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.
|M65||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M66||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M67||Original works: Separate|
|M68||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M69||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M245–M247||Oboe with piano accompaniment:|
|M245||Collections (different composers)|
|M246||Separate works, original|
|M247||Separate works: arrangements|
|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:
|M1022||Oboe with orchestra, full scores|
|M1022.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1023||Oboe with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1122||Oboe with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1122.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1121||Oboe with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Oboe studies and methods:
|MT362||Systems and methods|
|MT365||Studies and exercises|
|MT366||Orchestral studies (excerpts)|
|Solo oboe music:||sonatas (oboe); suites (oboe); variations (oboe); etc.; oboe music|
|Oboe and piano music:||rondos (oboe and piano); sonatas (oboe and piano); suites (oboe and piano); variations ( oboe and piano); oboe and piano music, etc.|
oboe music (oboes (2))
bassoon and oboe music; clarinet and oboe music; horn and oboe music; horn and oboe music; etc.
woodwind trios (clarinet, flute, oboe)
(or other combinations)
wind trio [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]
trios [various combinations of instruments]; e.g., trios
(clarinet, oboe, violin), trios (oboe, percussion), trios (oboe, guitar, viola)
woodwind quartets [various combinations]; suites [various combinations of instruments];
variations [various combinations of
wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind,
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Oboe and Orchestra:||concertos (oboe)
concertos (oboe) — solo with piano
oboe with orchestra
rondos (oboe with orchestra), etc.
Bate, Philip. The Oboe, an Outline of its History, Development, and Construction. 3rd ed.New York: W. W. Norton, 1975. ML940.B37.1975
Burgess, Geoffrey, and Bruce Haynes. The Oboe. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004. ML940 .B97 2004
Gifford, Virginia Snodgrass. Music for Oboe, Oboe d'amore, and English Horn: a Bibliography of Materials at the Library of Congress. Westport, CT:Greenwood Press, 1983. PAC Ref. ML 128.O2 G5 1983
Haynes, Bruce. Music for Oboe, 1650-1800: A Bibliography. 2nd ed.Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1992. PAC Ref. ML 128.O2 H55 1992
Joppig, Gunther. The Oboe and the Bassoon.Trans. Alfred Clayton.London: Batsford, 1988. ML940.J6613 1988
Van Cleve, Libby. Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques. Revised edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.
Wilkins, Wayne.The Index of Oboe Music including the Index of Baroque Trio Sonatas. Magnolia, AR: Music Register, 1976. PAC Ref. ML 128.O2 W5 1976
|Ref. ML128 .F58||Oboe bibliographies|
|ML942||Music and playing|