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Guitar, Lute, and Harp

Subject Headings

Lute, Harp, and other plucked instruments may be used instead of Guitar in the headings below

Concertos guitar
Concertos guitar solo with piano
Sonatas guitar
Guitar and clarinet music (clarinet used as example - use desired instrument)
Guitar music
Guitar music guitars 2
Guitar with orchestra (orchestra used as example - use jazz ensemble, etc.)
Plectral ensembles
Trios guitar
Quartets guitar
Quintets guitar [similarly for Quintets, Sextets, Septets, Octets, Nonets]

(For chamber music with keyboard see the Keyboard Music Guide

Subject Headings for books


Call Numbers for music

M115 - M119 Harp solo
M125 - M129 Guitar solo
M140 - M142 Lute solo
M272 - M273 Harp and piano
M276 - M277 Guitar and piano
M282 - M283 Piano and one other plectral instrument
M325 - M386 Trios which may include one or more plectral instrument
M325 - M329 Two plectral instruments and piano
M365 - M386 Trios of three plectral instruments
M425 - M429 Three plucked instruments and piano
M465 - M469 Quartets of four plectral instruments
M525 - M529 Four plectral instruments and piano
M565 - M569 Quintets of five plectral instruments

[For Sextets, Septets, Octets, Nonets use same formulae as Quartets and Quintets, e.g. M769 is music for Seven plucked instruments.]

M1036 - M1037 Concertos for harp (orchestra acc.)
M1037.4 Concertos for other plectral instruments (orchestra acc.)
M1136 - M1137 Concertos for harp (string orch. acc.)
M1137.4 Concertos for other plectral instruments (string orch. acc.)

Call Numbers for books

[REF] ML128 .G968 Bibliographies - Guitar
[REF] ML128.H198 Bibliographies - Harp
[REF] ML128 .L9 Bibliographies - Lute
ML1005 Lute
ML1010-1013 Harp
ML1015 Guitar

Selected SFCM Library resources

Bone, Philip James. The guitar and mandolin: biographies of celebrated players and composers. 2nd ed. with new preface. London: Schott & Co., 1972. ML399 .G96b

Coelho, Victor. The manuscript sources of seventeenth-century Italian lute music. New York: Garland, 1995. REF ML128.L9 C672 1995

Gilmore, George. Guitar music index: a cross-indexed and graded listing of music in print for classical guitar & lute Honolulu: Galliard Press, 1976-1981. REF ML128.G968 G4

The Guitar Review music index: an index of music published in Guitar Review. Guitar Review. REF ML128.G968 G9

Lyons, David. Lute, Vihuela, Guitar to 1800, a Bibliography. Detroit: Information Coordinators, 1978. REF ML128.G968 L99

MacAuslan, Janna. Guitar music by women composers: an annotated catalog. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997. REFML128.G968 M11 1997

Provost, Richard. The Art and Technique of Practice. San Francisco: Guitar Solo Pubs., 1992. MT580 .P82 1992

Jape, Mijndert. Classical Guitar Music in Print. Philadelphia: Musicdata, 1989. REF ML128.G968 J3 1989

Performance on lute, guitar, and vihuela: historical practice and modern interpretation. Edited by Victor Anand Coelho. Cambridge, U.K.; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997. ML1003.P438 C6 1997

Pohlmann, Ernst. Laute, Theorbe, Chitarrone: die Lauten-Instrumente, ihre Musik und Literatur von 1500 bis zur Gegenwart. 4. Aufl. Lilienthal/Bremen :Edition Eres, 1975. REF ML128.G968 P748

Rezits, Joseph. The Guitarist's Resource Guide: Guitar Music in Print and Books on the Art of Guitar. San Diego: Pallma Music Co., 1983. REF ML128.G968 R46


Chamber Music America
Classical Guitar
Early Music
Guitar Review
International Musician
Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Performance Practice Review

Web Sites

American Harp Society
Information about the society, awards, competitions, artist programs, conferences, summer institutes, etc.

Chanterelle Verlag
International publisher specializing in classical guitar music.

Guitar Foundation of America
A good resource for researching information about the guitar on the web. Site includes information about competitions, teachers, guitars and guitar building, etc.

Historical Harp Society
Web site of the HHS has information regarding harp conferences and workshops.

Lute Society of America
Links to other lute societies and to the society's own microfilm and publications catalogs.

The Mandolin Caf
Resource for both classical and blue-grass mandolin playing.

Mel Bay Publications
Pubisher who specializes in a variety of resources for the guitar.