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French Horn Resources

About the Music Collection

The Music Collection of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) is one of the outstanding public library music collections in the United States, with close to 80,000 books and scores; 30,000 recordings; 400 periodical, newsletter and serial titles; an expansive video and DVD collection; music scores in CD-ROM and online versions; online databases for research and listening to music; and numerous special files and indexes that cover all aspects of music, including material related to music in the Pittsburgh area.

 

About the Horn Collection

  • Music scores for solo horn & piano, and with other instruments are available.
  • Compact discs featuring the horn in solo and chamber music works are found in the "Wp" CD section (for solo horn/ horn in brass & wind ensembles), the "Cm" section (for horn in string & wind ensembles), and "Co" for horn concertos.
  • Instructional books, videos and DVDs for horn are available.
 

Browse the Shelves!

Music Scores

Music scores are available as Printed Scores, or as Music Scores Online.

Printed Scores

Library of Congress Call Numbers - ("q" indicates an oversized book)

(q) M 82 Solo Horn
(q) M 255 - 259 Piano and horn
(q) M 288 - 289 Horn music Horns (2)
(q) M 357.4 Brass trios: Horns (3) or Horn, trombone, trumpet
(q) M 457.4 Brass quartets: Horns (4)
(q) M 458 Brass quartets: Horn, trombone, trumpets (2)
(q) M 557 Wind Quintets: Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Horn, Oboe
(q) M 558 - 559 Brass quintets: Horns (5) or Horn, trombone, trumpets (2), tuba
(q) M 1028 Horn with orchestra (full score)
(q) M 1029 Horn with orchestra (Solo Horn with piano)

Dewey Decimal Call Numbers - (Dewey books and scores, with or without an "M," are interfiled)

(q) (M) 785.73 Brass trios: Horns (3) or Horn, trombone, trumpet
(q) (M) 785.74 Brass quartets: Horn, trombone, trumpets (2)
(q) (M) 785.75 Brass quintets & Wind quintets
(q) (M) 788.41 Solo Horn with piano; Brass quartets: Horns (4)

Music Score CD-ROMs

CD-ROM music scores can be found on the shelf in the "CD-ROM Collection." CD-ROM scores appear in the catalog as a Music Score with the words "electronic resource" after the title. To search in the catalog, use Advanced Keyword. Enter the composer name and the words "electronic resource." Then limit the material type to Music Scores.

Music Scores Online

See Music Scores Online.

Instruction Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers - ("q" indicates an oversized book)

(q) MT 420 Horn (Musical Instrument) Instruction And Study
(q) MT 422 Horn (Musical Instrument) Methods
(q) MT 425 Horn (Musical Instrument) Studies And Exercises
(q) MT 426 Horn (Musical instrument) -- Orchestral excerpts.

Dewey Decimal Call Numbers - (Dewey books and scores, with or without an "M," are interfiled)

(q) (M) 788.41 Horn (Musical instrument) -- Instruction and study.
(q) (M) 788.41 Horn (Musical Instrument) Methods
(q) (M) 788.41 Horn (Musical Instrument) Studies And Exercises
(q) (M) 788.41 Horn (Musical instrument) -- Orchestral excerpts.

Other Books

Library of Congress Call Numbers - ("q" indicates an oversized book)

ML128 .H67 Horn music -- Bibliography.
ML 156.4 .H7 Horn music -- Discography.
(q) ML 955 Horn (Musical instrument) -- History.
(q) ML 955 Horn (Musical instrument) -- Pictorial works.

Dewey Decimal Call Numbers - (Dewey books and scores, with or without an "M," are interfiled)

(q) (M) 788.1 Horn (Musical instrument) -- History.
(q) (M) 788.41 Horn music -- Bibliography.
(q) (M) 788.41 Horn players.

Sound Recordings

Sound recordings are available as CDs or Listen online. Some historical recordings can also be found on LP and other formats.

CDs

Some horn-related CD categories (see Browsing for CDs for details):

Cm Horn within a chamber ensemble
Co Horn concertos with orchestra
Wp Solo Horn & Horn within a chamber ensemble

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Search the Catalog

Below are examples of useful subject headings for searching in The Catalog. See Catalog Tips for Music for further help on searching.

Scores and sound recordings (Scores and sound recordings use similar subject headings)

Instruction Books

Other Books

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Periodicals

The Carnegie Library subscribes to the following horn periodical. It can only be used in the library.

The Horn call : Journal of the International Horn Society.
 Durant, Okla., etc., International Horn Society

Databases

Click here to see our Music Databases including:

  • Music History and Indexes
  • Listen Online: Streaming Music
  • Music Scores Online

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Web Resources

  • French Horn Resource Page
    Asian/Australian-focused website including horn history, playing tips, and a remarkably well-stocked “Horn Mart” link with all manner of horn-related merchandise, from notepads to lampshades.
  • International Horn Society
    Definitive site for purchasing a professional-level instrument, access to news of the Society and its members, a thesis lending library, extensive lists of pedagogical materials, bibliographies & discographies, a job mart for horn playing engagements/gigs, online access to its magazine The Horn Call, and podcast services.

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Hours/Contact Us

Monday-Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday-Saturday 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 12 -5 PM

Music/Film & Audio, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-622-3105
musicdept@carnegielibrary.org

Updated 9/08