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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 oboe (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 (oboe and piano music, oboe methods), etc.:

in Subject: English horn and piano music

in Subject: English horn music

in Subject: English horn with orchestra

in Subject: oboe (books about)

in Subject: oboe concertos

in Subject: oboe methods

in Subject: oboe music

in Subject: oboe -- orchestral excerpts

in Subject: oboe and percussion music

in Subject: oboe and piano music

in Subject: oboe and violin music

in Subject: sonatas (oboe and continuo)

in Subject: trios (piano, oboe, horn)

in Subject: trios (oboe, flute, 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. Oboe subject headings begin on page 352.

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
M246 Oboe and piano music
M1022, Oboe concertos with orchestra or chamber orchestra
M1122, M1123 Oboe concertos with string orchestra
M291 Music for one wind & one string Instrument
M288, M289


Wind duets
M356, M357 Wind trios
M457 Wind quartets
M557 Wind quintets
M110.E5 English horn music


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 (alphabetical by last name)
ML940 Oboe history and criticism




Oboe and English horn reed making

Books about chamber music


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

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