Recordings Search Help


To find only CD’s, add the word "compact" to the search terms
Precise spelling is required (google as needed)

Instrumental Music (use or combine any of the following)

  • instrument name
  • composer’s last name
  • numbers: omit "opus", "K", etc. (e.g. 103) [remove number if few or no results]
  • specific genre or title: use plural or wildcard search, for example:
    • symphonies or symphon*
    • sonatas or sonat*
    Example: mozart violin concert* 218 compact

Jazz (use or combine any of the following)

  • artist name(s)
  • instrument(s)
  • song title(s)
  • album title
  • ensemble type
  • ensemble name
    Example: davis adderley coltrane sextet


Specific song or aria (use or combine the following)

  • composer’s last name
  • significant words from song or aria (typically in original language)
    Example: furtiva lagrima donizetti compact

Opera, Oratorio, or other Large Work; (use or combine the following)

  • composer’s last name
  • title of larger work (typically in original language)
    Example: messiah handel

For more help contact the Music Librarian