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Music Treatises in the Conservatory Special Collections: Home

Introduction

The Oberlin Conservatory Library's Special Collections has an impressive collection of historical musical treatises. Drawn primarily from the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History, and the The Violin Society of America / H. K. Goodkind Collection, the materials highlighted here represent some of the most influential writings in the history of Western musical thought. They include foundational texts relating to organology and music theory, important works on the philosophy and iconography of music, and historical treatises pertaining to specific instrument types.

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Oberlin Conservatory Library
77 West College Street Oberlin
OH 44074-1588

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Email: con.special@oberlin.edu

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