The Music Library at VMAC

The Vermont Music and Arts Association has a fairly extensive music library for use by participants, but you may want to bring some from your own collectionn To help you decide what to bring, you may consult the library catalogue on line.

[A warning: to use the listings in HTML, it was necessary on my computer to clear the cache - otherwise old pages that you have visited will show up instead of the new ones. That used to be a simple process; not so simple any more. In Firefox, you have to click on the three horizonal bars at the upper right, select "Options>Advanced>Network" and then you can clear the cache. I don't know the path for all the other browsers... If you've never tried to access the database in the HTML version your computer will not have stored the old pages and you won't have a problem. -ed.]


    2018 catalog sorted by composer:    as HTML as PDF
    2018 catalog sorted by genre:           as HTML as PDF


New additions for 2018:


Selected Masterpieces for Wind Quintet: Prelude and Fugue BWV 539, Fugue BWV 578, Fughetta BWV 679, Badinerie from BWV 1067


BRAHMS, Johannes
Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11: arranged for flute, 2 clarinets (in Bb and A), horn in F, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass


Wind Quintet in Ab Major Op. 14



Café Music (violin, cello and piano)


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Catalog organization explained


The alphabetical listing by composer is self-explanatory.

The list by genre and the actual music collection are sorted by the library call number, the first letter of which is:

E for Ensemble without piano
P for instrumental music with Piano
R for Reference material (not performance parts)
V for Vocal music


The digits after the initial E or P for the instrumental works are
First digit:
indicates the number of instrumental parts (up to 9); 9 also indicates large ensembles.
Second digit:
0 = piano only
1 = strings only +/- piano
3 = winds only +/- piano
5 = winds and string +/- piano
Third digit:
a code for the specific instrumentation. P2 includes works for 2 pianos P202) or one piano, 4 hands (P204).

The digits following the initial V for the vocal works are
First digit: the number of vocal parts
Second digit:
0 = unaccompanied voice(s)
2 = with piano
4 = with instrument(s) other than piano
6 = with piano and other instrument(s)


For example, string quartets (E412) sort before wind quintets (E532) or violin sonatas (P211), and all vocal works sort after instrumental works.