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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.



1. J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, A History of Western Music, 8th ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2010), 29–31.


Burkholder, J. Peter, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca. A History of Western Music. 8th ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010.

  • You do not need to indicate the edition if it is the first edition.



1. Walter Frisch and Kevin C. Karnes, eds., Brahms and his World, rev. ed. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009), 37.


Frisch, Walter, and Kevin C. Karnes, eds. Brahms and his World. Rev. ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.



1. Samuel Charles Griffiths, The Military Band: How to Form, Train, and Arrange for Reed and Brass Bands (London, 1892; repr., Vienna: Kliment, 2006), 5.


Griffiths, Samuel Charles. The Military Band: How to Form, Train, and Arrange for Reed and Brass Bands. London, 1892. Reprint, Vienna: Kliment, 2006.

  • The city of original publication is not essential, but it is helpful in a case such as this, where the reprint was published in a radically different city.