While all of these resources contribute mightily to understanding the influence and cultural significance of a given recording, substantial gaps remain in the discographic
record unless one can obtain and assess the recordings themselves.
It includes detailed liner notes along with some of the source recordings the Ramblers used and discographic
details for all by Ray Allen.
For the purpose of clarity, this article is divided into three sections: (1) a brief introduction to the history of art music in Nigeria; (2) a concise discussion of three generations of music composition in Nigeria; and (3) an extensive bibliography of Nigerian art music comprised of articles, books, and discographic
entries cover the same categories of information as those in the Red Seal discographies, with one exception.
In the case of many releases from the 1960s and 1970s, the discographic
information is necessarily incomplete; the reggae record industry has always been characterized by ephemeral business enterprises and the loosest imaginable enforcement of copyright law, leading to multiple releases of most significant albums, many of them of dubious legitimacy.
there is a strong suggestion that the author's discographic
interests in the music of Bach are basically mainstream.
Gracyk and Hoffmann successfully avoid providing too much discographic
esoterica that can be found elsewhere and instead strive for readability and providing historical Context that discographies lack.
With the exception of an introduction and opening note in German (less than one page each), the entire volume consists of straightforward discographic
entries, readable by anyone who is musically literate.
128-30); abbreviations are usually obvious in their meaning, and the copious information provided includes alternative titles, duration, incipits for the two versions of the piece, details of first performances and recordings, and bibliographic and discographic
For each work, Drucker provides the date of composition, duration, publisher, and dedication; he also lists one or two libraries owning a copy and provides discographic
Basing his research on the business records of Dial founder Ross Russell (now housed at the University of Texas at Austin) and on personal contact with Russell and Tony Williams (owner of Spotlight Records, whose reissue efforts have kept these recordings in print through the LP and now into the CD era), Komara has compiled the definitive discographic
statement on Parker's Dial material.
In a handful of entries, Craggs also cites a few available recordings of film scores, yet this discographic
information is so meager that one wonders why he included it at all.