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    Sections in this category: General Resources | Catalogs of Printed Music

    General Resources

    The Audition Process: Anxiety management and Coping Strategies
    By Edward Stuart Dunkel. Allen Library Stacks [ML3830 D86 A] Check Status

    Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra
    Edited by Colin Lawson. Allen Library Stacks [ML1200 C36] Check Status

    The Development of Orchestral Music from 1725-1943: from Bach to Bartok
    By The London Philharmonic Orchestra. Allen Library Stacks [ML1200 L84] Check Status

    Orchestra Musician's Library - Excerpts on CD-Rom for all orchestral instruments. List of represented composers is available at the circulation desk.
    Allen Library Permanent Reserves [(PERM RES) M1000 O723] Check Status

    Orchestra Music: A Handbook
    By David Daniels. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 N8 D1 2005] Check Status

    Principles of Orchestration
    By Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. Allen Library Stacks [MT70 R577] Check Status

    The Symphonic Repertoire
    By Peter A. Brown. Allen Library Stacks [ML1255 B76 S95] Check Status

    Treatise on Instrumentation
    By Hector Berlioz and Richard Strauss. Allen Library Stacks [MT70 B51 S] Check Status

    Catalogs of Printed Music

    Orchestral Music in Print
    By Margaret K. Farish. Allen Library Reference [REF ML128 N8 F 1994 IND and Suppl.] Check Status

    Below are call number ranges for areas within this topic. Use these call numbers to browse the library shelves when you have a general idea of what you want, but don't have a specific item in mind.



    Symphonic Poems

    Suites/Variation Forms


    Collections for varying solo instruments

    Concertos for solo instruments with orchestra

    Concertos for Orchestra

    General pieces and dance forms


    Fantasies, etc

    String Orchestra Music (same breakdown as for full orchestra)

    Books on history of instruments/ensembles

    Books on orchestral music (forms)

    Excerpts for various instruments as outlined below
    • 266 - violin
    • 286 - viola
    • 303 - violoncello
    • 331 - double bass
    • 346 - flute
    • 366 - oboe
    • 376 - english horn
    • 386 - clarinet
    • 406 - bassoon
    • 426 - horn
    • 446 - trumpet
    • 466 - trombone
    • 486 - tuba
    • 496 - baritone
    • 546 - harp

    MT125, 130
    Analysis and appreciation

    Search below titles here to find complete library holdings.
    Journal Title:

    Das Orchester: Zeitschrift für Orchesterkulter und Rundfunkchorwesen

    Harmony: Forum of the Symphony Orchestra Institute

    International Musician

    NSOA Bulletin

    Senza Sordino

    Symphony - ML1 S98

    Use these subject headings to search by general topic in our Library catalog. Copy the subject heading into the search box and use the drop down menu to search by "Subject". There are many more possible subjects than what we have listed here, but these should get you started.


    Concertos (orchestra)

    Orchestra Studies

    Orchestral music


    String Orchestra Music

    Suites (orchestra)

    Symphonic Poems


    Symphonies -- excerpts

    American Federation of Musicians
    Official website for AFM

    International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians
    Official website for ICSOM

    League of American Orchestras
    Official Website for the League of American Orchestras (formerly the American Symphony Orchestra League)

    Audition listings for orchestras world wide

    Web forum for orchestra members

    Regional Orchestra Players Association
    Official website for ROPA