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A Guide for Music Citation - Chicago/Turabian Style

This guide supports music students by providing examples and tips for Chicago/Turabian style citation. It covers all types of music sources, including texts, scores, and recordings.

One Author for Entire Set

Volumes with Separate Titles

F:

1. David Cairns, Berlioz, 2nd ed., vol. 1, The Making of an Artist, 1803–1832 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), 29.

B:

Cairns, David. Berlioz. 2nd ed. Vol. 1, The Making of an Artist, 1803–1832. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

 

Volumes with Numbers Only

F:

1. Jon Banks, The Motet as a Formal Type in Northern Italy ca. 1500 (New York: Garland, 1993), 2:3-5.

B:

Banks, Jon. The Motet as a Formal Type in Northern Italy ca. 1500. Vol. 2. New York: Garland, 1993.

  • In the footnote, the volume number is given before the page numbers (with a colon and no space).
  • In the bibliography, the volume numbers are given only for the volumes you used, e.g...
    • Vol. 2.
    • Vols. 1 and 3.

Editor for Set & Different Editor/Author for Individual Volumes

If you are citing a volume whose author or editor differs from that of the whole set, you must cite both.

Entire Volume

F:

1. Albrecht Riethmüller, Das Beethoven-Handbuch, vol. 4, Beethovens Vokalmusik und Bühnenwerke, ed. Birgit Lodes and Armin Raab, (Berlin: Laaber, 2014), 198-201.

B:
Riethmüller, Albrecht. Das Beethoven-Handbuch. Vol. 4, Beethovens Vokalmusik und Bühnenwerke, edited by Birgit Lodes and Armin Raab. Berlin: Laaber, 2014.
Riethmüller, Albrecht. Das Beethoven-Handbuch. Vol. 4, Beethovens Vokalmusik und Bühnenwerke, edited by Birgit Lodes and Armin Raab. Berlin: Laaber, 2014.

One Chapter/Essay with Separate Author

F:

1. William Kinderman, "Beethovens Humor," in Das Beethoven-Handbuch, ed. Albrecht Riethmüller, vol. 4, Beethovens Vokalmusik und Bühnenwerke, ed. Birgit Lodes and Armin Raab, (Berlin: Laaber, 2014), 198-201.

B:

Kinderman, William. "Beethovens Humor." In Das Beethoven-Handbuch, edited by Albrecht Riethmüller. Vol. 4, Beethovens Vokalmusik und Bühnenwerke, edited by Birgit Lodes and Armin Raab. Berlin: Laaber, 2014.