Recordings Search Help

Instrumental music recordings | Specific song or aria on recordings | Opera, Oratorio, or other Large Work on recordings | Jazz music recordings | For more help  

Instrumental music recordings: use or combine any of the following. The catalog requires precise spelling.  Consult Google as necessary.

  • Instrument name
  • Composer’s last name
  • Opus or other number: Use only the number; omit letters or words proceeding the number such as “opus”,  “op” or  “K”.  If few or no results are found, remove the number.
  • Genre search or genre as part of the title: use the plural form such as “sonatas”, “symphonies” and “quartets”. Or, use the asterisk (*) to perform a “wildcard search” which searches all variations of the word.  For example, symphon* locates symphony, symphonies, symphonien, and symphonie.
  • Add the term “compact” to locate only CD recordings

Example: To locate Mozart’s violin concert, K. 218 on CD, perform this search:

 

Specific song or aria on recordings: use or combine the following. The catalog requires precise spelling.  Consult Google as necessary.

  • Composer’s last name
  • Significant words from song or aria (typically in the original language)
  • Add the term “compact” to locate only CD recordings

Example: To locate the aria “Una furtiva lagrima” by Donizetti on CD, perform this search:

 

Opera, Oratorio, or other Large Work on recordings: use or combine the following. The catalog requires precise spelling.  Consult Google as necessary.

  • Composer’s last name
  • Title of larger work (typically in the original language)
  • Add the term “compact” to locate only CD recordings

Example: To locate “The elixir of love” by Donizetti, perform this search:

Jazz music recordings: use or combine any of the following.  The catalog requires precise spelling.  Consult Google as necessary.

  • Artist name(s)
  • Instrument(s)
  • Song title(s)
  • Album title
  • Ensemble type
  • Ensemble name
  • Add the term “compact” to locate only CD recordings

Example: To locate recordings with Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley sextet, perform this recording search:

 

For more help contact the Music Librarian