How Do I Find - Music & Scores

Use the UCR catalog to find music scores and recordings held in the library.

Some of the most popular music scores in the UCR music collection are for solo piano and solo guitar works. Additionally, the collection includes scores for operas, chamber music, folk songs, choral music, and orchestral pieces. There are also sets containing the complete output of many different composers including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and many others both well-known and obscure. Also included in the collection are national and historical sets of music, which are known as monuments.


UCR faculty, staff and students may borrow scores from the Library with a valid R'Card.


Playback equipment is available for music CDs, LPs (vinyl), and other media.

Search Tips

  • Use Author to search for authors, composers, performers or music ensembles.
  • Keyword Search is recommended. Combine composer and title in the search box, and limit the Resource Type to Scores or Audio.
  • To find works with generic titles (i.e. sonata, symphony, concerto, etc.) it is often helpful to search for the genre in the plural (i.e. sonatas, symphonies, concertos, etc.).
  • It is often effective to search with an opus or thematic index number, such as a K(Köchel) number for works by Mozart.
  • Finding different versions of the same musical work together with the author's or composer's name can be difficult because musical titles may vary from score to score (or recording to recording). Search using the "preferred title" which appears right after the composer's name. See Indiana University's guide to using Preferred Titles in Music

Sample Searches