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Music Research - finding the score

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

Overview

This page outlines the "Collected works" and anthologies held by Trexler Library.

The best way to locate a specific work within a composer's collected works is to look it up under the composer's entry either in Grove's Dictionary or in Heyer's "Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music"

Collected works

Collected works of individual composers are classed in SCO 780.81 and are shelved by composer's last name by Cutter number.

What follows is a list of all of the composers for whom Trexler Library holds the (more or less) complete collected works:

Composer Title Series/Publisher Call number
Bach, Johann Sebastian, Neue Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke (Neue Bach Ausgabe, NBA) Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 B118
Berlioz, Hector, New edition of the complete works Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 B515
Billings, William, The complete works of William Billings American Musicological Society SCO 780.81 B598
Bruckner, Anton, Sämtliche Werke Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag der Internationalen Bruckner-Gesellschaft SCO 780.81 B888
Dvořák, Antonín, Souborné vydání děl Antonína Dvořáka = Complete edition of Antonín Dvořák's works. Artia SCO 780.81 D988
Handel, George Frideric, Hallische Händel-Ausgabe Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 H236
Lasso, Orlando di, Sämtliche Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 L348
Lechner, Leonhardt Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 L459
Mahler, Gustav, Sämtliche Werke; kritische Gesamtausg. Universal Edition SCO 780.81 M214
Marais, Marin, The instrumental works Broude SCO 780.81 M299
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, Felix Medelssohn Bartholdy's Werke Gregg Press SCO 780.81 M537
Monteverdi, Claudio, Tutte le opere di Claudio Monteverdi. Universal Edition SCO 780.81 M781
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 M939
Obrecht, Jacob, Werken Gregg International SCO 780.81 O13
Ockeghem, Johannes, Collected works American Musicological Society SCO 780.81 O16
Purcell, Henry, The works of Henry Purcell Novello SCO 780.81 P985
Scarlatti, Domenico, Complete keyboard works in facsimile from the manuscript and printed sources. Johnson Reprint Corp. SCO 780.81 S2863
Schein, Johann Hermann, Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 S319
Schubert, Franz, Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 S384
Schütz, Heinrich, Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 S385
Schumann, Robert, Robert Schumman's werke Gregg Press SCO 780.81 S392
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon, Werken Breitkopf und Härtel SCO 780.81 S974
Telemann, Georg Philipp, Musikalische Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 T268
Walter, Johann, Sämtliche Werke Bärenreiter SCO 780.81 W23
Wolf, Hugo, Sämtliche Werke Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag SCO 780.81 W853

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