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Music: Scores

Scores by Instrument
Search Omni for scores

Locate a known piece of music by keyword

In Omni, type your keywords in the search box using a combination of the following:

  • Use the plural of the musical genre, e.g., concertos, sonatas.
  • Include the name of the instrument, e.g., oboe, or oboes
  • Include the composer's surname to narrow results, e.g., Schumann; possibly add distinctive first name, e.g, Clara
  • Include a distinctive word, e.g. title word, opus number or thematic catalogue number (consult Grove Music Online (part of Oxford Music Online to determine this info)
  • Additional tips:
    • If your result list includes many non-score items, on the left side of results under Resource Type, choose "scores"
    • Enclose phrases in "double quotation marks"

Master list of scores at Laurier

Scores are stored in many locations beyond the fourth floor of the Library. Below is a spreadsheet where you can browse all scores owned by the Library. Browse the list here, or use the Google doc feature for File/Download to save and open the file in Excel.



Where are the scores located?

3 parts or less: on the 4th floor

4th floor map

4 parts or more: in the Music Ensemble Collection
  • The Music Ensemble Collection (4th floor) has limited hours, please contact for help using this collection
  • The collection is comprised of orchestral, choral and chamber scores plus individual parts
  • Find items in the Ensemble collection in Omni. From the results page, at left
    • click on "Scores" under "Resource Types"
    • click on "Music Ensemble-Request hold or contact Ensemble Office" under "Laurier Location" 

Special note

  • For faculty requests, allow at least two weeks for processing
  • Ensemble materials may be rented by outside users with permission of the Faculty of Music
Online scores