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String Resources

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

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Jason Imbesi
3239 Moore Building
School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085

Subject Headings

Below are some examples of subject headings related to the harp which may be useful when searching or browsing in the Library Catalog.

To search subject headings in the Library Catalog, go to the "Advanced" search page and select Subject in the pull-down menu next to the search field. Enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.  Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.

Books and Periodicals

Scores, Recordings and Videorecordings

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

Call Number Areas

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

M 115-119 Solo harp music
M 272-273 Harp and piano music
M 292-293 Duets: two plucked string instruments (not all items include harp)
M 294-295 Duets: string and plucked string instrument (not all items include harp)
M 296-297 Duets: wind and plucked string instrument (not all items include harp)
M 1036 Harp with orchestra (full scores)
M 1037 Harp with orchestra (piano reductions)
M 1136 Harp with string orchestra (full scores)
M 1137 Harp with orchestra (piano reductions)
ML 1005-1008 Harp history and criticism
MT 540-545 Harp instruction and study
MT 546 Orchestral excerpts
Z 6814 .H3 Harp bibliographies

To search by call number in the Library Catalog, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu in the Advanced search page and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 272).