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Music

A research guide to help you find scores, recordings, books, and articles in the field of music.

Tips: finding scores in Brock Library

Using the library catalogue, do an Advanced Search and then limit to material type MUSICAL SCORES:

 

 

  • Remember to search for a composer under AUTHOR -- last name, first name. e.g. Mozart, Wolfgang
  • If you have it, include an opus or thematic catalogue number for the work in a keyword search. e.g. op. 95
  • Use the Music Browsing Aide (Library of Congress Call #s) to find specific types of scores, e.g. Quartets, Choral Music, Hymnals, etc.
  • Looking for a particular instrument? Consult Queens University's helpful Call Number by Instrument guide.

Other sources for scores

Neue Mozart Ausgabe (NMA) Online

MOZART by Akbar Simonse, on FlickrThe Mozart complete works edition (Neue Mozart Ausgabe) online!

NMA Online is an impressive ongoing project to make the complete works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) freely available online. Currently, it provides access to 126 volumes and over 26,000 pages of music, as well as the critical reports and eventually critical editions of letters, documents and libretti.

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License  by  Akbar Simons 

How to use NMA Online:   

Searchable and browsable by Köchel number, keyword, genre, key, and more. Interface available in German, English, and Japanese.

When you have found the desired volume:

  • Click on the note-head icon to view a scan of the score
  • Click on the 'text' button to view the critical report
  • Click on the 'i' button to access an interactive table of contents:
    • 'Page' provides links to scans of exact pages of each work and movement
    • Click on the Adobe PDF icon to download a PDF of this page range
    • If available, click on the speaker icon to access audio recordings!