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Music Collections and Research Resources

Finding Music Scores

To access the library's physical collection of printed music scores, use the Library's Catalog.

In library catalogs, pieces of music are given added, preferred titles, so that one search finds every version of a piece. Preferred titles (aka uniform titles) are especially useful because pieces could have:

  • titles in multiple languages (Brandenburg Concertos vs. Brandenburgische Konzerte);
  • form titles and numbers (Sonata no. 3);
  • well-known but unofficial descriptive titles (Moonlight Sonata);
  • collective titles (Songs; Works).

This tutorial from the Indiana University Music Library is a good introduction to preferred titles for music.

Digital Score Collections

Sheet Music Online