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Arvo Part (Oxford Studies of Composers) by Paul Hillier
Francis Poulenc (Oxford Studies of Composers) by Wilfrid Mellers
Fux by Egon Wellesz1
Górecki (Oxford Studies of Composers) by Adrian Thomas
Giovanni Gabrieli (Oxford Studies of Composers) by Denis Arnold
Henry Purcell by Peter Holman
Percy Grainger by Wilfrid Mellers
Villa-Lobos by Simon Wright
Tallis, Oxford Studies of Composers (4) by Paul Doe4
Schoenberg by Anthony Payne5
Hindemith by Ian Kemp6
Palestrina by Jerome Roche7
Shostakovich by Norman Kay8
Guillaume De Machaut by Gilbert Reaney9
Debussy by Roger Nichols10
Messiaen (Oxford Studies of Composers) by Roger Nichols13
Boulez by Paul Griffiths16
Sweelinck by Frits Noske22
Berio (Oxford Studies of Composers) by David Osmond-Smith24

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