An encyclopaedia for musicians, students, musicologists, and music lovers, the purpose of this volume is to provide the musician and the general curious reader with a concise and practical survey of all musical activities. This volume identifies and provides discussion of terms, composers, conductors, works, singers, instruments, instrumentalists, and orchestras. Entries define and identify all aspects of music from titles of individual words to performers, orchestras, musical forms, instruments, notes and composers. This reference book includes a broad range of important information, from bsic priciples of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciation of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. This easy-to-use volume covers every major aspect of music.