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

Call Numbers

M40 - M44
violin Solo

M217 - M223
violin with piano accompainment

M286 - M287
duets - two string instruments

M290 - M291
duets - wind and string instruments

violin concertos with full orchestra

violin concertos usually arranged with piano reduction

violin concertso with string orchestra

violin concertos with string orchestra usually arranged with piano reduction

ML800 - ML805
history and criticism

MT260 - MT272
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 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

Select Subject Headings

violin music
(miscellaneous solo works only)
violin music (also check the note)
violin and another instrument violin and [viola, horn etc.]
violin and ensemble violin with [orchestra, wind ensemble etc.]
two violins and ensemble violin music (violins 2)
violin sonatas sonatas violin
violin concertos concertos violin
string trios trios string trios;
also try trios piano violin
other types of compositions Try suites violin OR variations violin
Also try violin and piano music
orchestral studies violin orchestra excerpts
studies and methods violin instuction and study
violin studies and exercises
history violin history

Key Books

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