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

Call Numbers

M45 - M49
viola alone

M224 - M228
viola with piano accompainment

M286 - M287
duets - two string instruments

M290 - M291
duets - wind and string instruments

viola concetos with orchestra

viola concerts with accompainment usually arranged for piano

viola concertos with string orchestra

viola concertos with accompainment usually arranged for piano

ML900 - Ml905
history of the viola

MT280 - MT298
studies and methods

orchestral excerpts

MT280 - MT298 

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

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

Key Books

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