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A Recording of a Specific Instrument

Search tips for music recordings:

If you are looking for a recording of a trombone sonata published in the last 6 years, you could conduct a word search:

  1. Trombone retrieves almost 80,000 bibliographic records
  2. Using Advanced Search: trombone and sonata retrieves over 1300 records
  3. Use facets to limit search to limit by: Audio CD retrieves over 800 records
  4. Use facets to limit by: date (2010) & Available at CWU retrieves fewer than 50 records
  5. Use facets to limit by: Sonatas (Trombone and piano) retrieves 15 records

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

While we have scores for all these subjects, scores are in a different section of the catalog. For example:

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.