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Finding Music Scores

Guide to finding music scores at the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Library (Parkville) and Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library (Southbank)

Louise Hanson-Dyer Collections

Film images of fragile and unique material are contained in this collection, including music manuscripts and early printed editons. Identifying particular works within these collections may require assistance.

Use the Library Catalogue to identify the scope of this collection. Search by keywords to identify microforms on a particular topic. Type in keywords that identify the institution, the work/s or collection, etc. Combine words and phrases with connecting words AND, OR, NOT: eg microform AND manuscripts AND music

Contents of the following Primary Source Microfilm Music Manuscript Collections held in the Music Library. Click on each title to view contents or use the CD-ROM PRIMMUSwhich indexes item-level full content of this collection.

Film images of fragile and unique material are contained in this collection, including music manuscripts and early printed editons.

  • Use the Library Catalogue to identify the scope of this collection. Search the catalogue by author if you are seeking a work written by a particular composer. Search by keywords to identify microforms on a particular topic. Type in keywords that identify the institution, the work/s or collection, etc. Combine words and phrases with connecting words AND, OR, NOT: eg microform AND manuscripts AND music

Contents of the following Primary Source Microfilm Music Manuscript Collections held in the Music Library. Click on each title to view contents or use the CD-ROM PRIMMUS which indexes item-level full content of this collection.

  • History of Music, 1500-1800 : Music in Harvard Libraries from the Renaissance through the Early Classical Period.
    Woodbridge, Conn. : Research Publications, 1985. 107 microfilm reels. UniM Music MIC/o 1065.

    From the Houghton Library, the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library and the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library.
    "Nearly 1,000 items of printed music along with more than 400 works of music theory representing a spectrum of music, writers, composers and national sources. English music from the Restoration and Jacobean periods is included, along with Italian and French dance music and European secular music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and mid-18th century South-German part-books. American music is represented by an array of Thomas walter editions. Among the composers represented are Thomas Arne, Samuel Arnold, C.P.E. and J.C. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, Nicolas Dalayrac, Handel, Haydn, Philippe de Monte, Mozart, Palestrina, Pepusch, Philidor, Henry Purcell, Rameau and Vivaldi."
    Refer to the following printed guide :

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