Finding musical scores for performance or study is often challenging.
It is usually more effective to use the advanced search screen of the Library's discovery tool, rather than the general search box to find performance materials available at the Library.
The advance search interface offers more customization options to find specific formats such as scores.
Multiple copies of choral sheet music. Location Reserve-Chorals (mchoi)
One copy is given the code MRT-CHOI and located in reserve. The other copies are given the location YSTO and are kept at the Annex. They are recalled from the Annex by request and picked up by members of the choir at the Library's circulation desk. Home delivery may be available for students off campus (more than 30km outside the National Capital region).
Conductors will provide students with the link to the Omni record to direct students to make their own request for a physical copy (unless these are in Hathi Trust and then these do not circulate).
Multi-parts orchestral music scores and parts. Location Reserve-Orchestre (morch)
They are located behind the circulation desk. These scores circulate only to the School of Music orchestra conductors. They are recalled from the Annex by request. Parts are distributed to members of the orchestra, by the orchestra conductors who will obtains the signature of the borrower of each part and is responsible for the return of the parts.
Multi-part band and harmony music scores and parts. Location Reserve- Harmony (Location mharm)
They are located behind the circulation desk at the library. These scores circulate only to band music conductors and repertoire teachers. They are recalled from the Annex by request. Parts are distributed to members of the ensembles, by the band music conductor or repertoire teacher who will obtains the signature of the borrower of each part and is responsible for the return of the parts.
Music scores at the Library are arranged according the Library of Congress classification system. Call numbers for music scores start with the letter M and can be found in various location at the Library (see location codes).
Please note that sound recordings follow a different classification scheme. To find sound recording, use OMNI to retrieve the work you need and limit your search to material type "Audiovisual".
|Step 1. Access Grove Music Online and search for a specific composer. Composers have comprehensive biographical entries.|
Step 2. Click on "Works" from the navigation menu. The complete editions are listed at the top of the list of works.
Note the abbreviations associated with each complete edition or catalogue.
Step 3. Find the entry for the piece you are looking for. Use CTRL-F to find a piece quickly.
The right-hand columns will provide the location of the piece in specific editions and catalogues. Entries will usually include volumes and page numbers.
Step 4. Locate the complete works on the shelf (MRT-GEN 4th floor). The complete works are located in section M3. They are organized alphabetically by composers. For example the complete editions of Mozart would be in section M3 M