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Basic Music Research Tools

A collection of tools for music research.

Overview

A catalogue is a list of works. It can be distinguished by composer or era. Catalogues can be helpful when you want to find out:

  • What else a composer wrote in the same year.
  • The date of a composition.
  • The catalogue number of a composition.
  • Similar pieces from the same era.

Sometimes, catalogues will also tell you the location of an original manuscript. For a current location, online catalogues are most reliable; older print versions may be outdated.

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