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Music 101- Helfen

Find Books, Digital Copies, Facsimiles through the Library Catalog - discoverE

To find facsimiles in the Emory Libraries, use discoverE.

Records for facsimiles of manuscripts have one of these subject headings:

Music—Manuscripts—Facsimiles
[Composer name] —Manuscripts—Facsimiles

The library also hold facsimiles of some early printed editions.  The searches below may yield these as well, unless you include "manuscripts" as a search term.

Search strategies

  • Try a subject search on the composer's name along with facsimiles. e.g., Subject: beethoven facsimiles.
     
  • For specific works, search the composer's name, title [uniform title if known] and facsimiles or facsimile*.
    • E.g.,  mozart zauberflote facsimile* will find facsimiles of "The Magic Flute."
    • Weihnachts-Oratorium and facsimile* will find facsimiles of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
       
  • For collections of more than one piece, the shelf mark of the holding library or the popular title of the manuscript (e.g., Egerton 3665, Tregian Manuscript, Squarcialupi codex)

Browse the shelves to find many of the Music and Media Library's facsimiles.

Many facsimiles are classed in ML96.4 and ML96.5 and are kept together in a special "folio" section. These may be checked out. 

However, numerous other facsimiles are not kept here. These include

  • Items in microform.
  • Items classed by their instrumentation. (These are often early printed works.)
  • Materials in the Pitts Theology Library
  • Facsimiles kept in MARBL due to their cost and rareness
  • Items kept behind the desk in Music and Media: these have a location "MM-DESK" in the catalog and may be used in the library.
  • Facsimiles in sets, e.g., Renaissance Music in Facsimile.

To find microfilm and microfiche collections at Emory, also use discoverE.

Search for these as if they were printed materials—there's no subject heading for microfilms, microfiche, or other microforms.

If you know that a microform set is held at Emory, but you don't know the title, try limiting searches to LOCATION:  MICROFORMS.

Notable sets at Emory:

  • For Bach:  Musikhandschriften der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz.  Teil I:  Die Bach-Sammlung.
  • For Beethoven:  Musikhandschriften der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz.  Teil 3:  Die Beethoven-Sammlung.

Emory Libraries

Use DiscoverE to search Emory's catalog for books, ebooks, scores, online scores, and other materials.

To find materials about (not by) a person, use Advanced Search, and search the name as a subject:

Other Libraries - Find books in WorldCat if Emory doesn't have what you need. Request to borrow the book through the ILLIAD (Interlibrary loan) system.