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Music Library Guide: Scores / Sheet music

a library guide for Music & Dance students

Scores / Sheet music (TP*)

Colour coding: the spines of scores are colour coded by instrument group. See the table on the right:

Sheet music spine colours

 

Shelf number prefixes: to help with searching, various types of resources have different prefixes in their shelf numbers. See the table below:

TP Western Classical Music
TPA South African scores
TPR Reference scores
TP STORE Music store (ask at the Circulation desk)
TPS Western Classical Music - Orchestral sets and Choral sets
TPJ Jazz
TPJS Jazz. Big Band and Ensemble sets

 

The scores are divided into different sections:

Scores for voice, individual instruments and chamber music are located on the free standing shelves on the upper level (TP, TPJ).

Miniature scores (study scores) (TP 782.77) are located on the lower level in Room L5 (closed access).
Loan policy: single copies circulate as regular scores, BUT you need to ask for the item to be fetched from the AV room.

Choral works. Multiple copies of choral works: located in L5 (closed access) (TPS)
Loan policy: single copies circulate as regular scores.

Orchestras/Big Bands:

Western Classical Music orchestral sets (scores and parts): located in L5 (closed access) (TPS). Please consult the database on the library's homepage.
Loan policy: circulated to orchestra directors only; individual parts may be borrowed for use in the library only.

Jazz big band and ensemble sets: located in L5 (closed access) (TPJS)
Loan policy: circulated to big band directors only; individual parts may be borrowed for use in the library only.