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A Recording of a Specific Instrument

Searching for Music Materials:

If you are looking for a recording of a trombone sonata published in the last 6 years:

Word search: Trombone retrieves almost 80,000 bibliographic records

Advance search: trombone and sonata retrieves over 1300 records

Use facets to limit search to limit by: Audio CD retrieves over 800 records

Use facets to limit by: date (2010) & Available at CWU retrieves fewer than 50 records

Use facets to limit by: Sonatas (Trombone and piano) retrieves 15 records

Remember that trombone scores will be listed under various subject areas:

Trombone music

Trombone and piano music

Trombone ensembles

Concertos (Trombone) -- Solo with piano

Sonatas (Trombone and piano)

Trombone music (Trombones (2))

Trombone -- Orchestral excerpts

We have scores for all these subjects. Each difference score is in a different section of the catalog.

For example:

 Trombone and piano music will be in the general call number are of M263

Concertos (Trombone) -- Solo with piano will be in the general call number are of M1033

Uniform Titles

UNIFORM TITLES

 

The uniform title identifies an item if it has appeared under varying titles. This is especially important in music.

Example:

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 488, A major        [uniform title]
Concerto in A major for piano, K. 488 ….                  [title on item]

                    

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.     

Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 488, A major        [uniform title]
Konzert A Dur, K. 488, fur Klavier ….                       [title on item]

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
Concertos, piano, orchestra, K. 488, A major        [uniform title]
Piano concerto in A major, K. 488 ….                        [title on item]

This way all items that are the same piece of music are shelved together, even if the publishers gave them different titles.

Remember to come to the Music Service Desk for help with research.