Instrument and Voice Guides

Call numbers for saxophone music

  • M105-M109: Saxophone alone
    • M105: Collections (more than one composer)
    • M106: Original works - collections (one composer)
    • M107: Original works - separate works
    • M108: Arrangements - collections (one composer)
    • M109: Arrangements - separate works
  • M268-M269: Saxophone with piano accompaniment
    • M268: Collections
    • M269: 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:

  • M1034.S4: Saxophone with orchestra - full scores
  • M1034.5 .S4: Cadenzas for works for saxophone with orchestra
  • M1035.S4: Saxophone with orchestra - piano reductions
  • M1034.S4: Saxophone with string orchestra - full scores
  • M1034.5 .S4: Cadenzas for works for saxophone with string orchestra
  • M1035.S4: Saxophone with string orchestra - piano reductions

Studies and methods:

  • MT500: General works
  • MT502: Systems and methods
  • MT503: Teaching pieces
  • MT504: Instructive editions
  • MT505: Studies and exercises
  • MT506: Orchestral studies (excerpts)
  • MT507: Two saxophones
  • MT508: Self-instructors
  • MT510: Other instruments of the saxophone family

Subject headings for saxophone music

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

Solo saxophone music: 

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

Saxophone and piano music:

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


  • saxophones (2)
  • violin and saxophone music
  • flute and saxophone music
  • horn and saxophone music
  • etc.


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

Saxophone and orchestra:

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


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

Want an overview of saxophone-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 .S247: Saxophone bibliographies
  • ML975: General works
  • ML976: Construction
  • ML978: 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):

  • Saxophone Journal
    • Available in print at the Music Library, Periodicals section
  • The Saxophone Symposium: Journal of the North American Saxophone Alliance
    • Available in print at the Music Library, Periodicals​​ section 
Last Updated: Jun 8, 2022 1:08 PM