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A guide to doing research on the Percussion music of John Cage: Music Scores

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You may wish to look at the music scores by John Cage as part of your research, and can use Classical Scores Library to do so.

Click here to view how to search Classical Scores Library. More information on how to access this database from the library portal is given below.


Using Classical Scores Library

Go to the library portal and click the 4th tab, 'Databases'.

In the 'Databases' search box, type Classical Scores Library and click at the title at the next page.

Click Campus Login if you are on campus.

If you are at home, select your network domain using the dropdown menu and key in your user ID and password. Then click Login.

You will see the next page ‘Appropriate Use Policy’ which you need to read and agree that the information you access is for your own study and research. You must also agree not to download excessive information due to licensing agreements the Library has with the publishers. Click ‘I accept’ to proceed.

You will see the Classical Scores Library home page. In the search box, type 'John Cage' and click .at the magnifying glass.

It is possible that you may not find his music scores as they may not have not been digitised.


Classical Scores Library

Classical Scores Library

This resource covers over 51,000 titles and 1.3 million printable pages of the most important scores in classical music, ranging from the MIddle Ages to the 21st century. More than 4,600 composers are included, from traditionally studied composers such as Mozart and Tchaikovsky to contemporary artists including Kaija Saariaho, Peter Maxwell Davies and John Tavener.