Sometimes you may know the title of a song or aria, but may not know who wrote it. In such a case, just enter the title with material type set to Music Scores in our old catalog, or launch your search on our new discover.library.unt.edu catalog and select Music Socres from the facets on the results page.
TIP: Sometimes you may not spell titles of arias or classical songs correctly, or you may not spell them the same way as our catalog lists them. Our catalog is unforgiving in such cases. If a search brings no results, it often helps to search Google using whatever information you have. Google will likely take you to the correct spelling, thus enabling you to find the work in our catalog.
General browsing advice:
Here are some good areas to browse for classical songs:
M 1619- this call number is for collections of classical songs by various composers.
M 1620- this call number is for collections of classical songs by individual composers. Under this number, scores are in alphabetical order by composer.
Here are some good areas to browse for classical arias:
M 1507- this call number is for collections of arias by various composers.
M 1503- this call number is for piano-vocal scores of operas. Under this number, scores are in alphabetical order by composer. Under each composer, scores are in alphabetical order by opera title.
(We have full scores of many operas; their call number is M 1500. They show the orchestral accompaniments. However, the piano-vocal scores are what vocal students usually need to take to their lessons.)
M 1503 trivia: In addition to operas, this call number is used for piano-vocal scores of Broadway musicals.
Here is a good area to browse for popular songs:
M 1630.18- There are hundreds of popular songbooks under that number.
Oratorios, including Bach's Passions:
M 2003- this call number is for piano-vocal scores. They are in alphabetical order by composer.