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Music

Resources for Music research

Finding scores

Scores are NOT arranged by composer in our stacks. The Library of Congress call number system arranges scores by the the instruments/voices needed to perform the composition. Call numbers for scores begin with M (ML is history/critisim and MT is music theory)

Scores are listed in the library catalog. Search:

  • Author search by composer. This will retrieve both scores and recordings. Use Limit Search and select Material type MUSIC, PRINT
  • Subject search by instrumentation/form, e.g. String quartets. This will retrieve both scores and books about string quartets. Use Limit Search and select Material type: MUSIC, PRINT

Online Scores

Finding recordings

Our recordings are stored in LASR, and we have LPs and CDs. Recordings are NOT arranged by composer or by instrumentation or even by instrumentation. They are location in LASR, and have a unique identifying number the indicates the order in which we purchased the recording. Call numbers beginning with iCD are CDs, iLP indicates a mono LP and iSLP indicates a stereo LP. We have listening stations in Case Library, or you may check-out recordings to take home and listen.

Recordings are listed in the library catalog. Search:

  • Author search by composer. This will retrieve both recordings and scores. Use Limit Search and select Material type: SOUND REC MUS
  • Subject search by instrumentation/form, e.g. String quartets. This will retrieve both recordings and books about string quartets. Use Limit Search and select Material type: SOUND REC MUS

Historical Recordings

Discography of American Historical Recordings
Lists discographic data of master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era.


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