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Vocal Resources: Getting Started

Listening to Opera and Vocal Music

Nina chantant la romance --  Henri Nicolas van Gorp


Listen to music and watch operas online!

Finding Recordings

To find CDs in the library catalog:

To find DVDs in the library catalog:

Digital scores

Websites for Singers

Transcriptions, Translations, and Diction

Finding Scores

To find scores in the library catalog:

  • Search from the Music Library homepage. Click on the radio button for "Scores Only" 
  • To search for a specific song, put the title in quotation marks, such as "I could have danced all night"

Browsing vocal music in the Music Library:

  • Vocal scores are located downstairs in the Music Library: M1495-2199
  • Vocal scores are arranged in a variety of categories, including:
    • M3 -- scholarly editions, shelved alphabetically by composer​​
    • M1495 -- general collections
    • M1500 -- full scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
    • M1503 -- piano vocal scores of operas, shelved alphabetically by composer
    • M1505-1508 -- excerpts, including musical theater
    • M1611-1624.8 -- solo vocal music, secular
    • M1999-M2199 -- sacred vocal music

Making Recordings

Check out this portable Zoom Recorder at the Music Library Circulation Desk to make high quality recordings on the go and as a microphone for Zoom lessons!


Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

Vocal Music Research

Music Librarian

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Laura Williams
113 Biddle Music Building
Call me:(919) 660-5952
Subjects: Humanities, Music