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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 viola 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 "String trios" (or string quartets, etc.) to browse items with all string instrumentation and use "Trios" (or quartets, etc.) to browse items with mixed instrumentation (ex., wind and strings).  Please note that these terms are only starting points which will lead you to more specific subject headings connected to items that include viola within their instrumentation.

Call Number Areas

Below are some selected call number ranges where viola 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 45-49 Solo viola music
M 224-228 Viola and piano music
M 286-287 Duets: two string instruments (not all items include viola)
M 290-291 Duets: wind and string instrument (not all items include viola)
M 1014 Viola with orchestra (full scores)
M 1015 Viola with orchestra (piano reductions)
M 1114 Viola with string orchestra (full scores)
M 1115 Viola with string orchestra (piano reductions)
ML 900-905 Viola history and criticism
MT 280-285,
MT 287-291
Viola instruction and study
MT 286 Orchestral excerpts
Z 6814 .V3 Viola 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 320).