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Clarinet: A Starting Guide

Part I: Where to Find Clarinet Music in the UNLV Music Library
  • Solo Clarinet: M70-74
  • Clarinet with piano/keyboard: M248-252
  • Chamber music including woodwinds (NOTE: Not all works in these areas will include clarinet):
    • Duets: M288-291, M296-297
    • Trios:
      • Trios with keyboard: M315-324, M335-339
      • Other trios: M356-364, M375-384
    • Quartets:
      • Quartets with keyboard: M419-424, M435-439
      • Other quartets: M455-464, M475-484
    • Quintets:
      • Quintets with keyboard: M519-524, M535-539
      • Other quintets: M555-564, M575-584
    • Quintets:
      • Quintets with keyboard: M519-524, M535-539
      • Other quintets: M555-564, M575-584
    • Sextets:
      • Sextets with keyboard: M619-624, M635-639
      • Other sextets: M655-664, M675-684
    • Septets:
      • Septets with keyboard: M719-724, M735-739
      • Other septets: M755-764, M775-784
    • Octets:
      • Octets with keyboard: M819-824, M835-839
      • Other octets: M855-864, M875-884
    • Nonets:
      • Nonets with keyboard: M919-924, M935-939
      • Other nonets: M955-964, M975-984
  • Clarinet with orchestra: M1024-1025
  • Clarinet with string orchestra: M1124-1125
  • Instruction and study:Clarinet: MT380-392 (Lied Library Stacks)
  • Studies and exercises: MT380-392 (Music Library)
  • Orchestra studies: MT386
  • History of the clarinet: ML945 (Lied Library Stacks)

See also our list of Clarinet Compact Discs in the UNLV Music Library on this site.

Part II: Representative Subject Headings for Clarinet

Note: The headings below do not include the numerous chamber combinations of clarinet with other instruments. For more comprehensive results, perform a keyword search including the term "clarinet."

Part III: Useful Sources

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (Online). London: Macmillan Reference; New York: Grove's Dictionaries, 2001-
Internet Access

Clarinet Repertoire

Gee, Harry R. Clarinet solos de concours, 1897-1980: an annotated bibliography. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981.
Music Ref. ML128.C58 G43

Gillespie, Jr., James E. Solos for unaccompanied clarinet: an annotated bibliography of published works. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1973.
Music Ref. ML128.C58 G54

Lawson, Colin, ed. The Cambridge companion to the clarinet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Lied Book Stacks ML945 .C36 1995

Rice, Albert R. The clarinet in the classical period. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Lied Book Stacks ML945 .R52 2003

Wilkins, Wayne. The index of clarinet music. Magnolia, Ark.: Music Register, 1975.
Lied Book Stacks ML1238.C58 W54

____________. Supplement to The index of clarinet music. Magnolia, Ark.: Music Register, 1976-
Lied Book Stacks ML1238.C58 W54 Suppl. 1975-77

Ensemble Repertoire

Cobbett, Walter Willson. Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. Oxford [England]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1988, c1963.
Music Ref. ML1100 .C7 1988

Cohn, Arthur. The Literature of Chamber Music. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Hinshaw, c1997.
Music Ref. ML1100 .C78 1997

Gillaspie, Jon A., Marshall Stoneham, David Lindsey Clark. Wind Ensemble Catalog. (Music reference collection ; no. 63) Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.
Music Ref. ML128.W5 G52 1998

Part IV: Periodicals

The Clarinet
Lied Periodicals ML1.C787

The Woodwind Quarterly
Lied Periodicals ML929 .W66

Chamber Music
Lied Periodicals ML1 .C353