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Using the Online Catalog to Search for Locally Held Scores
Click the link for "Advanced Search," at the bottom left of the box.
Enter keywords and select"Music Scores"from"Format"drop-down menu)
For cataloged scores, call number and/or location information vary according to when it was cataloged. More recently cataloged scores have traditional Library of Congress call numbers that begin with "M". In both the current and previous systems, scores are also categorized by type: Choral, Vocal, Instrumental, and Study Score; your search results may include a mix of records reflecting location information from both systems.
The scores and libretti in this Virtual Collection include first and early editions and manuscript copies of music from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by J.S. Bach and Bach family members, Mozart, Schubert and other composers, as well as multiple versions of nineteenth century opera scores, seminal works of musical modernism, and music of the Second Viennese School.
Many, such as variant editions of nineteenth century operas and related libretti, fall into intellectually related sets that are meant to be seen and used together. As a group, they give scholars a window into the study of historical performance practice that cannot be duplicated using the holdings of any one other library.
The Music Treasures Consortium provides online access to the world's most valued music manuscripts and print materials, held at the most renowned music archives, in order to further research and scholarship.