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Music Research Guide: Percussion

A guide to the music resources at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Repertoire lists for percussion


Percussion solo literature / Thomas Siwe, editor

Champaign, Ill. : Media Press, c1995

MUSIC Ref ML128.P23 S63 1995


Percussion ensemble literature / Thomas Siwe, editor

Champaign, Ill. : Media Press, c1998

MUSIC Ref ML128.P23 S6 1998


Symphonic repertoire guide for timpani and percussion / Raynor Carroll

Pasadena, Calif. : Batterie Music ; NY ; dist. by C. Fischer, c2005

MUSIC Ref ML128.P23 C37 2005


Periodicals for percussion

Percussive notes, v. 17 (1978)-  ML1.P1087

Woodwind world/Brass & percussion and Woodwind/Brass & percussion, v. 14 (1975) - v. 24 (1985)  ML1.W555


See also:

NACWPI journal

Some Library of Congress call numbers for percussion

M - Scores

M146-175--Solo percussion music

M284-285--Music for percussion and piano

M1038-1039, M1138-1139--Percussion with orchestra and string orchestra (includes full scores and solos with piano arrangements)

ML - Music Literature

ML128.P23--Percussion music: bibliography

ML1030-1049--Books about percussion

MT - Instruction and Study

MT655-725--Methods, etudes, orchestra studies, etc.

Some Library of Congress subject headings for music for percussion

Percussion music

Percussion and piano music

Suites (Percussion)

Concertos (Percussion)

Concertos (Percussion with band)

Percussion with orchestra

...and there are lots more.  Do a subject search for "percussion" and see the 100 different subject headings that begin with "percussion."  Also do a subject search for individual percussion instruments, such as "timpani."

Library of Congress subject headings about percussion

Percussion music--Bibliography

Percussion music--Discography

Percussion instruments--History


Drummers (Musicians)

   ... and lots more.  Search "percussion" in Encore and find almost 100 books, almost 400 recordings, and almost 600 scores.  Also search individual percussion instruments in Encore. 

Web Resources for percussion

Subject Guide: Music

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