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A guide to doing research on Percussion music: Sound Recordings

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Sound Recordings

You may wish to listen to sound recordings on the percussion music of John Cage as part of your research, and can use Naxos Music Library to do so.

Click here to view how to search Naxos Music Library. More information on how to access this database from the library portal is given below.

Using Naxos Music Library

Click on the 'Databases' tab.

Type Naxos Music Library in the search box on the page 'Search within Databases'.

Click Campus Login if you are on campus.

If you are at home, select your network domain using the dropdown menu and key in your user ID and password. Then click Login.

You will see the next page ‘Appropriate Use Policy’ which you need to read and agree that the information you access is for your own study and research. You must also agree not to download excessive information due to licensing agreements the Library has with the publishers. Click ‘I accept’ to proceed.

You will see the Naxos Music Library home page. In the search box, type 'John Cage' and click at the magnifying glass.

If there are too many results, you may want to use 'Advanced Search' at the top right of the page, enter Cage in the 'Composer (Surname first)' search box, and Percussion under 'Work Title'. Then click on Search.

Remember to click Log Out at the top of the page when you have finished searching the database.

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library is the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online. It includes the complete Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues of over 165,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, and Folk music . Whilst listening, notes on the works being played as well as biographical information on composers or artists in Naxos's extensive database can also be read.