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Music - Opera

This is a guide to information resources on opera


Scores - Databases

Classical Scores Library by Alexander Street Press is a great resource to discover compositions for your instrument and ensemble. New and old compositions can be accessed and printed.  

Finding Print Scores

Use Advanced Keyword search

An advanced keyword search allows you to combine the surname of the composer, the title of the music score and narrow the scope of the search to retrieve only music scores in the displayed results.

Search Tips for Scores

  • Include composer's surname
  • Include the instrument (trumpet, violin, piano, voice type)
  • Use the plural of the music genre (sonatas, symphonies, concertos) - See Uniform Titles section.
  • Use unique numbers. Enter the numbers only. If the score is Opus 101, just enter 101.

From the Library home page click on quick links to access the Classic Library Catalogue.

For further information on finding scores see sections below on original languages and uniform titles.