Finding Music for a specific instrument or for an ensemble.
1. Use a Subject search. For example, Piano scores search.
Type the name of the instrument, or type the name of the chamber music genre, Below are examples from browse searches:
Piano music (4 hands).
Piano music -- 20th century -- Scores.
Piano quartets, Arranged -- Scores and parts.
Piano quartets -- Scores.
Piano quintet with string orchestra.
Quartets (Clarinet, violin, viola, violoncello) -- Scores and parts.
Quartets (Flute, guitar, viola, violoncello), Arranged.
Quartets (Flute, recorders (2), continuo) -- Scores and parts.
Quartets (Flute, violin, viola, continuo) -- Scores.
Trios (Bassoon, clarinet, flute).
Trios (Bassoon, flute, viola).
Trumpet and guitar music.
Trumpet and organ music.
Trumpet and percussion music.
2. Use the Basic Search option in the library catalogue. Type the search words, e.g. quartets AND clarinet AND viola AND TP
These examples were taken from the University of Arkansas Music Library Resources guide.
From time to time I will post a link to a web site of use to those of us in the field of music. I welcome your suggestions for sites to post. Enjoy! -Tom
For the students, faculty, and staff of the CSU East Bay Department of Music, the Music Resource Center maintains a collection of performance scores and resources. Justin Plank directs the center and is an excellent source for help with both the materials there and referral to our library collections. We work together to help you in your musical lives.