Some useful call numbers for browsing on the shelf are:
M 65 - 69 -- oboe alone with no accompaniment
M 245 - 247 -- oboe with piano or continuo
M 460 - 464 -- oboe with strings – quartet
M 560 - 564 -- oboe with strings – quintet
M 1022 -- oboe with full orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1023 -- oboe with full orchestra, reduced for piano
M 1122 -- oboe with string orchestra, concertos, etc.
M 1123 -- oboe with string orchestra, reduced for piano
MT 360 - 376 -- studies and methods for oboe and English horn
MT 366 -- orchestral excerpts
To learn more about the Library of Congress Classification system for Music, please consult the following online resource:
Library of Congress/Class M, Music Classification (George F. De Vine Music Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
A SUBJECT search is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search.
Library of Congress Subject Headings are assigned by cataloguers.
|SONATAS (OBOE AND ...)
SUITES (OBOE AND ...)
CONCERTOS (OBOE) [full scores and recordings]
Other useful Subject Headings include:
|***WARNING*** -- if , for example, you use the Subject "OBOE 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
Consult the page on Woodwind Ensembles
Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the oboe may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for oboe music in the SMRC is MUS 4065
The fastest and most efficient way to find books about the oboe and its history, is to search by using this Subject Heading:
This will find all books on this topic, which are owned by the UWO Music Library. Dictionaries and encyclopedias are also good places to begin your research:
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 oboe and the oboe repertory.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians UWO-ONLY
Updated regularly. GROVEMUSIC.com 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. Long considered to be the premier English-language resource for classical or Western art music, New Grove II contains information on popular music performers and genres, world music, jazz and 20th-century music. GROVEMUSIC contains cross-references, illustrations, bibliographies, biographies, composers' works lists, and links to some sound-files.
Lisa Rae Philpott
Music Reference / Collections / Instructional Librarian
Music Library - Western Univeristy
Last updated: 2016-02