Index to Printed Music (IPM)
IPM is an online resource for finding individual pieces of music printed in scholarly editions. It contains over 307,000 records of individual music works.
Collection editions/critical editions: are sets of composers' collected works. They have been compiled by scholarly editors to try to give the closest indication of what the composer intended. Critical commentary is included that discusses any alterations in accidentals, notes, ornaments etc. The editors refer to any manuscript sources available and also research whether the composer later made changes. These editions are also called ‘complete editions’ or ‘Gesamtausgabe’.
Monuments or Denkmäler: Are collected editions that focus on a particular country, region, or type of music rather than a single composer.
See Sydney Robinson Charles, et al. "Editions, historical." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. 25 Aug. 2008 for a more complete definition.
Indexes to Collected Editions
There are print and online indexes. None are comprehensive and all should be used to fully search.
Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library and Lenton Parr Library have large collections of music scores and performance material for individual instruments and ensemble use.
Music scores can be borrowed and are usually available for 28 day loan. You can request items held at another campus to be sent to your campus for pickup.
Music scores at Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library are arranged by category according to instrument or form of composition. Within each category scores are arranged in alphabetical order by composer name. Each category begins with a different letter of the alphabet. For example:
|A||Piano - 2 hands|
|B||Piano - 4 hands|
|C||Two Pianos - 4 hands|
Music Scores at the Lenton Parr Library are arranged according to the British Catalogue of Music classification system. This scheme organises scores by grouping each instrument together on the shelves. It is further organised by genre within the instrumental groupings. For example, choral music, all piano sonatas, all flute and piano arrangements etc are shelved together. For example:
|K||Voice and Piano|
|T||Plucked String Instruments|
For a complete list, please see the British Catalogue of Music classification system page in this guide (under the Finding Scores Tab)
Brass and Percussion scores are arranged separately.
These are scholarly editions which present the complete output of various composers. Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library has works from 12th to 20th centuries.
Collected editions are for library use only and cannot be borrowed. They are marked in the library catalogue with the location UniM Music CE (for Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library) or UniM Lenton Parr CE (for Lenton Parr Library).
The composers sequence of Collected editions in the Louise Hanson Dyer Library are at UniM Music CE 780.81.
Music scores at the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library are arranged by category according to instrument or form of composition. Within each category scores are arranged in alphabetical order by composer name. Each category begins with a different letter of the alphabet.
Click on the link for a list of titles in each category.
|A - Piano - 2-hands||GGM - Mandolin||M - Voice and Piano||TB - Choral - Female|
|AB - Piano - Rags/Ragtime||GH - Koto||MA - Vocal Albums||TC - Choral - Male|
|AC - Piano - Jazz||HA - Flute / Piccolo||MB - Folk / National Songs||TD - Choral - Mixed|
|B - Piano - 4-hands||HB - Oboe & Cor Anglais||MC - Voice & Instr. accomp.||TE - Madrigal Albums|
|C - Two Pianos - 4-hands||HC - Clarinet||MD - Vocalise / exercises||TF - Madrigals - Female|
|CA - Two Pianos - 6-hands||HCA - Saxophone||ME - Vocal recitatives||TG - Madrigals - Male|
|CB - Two Pianos - 8-hands||HD - Bassoon||MF - Vocal AMEB||TH - Madrigals - Mixed|
|D - Harpsichord, etc.||HE - Horn||MK - Vocal Duets||TJ - Sacred - Hymn Books|
|E - Violin||HG - Trombone||ML - Popular Songs||TK - Sacred - Anthems|
|F - Viola||HH - Tuba||N - Organ||TL - Sacred - Motets|
|FA - Viols & Viola da gamba||HJ - Percussion||NB - Organ tests||TM - Parts of Service|
|G - Cello||HK - Harp||P - Miniature scores||TN - Sacred - Songs|
|GE - Bass||HL - Recorder||PM - Miniature albums||TP - Carols|
|GF - Duos, Duets (ex. Guitar)||HM - Original Wind||PN - Norton critical scores||WM - School Songs|
|GG - Guitar||HN - Handbells / Carillon||Q - Full scores||WR - Operettas|
|GGA - Guitar Albums||HP - Accordion||R - Opera Vocal scores||WS - Movement / Games|
|GGB - Duos with Guitar||J - Trios||S - Choral Vocal scores||WT - School Percussion|
|GGC - Guitars (3 or more)||K - Quartets||T - Choral Albums||X+ - Folio size scores|
|GGL - Lute||L - Quintets, etc.||TA - Choral Unison||Z+ - Elementary teaching|