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Music Scores and Sheet Music: Print Scores at APSU Library

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Find Music Scores and Sheet Music in the Library Collection

Use Austin Library Catalog (Advanced Search) to locate scores by composer (Bach, Beethoven), title (Symphony No.5 in C minor, In the Hall of the Mountain King), composition type (symphony, aria), ensemble type (solo, quartet), music genre (jazz, children's music) or instrument type (vocal, guitar).

If searching for musical forms the subject field, use the plural version (concertos, duets, sonatas, songs, symphonies).

If you use an asterisk (*) with the keywords you can get all variants of a word. For example, searching symphon* will provide results of symphony, symphonies and symphonic (every word that starts with the letters before the asterisk).  View the truncation guide if you need more assistance with this feature.

  • Use following procedure:
    1. Go to Austin Advanced Search
    2. Type in the key word(s) related to your topic.  It may be useful to "and" two or more keywords to narrow the amount of results. View the Boolean Operators guide if you need more assistance with this option.
    3. In the "Limited To" section below the search box, select "Scores (Print)" as the Material Type. (Note: the "Scores (MS)" type typically represents manuscripts that are primary source documents written in the composers handwriting.  There are a limited number of these in our collection).
    4. Click "Submit" and a list of results with Call Numbers or links to the item will be provided

An example has been provided in the box below.

Search example for finding scores and sheet music in the Austin Library Catalog

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