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 (Library of Congress)
A SUBJECT search is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search. Library of Congress Subject Headings are controlled vocabulary, and are assigned by cataloguers; we must use the same Subject Headings to efficiently search for specific musical genres.
If, for example, you use the Subject "TROMBONE MUSIC"you will find miscellaneous solo works only! Following are Subject Headings which are linked to searches in the Western Libraries Catalogue - designed to retrieve specific genres of Trombone Music. e.g.
|SONATAS (trombone and....SUITES (trombone and...
Other useful Subject Headings include:TROMBONE -- STUDIES..
TROMBONE -- ORCHESTRA STUDIES (etc.)
|N.B. 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, please consult MUSIC CATALOGUING AT YALE.
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 UWO 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 on the INTERNET - UWO -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]
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
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Last updated: 2016-02