Below are several reference sources located in OCU's libraries.
***Some can be checked out, but must remain inside the library.
Libretti Transcriptions and Translations by Nico Castel
Castel, Nico. Complete Libretti Series. Geneseo, NY: Leyerle, c1999
These are located on the reference shelves at the front of the music library; they are not available to check out.
These books contain: an opera libretto in its original language, an IPA transcription of the original text, and a word-for-word English translation (there's a picture of what the text in these books looks like below):
The music library has several volumes of Nico Castel's work:
Lieder Line by Line by Lois Phillips
Phillips, Lois. Lieder Line by Line. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Located on the reference shelves at the front of the music library; this item is not available to check out.
Call no. 784.3 P544L2 1996
This book contains the German text, English word-for-word and poetic translations for the most performed and studied pieces of German lieder. It covers songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, and Strauss.
A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature by Carol Kimball
Kimball, Carol. Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature. Rev. ed. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Corporation, 2006.
Located in the Music Education Resource Room; this book is available to check out.
Call no. MT120.K56 2005
This reference book provides a survey of art song literature, including biographies of composers, their most prominent songs, and resources for further in depth study.
Guide to the Aria Repertoire by Mark Ross Clark
Clark, Mark Ross. Guide to the Aria Repertoire. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2007.
Located on the reference shelves at the front of the music library.
Call no. 016.7821 C547g 2007
This book gives an index of the genres most popular audition arias by fach classification.
You can browse the shelves for reference books as well. At the main campus library, look through the call numbers 780-785 in the stacks on the third floor. In the music library, you can look through the reference shelves, or in the Music Education Resource Room (Call nos. MT820-823 have the most information on singing and vocal pedagogy)