Collected editions are multi-volume scholarly editions of the works of a single composer or of a particular musical repertoire. In producing these editions, scholars exam all available primary sources to determine the most authentic version of each work. Types of editions include:
Once you have located and navigated to the main article for the composer, select the "Works" tab from the "Article contents" on the left-hand side of the page.
Works lists in Grove are usually subdivided by composition type (i.e. Operas, Choral, Orchestral, Chamber, Keyboard, etc.). You can also navigate a works list by using Ctrl F (Command F for Mac users) to search within the article for a particular title.
Information about the series, volume, page (if applicable), and any other divisions of the edition will be listed at the end of the entry. For some well-known composers, more than one collected edition has been published. The different editions are generally listed at the beginning of the works list, along with their respective abbreviations.
The collected editions are shelved in the non-circulating score collection in the M2 and M3 call numbers ranges. Collected works by individual composers are shelved alphabetically in the M3 call number range. If you need assistance locating a volume, please visit the library help desk on the first floor.
Grove (Oxford) Music Online provides information about many of the major collected editions, particularly for individual composers, but in some cases you may need to consult another resource to find a work. Here are several other options:
Please note that the available print indexes are dated and will not include information on newer editions.
|Opera Omnia||All works|
|Oeuvres completes||Complete works|