Instrument and Voice Guides

Call numbers for flute music

  • M60-M64: Flute or alto flute alone
    • M60: Collections (more than one composer)
    • M61: Original works - collections (one composer)
    • M62: Original works - separate works
    • M63: Arrangements - collections (one composer)
    • M64: Arrangements - separate works
  • M110.P5: Piccolo
  • M240-M244: Flute or alto flute with piano accompaniment
    • M240: Collections (more than one composer)
    • M241: Original works - collections (one composer)
    • M242: Original works - separate works
    • M243: Arrangements - collections (one composer)
    • M244: Arrangements - separate works
  • M270.P45: Piccolo with piano accompaniment
  • 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:

  • M1020: Flute or alto flute with orchestra - full scores
  • M1020.5: Cadenzas for works for flute or alto flute with orchestra
  • M1021: Flute or alto flute with orchestra - piano reductions
  • M1034.P5: Piccolo with orchestra - full scores
  • M1034.5.P5: Cadenzas for works for piccolo with orchestra
  • M1035.P5: Piccolo with orchestra - piano reductions
  • M1120: Flute or alto flute with string orchestra - full scores
  • M1120.5: Cadenzas for works for flute or alto flute with string orchestra
  • M1121: Flute or alto flute with string orchestra - piano reductions
  • M1134.P5: Piccolo with string orchestra - full scores
  • M1134.5.P5: Cadenzas for works for piccolo with string orchestra
  • M1135.P5: Piccolo with string orchestra - piano reductions

Flute studies and methods:

  • MT340: General works
  • MT342: Systems and methods
  • MT343: Teaching pieces
  • MT344: Instructive editions
  • MT345: Studies and exercises
  • MT346: Orchestral studies (excerpts)
  • MT347: Two flutes
  • MT348: Self-instructors
  • MT356: Fife
  • MT357: Piccolo

Subject headings for flute music

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

Solo flute music: 

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

Flute and piano music:

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


  • flutes (2)
  • violin and flute music
  • clarinet and flute music
  • horn and flute music
  • etc.


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

Flute and orchestra:

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


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

Want an overview of flute-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 .F58: Flute bibliographies
  • ML935: General works
  • ML936: Construction
  • ML937: Music and playing

Also, make sure to check out these specific titles:


Interested in browsing flute-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