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Collection Information


Romanian music materials (books, scores, recordings)


Cataloged individually for circulating or restricted collections. Some LP recordings remain in storage, which as of 2019 have been transferred to the Internet Archive for digitization.


Received on exchange from the Biblioteca Centrala de Stat a Republicii Socialiste Romania and by donation from the Union of Composers of Bucharest, at the instigation of visiting Prof. Mircea Cristescu.

When acquired



Biblioteca Centrala: 10 scores and 6 LP discs or sets. Union of Composers of Bucharest: 2 books, 36 scores, 23 LP discs. Heavy emphasis upon contemporary music.


Most scores and records were processed individually and dispersed within cataloged collections

Books: Cosma, Viorel. Romania muzicala. (1980) 780.9498 C82R
Popescu, Mihai. Repertoriul…2v. (1979-1981) ML106 R77P6 (Ref.)

Access/Finding Aids/Bibliography

See online catalog. Lists of items (see below) received from each source may be found in Collections File folder (“Romanian music”), along with correspondence from Music Librarian William McClellan.

 List of Romanian Music Donation (PDF)

Index terms

Romanian music; Union of Composers of Bucharest