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Music in Australia

This guide will point you to resources in Australian music at the University of Melbourne Library and beyond.

Music Scores

The easiest way to find music scores is to do a Keyword search

  • use the plural of the musical GENRE e.g. sonatas, suites, concertos
  • include the name of the INSTRUMENT
  • include the composer's SURNAME to help focus your results
  • limit your search results to "PRINTED MUSIC"
  • include a distinctive word e.g. title word, opus number or thematic catalogue number. Consult the composer works' list in the Grove Music Online orThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians / 2nd. ed.

Keyword search

keyword search is the best approach for finding music scores with their variant titles, languages and spelling. Search using any distinctive words that describe the work you seek. This may include a composer name, instrument, genre or work number. For example:


Limit to printed music

An Author search on O'Hagan produces many results so it is best to Limit the search by MATERIAL TYPE to PRINTED MUSIC

Uniform Titles

To search for music scores with more confidence, you will need to know something about "uniform titles".  The following may be helpful: