Finding Repertoire for Trumpet

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Consult the Helpful Hints section of the main Finding Repertoire page.  See also the Music Library's TRUMPET handout - PDF.

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Browse the Shelves for Trumpet Music

Most, but not all, trumpet music can be found in the following areas:

M   85 - 89 trumpet alone--no accompaniment

M   260 - 261 trumpet with piano or continuo

M  1030 trumpet with full orchestra, concertos, etc
M  1031 trumpet with piano reduction of concertos, etc.

M  1130 trumpet with string orchestra, concertos, etc
M  1131 trumpet with piano reduction of string orchestra

MT  440 - 456 studies and methods for trumpet

MT  446 orchestral excerpts

For additional information about Music Call numbers, please consult MUSIC CATALOGUING AT YALE.

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If, for example, you use the Subject Heading "TRUMPET MUSIC" you will find miscellaneous solo works only!

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 Ensembles Using the Trumpet

For information on Trumpet in  Brass Ensembles

Trumpet Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection

Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the trumpet may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for horn music in the SMRC is MUS 4085

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Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists

Periodicals for Trumpet Players

Click-on these Subject Headings to see all of the trumpet-related periodicals to which we subscribe:

trumpet - periodicals

wind instruments - periodicals

History of the Trumpet and Trumpet Music

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Ref ML 100.G8 2001-on the Dictionary Table - and ONLINE]  Detailed and scholarly information on the history of the horn and members of the trumpet family and its repertory.

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.B72F3 1990]

Herbert, Trevor and John Wallace, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. [ML 933.C36 1997]

Recordings of Trumpet Music


Finding CDs
The University of Western Ontario's MUSIC LIBRARY owns more than 19,000 CDs.  KEYWORD searching is a FAST and EFFICIENT way to find the ones you want.

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Lisa Rae Philpott
Music Reference / Collections / Instructional Librarian
Music Library - Western University
Last updated: 2016-02