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This collection includes a range of encyclopaedias and bibliographies including information about musical periods and theory of music, instruments, composers and their works and musicians. It includes works on classical music, folk and world music, jazz and musical theatre. We have information on playwrights and their work, dance, film and television reference books. We also stock national and international performing arts directories and yearbooks. CD - ROM and online sources: We have a subscription to SearchRED and to the MPA catalogue.
The Performing Arts Library has a database of song titles included in collections of printed music held in the library and elsewhere in the county. There is a wide range of performing arts periodicals.
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Hertfordshire Libraries, Arts and Information
,New Barnfield Hatfield
AL10 8XG United Kingdom Open Map
Reservations; loans of some AV material; hire of performance sets; photocopying
Music: Books on composers, performers, history of music, music theory, instruments, world music, jazz and popular music. A wide range of vocal scores, instrumental music, tutors, study scores and song albums covering classical and popular music. Sets of music scores for hire.
Drama: Books on acting, directing, lighting, make-up, costume and
stage craft. Single copies of drama scripts including melodramas,
sketches and audition pieces. Sets of plays for hire.
Film: Books on cinema and television.
Recordings: Videos - plays, operas and instrumental tutors, Compact Discs - classical music, films and shows, world music and sound effects.
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