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Film Music

This guide supports research and study of film music, including courses Music 7, Music History 7 and Music History 177.

Secondary Materials

Secondary materials include analytical works about a composer and his/her works. Secondary materials include (e.g.,  histories, analytical criticism, biographies)  and periodicals (e.g., peer-reviewed journals). 

The following sources are not an exhaustive list of secondary materials in the area of film music. Rather, they present a point of departure for you to begin independent research. 

Analysis, Criticism, and Histories


Peer-Reviewed Journal Databases

Specific Journals to Consider