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

Call Numbers

M315-M386 trios (which may include one or more brass instruments)

M357.4 brass trios

M415-486 quartets (which may include one or more brass instruments)

M457.4 brass quartets

M515-M586 Quintets for various instruments

M557.4 brass quintets

M657.4 brass sextets

M757.4 brass septets

M857.4 brass octets

M957.4 brass nonets


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 vidoes.

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)
brass trios brass trios
brass quartets brass quartets
brass quintets brass quintets
for other combinations (sextets, septets etc) follow same pattern as above
Also try the subject heading brass ensembles
for other combinations (sextets, septets etc) follow same pattern as above
Also try the subject heading brass ensembles
For brass ensembles with other instruments (piano, violin, etc.), after each basic subject (trios, quartets, quintets etc.) heading the instruments are organized in the following order:   keyboard (piano, continuo); winds (alphabetically); percussions; strings (in score order)

So, for example, if you are searching for trios for horn, violin and piano use the subject heading trios piano horn

Internet Resources

Key Books

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