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.
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|
|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).