• Kodály Zoltán: Visszatekintés. Vols I-III. Revised and extended edition, edited by Dr. Ferenc Bónis. Published by Argumentum Kiadó, 2008 (in Hungarian).
  • Music in Hungary. An Illustrated History. Published by Rózsavölgyi és Társa, 2011.
  • Music, a Universal Language. 31 folksongs from 21 different countries, with an arrangement of each song for 2- or 3-part children's or youth choir. Published by the International Kodály Society, 2006.
  • Two Books from Kecskemét: In the Matters of the School We Should Fight, We Cannot Be Modest, and A Guide to Teaching Musical Style
  • An Ode For Music. 11 analyses of choral compositions of Zoltán Kodály. Compiled by Judit Hartyányi. Published by the International Kodály Society, 2002 (in English).
  • Music Should Belong to Everyone. 120 quotes by Zoltán Kodály. Compiled by Ildikó Herboly Kocsár. Published by the International Kodály Society, 2002 (bilingual: English and Hungarian).
  • Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka: Kodály Today: A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education published by Oxford University Press, USA, 2008 .
  • Via Musica series. A sequential series based on Zoltán Kodály's philosophy and pedagogical principles, but also representative of other modern approaches to music education, namely Dalcroze, Willems, Martenot and Orff. Published by Learning Resources Centre.
  • Mihály Ittzés: Zoltán Kodály, In Retrospect. A Hungarian National Composer in the 20th Century on the Border of East and West published by the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, 2002 (in English).
  • János Breuer: Kodály és kora. Válogatott tanulmányok. [Kodály and His Age. Selected Essays] published by the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, 2002 (in Hungarian)
  • Mihály Ittzés: 22 zenei írás (Kodály és ... elõdök, kortársak, utódok) [22 Writings on Music (Kodály and ... predecessors, contemporaries, successors)] published by the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, 2000 (in Hungarian).
  • János Breuer: Zoltán Kodály published by Mágus Publishers, Budapest, 2000 (in English and in Hungarian). In the series: The World's Greatest Composers.
  • Following Zoltán Kodály in Poland. Essays in honour of Mihály Ittzés published by the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, 2000 (in English).
  • French book Zoltán Kodály by the Swiss author Jean-Pierre Amann
    Zoltán Kodály par Jean-Pierre Amann (Suisse)
  • László Eõsze: Örökségünk Kodály. Válogatott tanulmányok [Our Heritage Kodály. Selected essays] published by Osiris Kiadó, Budapest, 2000 (in Hungarian).
  • Ruriko Kase: Kodály's Man-da-la. About the philosophy of the teaching method of Kodály, published by the Kodály System Study Society, 2000 (in Japanese).
  • Helga Szabó: Japán közelrõl. A Kodály módszer eredményei Japánban published with the support of the Ministry of National Cultural Heritage, the National Cultural Foundation and the Kodály Institute, Budapest, 2001 (in Hungarian).
  • Jerry L. Jaccard: A Tear in the Curtain: The Musical Diplomacy of Erzsébet Szőnyi: Musician, Composer, Teacher of Teachers. Published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2014.


Although it is not a new publication, we would like to draw the attention of our members to a reprint of the book 'Zoltán Kodály, A Guide to Research' by Mícheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka, Garland Publishing, Inc. This is a most useful publication for all interested in doing research on Zoltán Kodály. The book is available in major bookshops in the USA and also at 


Also available through the IKS Executive Office:

The Legacy of Zoltán Kodály: An Oral History Perspective. Ed. by Mary Alice Hein, S.N.J.M. published by the IKS. USD 15.00.