Finding Repertoire for Woodwind Ensembles

Find a Known Piece of Music

Check the Helpful Hints on our main Finding Repertoire page or download the Woodwind Ensembles Handout PDF.

Browse the Shelves for Music

Useful call numbers for browsing on the shelf:
Call Numbers Description
M 357.2 woodwind trios
M 457.2 woodwind quartets
M 557.2 woodwind quintets
M 657.2 woodwind sextets
M 757.2 woodwind octets
M 957.2 woodwind nonets

Additional information regarding call numbers can be found at Music Cataloguing at Yale: Call Numbers from Yale University.

Search by Subject

Subject Headings for woodwinds-only in an ensemble include:

Note: instrumentation is listed in alphabetical order, not score order, after each heading.

The following Subject Heading searches for woodwinds with other instruments (mixed ensembles) have been filtered to scores-only:

***N.B. This is the standard combination for a wind quintet

Exception: Woodwind instruments with brass instruments (only) are found under the basic headings "wind trios", "wind quartets", etc.

Note: After each basic Subject Heading the instruments are organized in the following order:

  1. keyboard
  2. winds (alphabetically)
  3. percussion
  4. strings (in score order)

For information on ensembles containing piano and one woodwind instrument, consult the following pages:

Suggested Sources for Repertoire Lists

History of Chamber Music

Recordings of Chamber Music

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