General Composition Books

Alan Belkin. Musical Composition: Craft and Art.

Richard Bellis. The Emerging Film Composer.

Reginald Smith Brindle, Musical Composition

Vincent D’Indy. Course in Musical Composition, vol. 1.

Leon Dallin. Techniques of Twentieth Century Composition.

Johann Joseph Fux. The Study of Counterpoint/Gradus Ad Parnassum.

Paul Hindemith, Craft of Musical Composition, Books 1-3

Jonathan Middleton. Essentials for Composers–Creative Process by Design.

Vincent Persichetti. Twentieth Century Harmony.

Arnold Schoenberg. Fundamentals of Musical Composition.

Charles Wuorinen. Simple Composition.