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

Call Numbers

M50 - M54
cello alone

M229 - M236
cello with piano accompaniment

M286 - M287
duets - two string instruments

M290 - M291
duets - wind and string instruments

cello concertos with orchestra

cello concertos usually arranged for piano

cello concertos with string orchestra

cello concertos usually arranged for piano

ML910 - ML915
history of the cello

MT300 - MT318
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

Subject Headings

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

Key Books

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