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Orchestra Music Guide

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This guide is designed to help you find music for the orchestra and information about orchestra. Use this as a starting point or browsing tool and consult IUCAT for more complete information. If you need more help, feel free to ask at the Reference Desk. 

  

Classification Numbers for Orchestra Music

(if you’d like to browse the shelves)

Scores only—Parts are available in the Performing Ensemble Division (P.E.D), Ground Floor

 M1000–M1075  Orchestra (including chamber orchestra)
     M1000      Collections (original and arranged compositions or a variety of forms)
     M1001      Symphonies
     M1002      Symphonic poems
     M1003      Suites & variations (including separately published suites from operas, ballets, etc.)
     M1004      Overtures (including separately published opera preludes, entr’actes, and overtures)
     M1005–1041      Solo instrument with orchestra (arranged by instrument)
     M1042      Concertos for orchestra
     M1045–1049      Pieces: general, marches, dances
     M1060–1070      Arrangements
     M1075      Potpourris, fantasies, etc.
 M1100–M1160  String orchestra
     M1100      Collections (original and arranged compositions or a variety of forms)
     M1101      Symphonies
     M1102      Symphonic poems
     M1103      Suites & variations (including separately published suites from operas, ballets, etc.)
     M1104      Overtures (including separately published opera preludes, entr’actes, and overtures)
     M1105–1141      Solo instrument with orchestra (arranged by instrument)
     M1142      Concertos for string orchestra
     M1145–1149      Pieces: general, marches, dances
     M1160      Arrangements

 

For more details, see M: Music and Books on Music, available at the reference desk or at the index table in the reference section (Z696.U5 M 1998).

    

Classification Numbers for Books about Orchestra Music

 

Literature on orchestra music

 Ref. ML128.O5  Bibliographies of orchestra music
 ML1200  General
 ML1202–1208  By period
 ML1210–1251  By region or country
 ML1254–1270  Forms and types (symphony, suite, overture, concerto, etc.)

 

Orchestral music—studies and methods

 MT70–71  Instrumentation and orchestration
 MT85  Conducting, score reading and playing
 MT125, 130  Analysis and appreciation
 MT730  Techniques

 

 

Not all orchestra music in the Cook Music Library is out on the shelf.Please consult IUCAT to find information about music that is checked out or in the Frontlog.  

   


Subject Headings

(for subject searches in IUCAT or WorldCat)
 

orchestral music

orchestral music, arranged

string orchestra music

concertos

concertos, arranged

concertos (chamber orchestra)

concertos (orchestra)

concertos (string orchestra)

overtures

overtures, arranged

overtures (chamber orchestra)

overtures (string orchestra)

overtures (string orchestra), arranged


symphonic poems

symphonic poems (chamber orchestra)

symphonic poems (string orchestra)

 

symphonies

symphonies, arranged

symphonies--excerpts

symphonies (chamber orchestra)

symphonies (chamber orchestra), arranged

symphonies (chamber orchestra)--excerpts

symphonies (string orchestra)

symphonies (string orchestra), arranged

symphonies (string orchestra)--excerpts

 

overtures (orchestra)

suites (orchestra), etc. 
 

 

Selected Periodicals

(Current issues available in Periodicals on 1st floor)

 Symphony (1989–)  ML1 .A53
 Journal of the Conductors’ Guild (1980–)  ML1 .J88
 Das Orchester (1953–)  ML5 .O64
 National School Orchestra Association Bulletin (1968–)  ML1 .N276

 

 

Selected Internet Resource

 Orchestra Snailmail Address List  http://www.justinlocke.com/orkworld.htm



last updated: 7/26/2013