Finding Harp Music: Browse Shelves and Online

Browse Online by Subject

In the online catalog, the SUBJECT searches below will yield books and music concerning harp (this is not a complete list).

Remember to use the options on the left side of the results page to refine your search by format or other parameter(s): Music (Printed Music, Music Recordings), Audio, Subject (Concertos (Harp), Flute and Harp Music, Arranged), etc.:

in Subject: flute and harp music

in Subject: harp and organ music

in Subject: harp and piano music

in Subject: harp music (2 harps)

in Subject: harp music

in Subject: harp -- orchestral excerpts

in Subject: harp music (arranged) (originally for another instrument)

in Subject: harp music (jazz)

in Subject: harp instruction and study

in Subject: harp methods

in Subject: harp with orchestra

in Subject: harp history

in Subject: harp music history and criticism

in Subject: harpists

If you find a piece you want in the online catalog, go to the "Subjects" tab and click on the hyperlinked Subject to see other similar works.

A complete list of subject headings can be found in Music Subject Headings, which is bound in red and kept on the index table in the Reference Room. Harp subject headings begin on page 263.

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Browse the Shelves

Because printed music and books are classified - that is, grouped with similar items on the shelf - browsing can be an effective method for finding what you want.

If you're looking for harp music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you in the stacks (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

M Printed Music
M116, M117

Harp Music

M118

Harp Music, Arranged

M273

Harp and Piano Music

M1036

Harp and Orchestra

M1037

Harp and Chamber Orchestra

M1136

Harp and String Orchestra

ML Literature (books) on Music
Ref. ML128.H3 Harp Bibliographies
MT Music instruction and study
MT540 Harp Technique