Musc catalogues and indexes — general overview

Overview of which type of music material is to be found in which catalogue at the National Library of Scotland:

Type of material Catalogue
Books on music Main Catalogue (OPAC and catalogue 1 on fiche)
Much post 1992 printed music Main Catalogue (OPAC and catalogue 1 on fiche)
Printed music published before circa 1810 Main Music Catalogue (Card catalogue in catalogue hall)
Printed music published abroad up to circa 1992 Main Music Catalogue (Card catalogue in catalogue hall)
Printed music published in Great Britain between circa 1810 and 1992 Some in Main Music Catalogue (Card catalogue in catalogue hall)
Some in Supplementary Music Catalogue (hand written card catalogue available on request)
Much post 1957 printed music NLS/BCM card catalogue (available on request)
Scottish song tunes, Scottish instrumental tunes, popular music, sound recordings Various indexes
Music manuscripts Various manuscripts catalogues (see NLS Manuscript Collections pages)

 

Overview of which catalogue contains which type of material:

Catalogue Type of material
Main Catalogue (Voyager and catalogue 1 on fiche)
  • Books on music
  • Small proportion of scores (mainly popular and Scottish printed music)
Main Music Catalogue (Card catalogue in catalogue hall)
  • Printed music published before circa 1810
  • Printed music published abroad up to circa 1992
  • Much but not all printed music published in Great Britain between c. 1810 and 1992 (see supplementary music catalogue)
Supplementary Music Catalogue (Victorian hand written card catalogue available on request)
  • Printed music published in Great Britain between circa 1810 and circa 1900
NLS/BCM card catalogue
  • Post 1957 printed music
Various manuscripts catalogues (see NLS Manuscript Collections pages)
  • Music manuscripts
Various indexes
  • Scottish song tunes, Scottish instrumental tunes, popular music, sound recordings

 

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