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Subject Headings

Browsing the catalog for music? Get started with the following subject headings:

viola music | sonatas (viola) | suites (viola) | variations (viola)concertos (viola) | viola and piano music | viola -- orchestral excerpts | trios (viola) | string trios | quartets (viola) | string quartets | quintets (viola) | string quintets | viola with orchestraviola -- studies and exercises 

To specify some or all instruments for multi-instrument works, include them in parentheses, e.g.: trios (piano, flute, cello); quintets (trumpet, trombone)

Looking for a specific format, like sheet music, CD, or book? Use the menu to the left of search results to limit your results to that format. 

Audition Excerpts

Call Numbers

Sheet Music

One Instrument

​M45 - M49: Solo viola 

Two Instruments

M224 - M228: Solo viola with piano accompaniment

M286 - M287: Duets (two bowed instruments)

M290 - M291: Duets (bowed instrument, wind instrument)

M294 - M295: Duets (wind instrument, bowed instrument)

Three Instruments

M310 - M314: Piano, two bowed instruments

M320 - M324: Piano, one bowed instrument, one wind instrument

M330 - M334: Piano, one wind instrument, one bowed instrument

M349 - M353: Three bowed instruments 

M360 - M364: Three bowed and wind instruments

M370 - M374: Three bowed and plucked instruments 

Four Instruments

M450 - M452: String quartets

More than Four Instruments

Call numbers for instrumental music relate to instrumentation - call numbers for quintets (M500), sextets (M600), septets (M700), octets (M800), and nonets (M900) will follow similar instrumentation outlined in the M300 groupings. 


M360 - M364 = Three bowed and wind instruments (various)

M460 - M464 = Four bowed and wind instruments (various)

M560 - M564 = Five bowed and wind instruments (various) 

Orchestral Accompaniment

M1014 - M1015: Viola with orchestra (full scores, piano reductions)

M1114 - M1115: Viola with string orchestra (full scores, piano reductions)


ML128.V36: Viola bibliographies

ML900 - ML905: General books about the viola (history, criticism, construction, music)

Studies & Methods

MT280 - MT298: Technique, teaching pieces, bowing, positions, orchestral studies, etc.

Professional Organizations