Music citations - tutorial and activities

Can you build a citation from a score?

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

Composer Last Name, First Name. Score Title. Edited or Arranged by First Name Last Name if Applicable. City of Publication, State or Country: Publisher Name, Year of Publication.

For example:

Frank, Gabriela Lena. Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout. New York: G. Schirmer, 2005.

Tips for citing scores

  • Some scores list the title in multiple languages
    • Include the information exactly as it appears on the score’s title page
    • This will help a reader to determine what edition you’re citing
  • Many scores include both composers and editors
    • Be sure to include the name of the editor and any other contributors
    • This will help a reader to determine what edition you’re citing
  • If a publisher lists multiple cities on the title page, just include the first one in your citation
  • Can't find the date of publication? Look on the back of the title page.

Build a citation: Score

Score for activity

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Matthäus-Passion: In den Versionen von Felix Mendelssohn      Bartholdy, Berlin 1829 und Leipzig 1841, St. Matthew Passion: In the Versions of Felix      Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Berlin 1829 and Leipzig 1841, BWV 244. Edited and piano      reduction by Klaus Winkler. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2014.

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Matthäus-Passion: In den Versionen von Felix Mendelssohn      Bartholdy, Berlin 1829 und Leipzig 1841, St. Matthew Passion: In the Versions of Felix      Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Berlin 1829 and Leipzig 1841, BWV 244. Edited and piano      reduction by Klaus Winkler. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2014.

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Your turn: build a citation for a score


Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022 3:19 PM