Image: Catalog search with the format limited to Printed Music, and search result showing location and call number.
Searching for music can be tricky! If you can't find what you need, ask a librarian for help.
Browsing is a great way to discover new music if you don't have a specific piece in mind!
Use these call numbers to find organ music:
|M6 – M19||Solo organ|
|M180 – M195||Duets with organ|
|M300 – M309||Trios with organ|
|*see note||Quartets through nonets|
|M1005 – M1006||Concertos with orchestra|
|M1108 – M1109||Concertos with string orchestra|
*Quartets (400s), quintets (500s), through nonets (900s) follow a pattern similar to trios, for example:
M300–M309 = Trios with organ
M400–M409 = Quartets with organ
Music for harpsichord and other keyboard instruments are grouped together with piano music. See the piano music guide for call numbers.
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:
Browse the Reference shelves by call number:
|ML128 C4||Chamber music guides|
|ML128 H29||Harpsichord music guides|
|ML128 O68||Organ music guides|
You can find even more subjects in individual catalog records. Find a piece of your desired ensemble/genre, then click on a subject to find more materials with that subject:
Here are some of the most common formats for printed music:
Shows all instruments
Small version of the full 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:
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