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Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library is an ever-growing database of classical music recordings. The collection includes recordings from the world's greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from medieval times to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.

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Oxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location.

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Naxos Music Library Jazz

Naxos Music Library Jazz [NMLJ] is one of the most comprehensive collections of jazz music available online. It offers over 65,000 tracks of jazz from more than 7,000 albums. Over 32,000 jazz artists are represented. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy and others.

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Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 87,860 CDs with more than 1,247,500 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CD-length recordings are added to the library every month.

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International Society of Basists

The ISB was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With some 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB is an organization for those who teach, study, play, repair, build and enjoy the double bass.

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Double Bass Reference Guide

Contains suggested call numbers and subject headings for searching resources for double bass repertoire. Also, a list of print resources (not in our library) and online links for double bass related sources.

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American String Teachers Association

The American String Teachers Association is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers.

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String Ensemble Reference Guide

A guide designed to help you find music for ensembles that include string instruments.

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Contact Librarian

Digital Formats and Metadata Librarian/Lecturer
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Music Subject Librarian

If you wish to schedule research help, please feel free to email me or book a consultation here. Beth Thompson bookings.

Using the Library Catalog

Below are general call number ranges for Shelf Browsing:

M55-M58 Double bass solos
M237-M238 Double bass with piano accompaniment
M286-M287 Duets-- two string instruments
M290-M291 Duets-- wind and string instruments
M1018 Concertos with orchestra
M1018 Concertos with orchestra (arranged)
M1118 Concertos with string orchestra
M1118 Concertos with string orchestra (arranged)
ML920 History
MT320-MT334 Studies and methods
MT331 Orchestral excerpts

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