Sheet music & scores
Search the University Library’s music books in our catalogue Lovisa. However, individual scores and music sheets are not included in Lovisa but considered as ephemera.
- Lovisa – Search the University Library’s music books.
- Catalogue of Swedish printed music (in LIBRIS) – Search for printed scores and sheet music. All Swedish music since 1986 is included.
- Safir: Jazz, rock and popular music – Links to registers of songbooks and music collections. Here you can check in which collection a particular tune is published.
The University Library has several interesting collections of Swedish and international music, including Akademiska kapellet (the Lund University Academic Orchestra) with its music collection from the 1600s and 1700s, Otto Taussig’s Schubert collection, collections of folk music and manuscripts of composers such as Sten Broman and John Fernström.
The library's older, handwritten sheet music from the 1600s and 1700s is searchable in this international database:
- RISM (Online Catalogue of Musical Sources) (incomplete)
Older printed music scores are searchable in the bibliographies Uppslagsbok för svenska musikhandeln (1889–1975), or Svensk musikförteckning (1916–1994) and Svensk musikkatalog (1976–1995). The latter two are shelved in our reference collection on shelf Aaij.
You can search our most important Swedish sheet music and all international sheet music (up to and including 1957) in Catalogue -1957. Other unregistered sheet music is included in the library’s ephemera.
- Catalogue -1957 (subject section) - Search under the headings Musik Noter and Musik Andl Noter.
How to request music
You request individual sheet music in advance and read it in the Special Collections Reading Room.
handskrift [at] ub.lu.se (You request handwritten music by email). Requests will be available after 12 am the following weekday.