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Back to basics:
music interlending
Helen Bader
Assistant Librarian
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
“The successful management of the
printed music requirements for
orchestral and choral performance is
perhaps the most com...
Understanding
what musicians
need
Music formats
Full score
Study score
Miniature score
Vocal score
Orchestral part
Orchestral set
Terminology
Libretto
Arranger / arrangement
Opus number
Work number
Voices (SATB etc)
Searching can be
challenging!
Foreign / alternative titles
Variations in spelling (eg
composers’ names)
Opus / work number...
Candide
by Leonard
Bernstein
Operetta
1956 Original Broadway version
1973 Broadway revival
1989 “Final revised version”
Ov...
Locating music
materials
Some music materials can be sourced in the same way as
monographs, journal articles, theses etc.
BLDSS
Copac
SUNCAT
EThOS
...
Online sources
International Music Score Library Project imslp.org
Composer websites
Can you be sure that the
music is in the public domain?
Copyright
Music for
performance
What you may
need to know
• Composer
• Title
• Version
• Arranger / editor
• Publisher
• Language
• Dates required (first
...
ENCORE! The British
Union Catalogue of
Performance Music Sets
http://asp.bibits.no/encore/wsSearch.
Asp
Image © Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Image courtesy of wirewiping via en.wikipedia (CC by 2.0)
http://www.flickr...
Boosey & Hawkes
OUP
United Music
Publishers
Novello
Schott
Universal Edition
Publishers’ hire libraries
Music Publishers A...
Managing the
loan
Know what you’ve
been sent
Keep detailed records
Create your own
numbering system
Check, check and
check again
Replace los...
Verdi’s Requiem – sung by 400!
Image courtesy of pennstatelive via Flickr (CC by 2.0)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennsta...
Catalogues
and reference
sources
Printed
Information sources in music (ed. L. Foreman)
British Union Catalogue of Music Periodicals (BUCOMP)
Music dictiona...
Oxford Music Online
http://www.oxfordmusiconline.
com
British Library - Music
Collections
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/find
he...
Further help
and advice
Jiscmail list (IAML-UK-IRL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK)
Training courses (Success with music inter-library loans, Music
for the terrifi...
Top tips for
music
interlending
1. Make sure you
know exactly what
your borrower wants
2. Have access to
comprehensive
music reference
resources
3. Subscribe to the
IAML UK & IRL
Jiscmail list
4. Ask for help from
music specialists
5. Go to some of the
performances - it’s a
great feeling knowing
you’ve helped made
it happen!
Image courtesy of Stefan Baudy via Flickr (CC by 2.0)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/349497988/
Any questions?
Helen Bader
helen.bader@rwcmd.ac.uk
Twitter: @helbader
Slideshare: helbader
References
Wright, S. (2003) “Performance (orc...
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  1. 1. Back to basics: music interlending Helen Bader Assistant Librarian Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  2. 2. “The successful management of the printed music requirements for orchestral and choral performance is perhaps the most complex operation in the music service industry.” (Wright 2003, p.250)
  3. 3. Understanding what musicians need
  4. 4. Music formats Full score Study score Miniature score Vocal score Orchestral part Orchestral set
  5. 5. Terminology Libretto Arranger / arrangement Opus number Work number Voices (SATB etc)
  6. 6. Searching can be challenging! Foreign / alternative titles Variations in spelling (eg composers’ names) Opus / work numbers Different versions of works
  7. 7. Candide by Leonard Bernstein Operetta 1956 Original Broadway version 1973 Broadway revival 1989 “Final revised version” Overture Operetta Symphony orchestra Wind ensemble
  8. 8. Locating music materials
  9. 9. Some music materials can be sourced in the same way as monographs, journal articles, theses etc. BLDSS Copac SUNCAT EThOS FABLibraries / WorldCat
  10. 10. Online sources International Music Score Library Project imslp.org Composer websites
  11. 11. Can you be sure that the music is in the public domain? Copyright
  12. 12. Music for performance
  13. 13. What you may need to know • Composer • Title • Version • Arranger / editor • Publisher • Language • Dates required (first rehearsal to performance) • Type & number of scores / parts required
  14. 14. ENCORE! The British Union Catalogue of Performance Music Sets http://asp.bibits.no/encore/wsSearch. Asp
  15. 15. Image © Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Image courtesy of wirewiping via en.wikipedia (CC by 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/wirewiping/5588062881/ Conservatoire libraries
  16. 16. Boosey & Hawkes OUP United Music Publishers Novello Schott Universal Edition Publishers’ hire libraries Music Publishers Association (MPA)
  17. 17. Managing the loan
  18. 18. Know what you’ve been sent Keep detailed records Create your own numbering system Check, check and check again Replace lost parts and scores
  19. 19. Verdi’s Requiem – sung by 400! Image courtesy of pennstatelive via Flickr (CC by 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatelive/5588528641/
  20. 20. Catalogues and reference sources
  21. 21. Printed Information sources in music (ed. L. Foreman) British Union Catalogue of Music Periodicals (BUCOMP) Music dictionaries and encyclopaedias
  22. 22. Oxford Music Online http://www.oxfordmusiconline. com British Library - Music Collections http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/find helprestype/music/index.html OperaGlass http://opera.stanford.edu/ Music Theory & History Online http://www.dolmetsch.com Online
  23. 23. Further help and advice
  24. 24. Jiscmail list (IAML-UK-IRL@JISCMAIL.AC.UK) Training courses (Success with music inter-library loans, Music for the terrified, Virtuoso skills for music enquiries) Publications (Working with music in libraries) IAML (UK & IRL) http://www.iaml.info/iaml-uk- irl/index.html
  25. 25. Top tips for music interlending
  26. 26. 1. Make sure you know exactly what your borrower wants 2. Have access to comprehensive music reference resources
  27. 27. 3. Subscribe to the IAML UK & IRL Jiscmail list 4. Ask for help from music specialists
  28. 28. 5. Go to some of the performances - it’s a great feeling knowing you’ve helped made it happen!
  29. 29. Image courtesy of Stefan Baudy via Flickr (CC by 2.0) http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bast-/349497988/ Any questions?
  30. 30. Helen Bader helen.bader@rwcmd.ac.uk Twitter: @helbader Slideshare: helbader References Wright, S. (2003) “Performance (orchestral, opera and ballet).” In: Foreman, L. (ed.) Information sources in music. Munich: K.G. Saur. pp.250-261.
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