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Percussion Resources

This is a guide to locating information and materials related to percussion in the Music Library.

Music Library Contact

Jason Imbesi
Contact:
3239 Moore Building - School of Music
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085
734.764.2512

Subject Headings

Below are some examples of subject headings related to percussion which may be useful when searching or browsing in Mirlyn.

To search subject headings in Mirlyn, begin by selecting Subject in the pull-down menu below the search field and then entering any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.   Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.

To browse a list of subject headings, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Subject begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.

Books and Periodicals

Scores, Recordings and Videorecordings

For chamber ensemble music, you can use "Percussion ensembles" to browse items with all percussion instrumentation and use "Trios" (or quartets, etc.) to browse items with mixed instrumentation (ex., wind and percussion).  Please note that these terms are only starting points which will lead you to more specific subject headings connected to items that include percussion within their instrumentation.

Call Number Areas

Below are some selected call number ranges where percussion materials may be located. You can browse the shelves or consult Mirlyn for a more specific listing of materials by call number.

M 145-175 Solo percussion music
M 284-285 Percussion and piano music
M 298 Duets: two percussion instruments (not all items include percussion)
M 298 Duets: non-percussion and percussion instrument (not all items include percussion)
M 1038 Percussion with orchestra (full scores)
M 1039 Percussion with orchestra (piano reductions)
M 1138 Percussion with string orchestra (full scores)
M 1139 Percussion with string orchestra (piano reductions)
ML 1030-1049 Percussion history

MT 655-664,
MT 710-720,
MT 724.5-725

Percussion instruction and study
MT 655.4 Orchestral excerpts (general works)
ML 128 .P23
Z 6814 .P38
Percussion bibliographies

To search by call number in Mirlyn, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu below the search field and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 320).

To browse by call number, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Call number begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter the beginning of a call number.

Introduction

This is a guide designed to help you locate information and materials related to percussion.  It is not a complete bibliography, but rather indicates key resources and types of materials that may be useful when seeking information in this area.  It can act as a starting point for your research and as a reference point that you can revisit in the future.  Across the top are tabs to direct you to information regarding book, score, audio and video recording, article, periodical and other online resources for percussion.

Please note: This guide largely focuses on materials and resources that fall under the larger umbrella of the percussion instrument family.  For more information on specific percussion instruments, you can conduct keyword searches and, to a lesser extent, subject searches using the desired instrument rather than the term "percussion" (for example, marimba or xylophone).

All listed items are available in the Music Library.  Consult Mirlyn for complete holdings information and availability of materials.  If you need assistance, a music librarian will be happy to help you.  Also, if you have recommendations for other resources on percussion that are not owned by the Music Library, please let us know.

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Subjects: Arts
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