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Music scores

Step-by-step methods to help you find printed and digital scores.

Original language

Opera arias, art songs and other lyrical works are written in the original language of the composer.

For example, Bizet's opera 'Pearl Fishers' will appear in the Library Search as 'Les Pecheurs de perles'. If you are unsure of the original language of the title, you can refer to Oxford Music Online (Grove online) to find the exact title.

In the Oxford Music Online Database type in the search box, the composer's surname and words from the opera title. (Bizet Pearl Fishers)

Once you have located the title in its original language, search the title in the Library Search.