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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, music, and ebooks 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 Score, Music Recording, Subject (Concertos (Harp), Flute and Harp Music, Arranged), etc.:

in Subject: harp and flute music

in Subject: harp and organ music

in Subject: harp and piano music

in Subjects: harp concertos

in Subject: harp music (2 harps)

in Subject: harp music

in Subject: harp (books about)

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 sonatas

in Subject: harp with orchestra

in Subject: harpists

in Subject: quintets (flute, harp, violin, viola, cello)

in Subject: trios (flute, harp, cello)

in Subject: trios (flute, harp, viola)

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. Harp subject headings begin on page 263.

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


Harp Music, Arranged


Harp and Piano Music

M1036, M1037

Harp and Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra


Harp and Strings, String Orchestra





ML Literature (books) on Music
Ref. ML128.H3 Harp Bibliographies
ML410 Composer biographies (alphabetical by composer)
MT Music instruction and study
MT540, MT542 Harp Technique, Methods

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