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Trumpet Music Resources: Finding Books and Scores

Searching by Format

When searching for a specific score, recording, book or DVD, the most essential step any music library user must take is to designate the Material Type in the Library Catalog's Advanced Search menu:

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Using this feature allows you narrow your search to ONE TYPE of item so you can browse through broad searches more easily, or improve the accuracy of refined search results.

Scores: Subject Search Terms

Try these terms in a SUBJECT Search to find specific Trumpet and Horn scores:

Sample subject headings for solo trumpet music: 

Sonatas (trumpet)
Suites (trumpet)
Variations (trumpet)
Trumpet music

Sample subject headings for music for trumpet and piano:

Rondos (trumpet and piano)
Sonatas (trumpet and piano)
Suites (trumpet and piano)
Variations (trumpet and piano)
Trumpet and piano music

Sample subject headings for duets:

Trumpet music (trumpets (2))
Trumpet and horn music

Sample subject headings for chamber ensembles:

Brass trios
Brass quartets
Brass quintets
Brass sextets
Brass octets
Suites
Variations

Subject headings for trumpet and orchestra:

Concertos (trumpet)
Concertos (trumpet) -- solo with piano
Trumpet with orchestra
Rondos (trumpet with orchestra)

Author and Title Searching

To find books, recordings, or scores (printed music) by a specific composer, try an AUTHOR search of the individual's name (Last, First).

Or try a TITLE search of the composition or song.

Books, Search Terms

Try these terms in a SUBJECT Search to find specific Trumpet and Horn books:

Trumpet Subject Terms

Trumpet -- Construction

Trumpet -- Instruction and study

Trumpet -- Methods

Trumpet players

Trumpet -- Studies and exercises

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