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MUSI 662: Introduction to Research in Music

Find Composer's Collected Works

Many composers’ complete works have been published in a single scholarly edition (called a collected edition). To find scholarly editions, do the following:

1. Go Mason Library Homepage

2. Click on "Advanced Search."

3. Select "Author/Creator and type in the composer's name.

    In the next row, select "Title" and type "Works." (You can also try these foreign alternatives: Werke,  Samtliche Werke,  Gesamtausgabe (German); Opere (Italian); Oeuvres (French)."

     In the next row, select "Call Number" and type "M3." (Collected works are found in the M3 section of the library.)

Example of library search. Author contains: Bach. Title contains: Works. Call Number contains: M3.



To Locate Individual Works in Scholarly Editions, conduct a search in the Index to Printed Music: