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Citation Styles for Music: Translations

Style examples of bibliographic citations in music for APA, MLA & Chicago Manuals of Style.

Translations (print & online)

Translation of a book Author Lastname, Firstname.Title of Work. Trans. Firstname Lastname. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Medium.

Hindemith, Paul. The Craft of Musical Composition. Trans. Arther Mendel and Otto Ortmann. New York: Associated Press, 1941-42. Print.
Song translation in a collection Stravinsky, Igor. "La lune blanche." The Ring of Words: an Anthology of Song Texts.  Trans. Philip M. Miller.  New York: W. W. Norton, 1933.  353. Print.
Translation from IPA Source (or located online)

Stravinsky, Igor. Sagesse. Trans. Bard Suverkrop. IPA Source. 2008. Web. 16 March 2013.

In-Text Citations

In MLA Style, parenthetical references are used when quoting or referring to sources consulted in the body of the document.  After a quote or paraphrase, a reference including the author's name and other attributing information will be enclosed in parentheses.   For a complete description of how to compose parenthetical references, consult the following resources.