Please note that something that is out of copyright in one region of the world may still be covered by copyright in the UK. There is often no information about what edition the version is based on, so you can not judge the quality of the editorial work, or be sure that it is a legal copy in the UK. Often out-of-copyright editions have long been superceded by more rigorously edited versions. Use with care!
Scores are on dedicated shelves on the 2nd floor.
There are 3 types of music score:
Scores: most scores are in this section, arranged by the Dewey Decimal System (listed below)
Miniature scores: a smaller collection arranged in alphabetical order by the composer’s name then by the Dewey Decimal System
Folio scores: these are large format scores and are also arranged alphabetically by the composer's name
You will also find a large score collection at Senate House.
|M780.81||Composers' collected editions|
|M780.9||Historical sets & anthologies|
|M785.3||Other orchestral music|
|M788||Brass & woodwind|