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Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Voice

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

Call Numbers

M200 - M212
piano four hands

M213
piano, five, six, eight, etc. hands

M214 - M215
two pianos, two performers

M310 - M314
piano and two strings

M312
piano, violin, violoncello

M315 - M319
piano and two winds

M325 - M329
piano and two plectral instruments (guitar, harp, etc.)

M410 - M414
piano and three strings

M412
piano quartets (piano, violin, viola, violoncello

M415 - M419
piano and three wind instruments

M420 - M424
piano and three wind and/or string instruments
ex. piano horn violin; piano clarinet cello

M425 - M429
piano and three plectral instruments

M510 - M514
piano and four string instruments

M512
piano quintets (piano, two violins, viola, violoncello)

M515 - M519
piano and four winds

M520 - M524
piano and four wind and/or string instruments

M525 - M529
piano and four plectral instruments

Follow the same pattern for larger ensembles with piano

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

piano trios (piano, violin, violoncello) piano trios
piano quartets (piano, violin, viola and violoncello) piano quartets
piano quintets (piano, violins (2), viola and violoncello) piano quintets
Compositions for piano and two, three and four other solo instruments are entered under the heading trios, quartets and quintets followed by specification of instruments. For example:
Trio for clarinet, piano and cello Trios Piano, clarinet, violoncello;
Quartet for Piano, two violins and cello Quartets Piano, violins (2), violoncello
Quintet for horn, violin, two violas and cello Quintets (Piano, bassoon, clarinet, horn, oboe) ;
for other combinations (sextets, septets etc) follow same pattern as above

Key Books

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