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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 flute music; individual works within these numbers are arranged alphabetically by composer or arranger:
M60-M64, Flute alone
M240-M244, Flute and piano
M557, Woodwind quintets
M557.2, Flute quintets
M1020, Flute with orchestra (full score)
M1021, Flute with orchestra (piano reduction)
M1120, Flute with string orchestra (full score)
M1121, Flute with string orchestra (piano reduction)
Music Bibliographies for Flute:
Bibliographies compile lists of materials by topic. The Music Library owns several bibliographies of flute music that can help you to find repertoire by composer, difficulty level, etc.
Flute Music by Women Composers by Heidi M. Boenke (Compiled by); H. Alais Boenke
Call Number: Music Reference, ML128 .F7 B6 1988
Publication Date: 1988-10-19
A Guidebook to Flute Choir Literature by Carol Noe
Call Number: Music Reference, ML128 .F7 N64 1996
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
Handbook of Literature for the Flute by James J. Pellerite; James Pellerite
Call Number: Music Reference, ML128 .F7 P4 1978
Publication Date: 1988-01-01
Books on the Flute and Flutists:
In addition to the titles listed below, you can browse for books about the flute in the following call number ranges:
ML 419 - biographies of instrumentalists ML 935-ML 937, flute - general, history and construction, music and playing
The Flute Book by Nancy Toff
Call Number: ML935 .T65 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-29
The Man with the Golden Flute by James Galway; Linda Bridges (As told to)
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.
National Flute Association Music Library - Located in the University of Arizona's Fine Arts Library, the NFA's Music Library boasts a collection of approximately 15,000 scores. The collection contains many rare and out-of-print editions, many of which were donated from the personal collections of flutists. You can search the library's catalog online. Members of the National Flute Association residing in the U.S. or Canada may borrow scores from this library - see the web site for details.
The Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection at the Library of Congress - Containing more than 1,700 items, the Miller Collection is an outstanding selection of Western and non-Western flutes, books, music, trade catalogs, and other items related to the flute. Items in the collection date from the 16th through the 20th centuries. Images of more than 1,500 instruments have been made available in this online presentation as part of the Library of Congress's American Memory Project.
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