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String Resources

Subject Headings

*Viola, Violoncello, or Double bass may be used instead of Violin in the headings below.

Violin music
Sonatas violin
Violin and piano music
Violin with
Violin music (Violins 2)
String trios
String quartets
String quintets
(Use Sextets, Septets, Octets, Nonets in the same manner)
(For chamber music with keyboard see the Keyboard Music Guide)
String-orchestra music
Concertos violin
Concertos violin solo with piano

Subject Headings for books

Chamber music
Double bass
Orchestral music
String-orchestra music
String quartet
Viola da gamba
Call Numbers

*For Sextets, Septets, Octets, Nonets use the same formulae as Quartets & Quintets, e.g..M 850 - M 854 are string octets.

M40 - M44 Violin solo
M45 - M49 Viola solo
M50 - M54 Violoncello solo
M55 - M58 Double bass solo
M59 Other [baryton, viola da gamba, etc.]
M217 - M223 Violin and piano
M224 - M228 Viola and piano
M229 - M236 Violoncello and piano
M237 - M238 Double bass and piano
M239 Other string inst. and piano
M286 - M287 Two string instruments
M310 - M314 Trios for two string instruments and piano
M349 - M353 String trios
M410 - M414 Quartets for three string instruments and piano
M450 - M454 String quartets
M510 - M514 Quintets with four string instruments and piano
M550 - M554 String quintets

Concertos: orchestra acc. string orch acc.
Violin concertos M1012-M1013 M1112-M1113
Viola concertos M1014-M1015 M1114-M1115
Violoncello concertos M1016-M1017 M1116-1117
Double bass concertos M1018 M1118
Other string instruments M1019 M1119

Selected SFCM Library Resources

Dolmetsch, Nathalie. The viola da gamba : its origin and history, its technique and musical resources. New York : Hinrichsen Edition, 1962. ML760.D665 V7 1962

Eisler, Edith. 21st-century string quartets. San Anselmo, CA : String Letter Pub., c2000 ML398.E37 T9 2000

Grodner, Murray. Comprehensive Catalogue of Available Literature for the Double Bass. 3rd edition. Bloominggton, IN: Lemar Musical Research, 1964. REF ML128.D72 G8

Homuth, Donald. Cello Music since 1960: A Bibliography. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1994. REF ML128.V795 H7

Lawrence, Ian, 1933- The twentieth-century string quartet: an historical introduction and catalogue. Lanham, Md.:  Scarecrow Press, 2001 ML128.C4 L37 2001

Loft, Abram,1922- Violin and keyboard: the duo repertoire.  New York, Grossman Publishers, 1973. REF ML1165.V7 L829

Markevitch, Dimitry. The Solo Cello. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1989. ML128.V795 M3

Rabson, Carolyn. Orchestral Excerpts: a Comprehensive Index. Berkeley, CA: Fallen Leaf Press, 1993. REF ML128.O64 R116

Riley, Maurice. The History of the Viola. Ann Arbor, MI: Braun-Brumfield, 1991, 1993. ML900 .R573

Stowell, Robin. The Cambridge Companion to the Violin. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992. ML800.C35 1992

Stowell, Robin. The Cambridge companion to the cello .Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.ML910.C178 S8 1999

Walden, Valerie. One hundred years of violoncello: a history of technique and performance practice, 1740-1840. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998. ML915 .W25 1998

Wilkins, Wayne. Index of Violin Music. Magnolia, AR: Music Register, 1970. REF ML128.V79 W6

Zeyringer, Franz. Literatur fur Viola. Hartberg: J. Schonwetter, 1985. REF ML128.V36 Z6 1985


American String Teacher
Bass World
Chamber Music America
International Musician
International Society of Bassists
Journal of the American Viola Society
Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Overseas Musician
Performance Practice Review

Web Sites

American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
Provides information about the AFVBM including training, stolen instruments, meetings, etc.

Bow and Bowed Stringed Instrument Resource Information
Compiled by stringed instrument maker David Van Zandt, the site offers information regarding violin and bow makers, violin schools, early music, publications, string makers and music societies.

Guild of American Luthiers
This stringed instrument making and repairing organization site includes information on instrument plans, publications, schools & instruction, abstracts from their journal, and other resources.

Internet Cello Society
Provides information about professional and amateur cellists, a newsletter and library, internet links, bulletin board, etc.

Information about instruments for sale, dealers and makers, and stolen instruments. Includes a list of articles from several string periodicals.

Viola da Gamba Society of America
Information about the society, events & workshops, grants, classified ads, and links to other early music sites.

International Society of Double Bassists
Information about the society, conventions, competitions, advertisers, as well as links to related sites.