Kennedy, Michael, ed. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. 4th ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
A quick reference.
Covers “music of all periods and styles.” The focus is on western music, but information about music in other places in the world is included. For brevity’s sake, only the most important works are included.
Entries are ordered alphabetically, with a brief description for each.
Gramophone 74 (June 1996): 159. BBC Music Magazine 4 (March 1996): 14.