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Finding Music: Scores and Recordings

Before you start...

To increase the accuracy of your searches in the online library catalog, include the opus or thematic number of the work if it has one. To locate this number, search in the WORKS list under the composer's name in either Oxford Music Online.

Listening/Watching Online

Go to:

on the UNC Music Library's homepage to listen to streaming audio. You can create playlists and access them from off campus using your onyen. Some physical and streamed recordings contain liner notes that are a good source of information about the piece(s), performer(s), and composer(s).

Go to to watch concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and master classes. You will need your onyen from off campus.

Searching tips

The best way to search for scores or recordings is by ALL FIELDS (KEYWORD) using the most distinctive words in the author's name and work title. Add the opus number for better accuracy:

You can also specify a particular performer.

Use the options on the left side of the results page to refine your search by format or other parameter(s): Music score, Music Recordings, Subject (Sonatas (organ)), etc.

If UNC-CH doesn't own the piece of music you want, search for it in WorldCat. Make a note of the OCLC Accession number of the item you want and include it in your Interlibrary Loan request.

New organ music received in the last month

Click here to see what new organ music (printed and audio) has arrived in the Music Library in the last 3 months. Use the facets on the left side of the screen to narrow the results by format.

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