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Music Library

Music Library

Music Lib 28The School of Music Library serves as a resource center for music education, applied music, piano pedagogy, string pedagogy, music theory, music history and literature. The library has valuable collection of materials in adherence to the objectives and course offerings of St. Scholastica’s College School of Music. It is located on the second floor of St. Cecilia’s Building, divided into two sections namely, print and media section. SSC music and non-music students, faculty, staff, music alumni and visiting researchers are all welcome to use the Music Library for research and as place to study.



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St. Scholastica’s College

2nd Floor St. Cecilia’s Bldg.
2560 Leon Guinto Street
Malate, Manila
Philippines / P.O. Box 3135

Phone: (632) 8567 – 7686 locals 2237 (Print Section) & 2251 (Media Section)
Email: musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
Chat: via Hangouts – musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph

Music Library Office Head & Staff

Ms. Shandee Balenbin
Music Librarian

Ms. Alicia Cruzos
Ms. Liza Nebran

Music Library Support Staff

Follett Catalog Quick Reference Guide



Resource Guides

Here are some call number guides to get you started in your search for scores:

MC M 22 Piano, Original compositions, one composer MC M 238 Piano and double bass
MC M 23 Sonatas                MC M 240 Piano and flute
MC M 24 Suites MC M 1142 Concertos for string orchestra
MC M 37 Concertos M 1378 Instrumental music for children, solo instruments
MC M 40 Violin M 1389 Instrumental music for children, duets
MC M 60 Flute MC M 1500 Operas and musicals (full scores)
MC M 65 Oboe MC M 1503 Operas and musicals (piano-vocal scores)
MC M 126 Guitar MC M 1507 Operatic, musical anthologies/selections
MC M 217 Piano and violin MC M 1547 Choruses, part songs, etc.
MC M 226 Piano and viola MC M 1619 Songs and song collections
MC M 229 Piano and violoncello MC M 2003 Oratorios (piano-vocal scores)

For additional inquiries, contact us

E-mail:       musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
Tel. No.:    8567-7686  local 2237 (Print Section), 2251 (Media Section)
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Subject Guides

Few subject headings (copy & paste in the Catalog’s FIND box) to get you started in your search for books:

COMPOSITION (MUSIC) Musicals — Excerpts — Vocal scores with piano Singing–History
jazz—instruction and study piano—history and criticism Singing–Methods
MOTION PICTURE MUSIC—EXCERPTS–VOCAL SCORES WITH PIANO Piano–Instruction and study Singing–Studies and Exercises
MUSIC–HISTORY AND CRITICISM Piano–Methods Violin–Instruction and study
MUSIC–INSTRUCTION AND STUDY Piano–Studies and exercises Violin–Studies and exercises


For additional inquiries, contact us

E-mail:       musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
Tel. No.:    8567-7686  local 2237 (Print Section), 2251 (Media Section)
Chat:        via Hangouts – musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph






PROQUEST E-BOOK CENTRAL (https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/stscol)

Proquest E-book Central provides access to digital full-text versions of books owned by the library that can be read online or downloaded using the Adobe Digital Editions.

Login required to access the e-books off-campus. For first time users, contact us

Phone: (632) 8567 – 7686 locals 2237 (Print Section) & 2251 (Media Section)
Email: musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
Chat: via Hangouts – musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph

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Music E-books

Sight-singing 2 : A fresh approach
John Kember

Developing and applying assessments in the music classroom
Kelly A. Parkes and Frederick Burrack

The vocal athlete : Application and technique for the hybrid singer, second edition
Marci Daniels Rosenberg, and Wendy D. LeBorgne

Small places, operatic issues : Opera and its peripheral worlds
Vlado Kotnik

Design and analysis for quantitative research in music education
Peter Miksza

French vocal literature : Repertoire in context
Gerogine Resick

Understanding the music business : Real world insights
Dick Weissman

Piano masterworks for teaching and performance, volume 1 : A comprehensive anthology of standard literature for late elementary to intermediate piano
edited by E. L. Lancaster & Kenon D. Renfrow

A perfect 10, book 5 : 10 late intermediate piano solos in 10 styles

Spanish dances, opus 12 : Advanced piano duet (1 piano, 4 hands)
Moritz Moszkowski, Maurice Hinson, and Allison Nelson

The music industry handbook
Paul Rutter



EBSCO RESOURCES (https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx)

EBSCO is a multi-disciplinary database that contains scholarly journals, magazines, newsletters, and ebooks. Login to search for articles or ebooks, or contact the Periodicals Librarian

Phone: (632) 8567 – 7686 locals 2237 (Print Section) & 2251 (Media Section)
Email: musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
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 Music Therapy Assessment : Theory, Research, and Application
Eric G. Waldon, Stine Lindahl Jacobsen, Gustavo Schulz Gattino

Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz
Katherine Baber

Transforming Women’s Education : Liberal Arts and Music in Female Seminaries
Jewel A. Smith

Voicing the Cinema : Film Music and the Integrated Soundtrack
James Buhler, Hannah Lewis

Sensorial Aesthetics in Music Practices
Kathleen Coessens



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American Music teacher
Provides articles, reviews and regular columns that inform, educate and challenge music teachers and foster excellence in the music teaching profession.

American Organist Magazine
Devoted to organ and choral music; the official journal of the American Guild of Organists, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America.

 Choir & Organ
Articles, review articles and commentary about organs, choirs and organists.

Electronic Musician
Presents articles and product news for the music and recording industry.

Folk Music Journal
Journal of traditional song, music, and dance published under the auspices of the English Folk Dance & Song Society.

Journal of Musicological Research
Covers a wide range of approaches to the study of music.

Journal of Research in Music Education
Publishes reports of research studies in the field of music and music education.

Leonardo Music Journal
Features the latest in music, multimedia art, sound science and technology.

Music Analysis
Concerned with music theory, critical theory, music history and the cognitive sciences

Music Education Research
Covers all aspects of music education.

Music Educators Journal
Original articles about all phases of music education in schools and communities, professional philosophy and practical techniques and current teaching and learning aimed at all persons engaged in music teaching or other music educational work.

Music Theory Online
Features articles, reviews, commentaries, and analytical essays related to the field of professional music theory.

Popular Music History
Original historical & historiographical research that draws on the wide range of disciplines & intellectual trajectories that have contributed to the establishment of popular music studies as a recognized academic enterprise.

Sacred Music
A resource for the professional or amateur church musician including composers, organists, choir directors, cantors, and enthusiastic amateurs interested in the world of Catholic music.

Computer Music Journal
Concentrates on skills, technologies, and promises of digital sound and musical applications of computers.



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Musical scores can be downloaded for free in PDF format.

IMSLP: Petrucci Music Library is a subscription-based project for the creation of a virtual library of public-domain music scores.  http://imslp.org/

Mutopia Project is a volunteer-run effort to create a library of free content sheet music, in a way similar to Project Gutenberg’s library of public domain books. https://www.mutopiaproject.org/

Choral Music Public Domain site focuses on sharing free choral and vocal scores as well as texts, translations and other useful information.  There are currently more than 3600 choral and vocal works by at least 2754 composers. http://www0.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Women Composers CollectionA collection of mostly 19th- and early 20th-century musical scores by women composers held at the University of Michigan Music Library. https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/mb?a=listis&c=1346310894

MUSOPEN This page hosts a collection of over 100,000 classical sheet music PDF files, all for free and in the public domain. Browse sheet music by composer, instrument, form, or time period. https://musopen.org/sheetmusic/

8notes.com is a website that provides free sheet music for more than 25 instruments.  https://www.8notes.com/

Free-scores provides free broadcast and media hosting for composer, arrangers and publishers. It facilitates contact among musicians, and monitoring of the audience of your musical works. https://www.free-scores.com/




Digital Mozart Edition Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical compositions made accessible to the public, for personal, educational and classroom use.  http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start.php?l=2

Chopin Early Editions includes over 400 first and early editions of music compositions by Frederic Chopin. http://chopin.lib.uchicago.edu/

Internet Archive’s Open Library provides thousands of library records freely available for anyone’s use. https://openlibrary.org/subjects/scores#ebooks=true&sort=edition_count

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.  https://www.doaj.org/

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

Open Textbook Library – provides a wide selection of textbooks on music. https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks?term=Music

Project Gutenberg – list of Music books and scores in the public domain that is available freely online. https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Music_(Bookshelf)

JSTOR also provides open access to digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources. https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/

Taylor & Francis publish high quality, rigorously peer-reviewed open access (OA) research across all disciplines. https://www.tandfonline.com/openaccess

Oxford University Press online platform that provides open access to journal articles. https://academic.oup.com/journals/pages/open_access





Browse our virtual shelf for the latest additions to the Music Library shelves.

Search our Catalog (follett.ssc.edu.ph) for more books and scores.

Follett Catalog Quick Reference Guide 

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A history of Western music
J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca
Call # MC ML 160 G76 2019
Theory, method, sustainability, & conflict : an Oxford handbook of applied ethnomusicology, volume 1
edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon
Call # MC ML 3799.2 O98 2019 v.1
De-colonization, heritage, & advocacy : an Oxford handbook of applied ethnomusicology, volume 2
edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon
Call # MC ML 3799.2 O98 2019 v.2
Public ethnomusicology, education, archives, & commerce : an Oxford handbook of applied ethnomusicology, volume 3
edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon
Call # MC ML 3799.2 O98 2019 v.3
A comprehensive guide to music therapy : theory, clinical practice, research, and training
edited by Stine Lindahl jacobsen, Inge Nygaard Pedersen and Lars Ole Bonde
Call # MC ML 3920 C737 2019
Teaching piano pedagogy : a guidebook for training effective teachers
Courtney Crappell
Call # MC MT 1 C893 2019
Theory for today’s musician
Ralph Turek, Daniel McCarthy
Call # MC MT 6 T934 T396 2019
Harmony & voice leading
Edward Aldwell, Carl Schachter, Allen Cadwallader
Call # MC MT 50 A45 2019
Teaching school jazz : perspectives, principles, and strategies
edited by Chad West and Mike Titlebaum
Call # MC MT 733.7 T253 2019
Twenty-first century musicals : from stage to screen
edited by George Rodosthenous
Call # MC ML 1706 T971 2018
The music producer’s survival guide : chaos, creativity, and career in independent and electronic music
Brian M. Jackson
Call # MC ML 3790 J12 2018
Music therapy : research and evidence-based practice
[edited by] Olivia Swedberg Yinger
Call # MC ML 3920 M987 2018
Taking a learner-centred approach to music education : pedagogical pathways
Laura Huhtinen-Hildén and Jessica Pitt
Call # MC MT 1 H898 2018
Becoming a choral music teacher : a field experience workbook
Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman
Call # MC MT 930 M183 2018
Introduction to music education
Charles Hoffer
Call # MC MT 6 H65i 2017



The book thief : music from the motion picture soundtrack
composed and arranged for piano by John Williams
Call # MC M 22 W54 2013
Selected sonatinas : opus 20 nos. 1-3, opus 55 nos. 1-3, opus 88 no.3
Friedrich Kuhlau ; edited and recorded by Jennifer Linn
Call # MC M 23 K84 Sc337 2008 
The big book of viola songs
Call# MC M 48 B592
 The big book of clarinet songs
Call # MC M 73 B592
Romantic encounters for marimba
from the guitar music of Francisco Tarrega ; transcribed for marimba by Jack Van Geem
Call # MC M 175.X6 T192 2015
Selections from west side story : piano duet, 1 piano, 4 hands
music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; book by Arthur Laurents
Call # MC M 207 B41 S464 2007
Concerto for violin and orchestra : “The Red Violin”
John Corigliano ; piano reduction by Erik Nielsen
Call # MC M 1013 C798 2007

Coco : music from the original motion picture soundtrack : piano, vocal, guitar
Michael Giacchino, Kristen Andreson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Germaine Franco, Adrian Molina
Call # MC M 1508 C667 2017
Dear Evan Hansen : vocal selection
music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul ; book by Steven Levenson.
Call # MC M 1508 P281 D285 2017
Natasha, Pierre & the great comet of 1812 : vocal selections
music, lyrics, book & orchestrations by Dave Malloy ; adapted from war and peace by Leo Tolstoy
Call # MC M 1508 M255 N273 2016
100 songs : low voice
Franz Schubert ; edited by Steven Stolen and Richard Walters ; assistant editor, Mark Carlstein ; translations by Martha Gerhart
Call # MC M 1620 S34 O58 2000



Asian Music The Journal of Musicology
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Winter 2020

Fall 2020

The Musical Quarterly Strings
Fall-Winter 2020 September/October 2020

July/Aug 2020

March/April 2020

January/February 2020

November/December 2019




CONTACT US for more details and other concerns 

Phone: (632) 8567 – 7686 locals 2237 (Print Section) & 2251 (Media Section)

Email: musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
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Reference service is the assistance given to Music Library users in searching the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), locating materials and information, using bibliographic tools and other resource lists, in selecting materials on the subject of inquiry and in directing them to appropriate sources of information available in the library.

 Stay connected!

E-mail:      musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph
Tel. No.:    8567-7686  local 2237 (Print Section), 2251 (Media Section)
Chat:       via Hangouts – musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph



One-on-one tutorial provides instruction and assistance on how to access the library’s online databases.

Music students and faculty who wish to avail this service should book an appointment via email (musiclibrary@ssc.edu.ph).



The main purpose of circulation services is to make the needed materials and information available to library users as well as to provide assistance relating to their concerns in their researches, performance repertoire, and studies. Activities in circulation services involve guiding library users to the locations of resources, providing all materials requested by users and lending materials to the legitimate users of the library.

Borrowing privileges:

(a) College Music Faculty/Administrator

      • Full-time Faculty/Admin – 20 books with a loan period of one semester
      • Part-time Faculty – 15 books with a loan period of one semester

(b) College Music Student

      • 5 books with a loan period of one week
      • 5 Scores with a loan period of one week


How to borrow?

Document Delivery Service

Remote Access Services 

E-books and e-scores acquired by the Music Library as well as the e-resources subscribed by the College Library can be accessed thru the Follett DLM Homepage. Links to free e-resources are also provided for the users to explore to supplement their research.