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Music: Scores, Audio, & More: Home

Links and directions to free and library-bought sources of music (audio, scores, and reference works)

Find Books about Music

Find Books with the Library Catalog

For books about composers, search composer’s name as Subject

For Music Tech: Try searching Sound Recording Reproducing as a subject

Tech Tutorials

Reference Books

All in Reference, 1st floor

Key Music Databases

Music Scores & Parts

Use the Library Catalog (for print scores in the library) 

  • Use the Advanced Search 
  • Change Limit at Bottom of page: Type: Music Scores 
  • Search by Composer Last Name in author box

Also try the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) for copyright free scans, scores and parts

Or Request It through interlibrary loan. Use WorldCat link above and the Musical Scores limit. Then look for the Request It link.

Recordings & Audio

Find CDs in the Library Catalog (for CDs in the library)

  • Use the Advanced Search
  • Change Limit at Bottom of page: Type: CD Audio (or DVD)
  • Search by Composer Last Name in author box

More Music Databases

Find Articles:

Vocal Translation Database

Music Online Sub-Databases

Public Domain Music

Subject Guide

Greg Notess
Montana State University Library 117B

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