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MU221 Demystifying Afro-Brazilian Musics & Cultures: Find Scores

Looking for a Composer?

If you want to find works by a composer, do an AUTHOR search in the Tiger catalog.  This will bring up anything she has created (scores, recordings, writings, etc).


If you want to find out about a composer, do a SUBJECT search. 


IMPORTANT!!  You must use the convention of Last Name, First Name when using these 2 searches!

Many living composers have websites with sound files and biographical information.

Search Tips


  • You'll find books about music in Tutt Library.
  • You'll find examples of music (scores, media) in the Music Library.

Use Advanced Search in Tiger and the most specific information that you have, such as key, opus number, or thematic index number of  a piece, for example:

Mozart   K. 622

Useful Subject Searches:

You can use Prospector to order materials that are either checked out or not owned by the campus libraries.

  • Access to materials (scores, books, CDs, DVDs, etc.) throughout Colorado and Wyoming
  • Materials arrive in 3-5 business days

To widen your search, use WorldCat to locate scores that we don't own.  You can order these through interlibrary loan.

Finding Scores

In Tiger Catalog

We do have a few scores of Brazilian music. Your best bet is to perform a WORD search, Brazil* Music* (see Truncation, below) and then modify your search to select SCORES.

You can also search TIGER for composers and performers. See Looking for a composer? in the box to the left for some search hints. 

Internet Resources 

IMSLP Petrucci Music Library
A digital music library, free printing allowed. It aspires to collecting all public domain music, as well as music by living composers willing to share their works. On the left side of the page, select NATIONALITY from the BROWSE SCORES box. This will bring up a few composers.

Sheet Music Consortium
A huge collection of digitized sheet music collections from many universities and other sources. You'll find some Cuban music here.

Brazilian Music:

Music Librarian

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Daryll Stevens
The fastest way to reach me is via the "Email Me" link above. You may also reach me at 389-6126, or 389-6560