Find Repertoire for FLUTE

Find a Known Piece of Music

Check the Helpful Hints on our main Finding Repertoire page or download the Flute Handout PDF.

Browse the Shelves for Music

Most, but not all, flute music can be found in the following areas:
Call Numbers Description
M 60-64 flute with no accompaniment
M 240-244 flute with piano
M 1020 flute with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1021 flute with full orchestra orchestra, reduced for piano
M 1120 flute with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1121 flute with piano reduction of string orchestra
MT 340-359 studies and methods for flute
MT 346 orchestral excerpts

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A SUBJECT search is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search. Library of Congress Subject Headings are assigned by cataloguers.

WARNING: If, for example, you use the Subject "Flute Music", you will find miscellaneous solo works only!

Most music will be found under the subject heading for a specific genre.

Words or terms from Subject Headings may be used in KEYWORD searching, however a Subject Search will retrieve more specific results.

For more information on Library of Congress Classification, consult Call Numbers from Music Cataloging at Yale.

Ensembles Using the Flute

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

Flute Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection

Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the flute may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for flute music in the SMRC is MUS 4060.

Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists


Periodicals for Flutists

The following Subject Headings will take you to the Western Libraries Catalogue, so that you can quickly find our flute-related journal subcriptions:

History of the Flute and Flute Music

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

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

Regularly updated, 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)


A Subject Search will quickly retrieve those books in the Western Libraries collection:

Recordings of Flute Music