Find Repertoire for Viola
Find a Known Piece of Music
Browse the Shelves for Viola Music
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.
WARNING: If, for example, you use the Subject "viola 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, but not vice-versa.
Consult section on String Ensembles.
Viola Music Found in the Solo Music Reference Collection
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.
- Early Music
- American String Teacher
- Orchestra Canada - becomes OC News (1998)
- International Musician - the A.F. of M publication
- Historical Performance - becomes Early Music America
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. Western-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 books about viola history is to search the Western Libraries Catalogue using the Subject viola - history.