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Low Brass Studio: Searching for music

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David Procházka
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Bierce Library--261C
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Subjects: Music

Searching for Music - general

Here are some suggestions for searching for music scores and recordings:

  • Use the library catalog (Using ZipSearch brings up too many things and will provide many irrelevant results)
  • Use the advanced search:  under limits, select the particular material type(s) you're interested in
  • If you're looking for a "unique" title, search for the entire title in quotation marks ("Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima")
  • If you're looking for a "generic" title, use the plural version of the form ("sonatas") and the instrument ("violin") with composer's name and browse through results

 

Some Searching Tips:

For scores, if you can't find what you're looking for:

  • Try searching for composer's last name as author and "works" as title to see if we have the collected works of that composer.  They will contain scholarly editions of the composer's output.
  • Click on "Search OhioLINK" to see if there is a copy available to borrow

For recordings:

  • Both physical recordings and streaming recordings from Naxos are in the catalog.  Physical copies have a location and call number; streaming recordings have a "go" button
  • If you can't find a recording in the catalog, go to the Naxos Music Library site and search there
  • You can try searching the centralized catalog for OhioLINK, but many schools won't let their recordings circulate off-campus