Finding Oboe Music: Browse Shelves and Online

A guide to locating oboe music in the Music Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Browse Online by Subject

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

If you find a piece you want in the online catalog, go to the "Full Record" display 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. Oboe subject headings begin on page 352.

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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 oboe music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you as you browse the shelves (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

M67 Solo oboe music
M110.E5 English horn music
M246 Oboe and piano music
M288+ Wind duets
M291+ Oboe and violin music
M298+ Oboe and percussion music
M356+ Wind trios
M457.2+ Wind quartets
M557+ Wind quintets
M1023 Oboe concertos with orchestra or chamber orchestra

M1122, M1123

Oboe concertos with string orchestra

ML Literature (books) on music
Ref. ML128.C4 Bibliographies of chamber music
Ref. ML128.O2 Bibliographies of oboe music
Ref. ML128.W5    Bibliographies of woodwind ensembles
Ref. ML132 Graded lists of music
ML410 Composer biographies
ML940 Oboe history and criticism


Books about chamber music

MT Music instruction and study
MT140+ Analytical guides for chamber music
MT366 Oboe orchestral excerpts
MT360, MT362 Oboe instruction and study (Method books)

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