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Finding Music Scores: Instrumental

KentLINK Search

KentLINK Musical Instrumentation Search Tool

Click here to begin using the KentLINK Musical Instrumentation Search. 

Search Strategies

To find printed music for one oboe, one horn and piano:

  1. Select 1 instrument from the left hand menus (from the Woodwinds drop-down menu choose Oboe).

    Example: choose oboe from drop-down menu. See information above.
  2. Then select the number of that instrument and click “Update.”

    Example: choose number 1 from drop-down menu (indicates instrumentation includes 1 oboe). See information above.
  3. Under “Your search is for:” the instrument and number of performers selected will appear (1 Oboe).

    Search terms. See information above.
  4. To add more instruments repeat steps 1-3.

    Search example for 1 horn, 1 piano and 1 oboe
  5. To view the results click the “Perform KentLINK Search” button near the bottom of the page.

Note: If you make a mistake, simply press the “back” button on your browser. Click the “Start Over” button on the right hand side near the bottom of the page to begin a new search.

Final Tip: To narrow the KentLINK search further, click on the   Limit/Sort Search   button:

  • Words in Title
  • Name of the composer/arranger
  • Words in Subject
  • Publisher
  • Date of Publication

More Tips

Use the Musical Instrumentation Search to Find:

  • Chamber music
  • Solo instrumental music, both accompanied and unaccompanied
  • Songs with specified accompaniment
  • Arrangements for specific instrumentation



Do Not Use the Musical Instrumentation Search to Find:

  • Music for large ensembles, including orchestras and bands
  • Operas, musicals, and other large vocal works
  • Folk and popular music
  • Hymns and liturgical chants
  • Collections with miscellaneous instrumentation
  • Songbooks
*To find these types of materials, search KentLINK ( directly.

Need more help? Ask for a Reference Librarian at the Performing Arts Library!