Books and printed music are arranged according to the Library of Congress' Classification System. The library has circulating and non-circulating (reference) collections. Each collection is divided in to three sections.
The Jones Music Library has distinct collections for music education and music therapy resources. A complete description of the library's collections may be found here.
To locate printed music for a specific instrumentation, you may use the subject search in the OPAL Catalog. Each resource has been tagged with specific subject headings that describe its content. Bibliographies & Repertoire Guides tab in this guide.
Subject headings for printed music typically use the name of the instrument(s) followed by the word music (e.g. piano music, flute music) To find duets for two distinct instruments, use the the following form:
Duets of the same instrument will be listed under the name of the instrument, followed by the word "music." Ensembles of more than two brass instruments, will typically be under the subect "Brass" followed by the genre term (quintets, quartets) and instrumentation
|Solos and etudes||M 80-84||M 85-89||M 90-94||M 95-99|
|Orchestral excerpts||M 80.5||M 85.5||M 90.5||M 95.5|
|Solo with piano||M 255-259||M 260-261||M 262-263||M 264-265|
|Duets (any 2 brass instruments)||M 289.4||M 289.4||M 289.4||M 289.4|
|Concertos/full orchestra||M 1028-1029||M 1030-1031||M 1032-1033||M 1034 T79 - M 1035 T79|
|Concertos/string orchestra||M 1128-1129||M 1132-1133||M 1134 T79 - M 1135 T79|
|TRIOS||M 357.7; M 358-59 - may include woodwinds|
|QUARTETS||M 457.7; M 458-59 - may include woodwinds|
|QUINTETS||M 557.4; M 558-59 - may include woodwinds|
|SEXTETS||M 657.4; M 658-59 - may include woodwinds|
|SEPTETS||M 757.4; M 758-59 - may include woodwinds|
|OCTETS||M 857.4; M 858-59 - may include woodwinds|
|NONETS||M 957.4; M 958-59 - may include woodwinds|
Complete sets of original orchestral parts and full scores from the great symphonic and operatic repertoire are available on CD-ROM in the Jones Music Library. Sheet music pages may be printed out or downloaded. For a complete list of parts, see the OPAL Library catalog record for the The orchestra musician's CD-ROM library.
There are a wide variety of public domain scores available on the Internet. The Loeb Music Library at Harvard University provides a more comprehensive list of digital scores collections available on the web. This is a list of more substantial collections.