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Use these guides to find resources for your instrument(s)

Call Numbers

trumpet alone

trumpet with piano accompaniment

duets - two wind instruments

duets - wind and string instruments

concertos with orchestra

concertos (usually arranged for piano reduction)

concertos with string orchestra

concertos (usually arranged for piano reduction)

history and criticism

studies and methods

orchestral excerpts

Finding recordings and scores using Keyword (with Boolean)

  • Use quotation marks around phrases. "French Horn"
  • Truncate uisng "?" This is an excellent way to improve your search results. For example, Sona? will find Sonata, Sonatas, Sonatina, Sonatinas etc.. Truncating means you don't have to search for these words separately by typing each one individually.
  • Use "AND" and "OR" to combine words or phrases. These are known as Boolean operators.
  • Use parentheses: ( ), called "nesting, to groups terms together so you can combine even more concepts or Synonyms. For example: (cello OR violincello) or (beliefs OR attitudes). Using both terms ensures you will get relevant results.
  • Use the limits to limit to recordings, scores or videos.

Remember that some of our LP recordings are not listed in the electronic catalogue. Always check the card catalogue if you do not find a recording in Voyager. For more information on using keyword to find music items look at the music keyword guide

Subject Headings

Searching for... Subject Headings for Voyager
('Search in' Subject Heading)
trumpet music trumpet music (also check the note)
trumpet and another instrument trumpet and [trombone, tuba etc.]
trumpet and ensemble trumpet with [orchestra, wind ensemble etc.]
two trumpets and ensemble trumpet music (trumpets 2)
trumpet sonatas sonatas trumpet
trumpet concertos concertos trumpet
brass or wind trios brass trios
Other types of compositions trumpet and piano music also try
suites trumpet OR variations trumpet
orchestral studies trumpet orchestra excerpts
studies and methods trumpet instuction and study
trumpet studies and exercises
history trumpet history

Internet Resources

Key Books

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