The State Library of Queensland music collection contains many scores. These include large sets, with performing parts for concert bands, stage bands, full orchestras, string orchestras and multiple copies for choirs. Some sets are original works and others are arrangements for varying levels of difficulty.
Search for performing sets
To find performing sets in the One Search catalogue, type the word 'music' into the search box. Select one of the following options from the 'Collections' section of 'Refine my results' list on the right side of the screen:
- 'Band sets'
- 'Orchestral sets' or
- 'Choral sets'
Ask us for assistance locating performance sets in the catalogue and about borrowing these sets.
What is in the Music Education collection?
The music collection of Education Queensland is now part of the State Library's music collection. It contains many fine performing sets. To find this collection in the One Search catalogue, type the words 'music education collection' in the 'Search' box.
Borrowing performance sets
The State Library's music performance sets can be borrowed by both individuals and music groups. To register as a borrower, visit us at the Level 3 Information Desk with identification showing your current address and photo ID.
Did you know?
Although Handel's Messiah was first performed during Lent, it is now usually performed during Advent. The State Library holds both the choral and orchestral sets for this most famous work.
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