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French Horn: Scores & Parts

Find a specific piece of music

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.


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.

Find any piece with specific instruments

Browse the Shelves

young man looks at library shelvesBrowsing is a great way to discover new music if you don't have a specific piece in mind!
Use these call numbers to find trumpet music:

Most common trumpet call numbers:

Call Number Genre
M80 – M84 Solo horn
M255 – M259 Solo horn with piano
M555 – M559 Wind quintets
M587 – M589 Brass quintets
M1029 Horn concertos (horn part + piano reduction)

Full list:

Call Number Genre/Instruments
M80 – M84 Solo horn
M255 – M259 Horn + piano
M288 – M289 Duets: Two wind instruments
M290 – M291 Duets: Wind + string
M296 – M297 Duets: Wind + plucked
M315 – M319 Trios: Wind + piano
M320 – M324 Trios: Wind + piano + string
M335 – M339 Trios: Wind + piano + plucked
M355 – M359 Trios: All winds
          M357.4           Trios: All brass
M360 – M364 Trios: Wind + string
M375 – M379 Trios: Wind + plucked
M380 – M384 Trios: Wind + string + plucked
*see note Quartets through nonets
M1028 – M1029 Concertos with orchestra
M1128 – M1129 Concertos with string orchestra

* Quartets (400s), quintets (500s), through nonets (900s) follow a pattern similar to trios, for example:
M355–M359=Wind trios
M455–M459=Wind quartets

Use a Repertoire Guide

Repertoire Guide: A list of music for a specific instrument or group. Often describes style, difficulty, or musical features.
Here are a few selected guides online and in the Allen Library.

Online Guides
Guides in the Library

Find more repertoire guides

Browse the Reference shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML128 B8 Brass music guides
ML128 H8 Horn guides

Browse the catalog by subject:
Brass ensembles > Bibliography
Horn > Bibliography

Browse the Catalog for Music

If you're not looking for a particular piece, browse the catalog using subjects, for example:

You can find even more subjects in individual catalog records. Click on one to find more materials with that subject:

catalog record with Subjects section circled, text to the side reads 'click on to find more materials with the same subject'

How do I choose the right format?

person with question mark Here are some of the most common formats for printed music:

Shows all instruments

Miniscore/study score
Small version of the full score

Vocal score
Piano and vocal line(s) only

Individual pieces for each instrument

You can determine the format by looking at the catalog record, in the Subjects or Description section:

catalog record showing 'vocal scores with piano' under Subjects and '1 vocal score' under Description

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