ML1711.8 N3 G68.

“John Duffy's Black Water.” Retrieved April 22, 2006 from

Kelly, Thomas Forrest. First Nights at the Opera. New Haven: Yale UP, 2004. ML1720 K45 2004.

Tyson, Alan. Mozart: Studies of the Autograph Scores. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1987. ML410 M9 T95 1987.

Winternitz, Emanuel. Musical Autographs from Monteverdi to Hindemith . Vols. 1 and 2. New York: Dover Publications, 1965. ML96.4 W6 1965.

Libretti, Scores and Recordings

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Fidelio: Libretto. New York: Fred. Rullman, [194-?]. ML50 B422 F53.

Berg, Alban. Wozzeck: Opera in Three Acts on the book of Georg Büchner. [New York]: Columbia, [1951]. M1500 B48 W62.

Bernstein, Leonard. West Side Story: Original Broadway cast recording. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents. New York: Columbia Broadway Masterworks: Sony Classical, [1998]. M1505 B48 W47 1998.

Bolcom, William. View from the bridge: Vocal score. [New York]: E.B. Marks: Bolcom Music; Milwaukee, WI: Exclusively distributed by H. Leonard, c2002. M1503 B743 V54 2002.

Duffy, John. Black Water: A New American Opera. Music by John Duffy. Libretto by Joyce Carol Oates. [Venice, CA]: LA Theatre Works, p1998. M1500 D844 B53 1998.

-----. Black Water. Libretto by Joyce Carol Oates. [np]: Maura Music Company, 1996. On loan from composer.

Gershwin, George. Of Thee I sing: Libretto. New York: S. French, [1958]. ML50 G47 O3.

-----. Of Thee I Sing: Piano-Vocal Score. [N.p.]: New World Music, c1932. M1503 G47 O3.

-----. Of Thee I Sing - Let 'Em Eat Cake. New York: CBS Records, p1987. M1500 G47 P67 1977.

-----. Porgy and Bess. New York: RCA Red Seal, p1977. M1500 G47 P67 1977.

Larson, Jonathan. Rent: Libretto. New York: Rob Weisbach Books, William Morrow, 1997. ML50 L334 R46 1997.

-----. Rent: Vocal Selections. New York: EMI Music, 1996. M1508 L38 R46 1996.

Loesser, Frank. Guys & Dolls: Original Cast Album. New York: Decca Broadway, p2000. M1505 L64 G89 2000.

Meyerbeer, Giacomo. Les Huguenots. New York: Decca Record, [1991], p1970. M1500 M49 H85 1970.

Monteverdi, Claudio. Orfeo . Hamburg: Telefunken, [1981, p1969]. M1500 M78 O75.

-----. L'Orfeo: favola in musica. Music by Claudio Monteverdi. Libretto by Alessandro Striggio. Production of Unitel Film- und Fernseh-produktionsgesellschaft. Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. New York: London, p1988 (New York: Polygram Video). M1500 M75 O742 1988.

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Die Zauberflöte. Hamburg: Archiv Produktion, p1996. M1500 M69 Z38 1996.

-----. Die Zauberflöte; Oper in zwei Aufzügen. [Berlin?]: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft SLPM 138,981-138,983. M1500.M79Z293 [1965].

Musgrave, Thea. A Christmas Carol. New York: MMG, 1980. Russell Stanger Collection, Box number 1994-1:25, Old Dominion University, Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia.

Offenbach, Jacques. Orpheus in the Underworld: Highlights in English. English version by Geoffrey Dunn. New York: Angel Records, [1961]. M1505 O44 O7.

Purcell, Henry. Dido and Aeneas. [London]: Chandos, p1981. M1500 P87 D4..

-----. Dido and Aeneas: An Opera. New York: Broude Brothers, [1942?]. M1500 P98D5 1942.

-----. Orpheus Britannicus: A Collection of All the Choises Songs, etc. 1721. Rpt. Ridgewood, NJ: Gregg P, 1965. M1490 P96O7

Rodgers, Richard. Oklahoma!: Original Cast Album. New York: Decca Broadway: Distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, p1993. M1505 R62 O55 1993.

Sondheim, Stephen. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Vocal score. [New York?]: Burthen Music: Sole selling agent, Chappell; Milwaukee, WI: Exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard, [198-?], c1964. M1503 S66 F9 1980.

Sullivan, Arthur, Sir. The Mikado. New York, NY: London, c1989. M1500 S95 M54 1989.

Verdi, Giuseppe. Aïda: Libretto. Scarsdale, NY: Edwin F. Kalmus, [n.d.]. ML50 V484 A23.

-----. Rigoletto: Libretto. New York: F. Rullman, [n.d.]. ML50 V484 R51.

-----. Il Trovatore. [N.p.]: RCA Victrola, p1982. M1500 V48 T768 1982.

Web Sites

Milestones of the Millennium: Claudio Monteverdi --

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals: The shows, the films and the music: Home Page -- - The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musicals --

The Metropolitan Opera --

Meyerbeer Fan Club Home Page -- ,

The Classical Music Pages --

Opera japonica/Reviews/DVD/Les Huguenots, 1991 --

Resources on Performing Arts – Music --

Resources on Performing – Theatre Arts and Dance --

Virginia Arts Festival Composers
The John Duffy Composer's Institute

William Bolcom and Joan Morris --

John Duffy -- Music Composer and Conductor --

Sheldon Harnick -- Internet Broadway Database: Sheldon Harnick Credits on Broadway --

Rhoda Levine -- Manhattan School of Music, Faculty Bio - --

Patrick Mason -- College of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder --


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