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 Performing Arts Collection can be found on the Second Floor of Campbell Library.
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 assistant to see where your resources might be located.
(Sub-pages under each tab also offer selected primary and secondary source bibliographies.)
Use these call numbers to browse for music for your instrument!
|M105||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M106||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M107||Original works: Separate works|
|M108||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M109||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M268–M269||Saxophone 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:
|M1034.S4||Saxophone with orchestra, full scores|
|M1034.5 .S4||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1035.S4||Saxophone with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1134.S4||Saxophone with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1134.5 .S4||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1135.S4||Saxophone with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Saxophone studies and methods:
|MT502||Systems and methods|
|MT505||Studies and exercises|
|MT510||Other instruments of the saxophone family|
These subject headings help you search our collections by precise genres and instrument combinations. Use these in advanced searches using subject headings in Library Search to see our holdings or WorldCat to see what is available through other libraries.
|Solo saxophone music:||sonatas (saxophone); suites (saxophone); variations (saxophone); etc.; saxophone music|
|Music for saxophone and piano:||rondos (saxophone and piano); sonatas (saxophone and piano); suites (saxophone and piano); variations (saxophone and piano); etc.; saxophone and piano music|
|Duets:||saxophone music (saxophone (2))
bassoon and saxophone music; flute and saxophone music; horn and saxophone music; oboe and saxophone music; horn and saxophone music; etc.
|Trios:||woodwind trios (saxophone, oboe, flute)
(or other combinations)
wind trios [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]; e.g., wind trios (saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
|Quartets:||woodwind quartets [various combinations];
also suites [various combinations of instruments]; variations [various combinations of instruments]; etc.
woodwind quartets (saxophones (4))
wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations];
also suites, variations, etc.
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Saxophone and Orchestra:||concertos (saxophone)
concertos (saxophone) — solo with piano
saxophone with orchestra
rondos (saxophone with orchestra)
Cottrell, Stephen. The Saxophone. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012. Available Online
Fridorich, Edwin. "The Saxophone: A Study of its Use in Symphonic and Operatic Literature." Ed.D. thesis, Columbia University, 1975.
Hemke, Fred. “The Early History of the Saxophone.” D.M.A. thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1975.
Ingham, Richard (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Londeix, Jean-Marie, and Bruce Ronkin. A Comprehensive Guide to the Saxophone Repertoire, 1844-2003. Cherry Hill, NJ: Roncorp, 2003. PAC Ref. ML 128.S247 L62 2003
Skinner, Douglas D. The Saxophone Handbook: A Complete Guide to Tone, Technique, Performance and Maintenance. Boston, MA: Berklee Press, 2013. PAC MT 500 S628S3
|Ref. ML128 .S247||Saxophone bibliographies|
|ML978||Music and playing|