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To facilitate remote teaching and learning in music, the Wilson Music Library has licensed Classical Scores Library, an online database of Western art music scores featuring works from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. Currently numbering 53,000 individual works, Classical Scores Library features editions from a variety of publishers, including Universal, Faber, Boosey & Hawkes, Peters, and A-R. Classical Scores Library has a mobile-friendly interface, making it easy to work with scores on tablets.
If you're looking for new repertoire to perform, it is often helpful to browse the Music Library's scores. The following call number ranges are for clarinet music; individual works within these numbers are arranged alphabetically by composer or arranger:
M70-M74, Clarinet alone
M248-M252, Clarinet and piano
M557, Woodwind quintets
M1024, Clarinet with orchestra (full score)
M1025, Clarinet with orchestra (piano reduction)
M1124, Clarinet with string orchestra (full score)
M1125, Clarinet with string orchestra (piano reduction)
Music Bibliographies for Clarinet:
Bibliographies compile lists of materials by topic. The Music Library owns several bibliographies of clarinet music that can help you to find repertoire by composer, difficulty level, and instrumentation (this is particularly helpful for finding chamber music for mixed instrumentation). While some of these volumes are a bit dated, they remain standard sources.
Wind Chamber Music for 2 to 16 Winds: An Annotated Guide by Barbera Secrist-Schmedes
Call Number: Music Reference, ML128 .W5 S43 2002
Publication Date: 2002-08-29
Wind Chamber Music, Winds with Piano and Woodwind Quintets: An Annotated Guide by Barbera Secrist-Schmedes
Call Number: Music Reference ML128 .C4 S43 1996
Publication Date: 1996-10-10
Solos for Unaccompanied Clarinet by James E. Gillespie
Call Number: ML113 .D477 no.28
Publication Date: 1973-07-01
Books on the Clarinet:
In addition to the titles listed below, you can browse for books about the clarinet in the following call number ranges:
ML419, Biographies of instrumentalists
ML945-ML 948, clarinet, general; history and construction; music and playing
The Library Catalog finds print and electronic items, including books, scores, CDs/DVDs, journal and newspaper articles, reviews, and much more. This search includes content from numerous sources, such as open-access repositories, and many, though not all, individual databases to which Vanderbilt subscribes.
International Clarinet Society Research Center, Score Collection - This online catalog contains entries for the score holdings of the International Clarinet Society. The score collection includes items donated by Robert Cowan, Norman Heim, Robert Hoffman, Daniel Leeson, Daniel Martino, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Southern Music Publishing, and Theodore Presser. These scores are kept at the society's Research Center at the University of Maryland Performing Arts Library, and may be borrowed by individual members of the society.
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