Instrument and Voice Guides

Call numbers for trombone music

  • M90-M94: Trombone or bass trombone alone
    • M90: Collections (more than one composer)
    • M91: Original works - collections (one composer)
    • M92: Original works - separate works
    • M93: Arrangements - collections (one composer)
    • M94: Arrangements - separate works
  • M262-M263: Trombone or bass trombone with piano accompaniment
    • M262: Collections
    • M263: 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:

  • M1032: Trombone with full orchestra - full scores
  • M1032.5: Cadenzas for works for trombone with full orchestra
  • M1033: Trombone with full orchestra - piano reductions
  • M1132: Trombone with string orchestra - full scores
  • M1132.5: Cadenzas for works for trombone with string orchestra
  • M1133: Trombone with string orchestra - piano reductions

Studies and methods:

  • MT460: General works
  • MT462: Systems and methods
  • MT463: Teaching pieces
  • MT464: Instructive editions
  • MT465: Studies and exercises
  • MT466: Orchestral studies (excerpts)
  • MT467: Two trombones
  • MT468: Self-instructors
  • MT472: Bass trombone or contrabass trombone

Subject headings for trombone music

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

Solo trombone music: 

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

Trombone and piano music:

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


  • trombones (2)
  • trumpet and trombone music
  • flute and trombone music
  • horn and trombone music
  • etc.


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

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

  • brass quartets [this subject heading will return a list of various combinations of brass instruments, e.g. trombones (2), horns (2)]
  • wind quartets [this subject heading will return a list of various combinations of brass and woodwind 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]

Trombone and orchestra:

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


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

Want an overview of trombone-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 .T76: Trombone bibliographies
  • ML965: General works
  • ML966: Construction
  • ML968: Music and playing

Also, make sure to check out these specific titles:

Interested in browsing trumpet-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):

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2022 1:08 PM