Finding sheet music

Online/Digital Sheet Music

Leddy Subscriptions

The library subscribes to databases which provide sheet music. Check out the following:

Canada Music Centre: Digital Music Library Online

Classical Music Scores and Video

Classical Scores Library

Naxos Music Library

Free online sources

The following sources are free, Open Access websites which allow you to download sheet music in the public domain (copyright free):

IMSLP / Petrucci Music Project: The free public domain sheet music library, hosted in Canada. IMSLP has recently developed a subscription option, but you only need to wait 15 seconds to use the free option.

Early Music Online: More than 300 volumes of 16th-century music from the British Library.

Choral Public Domain Library: Free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information.

MuseScore

Score-Online

Browsing Sheet Music in Leddy

Come into Leddy and browse the shelves of our sheet music. Below you will see the range of call numbers for specific instruments/ensembles in various combinations, indicating their location on the shelves.

If you need assistance on how to read call numbers, watch the following video. For additional information about Call Numbers/Classification Numbers, please consult this page from Yale University: Music Cataloguing at Yale: Call Numbers

By Instrument

 
Bassoon
Call NumbersDescription
M 75 - 79bassoon alone, with no accompaniment
M 253 - 254bassoon with piano or continuo
M 1026bassoon with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1027bassoon with piano reduction of concertos, etc.
M 1126bassoon with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1127bassoon with str. orch., concertos, + piano reduction
MT 400 - 415studies and methods for bassoon
MT 406orchestral excerpts
Clarinet
Call NumbersDescription
M 70-74clarinet with no accompaniment
M 248-252clarinet with piano, i.e. sonatas = M250
M 1024clarinet with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1025clarinet - with full orchestra reduced for piano
M 1124clarinet with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1125clarinet with piano reduction of string orchestra
MT 380-392.8studies and methods for clarinet
MT 386orchestral excerpts
Double Bass
Call NumbersDescription
M 55 - 58double bass alone with no accompaniment
M 237 - 238double bass with piano or continuo
M 238double bass sonatas
M 1018double bass with full orchestra, or with piano reduction of orchestral part, concertos, etc.
M 1118double bass with string orchestra, full scores or piano reduction of string orchestra part
MT 320 - 330studies, methods, and technique
MT 331orchestral excerpts
Euphonium
Call NumbersDescription
M 110euphonium solos
M 270 - 271euphonium with piano or continuo
M 1034.B37euphonium with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1035.B37euphonium with piano reduction of full score, concertos, etc.
M 1134.B37euphonium with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1135.B37euphonium with piano reduction of string orchestra score
Flute
Call NumbersDescription
M 60-64flute with no accompaniment
M 240-244flute with piano
M 1020flute with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1021flute with full orchestra orchestra, reduced for piano
M 1120flute with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1121flute with piano reduction of string orchestra
MT 340-359studies and methods for flute
MT 346orchestral excerpts
Guitar

Solo guitar or lute

Call NumbersDescription
M 125Miscellaneous collections of guitar music
M 126Collections of original compositions
M 127Single original works
M 128Collections of arrangements for guitar
M 129Single arrangements
M 140Collections of lute music
M 141Single works for lute

Two instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 276Collections for guitar and keyboard
M 277Single works for guitar and keyboard
M 282.L88Collections for lute and keyboard
M 283.L88Single works for lute and keyboard
M 292-3Duets for plectral instruments
M 294-5Duets, one string and plectral instrument
M 296-7Duets, one wind and plectral instrument

Three instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 325-9Trios, keyboard and plectral instruments
M 330-4Trios, keyboard, string and plectral
M 335-9Trios, keyboard, wind and plectral
M 365-9Plectral trios
M 370-4String-plectral trios
M 375-4Wind-plectral trios
M 380-4String-wind-plectral trios

Four instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 425-9Quartets, keyboard and plectral trio
M 430-4Quartets, keyboard string-plectral trio
M 435-9Quartets, keyboard and wind-plectral trio
M 440-4Quartets, keyboard, string-wind-plectral
M 465-9Plectral quartets
M 470-4String-plectral quartets
M 475-9Wind-plectral quartets
M 480-4String-wind-plectral quartets

Five to nine instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 425-544Quintets with keyboard
M 565-584Quintets
M 625-644Sextets with keyboard
M 665-684Sextets
M 725-744Septets with keyboard
M 765-784Septets (subarranged like M 465-484)
M 825-844Octets with keyboard
M 865-884Octets
M 925-944Nonets with keyboard
M 965-984Nonets

Guitar with orchestra

Call NumbersDescription
M 1037.4.G8Guitar with orchestra, e.g.concertos (full scores and piano reductions)
M 1137.4.G8Guitar with string orchestra (full and reduced scores)

Voice and guitar or lute

Call NumbersDescription
M 1623Collections of music for voice and guitar
M 1623.5Collections of music for voice and lute
M 1624Single works for voice and guitar
M 1624.5Single works for voice and lute

Method books, etc.

Call NumbersDescription
MT 580Instrumental techniques for guitar--General
MT 582Systems and methods
MT 585Studies and exercises
MT 585Two guitars
MT 588Self-instructors
MT 640Instrumental techniques for lute-- General
MT 640.2Systems and methods
MT 640.3Studies and exercises
MT 640.4Orchestral studies
MT 640.5Teaching pieces
MT 640.6Instructive editions
MT 640.7Two instruments
MT 640.8Self-instructors

 

Horn
Call NumbersDescription
M 80 - 84horn alone (no accompaniment)
M 255 - 259horn with piano or continuo
M 1028horn with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1029horn with full orchestra - piano reduction
M 1128horn with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1129horn with string orchestra - piano reduction
MT 420 - 432studies and methods for horn
MT 426orchestral excerpts
Oboe
Call NumbersDescription
M 65 - 69oboe alone with no accompaniment
M 245 - 247oboe with piano or continuo
M 460 - 464oboe with strings - quartet
M 560 - 564oboe with strings - quintet
M 1022oboe with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1023oboe with full orchestra, reduced for piano
M 1122oboe with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1123oboe with string orchestra, reduced for piano
MT 360 - 376studies and methods for oboe and English horn
MT 366orchestral excerpts
Organ
Call NumbersDescription
M 6 - 19organ alone
M 8sonatas
M 10fugues with or without preludes
M 180 - 181one or more organs, two or more players
M 182 - 186organ and one other instrument
M 1005organ with full orchestra, concertos
M 1006organ with second keyboard reduction of concertos, etc.
M 1108organ with strings, concertos
M 1109organ with second keyboard reduction of concertos, etc. for organ and strings
MT 180 - 208studies, methods, technique, etc.
MT 187pedal techniques
Percussion

Solo instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 146timpani, side drum, and similar insturments
M 147bells, glockenspiel, etc.
M 175.C35 - castanets
.C44 - celesta
.X6 - xylophone, marimba, vibraphone

Two instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 284-5piano and other
.B4 - bells
.C4 - celesta
.C94 - cymbals
.D8 - drums
.G65 - Glockenspiel
.K4 - kettledrum
.P4 - percussion
.X9 - xylophone, marimba, vibraphone
M 298other combinations of specified instruments

Three instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 340-4piano and two other instruments
M 385other combinations of specified instruments

Four to nine instruments

Call NumbersDescription
M 445-9piano and four other instruments
M 485other combinations of specified instruments
M 545-9piano and five other instruments
M 585 to
M 945-9
M 985
other combinations of specified instruments

Percussion with orchestra or string orchestra

Call NumbersDescription
M 1038percussion with orchestra, full score
M 1039percussion with orchestra, piano reduction
M 1039.4other instruments, A-Z
M 1138.9as above with string orchestra
M 1139.4other instruments, A-Z with string orchestra

Method books, etc.

Call NumbersDescription
MT 655-655.8general
MT 660-660.8timpani
MT 662-662.8side drum, small drum, etc.
MT 719- 719.8xylophone, marimba, vibraphone
MT 801systems and methods by instrument, A-Z
.D7 drum
.C9 xylophone, marimba
Piano
Call NumbersDescription
M 20-32original music for the piano
M 22collections by one composer
M 23sonatas by one composer
M 27theme and variations, one composer
M 200-213one piano, three or more hands
M 214-216two or more pianos
M 1010piano concertos, etc. - full scores
M 1011piano with piano reduction of orchestral part
M 1110piano with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1111piano + pno. reduction of the string orchestra score
MT 220-258studies, methods, technique, etc.
Saxophone
Call NumbersDescription
M 105 - 109saxophone alone, i.e. with no accompaniment
M 268 - 269saxophone with piano
M 1034.S4saxophone with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1035.S4saxophone with full orchestra part reduced for piano
M 1134.S4saxophone with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1135.S4saxophone with piano reduction of string orchestra part
MT 500 - 510studies and methods for saxophone
MT 506orchestral studies
Trombone
Call NumbersDescription
M 90 - 94trombone alone, i.e. without accompaniment
M 262 - 263trombone with piano
M 1032trombone with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1033trombone with full orchestra, reduced for piano
M 1132trombone with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1133trombone with string orchestra, reduced for piano
MT 460 - 472studies and methods for trombone
MT 466orchestral excerpts
Trumpet
Call NumbersDescription
M 85 - 89trumpet alone - no accompaniment
M 260 - 261trumpet with piano or continuo
M 1030trumpet with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1031trumpet with piano reduction of concertos, etc.
M 1130trumpet with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1131trumpet with piano reduction of string orchestra
MT 440 - 456studies and methods for trumpet
MT 446orchestral excerpts
Tuba
Call NumbersDescription
M 95 - 99tuba alone, i.e. with no accompaniment
M 264 - 267tuba with piano
M 1034.T8tuba with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1035.T8tuba with full orchestra - reduced for piano
M 1134.T8tuba with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1135.T8tuba with string orchestra - reduced for piano
MT 480 - 488studies and methods for tuba
MT 486orchestral excerpts
Viola
Call NumbersDescription
M 45 - 49viola alone, i.e. with no accompaniment
M 224 - 228viola with piano or continuo
M 1014viola with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1015viola with full orchestra - reduced for piano
M 1114viola with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1115viola with string orchestra - reduced for piano
MT 280 - 298studies, methods, and techniques for viola
MT 286orchestra studies
Violin
Call NumbersDescription
M 40 - 44violin alone with no accompaniment
M 217 - 223violin with piano or continuo
M 219violin sonatas
M 1012violin with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1013violin with full orchestra - reduced for piano
M 1112violin with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1113violin with string orchestra - reduced for piano
MT 260 - 279studies, methods, and technique for violin
MT 266orchestral excerpts
Violincello
Call NumbersDescription
M 50 - 54cello alone with no accompaniment
M 229 - 236cello with piano or continuo
M 231cello sonatas
M 1016cello with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1017cello with piano reduction of orchestral part
M 1116cello with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1117cello with string orchestra, piano reduction
MT 300 - 318studies, methods, and technique for cello
MT 306orchestral excerpts for cello
Voice

Solo songs with piano

Call NumbersDescription
M 1619Collections (more than one composer)
M 1620Collections of songs by a single composer
M 1621Single works by one composer
M 1621.3Single works with additional or obbligato instrument
M 1621.4Song cycles

Sacred songs with piano or organ

Call NumbersDescription
M 2110Collections (more than one composer)
M 2112Collections by a single composer
M 2113Single works with additional or obbligato instrument
M 2113.4Sacred song cycles

Arias from operas

Call NumbersDescription
M 1500Full score of operas
M 1503Piano-vocal scores of operas
M 1505Operatic excerpts (full scores)
M 1507-8Operatic excerpts (piano-vocal scores)

Arias from oratorios and cantatas

Call NumbersDescription
M 2000Full scores of oratorios
M 2003Piano-vocal scores of oratorios
M 2020Full scores of sacred cantatas
M 2023Piano-vocal scores of sacred cantatas
M 1613Full scores of secular cantatas
M 1614Piano-vocal scores of secular cantatas

See also Yale University's helpful page: Class Numbers for Solo Vocal Music

Ensembles

Brass Ensembles
Call NumbersDescription
M 357.4brass trios
M 457.4brass quartets
M 557.4brass quintets
M 657.4brass sextets
M 757.4brass septets
M 857.4brass octets
M 957.4brass nonets
Piano Ensembles
Call NumbersDescription
M 312Piano Trios (Piano, Violin, Violoncello)
M 412Piano Quartets (Piano, Violin, Viola, Violoncello)
M 512Piano Quintets (Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello)
String Ensembles
Call NumbersDescription
M 349-353string trios
M 450-454string quartets
M 551-552string quintets
M 650-654string sextets
M 852string octets
M 9529 or more string instruments
Woodwind Ensembles
Call NumbersDescription
M 357.2woodwind trios
M 457.2woodwind quartets
M 557.2woodwind quintets
M 657.2woodwind sextets
M 757.2woodwind octets
M 957.2woodwind nonets

 

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