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Instrument and Voice Guides

This guide is designed to help you find scores and resources in the Performing Arts Collection, Campbell Library, and online for and about your instrument or voice

How to Use this Guide

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 assistant to see where your resources might be located.


(Sub-pages under each tab also offer selected primary and secondary source bibliographies.)

Call Numbers for Trumpet Music

Use these call numbers to browse for music for your instrument!

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:
     M260      Collections
     M261      Separate works
 M288–M289  Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):
     M288      Collections
     M289      Separate works
 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:

 MT440  General works
 MT442  Systems and methods
 MT443  Teaching pieces
 MT444  Instructive editions
 MT445  Studies and exercises
 MT446  Orchestral studies
 MT447  Two trumpets
 MT448  Self-instructors

Subject Headings for Trumpet Music

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 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 musictuba and trumpet musicflute 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 suitesvariations, 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.

Search Music Scores

Call Numbers for Books about the Trombone

 Ref. ML128 .T78  Trumpet bibliographies
 ML960  General works
 ML961  Construction 
 ML963  Music and playing

Selected Bibliography

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.

Selected Periodicals