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This guide covers the different types of music resources available at Milner Library.

Piano Music

This page helps you find piano repertoire and research materials in Milner Library.

Subject Headings - Piano

Search using partial and exact subject terms to see what we have in the collection. Below are some sample subject headings for piano music and results from the Milner catalog. On the search results screen, use the filters on the left to limit results to books, scores, or recordings.

Piano music

Piano music (2 hands)

Piano music (4 hands)

Piano with orchestra

Concertos (piano)

Sonatas (piano)

Suites (piano)

Variations (piano)

Trumpet and piano music

Songs (High voice) with piano

Call Numbers - Piano

Use these call numbers and ranges to browse the stacks for piano resources.


M20-M32, Piano alone
M21, Collections of keyboard music
M22, Collections of piano music
M23, Sonatas
M24, Suites
M25, Character pieces
M26, Music for the left hand
M27, Variations
M30, Dances
M32, Waltzes
M33-39, Arrangements/transcriptions for piano
M200-M204, Piano – 4 hands
M207-M213, Arrangements for 4-hand piano
M214-M216, 2-piano music
M1010, Piano with orchestra (full score)
M1011, Piano with orchestra (2-piano reduction)
M1110, Piano with string orchestra (full score)
M1111, Piano with string orchestra (piano reduction)



ML128 .P3, Bibliographies of piano music
ML132 .P3, Piano music – graded lists
ML650-ML747, General/history and construction/music and playing


Method Books

MT140, Analytical works on piano
MT220-MT258, Piano Instruction and Study
MT745-MT746, Teaching beginners

Search Tips - Piano

Use the advanced search to combine terms (composer and title)

  • Example: Piano Concerto AND Brahms

After doing search, use facets to reduce number of results or increase their relevance (limit to score)

Lots of keyboard music is published in collections. If you are looking for a specific piece…

  • Use keyword search
  • Enter most distinctive information from composer’s name and the piece title
  • Example: Bach BWV 846

Use controlled vocabulary and triangulation to find similar sources (subject headings, authors)

Use truncation to search word variances all at once – add asterisk to end of a word

  • Example: a search for pian* will find results with the word piano, pianos, pianist, pianists, pianism, pianisms, pianiste, pianistic, pianistically, pianoforte, pianofortes, pianissimo

Online Scores

Recordings - Piano