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.
Repertoire Guide: A list of music for a specific instrument or group. Often describes style, difficulty, or musical features.
Here are just a few of many guides in the Allen Library:
Browse the Reference shelves by call number:
|ML128||Repertoire guides, A-Z by instrument/group, e.g.:|
See a list of all our repertoire guides in the catalog. (Search results show other types of bibliographies as well.)
Discover new music when you don't have a specific piece in mind!
Browse for scores and parts:
|M6 – M990
M6 – M175
M180 – M299
M400s, M500s... M900s
|Instrumental solo and ensemble
Quartets, quintets...through nonets
|M1000 – M1075
M1005 – M1042
|M1100 – M1160
M1105 – M1142
|M1200 – M1270||Band|
|M1470 – M1473||Chance & electronic music|
|M1497 – M1998
M1500 – M1508
M1530 – M1610
M1627 – M1853
Operas & musicals
|M1999 – M2199
M2000 – M2007
M2010 – M2017
M2020 – M2101
Church services (e.g. Masses)
In the Allen Library, the first letters of the call number indicate format. For your desired genre listed above, swap "M" for the appropriate letters below to browse for recordings.
|Call Number Letters||Format|
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