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MUH 530 - Watson: Scores

Multiple Formats

Scores may be cataloged in multiple formats.

As a Book.

As a Reference Book.

As a Miniature Score.

Scores are also available in CD-ROM and in the Library Music Source database.

There are also many websites containing free scores and sheet music.

Musical Scores in the Thrift Library

Musical Scores are cataloged in the M's according to the Library of Congress Classification System.

               M – Scores

               ML – Literature on music

               MT – Musical Instruction and Study

Searching the Library Catalog

To find a score in the Library Catalog, search for the composer or composition, and then limit your search to Score.

Search Tips

Beware spelling errors and variants in spelling, especially in foreign languages. Use...

  • Prokoviev, NOT Prokofiev
  • Scryabin, NOT Scriabin
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky NOT Pytor Tchaikovsky

Note: The more you type, the more likely you are to encounter either a spelling error or a variant in spelling.

Be aware of possible multiple spellings, especially when dealing with foreign languages. Example: For some online searches, “Barber of Seville” would not find “Il Barbiere di Siviglia" - and vice versus.

If unsure of spelling, you can use Google as a kind of spell check to find the most commonly used variant.

A simple way to avoid spelling uncertainties is to search for the composer, then browse the results.

Scores