Consult our Helpful Hints section on the main Finding Repertoire page.
Check out the latest version of the VIOLA HANDOUT in PDF!
Some useful call numbers for browsing on the shelf are:
M 45 - 49 (viola alone, i.e. with no accompaniment)
M 224 - 228 (viola with piano or continuo)
M 1014 (viola with full orchestra, concertos, etc.)
M 1015 (viola with full orchestra - reduced for piano)
M 1114 (viola with string orchestra, concertos, etc.)
M 1115 (viola with string orchestra - reduced for piano)
MT 280 - 298 (studies, methods, and techniques for viola)
MT 286 (orchestra studies)
A SUBJECT search is NOT the same as a KEYWORD search. Library of Congress Subject Headings are assigned by cataloguers
|SONATAS (viola and.....)
SUITES (viola and....)
Other useful Subject Headings are:
If, for example, you use the Subject "viola music" you will find miscellaneous solo works only!
Much unusual and twentieth-century music for the viola may be found in the Solo Music Reference Collection housed in the Choral/Band/Orchestral Music Library. The general classification number for viola music in the SMRC is MUS 4045
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 viola and members of the violin family and the viola repertory.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians [online] Updated regularly. UWO-ONLY -- grovemusic.com Provides access to the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd. ed.
The fastest way to find the Music Library's books about viola history, is to search the Western Libraries Catalogue, using this Subject: