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Oboe: 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 the format to Printed Music, Sound Recordings, or Videos
    (depending on what you need).
  4. Find a catalog record for the piece you need.
  5. Use the location and call number to find it on the shelf.

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.

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!

Most common flute call numbers:

Call Number Genre
M245 – M247 Solo oboe with piano
M455 – M459 Wind quartets
M1023 Oboe concertos (oboe part + piano reduction)

Full list:

Call Number Genre/Instruments
M65 – M69 Solo oboe
M245 – M247 Oboe + piano
M288 – M289 Duets: Two wind instruments
M290 – M291 Duets: String + wind
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
       M357.2        All woodwinds
M360 – M364 Trios: Wind + string
M375 – M379 Trios: Wind + plucked
*see note Quartets through nonets
M1022 – M1023 Concertos with orchestra
M1122 – M1123 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 in the Allen Library:

Find more repertoire guides

Browse the Reference shelves by call number:

Call Number Topic
ML128 C4 Chamber music guides
ML128 O12 Oboe music guides
ML128 W5 Wind music guides

Browse the catalog by subject:
Oboe music > Bibliography
Wind ensembles > Bibliography
Woodwind ensembles > Bibliography
Woodwind instrument music > 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. Find a piece of your desired ensemble/genre, then click on a subject 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:

Score
Shows all instruments

Miniscore/study score
Small version of the full score

Vocal score
Piano and vocal line(s) only

Parts
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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