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.
|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|
|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.
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|