How to Cite Sheet Music in Chicago/Turabian
Sheet music should generally be cited like a book (or chapter, etc., as appropriate). If the title is in a language other than English, include the original title with the translation after. The structure and example below will show you how to cite sheet music in notes-bibliography style using the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Citing Sheet Music
1. First Name Last Name, Title of the Piece, ed. Editor First Name Last Name (if applicable) (City, State: Publisher, Year).
Last Name, First Name. Title of the Piece. Edited by Editor First name Last name (if applicable). City, State: Publisher, Year.
1. Ludwig van Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 (Complete), ed. Willard A. Palmer (Los Angeles: Alfred Publishing, 1986).
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 (Complete). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Los Angeles: Alfred Publishing, 1986.
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