Replace horn with other brass instruments to find books on those instruments.
You can also browse the library's scores and books by call number using the Browse Search option in UC Library Search. Or, from the Advanced Search page, click the word "Browse" at the top of the screen.
Select the "Library of Congress Call Number" option from the dropdown menu.
Type one of the M, ML, or MT numbers above into the search box.
Finding specific scores and recordings
To find a specific title for a musical work, always use Advanced Search.
Click "Resources in the Library." Then type in the composer and title, and select Scores or Audio Visual from the "Types of Material" dropdown menu:
You can use Author searching not only for authors and composers but also for performers and ensembles:
To find a work with a generic title, such as sonata or concerto:
If you get results that say "_ versions of this record exist," click on the record andchoose the preferred edition or result from among the different "versions:"
If works by other composers come up in the results, use the menu on the left-hand side to limit composer results again:
Still stumped? Final tips:
In library catalogs, musical works each have a unique, standardized preferred title (also known as "uniform title"). Whereas the title of a work can vary on different scores and recordings, its preferred title in library catalogs is always the same. Therefore, if you know a little bit about preferred titles, you can use them to search more effectively.
For example, the uniform title Mozart's first piano concerto is:
Uniform titles are indexed in our catalog record. That's why it's helpful to use "sonatas" or "concertos" as a title when searching for a sonata or a concerto.
To learn more, see the tutorial "Using Preferred Titles" from the Cook Music Library, Indiana University.
To search for articles on keyboard literature, use the following databases:
The Music Library has nearly 16,000 CDs and over 27,000 LPs. You can listen to any of these in the library's listening rooms over stereo speakers. Use UC Library Search to find the CDs or LPs you want, and then request them at the Music Library Service Desk.
You can also listen to thousands of recordings from these databases:
Finding brass music
Solo music, unaccompanied
Solo with piano
Solo with orchestra
Other useful M class numbers
Tuba, baritone, etc.