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Music Resources and Trumpet Music
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Paul Meek Library


General music resources and reference

The music reference section is located on the first floor and includes all call numbers beginning with the letter 'M'.

Baker's Biographical Dictionary  (ML 105 .B16 2001)
An excellent resource for biographical information for major and minor composers. The preface by editor Nicolas Slonimsky is a good read. I also recommend Slonimsky's Lexicon of Musical Invective. (ML 100 S.637 1989)

Harvard Dictionary of Music (ML100 .A64 2003)
This is dictionary contains everything from definitions of musical terms to musicological articles on specific subjects like "Gregorian chant", "ophicleide", "Music of Southeast Asia" or "güiro). It does not contain biographical citations. (Incidentally, a couple years ago, I had the opportunity to meet the editor, Don Michael Randel, who at the time was President of my alma mater, the University of Chicago. He is a former trumpet player.)

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  (ML101.U6 N48 1986)
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is the most comprehensive and up to date music encyclopedia in the English language. It is an excellent resource for information on individual composers, articles on various topics. (There are volumes on specific topics including American Music, Jazz, Musical Instruments, Opera, Women Composers)

Electronic resources

Oxford Music Online - the same resource as above available online.

First Search/World Cat - This database contains titles and information on virtually all published scores, texts and recordings. It is useful if you intend to order items thorugh Interlibrary Loan.

Ebsco Research Databases - This database offers access to some music journals and periodicals.

UTM Paul Meek Library website

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department


Trumpet Resources and Music


Current issues are located on the first floor of the library in the Periodicals Section; back issues are on second floor.

  • Brass bulletin
  • Historic Brass Society Journal
  • International Trumpet Guild Journal

The following is a categorized list of texts, trumpet music and recordings at the Paul Meek library (updated 6/1/2007). You may browse by clicking on the on the category you wish to see or by scrolling down.





Kurt Gorman, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music
University of Tennesee at Martin
226 Fine Arts Building
Martin, Tennessee 38238
(731) 881-7404 phone
(731) 881-7415 FAX