Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
How can I find out what books have been published about the trumpet? How can I find out what music has been published for trumpet?
You can perform the same searches as recommended under the Books or Recordings tabs above, but search OhioLINK instead of just MaagNET. That will find you the vast majority of materials. You can also use WorldCat or one of the books listed below.
Brass Bibliography by
Call Number: ML 128.W5 F3 1990
Publication Date: 1990-06-01
Bibliography, not annotated, of 6,029 writings concerning brass instruments. A few sections focus specifically on the trumpet. See p. 88 for writings about the history and music literature of the trumpet, p. 268 for materials that pertain to pedagogy, study, and technique of the trumpet, and p. 390 for trumpet acoustics and construction. The author and subject index can lead you to more materials related to the trumpet.
New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments by
Call Number: REF ML 102.I5 N48 1984
Publication Date: 1984
3-volume dictionary/encyclopedia of musical instruments. The entry on "trumpet" nearly 18pages and is divided into the following sections: (1) terminology and systems of classification, (2) geographic distribution and construction, (3) use and function, and (4) the Western trumpet. Photos and illustrations. Bibliography of approximately 150 writings.
A Teacher's Guide to the Literature of Brass Instruments by
Call Number: ML 128 .W5 R42
Publication Date: 1968
Annotated bibliography of music for brass instruments. You can find music for trumpet on the following pages: Methods and Studies, p. 1; Trumpet Duets, p. 9; Trumpet Trios, p. 14; Trumpet Quartets and Larger, p. 16; Duets for Mixed Instruments, p. 25; Trios, p. 26; Quartets, p. 28; Quintets, p. 31; Sextets, p. 35; Septets, p. 36; Octets, p. 36; Nonets, p. 37, Brass Choir, p. 37; and Trumpet Solos, p. 40. Beginning on p. 61 is a lengthy bibliography of writings about brass instruments.
Twentieth-Century Brass Soloists by
Call Number: ML 399 .M4 1994
Publication Date: 1994-02-28
"...Fills a gap in musical biography, particularly for classical instrumentalists, who receive scant attention in traditional sources. This is a must for music libraries..." Reference Books Bulletin
Twentieth-Century Music for Trumpet and Organ: An Annotated Bibliography by
Call Number: REF ML 128.T78 C32 1984
Publication Date: 1984
Annotated bibliography of more than 100 works for trumpet and organ. Lengthy annotations, including biographical information about the composer and notes about the work. Limited to 20th-century music. Provides range, tessitura, and grade levels.