Instrument and Voice Guides

Call numbers for bassoon music

  • M75-M79: Bassoon or contrabassoon alone
    • M75: Collections (more than one composer)
    • M76: Original works - collections (one composer)
    • M77: Original works - separate works
    • M78: Arrangements - collections (one composer)
    • M79: Arrangements - separate works
  • M253-M254: Bassoon or contrabassoon with piano accompaniment
    • M253: Collections
    • M254: Separate works
  • M288-M289: Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds)
    • M288: Collections
    • M289: Separate works
  • M290-M291: Duets - one stringed and one wind instrument
  • M296-M297: Duets - one wind and one plucked instrument
  • M315-M319: Piano and two wind instruments
  • M320-M324: Piano, one string, and one wind instrument
  • M335-M339: Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
  • M355-M359: Three wind instruments
  • M360-M364: Three stringed and wind instruments
  • M375-M379: Three wind and plucked instruments
  • M380-M384: Three stringed, wind, and plucked instruments

Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).

Concertos and similar pieces:

  • M1026: Bassoon with orchestra - full scores
  • M1026.5: Cadenzas for works for bassoon with orchestra
  • M1027: Bassoon with orchestra - piano reductions
  • M1126: Bassoon with string orchestra - full scores
  • M1126.5: Cadenzas for works for bassoon with string orchestra
  • M1127: Bassoon with string orchestra - piano reductions

Studies and methods:

  • MT400: General works
  • MT402: Systems and methods
  • MT403: Teaching pieces
  • MT404: Instructive editions
  • MT405: Studies and exercises
  • MT406: Orchestral studies (excerpts)
  • MT407: Two bassoons
  • MT408: Self-instructors
  • MT412: Contrabassoon
  • MT415: Sarrusophone

Subject headings for bassoon music

Use this list of subjects to get started searching in the Libraries catalog:

Solo bassoon music: 

  • sonatas (bassoon)
  • suites (bassoon)
  • variations (bassoon)
  • [fill in this blank with the genre of composition you're looking for] (bassoon)
  • bassoon music

Bassoon and piano music:

  • rondos (bassoon and piano)
  • sonatas (bassoon and piano)
  • suites (bassoon and piano)
  • variations (bassoon and piano)
  • [fill in this blank with the genre of composition you're looking for] (bassoon and piano)
  • bassoon and piano music


  • bassoons (2)
  • violin and bassoon music
  • flute and bassoon music
  • horn and bassoon music
  • etc.


  • woodwind trios (bassoon, oboe, flute) [also try other combinations of instruments with bassoon]
  • wind trios [use this subject heading to search for mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations of instruments]
    • wind trios (bassoon, clarinet, trumpet)
    • wind trios (bassoon, flute, horn)
    • etc.
  • trios [this subject heading will lead you to various combinations of stringed, brass, woodwind, etc. instruments]
    • trios (viola, bassoons (2))
    • trios (bassoon, trumpet, percussion)
    • etc.

Quartets [follow this pattern for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets]:

  • woodwind quartets [this subject heading will return a list of various combinations of instruments]
  • suites [this subject heading will return a list of various combinations of instruments]
  • variations [this subject heading will return a list of various combinations of instruments]
  • wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]

Bassoon and orchestra:

  • concertos (bassoon)
  • concertos (bassoon solo with piano)
  • bassoon with orchestra
  • concertos (bassoon with string orchestra)
  • rondos (bassoon with orchestra)
  • [fill in this blank with the genre you're looking for] (bassoon with orchestra)


Find bassoon-specific scholarship online and in print through the Music Library

Want an overview of bassoon-related publications and lists of repertoire? 

Browse these call number ranges in the Music Library's Reference section (located on the low shelving in the front of the Library, across from the circulation desk) and General collections. If you need help locating any of these materials, just ask at the circulation desk!

  • ML128 .B26: Bassoon bibliographies
  • ML950: General works
  • ML951: Construction
  • ML953: Music and playing

Also, make sure to check out these specific titles:

Interested in browsing bassoon-specific journals? Check out these periodicals (current periodicals are just past the circulation desk in the rack on the wall, and older issues of print periodicals are located to your right when you first enter the Music Library):

Want to learn more about finding and accessing music materials like books, scores, and recordings?

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2022 1:08 PM