PFMJ Oboe Performance

Search Tips: Finding Scores & Recordings

QUICK TIP: use a keyword search:
  1. If the piece is a form of music (etude, concerto, sonata, etc.), include the stem of the word with a ? in it (concert?, etud?, sonat?)
  2. If the title is descriptive (Twilight Music, etc.), put in as many of the words that you are sure of
  3. Include known instruments, key, opus nos., and the composer's name (see example for finding a oboe concerto -- note: search is not case sensitive)
  4. Filter your results with the options of scores or audio

se the Author/Composer (Search by title) option
  1. This will give you an alphabetical list of all works by that composer we have
  2. More instruction here: Finding Scores and Recordings in the Catalog


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Dates, Bios, & Definitions

  • Oxford Companion to Music
    Short biographical entries on musicians, as well as musical term definitions.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Music
    Need a quick definition? Look here!
  • Oxford Music Online
    The major music encyclopedia: authoritative (but long) entries; good starting point for research
  • OnMusic Dictionary
    Definitions, audio pronounciation, and occasional music/video examples (OnMusic is the successor to the Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary)

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[M5 West]
Solo oboe
[M5 West]
Oboe & piano
[M5 East]
Oboe with
[M5 East]
Oboe with
string orch.
[M10 West]
Oboe history
[M12 West]
Methods & excerpts

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