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.
|M95||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M96||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M97||Original works: Separate|
|M98||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M99||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M264–M265||Tuba 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.T8||Tuba with orchestra, full scores|
|M1034.5.T8||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1035.T8||Tuba with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1134.T8||Tuba with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1134.5.T8||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1135.T8||Tuba with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Studies and methods:
|MT482||Systems and methods|
|MT485||Studies and exercises|
|Solo tuba music:||sonatas (tuba); suites (tuba; variations (tuba); etc.; tuba music|
|Tuba and piano music:||rondos (tuba and piano); sonatas (tuba and piano); suites (tuba and piano); variations (tuba and piano); etc.; tuba and piano music|
tuba music (tubas (2))
horn and tuba music; trumpet and tuba music; trombone and tuba music; etc.
brass trios [combinations of brass instruments] e.g.,
brass trios (horn, trombone, tuba), brass trios (tubas (3))
trios [various combinations of instruments], e.g., trios
(piano, horn, tuba), trios (piano, tuba, violin)
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.
|Tuba and Orchestra:||concertos (tuba)
concertos (tuba) — solo with piano
tuba with orchestra
rondos (tuba with orchestra), etc.
Bell, William, and R. Winston Morris. Encyclopedia of Literature for the Tuba. New York:Charles Colin, 1967. PAC Ref. ML 128.T 8 B4 1967
Gray, Harold Ross. “Music for Solo Tuba with Orchestra: A Discussion of Important Works and Annotated Bibliography.”D.M.A. thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994.
Morris, R. Winston, and Perantoni, Daniel. Guide to the Tuba Repertoire: The New Tuba Source Book. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. PAC Ref. ML 128.T8 T8 2006
|Ref. ML128 .T8||Tuba bibliographies|
|ML973||Music and playing|