Music citations - tutorial and activities

Can you build a citation from an article?

According to our style guide, here is how we build a citation for an article:

Author Last Name, First Name. "Article Title." Journal Name #, no. # (Month Year): Starting Page #-Ending Page #.

For example:

Merrick, Paul. "Teufelsonate: Mephistopheles in Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor." The Musical Times 152, no. 1914 (Spring 2011): 7-19.

Tips for citing articles

  • Journals often include both volume and issue numbers

    • The volume number is listed as the number alone (for example, 43)

    • The issue number is preceded by “no.” (for example, no. 1)

  • In bibliography entries, include the starting and ending page numbers of the article (for example, 3-16)

Build a citation: Article

Article for activity

Melamed, Daniel R. “How Did J. S. Bach's ‘aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,’ BWV 244/49, Get to Be so Slow?” 19th Century Music 43, no. 1 (July 2019): 3-16.

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