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Music Library Guide: Special Collections

a library guide for Music & Dance students

Special Collections

All Special Collections are Short Loan.

Several special editions are housed in the glass cabinets around the upper level.

Single-composer complete editions.

These intend to be
a) a complete edition of a composer’s output. Some sets are complete, e.g. Mozart's Neue Ausgabe and Bach's Werke but most are still in the process of being completed;  or
b) a complete edition of specific segments of a composer’s output (e.g. the complete keyboard works of Frescobaldi);

Browse the shelf number TPR 782.97 in the library catalogue to see all titles.

UCT holdings include JS Bach, Berg, Berlioz, Brahms, Buxtehude, Debussy, Corelli, Handel, Haydn, Liszt, Lully, Mahler, Mozart, Schönberg, Schubert, Schumann, Telemann, Wagner, Wolff.

Other collected editions.

Title Shelf number
Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich TPR 782.97 DENK(OSTE)
Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst TPR 782.97 DENK
The English school of lutenist song writers. 2nd series / [edited by] Edmund Horace Fellowes. TPR 780.3 FELL
The English school of lutenist song writers / transcribed, scores and edited from the original editions by Edmund Horace Fellowes. TPR 780.3 FELL
Musica britannica: a National Collection of Music [MB], ed. A. Lewis, Royal Musical Association (London: Stainer & Bell, 1951–, partly rev. and repr., 1954–) TPR 782.97 MUSI


Mostly printed modern collections devoted to works in the concert repertory and to early works in modern editions.

Title Shelf number
Anthology of music : a collection of complete musical examples illustrating the history of music / edited by K.G. Fellerer TPR 782.97 ANTH
Chefs d’oeuvre classiques de l’opéra français, ed. J.B. Weckerlin and others (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1880/R), unnumbered piano-vocal scores TPR 782.97 CHEF