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Classical Music: Scores

Resources for the study of all genres of classical music, including opera.

Where are the Scores?

Most scores are shelved in the Ms along with books and media. Full size scores will be found in the Oversize section (in compact shelving). Smaller formats, including miniature scores, are shelved in the main circulating collection. Be aware that some anthologies may be shelved in the MLs or MTs. Check location codes in the catalog carefully.

Search the Library Catalog

USC Upstate Library Catalog
Advanced Keyword Search

Search Tips:

  • An Author search by composer will bring up scores as well as recordings. Enter last name, first name:

       beethoven, ludwig van

  • Use the Advanced Keyword Search to search by composer and title and to limit by material type. For a score of symphonies by Johannes Brahms:

         A = brahms AND

         T = symphon*

         Material Type = Notated Music

Digital Editions

Scores from the Collection

Here are some representative scores of major classical works. Search the library catalog for more!