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Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Voice

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

Call Numbers

solo drum (including timpani, side drum, etc.)

solo bells, glockenspiel, etc.

other solo instruments (xylophone, marimba, etc.)

M284 -M285
one percussion instrument with piano

duets which may include one or more percussion instruments

concertos with orchestra (full and reduced scores)

solos with piano

concertors with string orchestra (full and reduced scores)

concertos with string orchestra (arranged)


studies and methods


All videos and DVD's are kept at the Music and Media Desk

Finding recordings and scores using Keyword (with Boolean)

  • Use quotation marks around phrases. "snare drum"
  • 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

marimba music
(miscellaneous solo works only)
marimba music 
marimba and another instrument marimbai and [trumpet, tuba etc.]
marimba and ensemble marimba with [orchestra, wind ensemble etc.]
two marimbas marimba music (marimbas 2)
marimba sonatas sonatas marimbas
marimba concertos concertos marimbas
other types of compositions Try suites marimba OR variations marimba
Also try marimba and piano music
compositions for one performer playing
two or more different percussion instruments
percussion music
compositions for two or more players percussion ensemble
instruction and study percussion instruments - instruction and study
percussion instruments methods

To find other percussion music substitute another percussion instrument (snare drum, timpani etc.) in place of Marimba in the above subject headings.

Key Books

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