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There are two main ways to search this site: by catalog number, or by category. If you desire to search by catalog number, please go to the main Search page or the appropriate dropdown search. Otherwise, click a link below. When you reach the details page of the piece you want to hear, simply click on the download link; the soundfile should begin playing. If you want to download a soundfile, right-click on the download link and save the file where you want it to be saved.

If you don’t know the catalog number, or are just browsing for a piece, you can look up a piece by category, which is generally equivalent to the instrumentation. In making the breakdown, we have followed the classification in the Breitkopf & Haertel Gesamtausgabe, which describes general 24 classes of instrumentation. We have added a 25th category, “Counterpoint Studies and Fugues” which is an enormous body of material that has not really been touched since Gustav Nottebohm’s work with it in 1873. Please note that at present there are not MIDI files on this site for every class.


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Symphonies
Miscellanous Orchestral Works
Overtures
Violin with Orchestra
Works for Five or More Instruments
String Quartets
String Trios and Duos
Wind Instruments
Piano with Orchestra
Piano Quartets and Quintets
Piano Trios
Piano and Violin
Piano and Cello
Piano and Wind Instruments
Piano Four Hands
Piano Sonata
Piano Variations
Smaller Pieces for Piano
Church Music, Masses
Dramatic Works
Cantatas
Vocal Works with Orchestra
Songs with Piano, Canons and Musical Jokes
Folk Song Arrangements
Counterpoint Studies and Fugues