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Clarinet Music Resources

Guide for finding clarinet music as well as books and periodicals about the clarinet

Tips for Searching the Online Catalog


  • A keyword search searches almost every word in a catalog record.
  • It can be a handy way to get started (searching with composer’s name and opus number, for instance) but learning some other searching strategies can make your search more efficient and cut down on irrelevant results.



  • Do an author search for composers and/or performers.
  • Enter authors’ names in indirect order (last name, first).



Subject searches use “controlled vocabulary,” an established set of terms that describe the contents of a library object.

Starting a search with these established terms can cut down on your search time and improve your results.

These subject headings are used for both scores and recordings.

Solo clarinet music: 

Sonatas (clarinet)
Suites (clarinet)
Variations (clarinet)

Music for clarinet and piano:

Rondos (clarinet and piano)
Sonatas (clarinet and piano)
Suites (clarinet and piano)
Variations (clarinet and piano)
Clarinet and piano music


Clarinet music (clarinets (2))
Bassoon and clarinet music
Flute and clarinet music
Horn and clarinet music
Oboe and clarinet music
Horn and clarinet music      


Woodwind trios [various combinations]
Wind trios


Woodwind quartets [various combinations]
Suites [various combinations of instruments]
Variations [various combinations of instruments]

Clarinet and orchestra:

Concertos (clarinet )
Concertos (clarinet) — solo with piano
Clarinet with orchestra


Limit your search by format (sound recording, score, DVD, etc.) to improve results.

In a keyword search, apply limits at the beginning of your search.

In all other searches, click on “Limit & Sort Search” after you have retrieved results to limit your search.