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A Chronology of American Musical Theater
Main Library Reference ML 1711.8 .N3 N67 2002
"The purpose of these volumes is to assemble a comprehensive picture of the popular American Musical Theatre as presented on first-class stages in New York City, from 1850 to the present, seen through the details of its theatre programs" (preface). Entries include credits of performers and other creative personnel, acts and scenes, and a comprehensive list of songs, sketches, dances, etc. Indexes of shows and songs and a selected index of persons.

Chronology of Western Classical Music
Main Library Reference ML 161 .H227 2002
A two-volume set that covers the years 1751 through 2000.

Music Since 1900
Main Library Reference ML 197 .S634 1994
A daily account of significant events in music history through 1991. Although the contents are international in scope, the emphasis is on events in the United States since 1950.

Variety Music Cavalcade, 1620-1969: A Chronology of Vocal and Instrumental Music Popular in the United States
Main Library Reference ML 128 .V7 M4 1971
Essentially a chronological bibliography of American popular music, with parallel social, cultural, and political events listed for each year. Title index to musical works.

Year by Year in the Rock Era: Events and Conditions Shaping the Rock Generations that Reshaped America
Main Library Reference ML 3534 .H45
A chronicle of political, social, and popular musical events from 1954 until the early 1980s with bibliography but no index.

About Chronologies

Chronologies, such as those listed in the box to the left, contain tables or lists of events in order of occurrence. Such a listing of dates offers a general overview of key technical, institutional, and artistic events over time.