To locate a piece in the collected works of a composer,
2. Then, check the online catalog to get the call number of the composer complete works set. Most are found in the M3 section of the music stacks.
3. Use a composer thematic catalogue. Find the entry for the piece, and locate the data identifying presence of the work in a complete works edition, and the particular volume number and pages. Then go to #2 above to locate the call number.
To locate a piece in a large collected anthology edition or "monument" collection, such as one listed in the box to the right, use
1. BIXLER REF ML113 .H52 1980
Heyer, Anna Harriet. Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music: A Guide to Their Contents. American Library Association, 1980. Vol. 1: Text; Vol. 2: Index.
Essential resource providing an index to the contents of composer complete works editions and anthologies of music and historical music sets in score.
2. BIXLER REF ML113 .H55 1997
Hill, George R. and Norris L. Stephens. Collected Editions, Historical Series and Sets, and Monuments of Music: A Bibliography. Fallen Leaf Press, 1997.
Sequel to Heyer, but does not replace it. Updates Heyer with new published series and sets. However, the catalog/index volume has not yet been published. Thus, use Heyer and Grove Music Online for finding musical pieces in complete works editions.
Examples: Complete Works of a Composer (Shelved in the M3 section, by composer)
Examples: Music Monument/Collected Edition, shelved in the M2 section.