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Black Classical Music and Musicians: Repertoire

Find a Specific Work/Composer

Find Scores and Recordings

sample catalog search for 'tropic winter nathaniel dett' limited to Printed Music (All); results show catalog record with library location and call number

In the Allen Library

  1. Open the library catalog.
  2. Search the title and composer's name.
  3. Limit to the format you desire.
  4. Find a result for the piece you need.
  5. Use the location and call number to find the item.

Image: Catalog search with the format limited to Printed Music, and search result showing location and call number.


Online

Can't visit the library? Use our guides to Music Scores Online or Streaming Audio & Video to find online score & recording sites, then search for the piece you need.


Get help

Searching for music can be tricky! If you can't find what you need, ask a librarian for help.

Discover More Music

Music in the library catalog (and similar tools) is not identified by composers' demographic information.
The most reliable method is to search for the name of a composer and/or work title.
The resources below can help you identify names and titles.
Use one to find a composer and/or work, then use the above method to locate a score or recording.

Websites

Anthologies in the Allen Library (selections)

Anthology: A collection of musical works by different composers, published together.

We have much more music from Black composers in the library! Use the repertoire guides and websites elsewhere on this page to identify other composers and work titles, then search the library catalog for those specific works. See catalog search tips above, or ask a librarian for help.

Repertoire Guides in the Allen Library (selections)

Repertoire Guide: A list of music for a specific topic, instrument, or group. Often describes style, difficulty, or musical features.

Suggest a Resource

Know of a resource we have you think should be added to this guide? Let us know!

Want to suggest we purchase something new? Contact Tracey Rudnick (rudnick@hartford.edu).

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