The New Oxford Companion to Music - Denis ArnoldOxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrappers. Previous owners' name to the first blank of both volumes.
4th (revised) printing, first published 1983. Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Musical scores; Tables; 2-column text;
From the cover: “The New Oxford Companion to Music is a completely new encyclopaedia covering music from ancient times to the present day. Clear, authoritative, and readable, it provides within two volumes some 6,600 entries on all aspects of music: composers, individual works, music at various periods and in many different countries and civilizations, opera (including over a hundred plot synopses), jazz, popular music, electronic music, acoustics, and musical instruments from all parts of the world. There are also over two thousand entries defining musical terms, together with articles on musical theory and forms. A major addition to the range of Oxford music reference books, it will become indispensable, as Percy Scholes’s Oxford Companion to Music has long been, to a wide and diverse readership in search of information and enlightenment on anything to do with music.
The entries range from short definitions to signed articles of several thousand words written by a team of ninety expert contributors, under the general editorship of Denis Arnold. More than 1,500 music examples, halftone illustrations, and explanatory diagrams add valuable information about many matters in the text and form an exciting visual record of music and music-making throughout the world.”