Samples of Organ Resources

  • Recording: Harbach, Barbara. “Women Composers for Organ. Music Spanning Five Centuries.” Gasparo GSCD-294 (Available from Gasparo, P.O. Box 600, Jeffrey, NH 03452-0600)
  • Heinrich, Adel. “Organ and Harpsichord Music by Women Composers.” Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991.
  • Ripley, Colette Schlegel. “Organ Music of Women Composers. A project of the American Guild of Organists Committee on Educational Resources directed by Carolyn Albaugh.” (22 pp. booklet and digital, 60-minute cassette) LRO-02. Available from AGO National Headuarters, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, New York, NY 10115 ($22.00)

Samples of Choral Music

  • Boulanger, Lili (1893-1918) “Psalm 24 for choir, organ and orchestra”. Paris: Durand, 1924.
  • Hensel, Fanny (1805-1847) “Lobgesang, cantata for soloists, choir and orchestra”. Berlin: Bote & Bock, 1992.
  • Leonarda, Isabella (1620-1704). “Messa prima from op. 18, for 4 voices with violin accompaniment” (1696). ClarNan Ed., Fayetteville, AR, 1981-88.
  • Recording: Marini, Giovanna (1937-). “Requiem “Cantata delle cinque stanze” for soloists, choir and orchestra.” Hamburg, Germany: Aris, Ariola, 1986.
  • Marshall, Jane. “Blessed Is the Man.” SATB. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1960. APM-106.
  • Smyth, Ethel (1858-1944) “Mass in d for soloists, choir and orchestra.” (1891) New York: DaCapo Press, 1980. + Piano Music Resource:
  • Walker-Hill, Helen, editor. “Black Women Composers: A Century of Piano Music (1893-1990).” Bryn Mawr, PA: Hildegard Publishing Company.

Theoretical Writings

  • Block, Adrienne Fried. “Women in American Music: A Bibliography of Music and Literature.” Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1988.
  • Bowers, Jane and Judith Tick, editors. “Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition 1150-1950.” Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1986.
  • Bowers, Jane M. “Feminist Scholarship and the Field of Musicology: I, II” College Music Symposium, Vol. 29 (1989) 81-99, and Vol. 30 (Spring 1990) 1-13.
  • Briscoe, James R., editor. “Historical Anthology of Music by Women.” Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1987. (recordings available)
  • Citron, Marcia J. “Gender and the Musical Canon.” New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Cohen, Aaron I. “International Encyclopedia of Women Composers.” (2 volumes) New York: Books and Music, 1987.
  • College Music Society. “Report Number 5: Women’s Studies/ Women’s Status.” Boulder, CO: The College Music Society, Inc., 1988.
  • Cook, Susan C. “Women, Women’s Studies, Music and Musicology: Issues of Pedagogy and Scholarship,” College Music Symposium, Vol. 29 (1989) 81-99.
  • Cook, Susan C. and Judy S. Tsou, editors. “Cecilia Reclaimed: Feminist Perspectives on Gender and Music.” Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
  • Degenhardt, Gertrude. “Musikfrauen-Women in Music.” Koblenz, Germany: Mittelrhein-Museum.
  • Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English. “For Her Own Good: 150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women.” Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1978.
  • Hoffmann, Freia. “Instrument und Körper.” Frankfurt am Main und Leipzig, Insel Verlag, Insel Taschenbuch 1274, 1991.
  • Jezic, Diane Peacock. “Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found.” New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1988.
  • LePage, Jane Weiner. “Women Composers, Conductors, and Musicians of the Twentieth Century.” Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1980.
  • McClary, Susan. “Feminine Endings: Music, Gender, and Sexuality.” Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.
  • Murphy, Cullen. “Women and the Bible” in The Atlantic Monthly (August 1993) 39-45,48, 50-55,58,60,62,64.
  • Neuls-Bates, Carol. “Women in Music: An Anthology of Source Readings from the Middle Ages to the Present.” New York: Harper-Row, 1982.
  • Offen, Karen, Ruth Roach Pierson and Jane Rendall, editors on behalf of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History. “Writing Women’s History: International Perspectives.” Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991
  • Olivier, Antje and Karin Weingartz-Perschel. “Komponistinnen von A- Z.” Düsseldorf: Tokkata Verlag für Frauenforschung, 1988.
  • Olivier, Antje. “Komponistinnen: Eine Bestandsaufnahme – Die Sammlung des Europäischen Frauenmusikarchivs.” Düsseldorf: Tokkata- Verlag für Frauenforschung, 1990. 2nd ed. 1994. (catalog of Unna, Germany collection — ISBN 3-9801603-1-9; price is 40 deutsch marks plus postage and handling)
  • Rieger, Eva. “Frau, Musik & Männerherrschaft.” Kassel: FURORE- Verlag, Edition 828, 1988. – Rieger, Eva, editor. “Frau und Musik.” Kassel: FURORE-Verlag, Edition 844, 1990.
  • Solie, Ruth A. editor. “Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship.” Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
  • Spretnak, Charlene, editor. “The Politics of Women’s Spirituality: Essays on the Rise of Spiritual Power within the Feminist Movement.” Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1982.
  • Zaimont, Judith L., editor-in-chief. “The Musical Woman: An International Perspective (2 vols.)” Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Other Resources

– Internationale Komponistinnen Bibliothek (International Women Composers Library) Nicolaistrasse 2, 59423 Unna/Westfalen Germany tel. 02303/23111 fax. 02303/103475 Antje Olivier, Director

– California State University Northridge, Oviatt Library, Northridge, CA 91330 tel. (818)885-2571 Jack Kranz, Librarian

– Hildegard Publishing Company, Box 332, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 phone/fax: (215)649-8649 Sylvia Glickman, President – WIML-L (Women’s Issues in Music Librarianship) run by Laura Gayle Green LGREEN@IUBVM (Bitnet) – WMST-L Electronic Forum for Women’s Studies

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Compiled by Dr. Miriam S. Zach