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Most, but not all, clarinet music can be found in the following areas:
Call Numbers Description
M 70-74 clarinet with no accompaniment
M 248-252 clarinet with piano, i.e. sonatas = M250
M 1024 clarinet with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1025 clarinet - with full orchestra reduced for piano
M 1124 clarinet with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1125 clarinet with piano reduction of string orchestra
MT 380-392.8 studies and methods for clarinet
MT 386 orchestral excerpts

Music Cataloguing at Yale: Call Numbers - from Yale University

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Ensembles Using the Clarinet

For information on this topic, please consult the information on Woodwind Ensembles.

Clarinet Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection

Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the clarinet may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for clarinet music in the SMRC is MUS 4070.

Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists

Periodicals for Clarinetists

Click on any of these Subject Headings to perform a Subject search in the Western Libraries Catalogue:

History of the Clarinet and Clarinet Music

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Ref ML 100.G8 2001
Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the clarinet and the clarinet repertory.

GROVEMUSIC - The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians [online]
Updated regularly. Western-ONLY 

Grovemusic provides access to the full text of:

  • The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd. ed., 29 vols., published in 2001 (25 million words; 29,000 articles), plus the complete text of
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992),
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, 
  • The Norton Grove Dictionary of Women Composers (1994), 
  • The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition (2013), and
  • The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition (2014)


Click on the following Subject Headings to see which books on the history of clarinet and clarinetists are owned by Western's Music Library:

Recordings of Clarinet Music