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Your search for music scores may be more successful in the DePaul VuFind Catalog. Use the Advanced Search and scroll down to limit your search to "Music Score."

Use Music Score checkbox to limit your search

Search Tips for the Library Catalog


Try these tips in the DePaul VuFind Catalog, or ask the Music Librarian if you're not finding what you need.

When you know the composer, and the title is a genre name (e.g., sonata, symphony, concerto):

Use the Advanced Search. Enter the composer's last name on one line and as much of the title as you know on the second line; for better retrieval, enter the genre name in its plural form (e.g., sonatas, symphonies, concertos).

Examples:
beethoven / symphonies 5 c minor
mozart / piano concertos a minor k 488
haydn / piano sonatas

When the title is distinctive (e.g., Marriage of Figaro):

Use the Advanced Search. Enter the composer's last name on one line and, preferably, the original-language title on the second line.

Examples:
mozart / nozze di figaro [instead of marriage of figaro]
Stravinsky / vesna sviashchennaia [instead of rite of spring]
schubert / gretchen am spinnrade

Shorter works in collections or anthologies (such as songs and many piano works):

If the above strategies don't work for finding a specific song or work, broaden your search to anthologies or collections (e.g., song collections). Use the Advanced Search. Enter the composer's last name on one line and the genre name in plural form (e.g., songs) on the second line.

Examples:
liszt / piano music
schubert / songs

Composer's collected works:

Use the Advanced Search. Enter the composer's name and the word works on the second line.

Examples:
schubert franz / works
mozart wolfgang / works

Music for a particular instrument or groups of instruments:

Use the Advanced Search. Enter the name(s) of the instrument(s) and the word music and select Subject from the drop-down menu next to the search box.

Examples:
clarinet music
flute piano music
wedding music

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