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Finding Music Scores and Recordings @TCNJ Library
Search the TCNJ Online Catalog to locate music books, scores, CDs, and DVDs. Ask a Librarian if you need assistance.
Search Tips for Locating Scores and Recordings
- Use quotes to search phrases – this is especially helpful for locating specific songs
“An die Musik”
- Use the plural form for genre terms
Use limits to fine tune your searching:
- Limit by format (score, recording, DVD, CD, etc.)
- Limit by date (recent publications, new recordings, etc.)
- Search for two authors at once (2 composers on a recording, a composer and a performer, etc.)
beethoven brendel , renee fleming mozart
Finding Books @TCNJ Library
Search TCNJ Library Catalog on your topic using keywords, then limit your results to "General Collection" for books:
All books on music are classified with an M at the beginning of the call number, and are located on the 4th floor.
M = Music scores
ML = Music history and biography
MT = Music theory and teaching
Streaming Audio Resources
Classical Music Library (TCNJ users)
Classical streaming audio, with over 15,000 recordings of musical works from the classical repertoire.
Naxos Music Library (TCNJ users)
comprehensive collection of classical music available online offering over 1,298,200 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.
Smithsonian Global Sound (TCNJ users)
35,000 individual tracks of streaming audio of American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical and Broadway, Children's songs, and spoken word and sounds from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records and other labels.
Global Music Archive
Global Music Archive from Vanderbilt University provides access to sound recordings and images of indigenous music from communities in Africa and the Americas. (Real Player is required to stream the sound files, download Realplayer at http://www.real.com/ )
National Jukebox LOC.gov
At launch, the Jukebox includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. Jukebox content will be increased regularly, with additional Victor recordings and acoustically recorded titles made by other Sony-owned U.S. labels, including Columbia, OKeh, and others.
Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings
The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings (EDVR), funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is an index to master recordings (matrixes) and published discs made by the Victor Talking Machine Company beginning in 1900.