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Armenian music

Aram Khatchaturian was a famous Armenian composer, and the Oviatt has many of his compositions available in scores and CDs. To find them, search in the library catalog under Khatchaturian as author:


Discographies and Bibliographies

McCollum, Jonathan. Armenian Music: a comprehensive bibliography and discography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.
ML 120 .A75 M2 2004

Sarian, John M. Record guide, Armenian musicians and composers. Ararat Press, 1979.
ML 156.4 .N3 A75


The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music has a substantial chapter on Armenia and its music. The Oviatt has two sets of the Garland:
ML 100 .G16 1998 v.6 (Middle East)
The Garland may also be acccessed electronically.

The Grove Dictionary of Music has a section on Armenia, covering everything from peasant songs to 20th century folk music. The Oviatt has several copies of the Grove:
Music & Media: ML 100 .N48 2001

Grove may also be accessed electronically as Oxford Music Online.

Sound Recordings

To find CDs with Armenian music, do a keyword search on "Armenia" and limit the material type to Sound Recordings. Below are a few examples of titles held by the Oviatt:

Traditional Dances of Armenia
M 1800 .S56 T73 2004

Armenian Songs & Dances
M 1800 .A7 A76 1995

Echoes From the Past (Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble)
M 1800 .C56 E34 2001

Remember that the liner notes from CDs often have valuable information and may be incorporated into your research.

For help with researching Armenian music, please contact Lindsay Hansen, Music & Media Librarian.