Finding Scores with Preferred Titles
In library catalogs, pieces of music are given added, preferred titles, so that one search finds every version of a piece. Preferred titles (aka uniform titles) are especially useful because pieces could have:
- titles in multiple languages (Brandenburg Concertos vs. Brandenburgische Konzerte);
- form titles and numbers (Sonata no. 3);
- well-known but unofficial descriptive titles (Moonlight Sonata);
- collective titles (Songs; Works).
This tutorial from the Indiana University Music Library is a good introduction to preferred titles for music.
Digital Score Collections
These collections are focused on musical scores and other music-related materials from more than one period; for links to many more, see Online Resources for Music Scholars.