To find a score or recordingof a particular musical work using the Search@UW search tool:
Enter the name of the composer or piece of work and the term score or recording in the search box. conduct a search. Then refine the seach by selecting the option "--Books and Media@UWRF" e.g., "Bach AND scores"
Last, first, and middle (or middle initial) if at all possible.
Think about alternative transliterations if the name comes from a language that uses an alphabet other than the Roman alphabet, e.g., Cyrillic, Hebrew, Chinese, etc..
Title of the work in its original language, e.g., The Marriage of Figaro = Le nozze di Figaro; B Minor Mass = Messe in H-Moll; Quartet for the End of Time = Quatuor pour la fin du temps.
Alternative titles or nicknames, such as "Moonlight Sonata" or "Jupiter" Symphony.
Is the piece part of a larger work? For example, an aria from a particular opera, e.g., "Quando m'en vo" = "Musetta's Waltz Song" from Puccini's La Boheme OR "No One Is Alone" from Sondheim's Into the Woods.
Nationality of the composer. This helps determine your search terms, for example:
piano = Klavier (German) = clavier (French, technically, "keyboard")
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