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 percussion music:
|M146||Solo drums, timpani, etc.|
|M147||Solo bells, glockenspiel, etc.|
|M175 X6||Solo keyboard percussion instruments|
|M1039||Percussion instrument concertos (percussion part + piano reduction)|
Note: "Other" instruments are most commonly but not always in the percussion family.
|M284 – M285||Duets: Piano + other|
|M298||Duets: Two other|
|M340 – M344||Trios: Piano + other|
|M385||Trios: Three other|
|M445 – M449||Quartets: Piano + other|
|M485||Quartets: Four other|
* Quintets (500s), through nonets (900s) follow a pattern similar to quartets, for example:
M485="Other" instrument quartets
M585="Other" instrument quintets
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:
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:
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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