This guide is designed to help you find music for ensembles that include wind instruments. Use this as a
starting point, or browsing tool. As always, consult Voyager and the catalogs for complete holdings
information, and when uncertain, ask at the Reference Desk! Also, see the related guides for Flute,
Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, and “Chamber Music, Piano”.
Suggested Call Numbers for Shelf Browsing
Below are general call number ranges. For specific call numbers, consult the Library of Congress Classification
Schedule in the yellow book at the Reference Desk, and/or Voyager.
M315-M386 trios which may include one or more brass instruments
M315-M319 two winds and piano
M355-M359 wind trios
M357.2 Woodwind only trios
M415-M486 quartets which may include one or more brass instruments
M415-M419 three winds and piano
M455-M459 wind quartets
M457.2 Woodwind only quartets
M515-M586 quintets which may include one or more brass instruments
M515-M519 four winds and piano
M555-M559 wind quintets
M557.2 Woodwind only quintets
M657.2 Woodwind only sextets
M757.2 Woodwind only septets
M857.2 Woodwind only octets
M957.2 Woodwind only nonets
Suggested Subject Headings
Below are examples of some useful subject headings for use in Voyager and the Card Catalog. For complete listings of headings,
consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings (red books).
Headings for Voyager Headings for Subject Catalog
Wind trios Under “chamber music”:
Wind quartets Trios
Wind quintets Quartets
[follow for sextets, septets, octets, nonets] Quintets
Woodwind trios etc.
[follow for sextets, septets, octets, nonets]
Note: Woodwind is used when no brass instruments (e.g. horn) are employed; use “wind
quintet” for the traditional instrumentation.
Repertoire Lists and Reference Works
Baron, John H. Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide. 2nd ed. NY: Routledge, 2002. Ref
ML128.C4 B265 2002
Berger, Melvin. Guide to Chamber Music. NY: Dodd, Mead, 1985. Ref ML1100.B496 G946 1985
Clark, David Lindsey. Appraisals of Original Wind Music: A Survey and Guide. Westport: Greenwood,
1999. Ref. ML128.W5 C592 1999
Cohn, Arthur. The Literature of Chamber Music. Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music, 1997. Ref
ML1100.C678 L776 1997
Forsyth, Ella Marie. Building a Chamber Music Collection: A Descriptive Guide to Published Scores.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979. Ref ML128.C4 F735
Gillaspie, Jon A., Marshall Stoneham, and David Lindsey Clark. The Wind Ensemble Catalog. Westport:
Greenwood, 1998. Ref ML128.W5 S881 1997 Suppl.
Gillespie, James E. The Reed Trio: An Annotated Bibliography of Original Published Works. Detroit:
Information Coordinators, 1971. Ref ML128.W5 G47
Horne, Aaron. Woodwind Music of Black Composers. Westport: Greenwood, 1990. Ref. ML128.W5 H81
Hošek, Miroslav. Das Bläserquintett. Grünwald: B. Brüchle, 1979. Ref ML128.W5 H719
Houser, Roy. Catalogue of Chamber Music for Woodwind Instruments. NY: Da Capo, 1973. Ref
ML128.W5 H842 1962a
Kurtz, S. James. A Study and Catalog of Ensemble Music for Woodwinds Alone or with Brass from ca.
1700 to ca. 1825. Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Iowa, 1971. Ref ML128.W5 K96
Peters, Harry B. The Literature of the Woodwind Quintet. Metuchen: Scarecrow, 1971. Ref ML128.C4
Rangel-Ribeiro, Victor. Chamber Music: An International Guide to Works and Their Instrumentation.
NY: Facts on File, 1993. Ref ML128.C4 R19 1993
Scott, William. A Conductor’s Repertory of Chamber Music: Compositions for Nine to Fifteen Solo
Instruments. Westport: Greenwood, 1993. Ref ML128.C4 S43 1993
Secrist-Schmedes, Barbera. Wind Chamber Music: Winds With Piano and Woodwind Quintets: An
Annotated Guide. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1996. Ref ML128.C4 S446 1996
Secrist-Schmedes, Barbera. Wind Chamber Music: For Two To Sixteen Winds: An Annotated Guide.
Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow, 2002. Ref. ML128.C4 S446 2002
Skei, Allen B. Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Instruments of the Orchestra: A Bibliographic Guide.
NY: Garland, 1985. Ref. ML128.W5 S632
Squire, Alan Paul. An Annotated Bibliography of Written Material Pertinent to the Performance of
Woodwind Chamber Music. Thesis (Ph.D.), University of Illinois, 1960. Ref ML128.C4 S77
Stoneham, Marshall., Jon A. Gillaspie, and David Lindsey Clark. Wind Ensemble Sourcebook and
Biographical Guide. Westport: Greenwood, 1997. Ref ML128.W5 S881 1997
Voxman, Himie. Woodwind Music Guide. Evanston, IL: Instrumentalist, 1982. Ref ML128.W5 V974W
Wilkins, Wayne. The Index of Bassoon Music, Including the Index of Baroque Trio Sonatas. Magnolia,
AR: The Music Register, 1976. Ref. ML128 .B27 W685I
See also bibliographies of individual instruments, many of which have ensemble music.
Compiled by Jim Farrington, 4/01; rev. 3/04