This research guide helps you search and browse for books and scores for your main instrument (listed on list on the left)
Each page for your individual instrument starts with the Library of Congress classification system for books and scores relevant to each instrument, allowing you to browse the shelves of the library.
The classification system uses call numbers to place items on a physical shelf, and items are also given multiple subject headings, a controlled language that describes the contents of items. For printed music, each call number describes a musical genre or performing ensemble, which is then organized alphabetically by the composer's last name. Subject headings are used for searching in catalogs and databases, while call numbers are useful for finding materials and browsing physical shelves.
The Performing Arts Collection can be found on the Second Floor of Campbell Library. Here, you will find all of the scores, CDs, and most of the reference books (encyclopedias, special music dictionaries, catalogs, and introductory research books), and some of the books on music education and performance. The Performing Arts Collections houses all of the items with call numbers starting with just the letter M, all of the scores and most of the books starting with MT, and some books starting with ML.
The Fourth Floor of Campbell Library contains the majority of our books on music history, music performance, music education, the music industry, and music therapy. These include almost all of the books starting with ML and some books starting with MT. Check with a librarian or a library worker to see where your resources might be located.
Sub-pages under each tab also offer selected primary and secondary source bibliographies.
If you need more help, please ask the Performing Arts Librarian.
|M70–M74||Clarinet or bass (alto, basset, etc.) clarinet alone:|
|M70||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M71||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M72||Original works: Separate|
|M73||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M74||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M248–M252||Clarinet or bass (alto, basset, etc.) clarinet with piano accompaniment:|
|M248||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M249||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M250||Original works: Separate|
|M251||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M252||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M288–M289||Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):|
|M290–M291||Duets—one stringed and one wind Instrument|
|M296–M297||Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument|
|M315–M319||Piano and two wind instruments|
|M320–M324||Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument|
|M335–M339||Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument|
|M355–M359||Three wind instruments|
|M360–M364||Three stringed and wind instruments|
|M375–M379||Three wind and plucked instruments|
Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see the full classification schedule.
Concertos and similar pieces:
|M1024||Clarinet or bass (alto, basset, etc.) clarinet with orchestra, full scores|
|M1024.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1025||Clarinet or bass (alto, basset, etc.) clarinet with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1124||Clarinet or bass (alto, basset, etc.) clarinet with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1124.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1125||Clarinet or bass (alto, basset, etc.) clarinet with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Clarinet studies and methods:
|MT382||Systems and methods|
|MT385||Studies and exercises|
|MT386||Orchestral studies (excerpts)|
Bass clarinet studies and methods:
|MT392.2||Systems and methods|
|MT392.3||Studies and exercises|
|MT392.4||Orchestral studies (excerpts)|
|MT392.7||Two bass clarinets|
|Solo clarinet music:||sonatas (clarinet); suites (clarinet); variations (clarinet); etc.; clarinet music|
|Clarinet and piano music:||rondos (clarinet and piano); sonatas (clarinet and piano); suites (clarinet and piano); variations (clarinet and piano); etc.; clarinet and piano music|
|Duets:||clarinet music (clarinets (2))
bassoon and clarinet music; clarinet and horn music; clarinet and oboe music; etc.
|Trios:||woodwind trios (clarinet, oboe, flute) (or other combinations)
wind trios [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations] e.g., wind trios (clarinet, flute, trumpet), wind trios (clarinet, trombone, trumpet)
trios [various combinations of instruments] e.g., trios
(viola, clarinets (2)), trios (clarinet, trombone, percussion), trios (clarinet, harp, celesta)
|Quartets:||woodwind quartets[various combinations];
also suites [various combinations of instruments]; variations [various combinations of instruments]; etc.
wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations];
also suites, variations, etc.
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Clarinet and Orchestra:||concertos (clarinet)
concertos (clarinet) — solo with piano
clarinet with orchestra
rondos (clarinet with orchestra), etc.
Ellsworth, Jane. A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015. Available Online
Gee, Harry R. Clarinet Solos de Concours, 1897-1980: An Annotated Bibliography. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981. PAC Ref. ML128.C58 G43
Gibson, Oscar Lee. Clarinet Acoustics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. ML946 .G5 1994
Lawson, Colin. The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ML945 .C36 1995
Rendall, F. Geoffrey. The Clarinet: Some Notes Upon Its History and Construction, 3d ed., rev. New York: W. W. Norton, 1971. ML946 .R4 1971
Wilkins, Wayne. The Index of Clarinet Music. Magnolia, AR: Music Register, 1975. PAC Ref. ML 128.C58 W54
|Ref. ML128 .C58||Clarinet bibliographies|
|ML948||Music and playing|