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Q: Identifying publisher of printed music by composer ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Identifying publisher of printed music by composer
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Performing Arts
Asked by: delson1964-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 08 Mar 2005 07:51 PST
Expires: 07 Apr 2005 08:51 PDT
Question ID: 486705
I often need to find out which publishing company has published a
particular piece of printed music to find out the instrumentation,
duration, cost etc of the work. I refer mainly to prinetd classical
music.  For example:  I may need to find the publisher of a mass by
Bruckner, but I don't know which publisher carries this work. Thanks,
Eric Delson
Subject: Re: Identifying publisher of printed music by composer
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 09 Mar 2005 02:15 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for your question.

You can search for printed music by composer's name, by the name of
the piece, or by a combination of terms at the large collection hosted

For instance, entering [ Bruckner ]in the search box and selecting the
option to search for "Artist" returns 136 pieces of printed music and
music collections, such as:


   Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7 in Full Score  By Anton Bruckner.
Band/Orchestra. Size 9 3/8 x 12 1/4. 288 pages. Published by Dover

Bruckner Mass #2 E Minor Vs  Edited by Marty Winkler. Extended choral
work. 52 pages. Published by Edwin F. Kalmus.

String Quintet  By Anton Bruckner. Edited by Herrmann. For 2 violin, 2
viola, violoncello. This edition: set of parts. Published by C.F.

Works for Piano Solo (Vol. X11/2)  By Anton Bruckner. Edited by
Litschauer. For piano. Published by Bruckner Verlag
(Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag).

...and so on.


You can narrow down the search using the option to "Narrow search
within current results" at the bottom of the page.  For instance,
adding the term [ mass ] in this box slims down the list to 16
results, such as:

  Bruckner Mass #2 E Minor Vs 

  Bruckner Mass in D Minor V 

  Mass No. 1 in D minor - full score 

  Mass No. 1 in D minor - vocal score


There is also a "Power Search" option where you can enter the
composer's name and information about the specific piece of music at
the same time:

This is a terrific resource, and I think it should fully meet your
needs.  However, please don't rate this answer until you have
everything you wanted.  If you would like any additional information,
just post a Request for Clarification to let me know how I can assist
you further, and I'm at your service.

All the best,


search strategy:  Used bookmarked site under my "Music" collection

Request for Answer Clarification by delson1964-ga on 14 Mar 2005 08:21 PST
Thank you pafalafa,  This helps... a great deal.  Since I've never
done this before - what do I do next - rate your answer?...

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 14 Mar 2005 08:30 PST

Great!  Glad to hear those resources work for you.

As for what to do next, that's up to you.  You don't need to do
anything, really.  But we always appreciate having feedback from the
customers in the form of a rating and/or comments.  There should be a
"rate this answer" option right on the answer page, if you'd care to
make use of it.

If not, just go and make music, and perhaps we'll see you back here at
Google Answers one of these days.

delson1964-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Clear precise and accurate - good stuff!

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