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.
|M85–M89||Trumpet or cornet alone:|
|M85||Collections (different composers)|
|M86||Original works: collections (one composer)|
|M87||Original works: separate|
|M88||Arrangements: collections (one composer)|
|M89||Arrangements: separate works|
|M260–M261||Trumpet or cornet 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:
|M1030||Trumpet or cornet with orchestra, full scores|
|M1030.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1031||Trumpet or cornet with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1130||Trumpet or cornet with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1130.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1131||Trumpet or cornet with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Studies and methods:
|MT442||Systems and methods|
|MT445||Studies and exercises|
|Solo trumpet music:||sonatas (trumpet); suites (trumpet); variations (trumpet); etc.; trumpet music|
|Trumpet and piano music:||rondos (trumpet and piano); sonatas (trumpet and piano); suites (trumpet and piano); variations (trumpet and piano); etc.; trumpet and piano music|
trumpet music (trumpets (2))
horn and trumpet music; trombone and trumpet music; tuba and trumpet music; flute and trumpet music; etc.
brass trios (horn, trombone, trumpet)
(or other combinations)
wind trios, wind trios (flute, horns (2)), [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]
brass quartets [various combinations];
also suites [various combinations of brass instruments]; variations [various combinations of brass instruments]; etc.
wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations];
also suites, variations, etc.
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Trumpet and Orchestra:||concertos (trumpet)
concertos (trumpet) — solo with piano
trumpet with orchestra
concertos (trumpet with string orchestra)
rondos (trumpet with orchestra), etc.
|Ref. ML128 .T78||Trumpet bibliographies|
|ML963||Music and playing|
Bate, Philip. The Trumpet and Trombone: An Outline of Their History, Development, and Construction. London: E. Benn, 1966. ML960 .B38
Carnovale, Norbert A., and Paul F. Doersken. Twentieth-Century Music for Trumpet and Orchestra. United States: Brass Press, 1975. PAC Ref. ML 128.T78 C34 1975
Koehler, Elisa. Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.
Koehler, Elisa. Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer’s Guide to Trumpet History and Literature. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014.
Wallace, John, and Alexander McGrattan. The Trumpet. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.