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Percussion Resources in the Music Library: Featured Resources

A guide to finding percussion scores, recordings, and books about all aspects of percussion in the music library.

Helpful Subject Headings

Subject Headings are standard terms that can be used to find resources on a given topic. The following can be used in either keyword or subject searches:

Violin Call Numbers

M Music (scores)
M145-175 Solo percussion
M217-285 Percussion with piano accompaniment 
M1038 Percussion with orchestra, full scores
M1039 Percussion with orchestra, piano reductions
M1138 Percussion with string orchestra, full scores
M1139 Percussion with string orchestra, piano reductions

Music literature

ML128 .P23 Bibliographies of percussion music


Percussion history and criticism

MT Instruction and study

Technique, methods, and etudes

MT655.4 Orchestral excerpts

Featured Books