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Finding Music Scores

Guide to finding music scores at the Louise Hanson-Dyer Music Collection, located at the Southbank Library.

Microform 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. All microform collections are held at the Baillieu Library.

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 microform collections of the Baillieu Library. Click on each title to view contents or use the CD-ROM PRIMMUS which indexes item-level full content of this collection.

This list includes collections held at the University of Melbourne which include resources from a range of periods and locations.

Microform Collections in the Louise Hanson-Dyer Collection

Film images of fragile and unique material are contained in this collection, including music manuscripts and early printed editions. All microforms are held in the microforms collections at the Baillieu Library.

  • 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

For detailed contents of the following Primary Source Microfilm Music Manuscript Collections, click on each title 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 Bail 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 :