PFMJ Saxophone 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 saxophone work -- 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


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

Audio Databases @ IC

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)

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]

 

 
M105-M109
[M5 West]
Solo Saxophone
 
   
M268-M269
[M5 West]
Saxophone & piano
 
   
M1034-M1035 
[M5 East]
Sax w/orchestra
 
   
M1134-M1135
[M5 East]
Sax w/string orch.
 
   
ML975-ML978
[M10 West]
Saxophone history
 
   
MT500-MT510
[M12 West]
Methods & excerpts
 
 

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