Types of Scores
Find Music Scores in Omni
All music scores are accessible through Omni searching by Author (i.e. composer), Title, Subject or Any Field (using Boolean operators). Boolean searches are most useful to allow combination of terms (see under Uniform Titles) and avoid retrieving sound recordings.
Examples: mahler AND wunderhorn NOT (disc OR sound)
Generally, items are shelved alphabetically in author order within each subject class number.
Classical Scores Library (15th-21st century). Includes full, study, piano and vocal scores, as well as piano reductions. All opera, vocal, and choral texts are configured to allow for deep searching and textual analysis.
ChoralWiki: free choral/vocal scores, texts, and translations.
Canadian Sheet Music: Digitized subset of 4,000 items featuring either a Canadian imprint or Canadian composer (University of Toronto)
The Choral Library belongs to the Queen's DAN School of Drama & Music. It is housed on the 3rd floor mezzanine level of the Douglas Library. It is also referred to as the Queen's School of Music Performance Library Scores Database. A paper index to the music is located with the collection.
To make a borrowing request, please contact:
DAN School of Drama & Music, Queen's University
Continuing Adjunct Lecturer, Queen's University
Artistic Director, Kingston Chamber Choir
Room 307, Harrison-LeCaine Hall,
39 Bader Lane, Kingston, K7L2S8
Search a song title in Omni Simple or Advanced Search mode using quotation marks: e.g. "il pleure dans mon coeur".
Use the Song Index to help locate songs from published collections/anthologies housed in the music collection stacks. If title access does not yield the song (since the search string is followed literally), try searching only by the composer's last name.