The Library houses a collection of around 5000 CDs.
Students may borrow up to four CDs for 7 days.
CDs may be requested but cannot be renewed.
CDs are arranged in the following categories:
|CLASSICAL||A-Z by Composer|
|OPERA||A-Z by Composer|
|EARLY MUSIC||A-Z by Composer|
|SONIC ARTS||A-Z by Composer|
|JAZZ||A-Z by Artist|
|WORLD||A-Z by Continent / Country|
|POPULAR||A-Z by Artist|
|MUSICALS||A-Z by Title|
|FILMS / TV||A- by Title|
|SOUND EFFECTS||Numbered Sequence|
Music scores are kept with the books in the Sheppard Library. They can be found on the first floor at the numbers shown in the table below:
|780||General Music Collections||786||Keyboard Music|
|780.8||Music anthologies||786.3||Piano tutors|
|781||Music Theory||786.4||Piano music|
|782||Dramatic Music||786.41||Piano sonatas|
|782.815||Musicals / Operetta||786.49||Piano duets / Music for two pianos|
|783||Sacred Music||787||Music for String Instruments|
|784.4||Folk music||787.41||Double bass|
|784.742||British popular songs||788||Music for Wind Instruments|
|784.773||American popular songs||788.11||Trumpet|
|784.78||Latin American popular songs||788.2||Trombone|
|784.8||Art songs||788.41||French horn|
|787.75||Quintets||789||Percussion, Electronic Music|
Study scores are arranged in composer order. Their white spine labels usually include the first three letters of the composer's name. So, for example, a study score of a work by Debussy will have 'Study score Deb' on the spine. The collection includes miniature, study and full scores, with a separate section for the largest scores at the end of the sequence.
Look out for these titles from Eulenburg which enable you to follow the score while listening to the music.
Please remember that the law restricts the photocopying of music still in copyright to brief extracts only for study purposes. A performable unit of music may not be photocopied .
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Naxos Music Library Jazz provides online access to over 3000 jazz albums ranging from the work of jazz legends such as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington, to contemporary jazz, including Swedish and Scandinavian artists.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. It also contains over 300 audio recordings.
Archival Sound Recordings provides access to 46,200 recordings selected from the British Library sound Archive. Collections include: classical music, jazz and popular music and world and traditional music.
Grove Music Online contains Sibelius enabled music examples within many articles, meaning you can listen to audio examples of particular concepts and styles of music.