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Music Research - finding the score

How to locate music scores for research and performance at Trexler Library.

General outline of subdivisions

The following 'subdivisions' can generally be added to any classification of musical score.

Score type Subdiv. added Strings Woodwinds Brass
Anthologies of works by several composers +001 785.7001 785.8001 785.9001
Techniques (Studies and exercises, teaching pieces) +007 785.7007 785.8007 785.9007
Duets +02 785.702 785.802 785.902
Trios, standard* +03 785.703 785.803 785.903
Trios, other than standard* +031 785.7031 785.8031 785.9031
Trios, standard including a keyboard instrument+ +032 785.7032 785.8032 785.9032
Trios, other than standard including a keyboard instrument+ +033 785.7033 785.8033 785.9033
Quartets, standard* +04 785.704 785.804 785.904
Quartets, other than standard* +041 785.7041 785.8041 785.9041
Quartets, standard including a keyboard instrument+ +042 785.7042 785.8042 785.9042
Quartets, other than standard including a keyboard instrument+ +043 785.7043 785.8043 785.9043
Quintets^ +05 785.705 785.805 785.905
Sextets^~ +06 785.706 785.806 785.906
Septets^~ +07 785.707 785.807 785.907
Octets^~ +08 785.708 785.808 785.908
Nonets & above^~ +09 785.709 785.809 785.909

*These chamber ensembles have standardized instrumentation. For example: a String Quartet is always 2 violins, a viola and a 'cello.
+These chamber ensembles include a keyboard instrument. For example: 'piano quartets' which also has standard instrumentation of a violin, viola, and cello plus a piano.
^These classes will be added to as in trios and quartets above, as necessary.
~Some classes do not go as high as sextets-nonets, for example percussion ensembles.