The Latin Orchestral Music Online Catalog is constantly being updated as we continue searching for more score samples. If there is something in particular that you are looking for, please let us know and we’ll direct our attention to that.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS SITE
There are a few ways to find information on this site:
On our MUSIC LIBRARY drop down menu, there are three options:
The INDEX function includes four lists: Composers, Countries, Genres, and Publishers. These are basic lists for easy scrolling based on just those categories.
The BROWSE function allows you to scroll through a list of ALL works in alphabetical order. Works are listed with details of composer, country, title, instrumentation, duration, and publisher. You can sort the following categories alphabetically by using the arrows at the top of the list: composer, country, and title. For more details and to see a sample score, click on the VIEW button. Once on the next page, the VIEW SCORE button will show you a sample of the score when available. Complete scores are not posted due to permission and copyright laws, but we hope it will show enough information to pique your interest, and you can then acquire the complete score from the cited source. We are constantly adding new scores to the catalog, so please check back if a score is listed as unavailable.
The SEARCH function allows you to quickly find information in the following categories only: composer name and title. In addition to the SEARCH tab, you can search in the main SEARCH BOX. You may enter single or combined words from each or all of the following categories: composer name, title, and/or country. For example, if you type “Peru” into the search box, the engine will pull up all works in the catalog which include Peru in the title. If you type “symphony,” the search engine will pull up all works with the word symphony in the title. “Flute concerto” will pull up all concertos for flute. “Concerto” will pull up all concertos for any instrument. “Aguirre,” will pull up all composers with that last name. “Aguirre flute” will pull up all works by a composer named Aguirre with the word flute in the title. All generic Spanish words from the composition titles have been adapted to English (i.e. sinfonía=symphony, concierto=concerto, poema sinfónico=symphonic poem, solista=soloist, etc.) so that they can be easily found in the search box. Original titles (i.e. “La madre de agua”) remain in Spanish. The SEARCH BOX is present in the header throughout the entire site.
See below for Frequently Asked Questions.
This catalog has adopted today's most commonly used formula for notating instrumentation. For example:
3[1.2.3/PIc] 2[1.2/Eh] 2[1.2/Bcl] 2[1.2/Cbn]-4331-Tmp+Perc-Hp-Pf-Str
This is to be read as follows:
3 Flutes - 3rd Flute doubles Piccolo
2 Oboes - 2nd Oboe doubles English Horn
2 Clarinets - 2nd Clarinet doubles Bass Clarinet
2 Bassons - 2nd Bassoon doubles Contra Bassoon
Dots (.) separate instruments. Slashes(/) indicate doubling. Abbreviations are spelled out under Abbreviations.
Afl - Alto Flute
Ampd - Amplified
Asx - Alto Saxophone
Basset Hn - Basset Horn
Bcl - Bass Clarinet
Bfl - Bass Flute
Bgtr - Bass Guitar
Bsx- Baritone Saxophone
Btbn - Bass Trombone
Btp - Bass Trumpet
Cb tbn - Contrabass Trombone
Cbcl - Contrabass Clarinet
Cbn - Contrabassoon
Cel - Celesta
Crt - Cornet
Db - Double Bass
Ebcl - E-flat Clarinet
Eh - English Horn
Elec - Electric
Euph - Euphonium
Fl - Flute
Flug - Flugelhorn
Gtr - Guitar
Hn - Horn
Hp - Harp
Hpsd - Harpsichord
Mand - Mandolin
Ob - Oboe
Org - Organ
Perc - Percussion (all percussion instruments are fully spelled out in each work's page)
Pf - Piano
Pic - Piccolo
Pic tp - Piccolo Trumpet
Ssx - Soprano Saxophone
Str - Strings
Sx - Saxophone
Synth - Synthesizer
Tbn - Trombone
Tmp - Timpani
Tp - Trumpet
Tsx - Tenor Saxophone
Va - Viola
Vc - Violoncello
Vn - Violin
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: I am clicking on a Composer’s name in the Index, but it is not linking me to that composer.
A: Due to the size of the catalog, we did not build in links at this time. Instead, copy and paste information from the Index into the SEARCH BOX.
Q: In what language are titles listed in the catalog?
A: Generic words in titles (i.e. symphony, concerto, symphonic poem) have been translated into English, however, original work titles remain in their native language (i.e. “La madre de agua”).
Q: Are works for ensemble or opera listed in the catalog?
A: At this time, the catalog concentrates solely on orchestral works or works with orchestra (i.e. oratorio).
Q: Can I search the catalog by instrumentation or size of ensemble?
A: We have designed the catalog to direct your search to particular composers and countries, and have provided score samples when available to allow you to explore further.
Q: A work I was researching listed the score as not available. When will it be added?
A: We are constantly working to find scores or get permission from publishers. Please use the contact page to let us know of any specific scores for which you may be looking.
Q: I came across a work that I could not find in the catalog, what should I do?
A: Please use the contact page to let us know and we will direct our attention to this matter.