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

Call Numbers

M315-M386 Trios (which may include one or more brass instruments)

M315 - M319 Two winds and piano

M355 - M359 Wind trios

M415-486 quartets (which may include one or more woodwind instruments)

M455 - M459 wind quartets

M460 - M464 quartets - strings and winds

M515 - M519 four winds and piano

M55 - M559 wind quintets

M560 - M564 quintets - stings and winds

M657.2 wind sextets

M757.2 wind septets

M857.2 wind octets

M957.2 wind nonets 

Finding scores using Keyword

  • Use quotation marks around phrases. "French Horn"
  • Truncate using * 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.

Searching using Subject Headings

For other combinations (sextets, septets, etc.) follow the same pattern as above
Also try the subject heading Woodwind Ensembles

For woodwind ensembles with other instruments (piano, violin, etc.), after each basic subject heading (trios, quartets, quintets, etc.) the instruments are organized in the following order: Keyboard (piano, continuo, etc.), winds / brass, percussion, strings (in score order).

So, for example, if you are searching for trios for clarinet, horn and piano use the subject heading trios piano clarinet horn

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