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.
|M60–M64||Flute or alto flute alone:|
|M60||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M61||Original works: Collections (one composer):|
|M62||Original works: Separate|
|M63||Arrangements: Collections (one composer):|
|M64||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M240–M244||Flute or alto flute with piano accompaniment:|
|M240||Collections (more than one composer|
|M241||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M242||Original works: Separate|
|M243||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M244||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M270.P45||Piccolo with piano accompaniment|
|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:
|M1020||Flute or alto flute with orchestra, full scores|
|M1020.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1021||Flute or alto flute with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1034.P5||Piccolo with orchestra, full scores|
|M1034.5.P5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1035.P5||Piccolo with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1120||Flute or alto flute with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1120.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1121||Flute or alto flute with string orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1134.P5||Piccolo with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1134.5.P5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1135.P5||Piccolo with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Flute studies and methods:
|MT342||Systems and methods|
|MT345||Studies and exercises|
|MT346||Orchestral studies (excerpts)|
|Solo flute music:||sonatas (flute); suites (flute); variations (flute); etc.; flute music|
|Flute and piano music:||rondos (flute and piano); sonatas (flute and piano); suites (flute and piano); variations ( flute and piano); flute and piano music, etc.|
|Duets:||flute music (flutes (2))
bassoon and flute music; clarinet and flute music; horn and flute music; oboe and flute music; horn and flute music; etc.
|Trios:||woodwind trios (clarinet, oboe, flute)
(or other combinations)
wind trios [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]
trios [various combinations of instruments]; e.g., trios
(clarinet, flute, violin), trios (flute, percussion), trios (flute, guitar, viola)
|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];
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Flute and Orchestra:||concertos (flute)
concertos (flute) — solo with piano
flute with orchestra
concertos (flute with string orchestra)
rondos (flute with orchestra), etc.
Boehm, Theobald. An Essay on the Construction of Flutes. London: Rudall Carte, 1882.
De Lorenzo, Leonardo. My Complete Story of the Flute: The Instrument, the Performer, the Music. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1992. ML935 .D47 1992
Dzapo, Kyle J. Notes for Flutists : A Guide to the Repertoire. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. PAC ML937 .D93 2015
Krell, John C. Kincaidiana: A Flute Player's Notebook. Second edition. Santa Clarita, Calif: National Flute Association, 1997. PAC MT 340 K92K4 1997
Maclagan, Susan J. A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist . Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press, 2009. ML102.F58 M33 2009
Meylan, Raymond. The Flute. Translated by Alfred Clayton. Portland, OR.: Amadeus Press, 1988. ML935.M513 1988
Morris, Gareth. Flute Technique. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. PAC MT 340 M876F5 1991
Quantz, Johann Joachim, and Reilly, Edward R. On Playing the Flute. Second edition. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001. MT342 .Q313 2001
|Ref. ML128 .F58||Flute bibliographies|
|ML937||Music and playing|