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Music Research Guide: Organ

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

Repertoire lists for the organ


Organ literature : a comprehensive survey / by Corliss Richard Arnold.  2 vols. 

Metuchen, NJ : Scarecrow Press, 1995 

MUSIC Ref ML600.A76 1995


Catalogue of music for organ and instruments / James H. Laster

Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005

MUSIC Ref ML128.O6 L34 2005


Organ and harpsichord music by women composers : an annotated catalog / compiled by Adel Heinrich

New York : Greenwood Press, 1991

MUSIC Ref ML128.O6 O73 1991


Organ music in print / edited by Thomas R. Nardone

Philadelphia : MusicData, 1975,  and supplements to 1997

MUSIC Ref ML128.O6 N37


Repertorium Orgelmusik : Komponisten, Werke, Editionen, 1150-2000, 57 Länder : eine Auswahl = A bio-bibliographical index of organ music : composers, works, editions, 1150-2000, 57 countries : a selection / Klaus Beckmann.  2 vols.

Mainz ; New York : Schott, 2001-

MUSIC Ref ML128.O6 B4 2001


Periodicals for the organ

The American organist, v. 13 (1979)-   ML1.M787x

The tracker : journal of the Organ Historical Society, v. 28 (1984)-  ML1.T733x

Choir & organ, 1993-  Online

Clavier, v. 1 (1962) - v. 47 (2008)  ML1.C79

Clavier companion, v. 1 (2009)-  ML1.C792

The organ, no. 85 (1942)-  ML5.O7


...and many more.  Search for the subject "Organ (Musical instrument)--Periodicals" in the catalog.


Some Library of Congress call numbers for the organ

M - Scores

M6-19--Solo organ music

M180-195--Music for two organs or organ and one other instrument

M1005-1006, M1108-1109--Organ with orchestra and string orchestra (includes full scores and solos with piano arrangements)

ML - Music Literature

ML128.O6--Organ music: Bibliography

ML549-649--Books about the organ

MT - Instruction and Study

MT180-208--Methods, etudes, orchestra studies, etc.

Some Library of Congress subject headings for music for organ

Organ music

Suites (Organ)

Concertos (Organ)

Concertos (Organ with string orchestra)

Organ with orchestra

...and there are lots more.  Do a subject search for "organ" or for "organ (musical instrument)" and see the different subject headings that begin with "organ."

Library of Congress subject headings about the organ

Organ music--Bibliography

Organ music--Discography

Organ (Musical instrument)--History


   ... and lots more.  Search "organ" in Encore and find more than 1700 recordings and more than 3000 scores.     

Subject Guide: Music

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