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

Call Numbers

oboe alone

oboe 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

oboe reed making

studies and methods

orchestral excerpts

Finding recordings and scores using Keyword (with Boolean)

  • Use quotation marks around phrases. "English 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)
oboe music oboe music (also check the note)
oboe and another instrument oboe and [flute, clarinet, etc.]
oboe and ensemble oboe with [orchestra, wind ensemble etc.]
two oboes and ensemble oboe music (oboes 2)
oboe sonatas sonatas oboe
oboe concertos concertos oboe
wind trios wind trios
Other types of compositions oboe and piano music also try
suites oboe OR variations oboe
orchestral studies oboe orchestra excerpts
studies and methods oboe instuction and study
oboe studies and exercises    
history oboe history
English Horn Use the same subject headings for oboe but substitute English Horn

Key Books

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