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Music, Music Business/Arts Management: Music Scores, Music Online and CDs

CDs at the Sheppard Library

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
FILMS / TV A- by Title
SOUND EFFECTS Numbered Sequence

Music Scores

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
782.15 Opera 786.44 Jazz piano
782.815 Musicals / Operetta 786.49 Piano duets / Music for two pianos
782.855 Film music 786.8 Organ
783 Sacred Music 787 Music for String Instruments
783.3 Oratorios 787.1 Violin
784 Vocal Music 787.2 Viola
784.1 Madrigals 787.3 Cello
784.4 Folk music 787.41 Double bass
784.7 Popular songs 787.61 Guitar
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
784.94 Sight singing 788.51 Flute
785 Instrumental Music 788.53 Recorder
785.42 Jazz ensembles 788.6 Clarinet
785.7 Chamber music 788.66 Saxophone
785.73 Trios 788.7 Oboe
785.74 Quartets 788.8 Bassoon
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.

Copyright notice:

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 .

Online Listening

Naxos Music Library is an invaluable resource for music students, providing an extensive online collection of over 90,000 CDs which are streamed in near-CD quality. This vast Library contains mostly classical music recordings, with a small proportion of recordings in other musical genres such as Jazz, Folk, Blues, Nostalgia, Chinese Music, World and New Age. NML also includes detailed background and composer notes, complete texts of opera libretti and other reference material.

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 ColtraneThelonious 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.