Sheet music (Topical Term)
- Broader heading: Music publishing
Work cat.: 2004598905: Indiana University sheet music, 2004.
Historic American sheet music WWW site, Oct. 20, 2004 (The only definition of sheet music that can be applied with certainty is to define it purely by physical format. On this basis sheet music is best described as single sheets printed on one or both sides, folios, folios with loose half-sheet inserted to yield 6 pages, double-folios, and double-folios with loose half-sheet inserted within the fold of an inner folio to produce 10 pages.)
Grove music onlin, Oct. 20, 2004 (Sheet music. A term applied to a single item of published music, typically a piano piece or a popular song in "short score" (i.e., a version in which the accompaniment is reduced to a piano part and usually also to chord symbols or tablature so that it may be realized on plucked string instruments)).
Here are entered works on the physical format in which short musical compositions, usually for piano or for voice with piano or other chordal instrument, are disseminated. Musical compositions are entered under headings for their form, genre, medium of performance, etc., e.g. Waltzes, Popular music, Piano music.