The UCLA Library Catalog lists everything in the Music Library. There is always more than one way to find something. Here are two good ways.
1. This method is useful for items with specific titles or identifying numbers.
Use a: Keyword Search. Set the Quick Limit to: Music Scores (sheet music).
Enter specific words in the search box. Here are some examples:
- bach bwv 1029
- stravinsky rite spring piano
- adams atomic
- berlioz fantastiqe
The disadvantage of this search is that you find only the scores identified by what you enter. "stravinsky rite spring piano" won't find scores identified only as "sacre du printemps", or "Vesna svi︠a︡shchennai︠a︡"!
2. This method is useful for symphonies, concertos, sonatas and works with generic titles.
Use an: Author and Title List search. (Don't set a Quick Limit.)
Enter the composer's name followed by words in the title in title order. You can also just enter the composer's name. Here are some examples:
- brahms johannes
- bach weinen klagen
- shostakovich symphonies
- haydn symphonies 104
The advantage of this search is that you get all of the works by the composer with the title you entered in an an ordered list. The disadvantage is that recordings and scores all appear together in the list, and you must put the generic title word first.