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Music Resources

Below is a list of music databases. Use these to find  articles from journals and professional publications, detailed essays from books and reference works, biographies and primary source material.

Music & Sound Databases

Image Databases

The Library's collection of music scores is held on Level 4 of the Main Library or in Special Collections.  We have a very large number of older scores, particularly pre-1950 and even pre 1900 as well as more recent material.

  • Scores (including miniature scores) are at classmark M
  • Literature about Music is at classmark ML
  • Musical instruction and study is at classmark MT

To find a specific score:

  • Search for the composer's name and/or keywords from the title of the work 
  • If you have too many results then refine your search to Printed music by choosing it from the Format option on the left-hand side of the resuts screen

If you are unable to find the score you need then the Music Scores Catalogue is in a separate volume at the end of the A-Z sequence of PAGE-CAT. This catalogue is arranged alphabetically by composer. PAGE-CAT is available on microfiche. Please ask a member of staff or e-mail us at if you would like assistance in finding items listed in PAGE-CAT

To find a range of free Music Scores which are available online use the Internet Resources tab at the top of the screen.

Concert adverts, programs and reviews

The Library has access to a number of useful sources for finding adverts, programs and reviews relating to concerts and music festivals.

Picture of old concert programme

19th Century

20th and 21st Century

Subject Guide

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Hilda McNae
Senior Librarian (Academic Liaison)

University of St Andrews Library, KY16 9TR

Tel: 01334 462298

Music Collections