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Tips for Using the TIGER Music Instrumentation Search

Use the Music Instrumentation Search to Find:

  • Chamber music
  • Solo instrumental music
  • Songs with specified accompaniment
  • Arrangements for specific instrumentation
  • Choral works with or without soloists

Do Not Use the Music Instrumentation Search to Find:

  • Music for large ensembles, including orchestras and bands
  • Operas, musicals, and other large vocal works
  • Folk music and popular music
  • Hymns and liturgical chants
  • Collections of miscellaneous instrumentation
  • Songbooks

To find these types of materials, use a standard TIGER CATALOG search.

Limits

The TIGER Music Instrumentation Search will retrieve both music scores and sound recordings by default. Apply limits to restrict your search to “scores only” or “sound recordings” only.

Example

Searching for music scores and sound recordings that include 1 flute, 1 viola, and 1 harp.

A. From the “Woodwinds” menu, select “Flute;” under “Number of that instrument,” choose “1.” Click Add.

B. From the “Strings” menu, select “Viola;” under “Number of that instrument,” choose “1.” Click Add.

C. From the “Strings” menu, select “Harp;” under “Number of that instrument,” choose “1.” After clicking Add, select Perform TIGER Search.

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