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Finding Music: Browse Shelves and Online

Browse Online by Subject

In the library catalog, the SUBJECT searches below will yield music, books, and ebooks concerning the flute (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 Score, Music Recording, Subject (flute and piano music, flute ensembles), etc.:

in Subject: concertos (flute)

in Subject: flute (books about)

in Subject: flute -- orchestral excerpts

in Subject: flute and violin music

in Subject: flute and cello music

in Subject: flute and piano music

in Subject: flute ensembles

in Subject: flute methods

in Subject: flute music (jazz)

in Subject: flute music (solo)

in Subject: flute music (2 flutes)

in Subject: flute studies and exercises (includes etudes)

in Subject: sonatas (flute)

in Subject: suites (2 flutes)

in Subject: trios (flute, guitar, violin)

in Subject: woodwind quartets (4 flutes)

in Subject: woodwind trios (3 flutes)

If you find a piece you want in the catalog, click on the "Subjects" tab in the record to see 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. Flute subject headings begin on page 231.

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 flute 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:

M61, M62, Solo flute music
M240, M241 Flute and harpsichord music
M242, M243 Flute and piano or organ music
M288, M289 Music for 2 flutes AND Music for flute and one other wind instrument
M291 Music for flute and one stringed instrument
M296, M297 Music for flute and one plucked instrument
M312 Piano trios
M357.2 Wind trios
M457.2 Wind quartets
M557, M557.2 Wind quintets
M657 Wind sextets
M757 Wind septets
M1020, M1021 Flute with orchestra or chamber orchestra
M1120, M1121 Flute with string orchestra
ML Literature (books) on music
ML128.F7 Flute music bibliographies
ML128.W5  Bibliographies of woodwind ensembles
ML132 Graded lists of music
ML410 Composer biographies (alphabetical by composer)
ML935, ML936, ML937 Flute history and criticism
MT Music instruction and study
MT140, Analytical guides

Flute instruction and study (Method books)



Flute orchestral excerpts

Flute instruction for children


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