PFMJ Percussion Performance

Audio Databases @ IC

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 a percussion concerto -- note: search is not case sensitive)
  4. Filter your results with the options of scores or audio
     

 
ADVANCED SEARCHING: u
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


STILL CAN'T FIND IT?
 

Come to the Music Center desk. 
Or, look outside the library catalog with our suggestions for Online Scores & Digital Audio

Dates, Bios, & Definitions

  • Oxford Music Online
    Major music resource with 3 different resources to search:
     
    • search The Oxford Companion to Music
      short biographical entries on musicians, as well as musical term definitions
       
    • search The Oxford Dictionary of Music
      Need a quick definition? Look here!
       
    • search Grove 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)

Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  1. Create an Interlibrary Loan Account 
  2. Books/Scores/CDs: Search WorldCat via FirstSearch
  3. Articles: Search article databases. No text online? Click the Get It Arrow   
  4. Remember the ILL time frame:
    • Books, scores, cds, & dvds: 7-10 business days
    • Articles: 2-3 business days
  5. Stop by the Music Center for help with any of this!

Current Magazines & Journals

Here are the percussion-focused magazines & journals we currently receive at IC:
 

Contact Us

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Kristina Shanton

Music Librarian
(607) 274-3887

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Browse the Stacks

Come on over and see what we've got!
[Stack nos. in square brackets]
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M146
[M5 West]
Percussion solo
(snare or timpani)
   
M175.X6
[M5 West]
 
Percussion solo (xylophone, marimba, etc.)
   
M284-M285
[M5 West]
Percussion
& piano
   
M385
[M5 West]
Trios with percussion
   
M485
[M5 West]
Quartets with percussion
   
M585
[M5 East]
Quintets with percussion
   
M685
[M5 East]
Sextets with percussion
   
M1038-1039
[M5 East]
Percussion concertos
   
ML1030-ML1040
[M10 West]
Percussion history
 
   
MT655
[M12 West]
General methods & excerpts
   
MT660
[M12 West]
Timpani methods
& excerpts
   
MT662
​[M12 West]
Drums methods
& excerpts

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