This guide is your starting point for researching topics in music history. Use the left side navigation to find articles, ebooks, scores and recordings. You can also find tips on how to effectively search for specific compositions and create citations.
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Searching for music scores and recordings can be tricky. Here are a few techniques that may help you when searching in Library Search, a specific library database, or even Google.
Example: Middle Ages and Medieval period are two phrases that refer to the same time period.
Examples: Hildegard von Bingen AND music or Hildegard von Bingen AND medieval
Example: Mozart AND "K. 467"
Examples: "The four seasons" or "Le quattro stagioni"
"Well-Tempered Clavier" or "Wohltemperierte Klavier"
Examples: Rachmanino* will find both spellings: Rachmaninov and Rachmaninoff
Bach AND cantat* will find cantata, cantate, cantatas, cantaten