Finding Repertoire for Trombone
Browse the Shelves for Music
Most, but not all, trombone music can be found in the following areas:
|M 90 - 94||trombone alone, i.e. without accompaniment|
|M 262 - 263||trombone with piano|
|M 1032||trombone with full orchestra, concertos, etc.|
|M 1033||trombone with full orchestra, reduced for piano|
|M 1132||trombone with string orchestra, concertos, etc.|
|M 1133||trombone with string orchestra, reduced for piano|
|MT 460 - 472||studies and methods for trombone|
|MT 466||orchestral excerpts|
Search by Subject
A SUBJECT search is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search. Library of Congress Subject Headings are a controlled vocabulary and are assigned by cataloguers. We must use the same Subject Headings to efficiently search for specific musical genres.
WARNING: If, for example, you use the Subject "trombone music" you will find miscellaneous solo works only!
The following are Subject Headings which are linked to searches in the Western Libraries Catalogue, designed to retrieve specific genres of Trombone Music.
Note: 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.
For additional information about Music Call numbers, consult Music Cataloguing at Yale University.
Ensembles Using the Trombone
For information on this topic, please consult the information on Brass Ensembles.
Trombone Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection
Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the trombone may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for trombone music in the SMRC is MUS 4090.
Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists
Periodicals for Trombonists
Click on the following Subject Headings to see which trombone periodicals you can find in the Music Library:
History of the Trombone and Trombone Music
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Ref ML 100.G8 2001 - on the Dictionary Table and online. Western-only. Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the trombone and the trombone repertory.
Brownlow, James Arthur. The last trumpet : a history of the English slide trumpet. Stuyvesant, N.Y. : Pendragon Press, 1996. [ML960.B76 1996]
Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the history, literature, pedagogy, performance, and acoustics of brass instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. [Ref ML 128.B72 F3 1990]
Guion, David M. A History of the Trombone. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2010. [ML 965.G83 2010]
Herbert, Trevor. The Trombone. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. [ML 965.H47 2006]
Lane, G. B. The trombone in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1982. [ML965.L36 1982]
Recordings of Trombone Music
- Finding CDs, LP recordings and videos
To find older commercial recordings (i.e. older black vinyl LPs) which are not listed in the Western Libraries Catalogue, a printed list is located at the call number MTR 3513.
- Western's Don Wright Faculty of Music Student / Faculty / Guest Artist Recitals