Catalogues of classical compositions

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This article gives some details of the various catalogues of classical compositions that have come into general use.

Opus numbers[edit]

While the opus numbering system has long been the standard manner in which individual compositions are identified and referenced, it is far from universal, and there have been many different applications of the system. Very few composers gave opus numbers to all of their published works without exception:

  • Some composers used it for certain genres of music but not for others (for example, in Handel's time, it was normal to apply opus numbers to instrumental compositions but not to vocal compositions such as operas, oratorios, etc.).
  • Some composers gave opus numbers to some of their early compositions but abandoned the practice after some time (examples include Liszt and Hindemith).
  • Some used it in a very erratic manner, or were subject to the wishes of their publishers, who for commercial reasons often presented works with opus numbers that bore little relationship to their place in the chronological sequence of the composer's works. In cases such as Schubert and Dvořák, one opus number could refer to a number of different works; or a single work could appear under different opus numbers.
  • Some composers abandoned their early compositions and restarted the opus numbering sequence. Some did this more than once. For example, Bartók three times started numbering his works with opus numbers. He stopped the system in 1921 because of the difficulty of distinguishing between original works and ethnographic arrangements, and between major and minor works.
  • A few composers allowed superstitious considerations to override chronological specificity in numbering: Massenet, for this reason, published an "Opus 12B" but not an "Opus 13."[citation needed]

There are cases where works that a composer chose not to publish were published after their death and assigned very late opus numbers that often give a misleading idea of their order of composition (cases include Mendelssohn, Chopin and Tchaikovsky).

Other composers simply never used opus numbers at all (examples include Copland, Vaughan Williams and many other 20th-century composers).

In some cases, the opus numbers that were established during the composer's lifetime are still used, but symbols from alternative comprehensive catalogues are used for unpublished works or works that have come to light since the composer's death.

Comprehensive catalogues[edit]

For the above and other reasons, musicologists have often found it necessary to produce comprehensive catalogues that incorporate the most up-to-date information available about the composers' works. These catalogues sometimes also include unpublished sketches, incomplete drafts, even doubtful works and those known to have been spuriously attributed, as well as writings and other non-musical output.

When such a catalogue finds general acceptance, the sequence numbers allocated by the author then become the standard way of referencing the composer's works, and these numbers usually supersede the opus numbers (if any) that were previously used.

Some such catalogues are organised in a single chronological sequence; others are divided into different genres and listed chronologically within each genre; others are alphabetically arranged. Thematic catalogue indicates a catalogue with a music example (incipit/theme) for each entry, usually represented on one or two staves.[1] A symbol is chosen to represent the catalogue as a whole, and this is usually the initial of the author's or the composer's surname, or an abbreviation of the title of the catalogue itself. In a small number of cases, different symbols apply to different parts of the catalogue.

Among the most famous examples of this are:

In some cases, both the opus number and the newer catalogue designation are sometimes appended to a work. For example, Schubert's first set of Impromptus was published as Op. 90 and is now catalogued as D 899, but concert programmes, CDs and reference works commonly refer to Schubert's "Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899".

Some catalogues have appendixes (German: Anhang, abbreviated as Anh.) for doubtful and/or spurious works, arrangements, etc.

Thematic catalogue[edit]

A thematic catalogue is an index used to identify musical compositions through the citation of the opening notes (incipit) and/or main theme(s) of the work and/or of its movements or main sections.[2] Such catalogues can be used for many purposes, including as guides to a specific composer's works, as an inventory of a library's holding or as an advertisement of a publisher's output. In addition to the musical identification, a thematic catalogue may continue information such as dates of composition and first performance. Works within a thematic catalogue can be grouped chronologically or by genre.

Thematic catalogues produced as scholarly guides to the works of a particular composer provide a shorthand means of identification for their music. The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) numbering system used for the works of Johann Sebastian Bach is one example.

Multiple catalogues[edit]

In a number of cases, more than one catalogue exists, or has existed, for the same composer's works. In most such cases, only one will be considered the current standard catalogue for the purposes of musicological indexing. For example, Liszt's works are now known only by S numbers, from the catalogue by Humphrey Searle, which superseded that created by Peter Raabe, which used R numbers. Older catalogues are included for historiographic purposes.

But there are exceptions to this, such as:

  • For Domenico Scarlatti, the Longo catalogue (L numbers) was in use from 1906, and although it has become generally superseded by the 1953 Kirkpatrick catalogue (K or Kk numbers), L numbers are still seen in references. In 1967, Pestelli created a third catalogue (P numbers), which has found acceptance in some places. Because all three symbols are often encountered, there is a concordance to help navigate between them.
  • Beethoven's works can appear with an opus number, a WoO number, a Hess number or a Bia number (see Catalogues of Beethoven compositions). Until 1955, the opus numbers that appeared in the Beethoven Gesamtausgabe were used exclusively, but this edition omitted a large number of works. In 1955, Georg Kinsky and Hans Helm produced a listing of works that had not been given opus numbers, and gave them WoO numbers (Werke ohne Opuszahl, or "Works without opus number"). This listing is often referred to as the Kinsky Catalogue. In 1957, Willy Hess produced a new catalogue of Beethoven's unpublished works, which included all or most of the Kinsky Catalogue as well as other pieces; Hess numbers were allocated to this sequence of works. In 1968, Giovanni Biamonti produced the Biamonti Catalogue, which sought to combine and update all pre-existing catalogues. Bia numbers relate to this catalogue.
    • Note: The WoO symbol has also been used to classify some other composers' works that were not given opus numbers, such as certain works by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms.
  • In Chopin's case, at least three latter-day catalogues vie for prominence: Maurice J. E. Brown (B numbers); Krystyna Kobylańska (KK numbers); and Józef Michał Chomiński, whose catalogue is segmented into six parts, each part utilising a different letter (A, C, D, E, P and S). Hence, a work of Chopin can be referred to by its opus number and/or a catalogue number preceded by one of eight letter symbols.
  • The cataloguing of Bartók's works is similarly complex. Bartók assigned opus numbers to his works three times. He ended this practice with the Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 21 in 1921, because of the difficulty of distinguishing between original works and ethnographic arrangements, and between major and minor works. Since his death, three attempts—two full and one partial—have been made at cataloguing. The first, and still most widely used, is András Szőllősy's chronological Sz numbers, from 1 to 121. Denijs Dille subsequently reorganised the juvenilia (Sz. 1–25) thematically, as DD numbers 1 to 77. The most recent catalogue is that of László Somfai; this is a chronological index with works identified by BB numbers 1 to 129, incorporating corrections based on the Béla Bartók Thematic Catalogue.

List of catalogues[edit]

The following incomplete list gives details of many of the catalogues and symbols that have been used, and in many cases are still in use. It is in author or composer order, but can be sorted in symbol order.

Composer or publisher Author(s), publication details Symbol Notes
Carl Friedrich Abel Knape, Walter (1972). Bibliographisch-thematisches Verzeichnis der Kompositionen von Karl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787). Cuxhaven: [self-published]. OCLC 174473299.  K
Anton Cajetan Adlgasser De Catanzaro, Christine; Rainer, Werner (2000). Anton Cajetan Adlgasser (1729-1777): a thematic catalogue of his works. Thematic Catalogues. 22. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-945193-78-4. 
Johann Georg Albrechtsberger Schröder, Dorothea (1987). Die geistlichen Vokalkompositionen Johann Georg Albrechtsbergers. Hamburger Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft. 34. Hamburg: Verlag der Musikalienhandlung K.D. Wagner. ISBN 3-88979-025-9. (vol. 1), ISBN 3-88979-026-7 (vol. 2).  S
Weinmann, Alexander (1987). Johann Georg Albrechtsberger : thematischer Katalog seiner weltlichen Kompositionen. Beiträge zur Geschichte des Alt-Wiener Musikverlages, Reihe 1. Folge 5. Wien: Musikverlag L. Krenn.  Som "mit Benutzung von Laszlo Somfais Autographenkatalog"
Isaac Albéniz Baytelman, Pola (1993). Isaac Albéniz: Chronological List and Thematic Catalog of His Piano Works. Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press. ISBN 978-0-89990-067-4.  B
Hugo Alfvén Rudén, Jan Olof (1972). Hugo Alféns kompositioner = Hugo Alfven musical works; thematic index. Publikationer utgivna av Kungl. Musikaliska akademien. 11. Stockholm: Nordiska Musikförlaget.  R
Daniel Auber Schneider, Herbert (1994). Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Werke von Daniel François Esprit Auber (AWV). Hildesheim, New York: Georg Olms Verlag. ISBN 978-3-487-09867-8.  AWV
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Helm, E. Eugene (1989). Thematic catalogue of the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-02654-4.  H
Wotquenne, Alfred (1905). Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach(1714-1788). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.  Wq Wotquenne's 1906 catalogue has generally been superseded by Eugene Helm's Thematic Catalogue of the Works of C.P.E. Bach (1989), and H numbers are more usual
Johann Christian Bach Terry, Charles Sanford (1967). John Christian Bach (2nd ed.). London, New York: Oxford University Press. ; Ernest Warburton, Johann Christian Bach. Thematic catalog (New York: Garland Publishing, 1999) Terry; W 2nd edition with a new foreword by H.C. Robbins-Landon[3]
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach Wohlfarth, Hannsdieter (1971). Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Ein Komponist im Vorfeld der Klassik. Neue Heidelberger Studien zur Musikwissenschaft. 4. Bern: Francke.  HW
Leisinger, Ulrich (2013). Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke. Bach-Repertorium: Werkverzeichnisse zur Musikerfamilie Bach,. Band 4. Stuttgart: Carus. ISBN 978-3-89948-183-9.  L
Johann Sebastian Bach Schmieder, Wolfgang (1950). Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach : Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.  BWV The designation BWV, an abbreviation of Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, which Schmieder created, is more usual for Bach's works, but S numbers are found in some older references; subsequent 2nd and 3rd editions are mostly reprints
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Falck, Martin (1913). Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: sein leben und seine werke, mit thematischem verzeichnis seiner kompositionen und zwei bildern,. Leipzig: C. F. Kahnt nachfolger.  F (or) Fk Falck catalogue
Bálint Bakfark Homolya, István (1982). Bakfark. Budapest: Zeneműkiadó. ISBN 963-330-420-2.  VB Bakfark's given name is sometimes seen as Valentin
Samuel Barber Heyman, Barbara B. (2012). Samuel Barber: A Thematic Catalogue of the Complete Works. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-1997-4464-0.  H
Béla Bartók Somfai, László (1996). Béla Bartók: composition, concepts, and autograph sources. Ernest Bloch lectures. 9. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-08485-3.  BB
Dille, Denijs (1974). Thematisches Verzeichnis der Jugendwerke Béla Bartóks: 1890-1904. Kassel: Bärenreiter. ISBN 978-3-7618-0437-7.  DD
Szőllősy, András (1948). Bartók Béla válogatott zenei írásai. Zenetörténet kézikönyvei. 3. Budapest: Mágyar Kórus.  Sz Bartók's works have been designated by numbering systems developed by three different catalogers. Szőllősy's chronological index is the most frequently used. It includes Bartók's musicological writings as well as his compositions.
Arnold Bax Parlett, Graham (1999). A catalogue of the works of Sir Arnold Bax. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-816586-2.  GP
Ludwig van Beethoven Hess, Willy (1957). Verzeichnis der nicht in der Gesamtausgabe veröffentlichten Werke Ludwig van Beethovens. Zusammengestellt für die Ergänzung der Beethoven-Gesamtausgabe. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel.  Hess
Kinsky, George; Halm, Hans (1955). Das Werk Beethovens; thematisch-bibliographisches Verzeichnis seiner sämtlichen vollendeten Kompositionen. München: G. Henle Verlag.  WoO
Biamonti, Giovanni (1968). Catalogo cronologico e tematico delle opere di Beethoven, comprese quelle inedite e gli abbozzi non utilizzati. Torino: ILTE.  Bia The Biamonti Catalogue (1968) sought to incorporate all works listed in other places, including the Beethoven Gesamtausgabe, the Kinsky-Helm catalogue (WoO numbers) and the Hess catalogue
Franz Benda Lee, Douglas A. (1984). Franz Benda (1709-1786), a thematic catalogue of his works. Thematic catalogues. 10. New York: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-918728-42-8.  L
Hector Berlioz Holoman, D. Kern, (1987). Catalogue of the works of Hector Berlioz. Kassel ; New York: Bärenreiter. ISBN 3-7618-0449-0.  H
Georges Bizet Dean, Winton (1975). Bizet. The Master musicians series. London: Dent. ISBN 0-460-03163-5.  WD
Arthur Bliss Craggs, Stewart R. Arthur Bliss: A Source Book. Aldershot, England: Scolar Press. ISBN 978-0-85967-940-4.  B
Foreman, Lewis (1980). Arthur Bliss, catalogue of the complete works. Sevenoaks: Novello. ISBN 978-0-85360-069-5.  F
Luigi Boccherini Gérard, Yves (1969). Thematic, bibliographical, and critical catalogue of the works of Luigi Boccherini. London: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-711616-7.  G
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier Perreau, Stéphan (2001). Joseph Bodin de Boismortier : 1689-1755 : un musicien lorrain-catalan à la cour des Lumières. Musique et patrimoine en Languedoc-Roussillon. Montpellier: Presses du Languedoc. ISBN 2-85998-237-X.  PB
Johannes Brahms McCorkle, Margit L. (1984). Johannes Brahms : thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. München: G. Henle. ISBN 3-87328-041-8.  WoO
Frank Bridge Hindmarsh, Paul (1983). Frank Bridge : a thematic catalogue, 1900-1941. London: Faber Music in association with Faber and Faber. ISBN 0-571-10032-5.  H
Anton Bruckner Auer, Max (1947). Anton Bruckner; sein Leben und Werk. Zürich: Amalthea-Verlag. 
Grasberger, Renate (1977). Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckner : (WAB). Institut für Österreichische Musikdokumentation. Publikation. 7. Tutzing: Hans Schneider. ISBN 3-7952-0232-9.  WAB The Werkverzeichnis Anton Bruckner did not include any unfinished compositions (an exception was made for the Ninth Symphony) or lost works. Lost works, sketches, etc. were added afterwards (WAB 132 to WAB 149). Some other, still unclassified works are identified as WAB deest.
Ferruccio Busoni Kindermann, Jürgen (1980). Thematisch-chronologisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Ferruccio B. Busoni. Studien zur Musikgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. 19. Regensburg: G. Bosse. ISBN 3-7649-2033-5.  BV BV (short for Busoni-Verzeichnis) is used for original works; BV B (short for Busoni-Verzeichnis Bearbeitung) is used for transcriptions, cadenzas, etc. Busoni's works are also seen with KiV numbers.
Dieterich Buxtehude Karstädt, Georg (1985). Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Dietrich Buxtehude: Buxtehude-Werke-Verzeichnis (BuxWV). Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel. ISBN 3-7651-0065-X.  BuxWV
Antonio de Cabezón Jacobs, Charles (1967–1986). Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Antonio de Cabezón = The collected works of Antonio de Cabezón: Institute of Mediæval Music. Brooklyn, N.Y.  J
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Hitchcock, H. Wiley (1982). Les œuvres de Marc-Antoine Charpentier: catalogue raisonné = The works of Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Paris: Picard. ISBN 2-7084-0084-3.  H
Frédéric Chopin Chomiński, Józef M.; Turło, Teresa Dalila (1990). Katalog dzieł Fryderyka Chopina = A catalogue of the works of Frederick Chopin. Documenta Chopiniana. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne. ISBN 83-224-0407-7.  A Chomiński's catalogue of Chopin's works (Katalog dzieł Fryderyka Chopina, 1990) is in alphabetical order, and uses the letters A, C, D, E, P and S.[4][5]
Brown, Maurice J. E. (1960). Chopin: an Index of His Works in Chronological Order. London, New York: St. Martin's Press. OCLC 682225716.  B [4][6]
Kobylańska, Krystyna (1979). Frédéric Chopin: thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis = Rekopisy utworów Chopina katalog. München: G. Henle. ISBN 3-87328-029-9.  KK
Muzio Clementi Tyson, Alan (1967). Thematic catalogue of the works of Muzio Clementi. Tutzing: Hans Schneider.  T
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Cessac, Catherine (1998). Nicolas Clérambault. Paris: Fayard. ISBN 2-213-60175-5.  C
Peter Cornelius Wagner, Günther (1986). Peter Cornelius, Verzeichnis seiner musikalischen und literarischen Werke. Mainzer Studien zur Musikwissenschaft. 13. Tutzing: Hans Schneider. ISBN 3-7952-0455-0.  W
François Couperin Cauchie, Maurice (1949). Thematic Index of the Works of François Couperin. Monaco: Lyrebird Press. OCLC 860553.  B
Johann Baptist Cramer Milligan, Thomas B. (1994). Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858): a thematic catalogue of his works. Thematic Catalogues. 19. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-945193-41-8.  "based on the foundation laid by Jerald C. Graue"
Franz Danzi Pechstaedt, Volkmar von (1996). Thematisches Verzeichnis der Kompositionen von Franz Danzi (1763-1826) : mit einem Anhang der literarischen Arbeiten Danzis. Tutzing: Hans Schneider. ISBN 3-7952-0840-8.  P
Claude Debussy Lesure, François (1977). Catalogue de l'œuvre de Claude Debussy. Centre de documentation Claude Debussy Publications. 3. Genève: Minkoff. ISBN 2-8266-0657-3.  L
Michel Richard Delalande Dufourcq, Norbert (1957). Notes et références pour servir à une histoire de Michel-Richard Delalande, surintendant, maître et compositeur de la musique de la chambre du roi, sous-maître et compositeur de la chapelle royale (1657-1726). La Vie musicale en France sous les rois Bourbons. Paris: .], A. & J. Picard.  S
Sawkins, Lionel; Nightingale, John (2005). A thematic catalogue of the works of Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-816360-2.  S
Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Grave, Margaret (1985). Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf: Six Symphonies. The Symphony 1720–1840 B. 1. New York: Garland. ISBN 0-8240-3859-2.  G
Krebs, Carl (1900). Dittersdorfiana. Berlin: Gebrüder Paetel. pp. 55–144.  K Also seen as Kr
Lane, Jay D. (1997). The concertos of Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (Ph. D. thesis). New Haven: Yale University.  L
Yeon, Sang-Chun (1999). Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf : die Kammermusik für Streichinstrumente ; quellenkundliche und stilistische Untersuchungen mit einem thematischen Verzeichnis. Studien und Materialien zur Musikwissenschaft. 19. Hildesheim: Georg Olms. ISBN 3-487-11030-X.  Y
Ernő Dohnányi Kiszely-Papp, Deborah (2008). Erno dohnanyi: a thematic catalogue. Thematic Cataloges. 29. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-1-57647-131-9. 
Gaetano Donizetti Inzaghi, Luigi (1988). Catalogo generale Donizetti. London: The Donizetti Society.  In
John Dowland Poulton, Diana; Lam, Basil (1981). The collected lute music of John Dowland (3rd ed.). London: Faber Music. ISBN 978-0-571-10039-2.  P
František Xaver Dušek Altner, Vladimir, "Thematic Index: Dušek", The Symphony, 1720-1840, B, 12, New York: Garland, pp. xxxvii–xli, ISBN 978-0-8240-3848-9 
Jan Ladislav Dussek Craw, H. Allen (1964). A biography and thematic catalog of the works of J. L. Dussek, 1760-1812. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.  C
Antonín Dvořák Herbert, Peter J. F. (1988). Antonín Dvořák, Complete Catalogue of Works. [Great Britain]: Dvořák Society for Czech Music. OCLC 315534955.  H
Burghauser, Jarmil; Clapham, John (1996). Antonín Dvořák: thematický katalog [thematic catalogue]. Prague: Bärenreiter Edition Suprahon. ISBN 978-80-7058-410-1.  B
Šourek, Otakar (1917). Dvořákś Werke ... ein vollständiges Verzeichnis in chronologischer thematischer und systematischer Anordnung. Berlin: N. Simrock. OCLC 7629267.  S
Trufitt, Ian T. (1974). Antonín Dvořák, Complete Catalogue of Works. Great Britain: Dvořák Society of Great Britain. OCLC 11677657.  T
Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Benton, Rita (1964). "The Instrumental Music of Jean-Frédéric Edelmann: a Thematic Catalogue and List of Early Editions". Fontes Artis Musicae. xi: 79–88. 
Giles Farnaby Marloww, Richard (1974). Giles & Richard Farnaby, keyboard music. Musica Britannica. 24 (2nd revised ed.). London: Stainer and Bell.  M
Johann Friedrich Fasch Pfeiffer, Rüdiger (1988). Verzeichnis der Werke von Johann Friedrich Fasch (FWV). Dokumente und Materialien zur Musikgeschichte des Bezirkes Magdeburg. 1 (kleine Ausgabe ed.). Magdeburg: Rat des Bezirkes.  FWV
Alfonso Ferrabosco Charteris, Richard (1984). Alfonso Ferrabosco the Elder (1543-1588), a thematic catalogue of his music. Thematic catalogues. 1. New York: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-918728-44-9.  RC
Friedrich Ernst Fesca Frei-Hauenschild, Markus (1998). Friedrich Ernst Fesca (1789-1826): Studien zu Biographie und Streichquartettschaffen. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN 3-525-27902-7.  FreF
Zdeněk Fibich Hudec, Vladimír (2001). Zdeněk Fibich: tematický katalog = thematisches Verzeichnis = thematic catalogue. Praha: Editio Bärenreiter. ISBN 978-80-86385-10-5.  H
John Field Hopkinson, Cecil (1961). A bibliographical thematic catalogue of the works of John Field, 1782-1837. London: The author.  H
César Franck Mohr, Wilhelm (1969). Caesar Franck. Tutzing: Hans Schneider.  FWV The Franck-Werke-Verzeichnis was compiled by Wilhelm Mohr, and Franck's works are sometimes referred to by their M numbers
Frederick the Great Philipp Spitta S
Giovanni Gabrieli Charteris, Richard (1996). Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1555-1612): a thematic catalogue of his music with a guide to the source materials and translations of his vocal texts. Thematic catalogues. 20. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-945193-66-1.  C
Florian Leopold Gassmann Hill, George R. (1976). A thematic catalog of the instrumental music of Florian Leopold Gassmann. Music indexes and bibliographies. 12. Hackensack, N.J.: Joseph Boonin. ISBN 978-0-913574-12-6.  H
Orlando Gibbons John Harper H
Christoph Willibald Gluck Wotquenne, Alfred (1904). Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Chr. W. v. Gluck (1714-1787). Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.  W
Liebeskind, Josef (1911). Ergänzungen und Nachträge zu dem Thematischen Verzeichnis der Werke von Chr. W. von Gluck von Alfred Wotquenne. Leipzig: Reinecke.  W Supplement to Wotquenne's book
François-Joseph Gossec Brook, Barry S. (1983). Eight symphonic works. The Symphony, 1720-1840, Series D. 3. New York: Garland. p. xxvii-xl. ISBN 978-0-8240-3839-7.  B
Louis Moreau Gottschalk Doyle, John G. (1960). The piano music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869). New York: New York University.  D
Offergeld, Robert (1970). The centennial catalogue of the published and unpublished compositions of Louis Moreau Gottschalk. New York: Ziff-Davis Publishing.  RO
Charles Gounod Condé, Gérard (2009). Charles Gounod. Paris: Fayard. ISBN 978-2-213-63249-0.  CG
Enrique Granados de Larrocha, Alicia; Riva, Douglas; Aviñoa, Xosé (2003). Enrique Granados: Perfil histórico-biográfico. Barcelona: Editorial de música Boileau. ISBN 978-84-8020-692-1.  DLR
Carl Heinrich Graun and Johann Gottlieb Graun Henzel, Christoph (2006). Graun-Werkverzeichnis (GraunWV). Beeskow: Ortus Musikverlag. ISBN 978-3-937788-02-9.  GraunWV
Carl Heinrich Graun Mennicke, Carl Heinrich (1906). Hasse und die Brüder Graun als Symphoniker : nebst Biographien und thematischen Katalogen. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.  M
Willer, Monika (1995). Die Konzertform der Brüder Carl Heinrich und Johann Gottlieb Graun. Europäische Hochschulschriften, Reihe XXXVI,Musikwissenschaft. 117. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-47014-5.  W
Johann Gottlieb Graun Willer, Monika (1995). Die Konzertform der Brüder Carl Heinrich und Johann Gottlieb Graun. Europäische Hochschulschriften, Reihe XXXVI,Musikwissenschaft. 117. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-47014-5.  W
Christoph Graupner Bill, Oswald; Grosspietsch, Christoph (2005). Christoph Graupner: thematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke: Graupner-Werke-Verzeichnis (GWV). Instrumentalwerke. Stuttgart: Carus. ISBN 3-89948-066-X.  GWV
Edvard Grieg Fog, Dan; Grinde, Kirsti; Norheim, Øyvind (2008). Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Frankfurt: Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F. Peters. ISBN 978-3-87626-990-0.  EG
Charles Tomlinson Griffes Anderson, Donna K. (1983). The Works of Charles T. Griffes: a Descriptive Catalogue. Studies in Musicology. 68. Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Press. ISBN 978-0-8357-1419-8.  A
Adalbert Gyrowetz Rice, John A. (1983). Four symphonies. The Symphony, 1720-1840, Series B. 11. New York: Garland. ISBN 978-0-8240-3826-7.  R Also contains a symphonie concertante by Dussek
George Frideric Handel Bell, , A. Craig (1972). Handel; chronological thematic catalogue. Darley: Grian-Aig Press.  B
Baselt, Bernd (1978). Händel-Handbuch: in fünf Bd.: gleichzeitig Suppl. zu Hallische Händel-Ausgabe (Kritische Gesamtausgabe). Kassel: Bärenreiter.  HWV The Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis was published in three volumes between 1978 and 1986
HG The Händel-Gesellschaft has been superseded by the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (HWV)
HHA The Hallische Händel-Ausgabe has been superseded by the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (HWV)
Valentin Haussmann Lynn, Robert B. (1997). Valentin Haussmann (1565/70-ca. 1614): a thematic-documentary catalogue of his works. Thematic Catalogues. 25. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-945193-91-3.  With a documentary biography by Klaus-Peter Koch
Joseph Haydn Hoboken, Anthony van (1978) [1957]. Joseph Haydn; thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne. ISBN 978-3-7957-0003-4.  Hob. The Hoboken-Verzeichnis was created in 1957. Haydn's string quartets are still generally referred to by their opus numbers.
Michael Haydn Sherman, Charles H. (1993). Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806), a chronological thematic catalogue of his work. Thematic catalogues. 17. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-918728-56-8.  MH Johann Michael Haydn (1737–1806), a chronological thematic catalogue of his works (1993); this has generally superseded the Perger-Verzeichnis of 1907 and Klafsky-Verzeichnis (Anton Maria Klafsky) of 1915
Perger, Lothar Herbert (1907). Instrumentalwerke: Michael Haydn. Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich. 29. Wien: Artaria. p. xv-xxiv.  P Perger-Verzeichnis, 1907; also seen as Perger numbers; now generally superseded by Sherman and Thomas's 1993 catalogue (MH numbers)
Johann David Heinichen Hausswald, Günter (1937). Johann David Heinichens Instrumentalwerke. Wolfenbüttel: G. Kallmeyer.  H
E. T. A. Hoffmann Allroggen, Gerhard (1970). E. T. A. Hoffmanns Kompositionen; ein chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis seiner musikalischen Werke mit Einführung. Studien zur Musikgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. 16. Regensburg: Gustav Bosse.  AV
Gustav Holst Holst, Imogen (1974). A thematic catalogue of Gustav Holst's music. London: Faber Music Ltd. : G. and I. Holst Ltd. ISBN 0-571-10004-X.  H
Arthur Honegger Halbreich, Harry (1999). Arthur Honegger. Portland, Or.: Amadeus Press. ISBN 1-57467-041-7.  H L'Oeuvre d'Arthur Honegger: Chronologie, catalogue raisonné, analyses, discographie (1994)
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Sachs, Joel (June 1974), "A checklist of the works of Johann Nepomuk Hummel", MLA Notes, 30 (4): 732–754, JSTOR 741459  S
Engelbert Humperdinck Humperdinck, Eva (1994). Engelbert Humperdinck Werkverzeichnis: zum 140. Geburtstag: seinem Andenken gewidmet. Koblenz: Görres Verlag. ISBN 3-920388-38-0.  EHWV
Leoš Janáček Simeone, Nigel; Tyrrell, John; Němcová, Alena (1997). Janáček's works: a catalogue of the music and writings of Leoš Janáček. Oxford, New York: Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816446-7.  JW
Leopold Kozeluch Poštolka, Milan (1964). Leopold Koželuh : život a dílo. Praha: Státní hudební vydavatelství.  P
Joseph Martin Kraus Van Boer, Jr., Bertil H. (1998). Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792) : a Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study. Thematic Catalogs. 26. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-945193-69-6.  B Also seen as VB numbers
Conradin Kreutzer Brecht, Karl Peter (1980). Conradin Kreutzer: Biographie und Werkverzeichnis. Messkirch: Stadt Messkirch.  KWV
Franz Vincenz Krommer Padrta, Karel (1997). Franz Krommer (1759-1831) : thematischer Katalog seiner musikalischen Werke. Praha: Editio Supraphon. ISBN 978-80-7058-388-3. 
Walter, Horst (1932). Frank Krommer (1759-1831): sein Leben und Werk, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Streichquartette. Wien. pp. 93–262. 
Franz Liszt Liszt, Franz (1855). Thematisches Verzeichniss der Werke von F. Liszt; von dem Autor verfasst. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.  L
Rena Charnin Mueller and Maria Eckhardt LW
Raabe, Peter (1931). Franz Liszt. Stuttgart: Cotta.  R Vol. 1 subtitled Liszts Leben; vol. 2 subtitled Liszts Schaffen; was updated and expanded by Humphrey Searle in 1954, and S numbers are now usual
Searle, Humphrey (1954). The music of Liszt. London: Williams & Norgate. pp. 155–195.  S Searle's catalogue, published in 1954 as The Music of Liszt, built upon the 1931 catalogue devised by Peter Raabe
Winklhofer, Sharon (2004). Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): list of works : comprehensively expanded from the catalogue of Humphrey Searle as revised by Sharon Winklhofer. Quaderni dell'Istituto Liszt. 3. Milano: Rugginenti Editore. ISBN 978-88-7665-433-6.  S Revision of Searle's catalog
Matthew Locke Harding, Rosamond E. M. (1971). A thematic catalogue of the works of Matthew Locke with a calendar of the main events of his life. Oxford: Alden & Mowbray. 
Albert Lortzing Capelle, Irmlind (1994). Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Gustav Albert Lortzing: (LoWV). Köln: Studio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-89564-003-2.  LoWV
Jean-Baptiste Lully Schneider, Herbert (1981). Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Werke von Jean-Baptiste Lully (LMV). Mainzer Studien zur Musikwissenschaft. 14. Tutzing: Hans Schneider. ISBN 978-3-7952-0323-8.  LWV
Alessandro Marcello Selfridge-Field, Eleanor (1990). The music of Benedetto and Alessandro Marcello: a thematic catalogue with commentary on the composers, repertory, and sources. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-316126-9.  S
Benedetto Marcello Selfridge-Field, Eleanor (1990). The music of Benedetto and Alessandro Marcello: a thematic catalogue with commentary on the composers, repertory, and sources. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-316126-9.  S
Bohuslav Martinů Halbreich, Harry (2007). Bohuslav Martinu: Werkverzeichnis und Biografie (2nd ed.). Mainz: Schott. ISBN 978-3-7957-0565-7.  H
Šafránek, Miloš (1961). Bohuslav Martinů: život a dílo. Praha: Státní hudební. pp. 341–375.  Saf
Erkki Melartin Poroila, Heikki (2000). Erkki Melartinin sävellykset - Valmistuneet sävellykset. Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistyksen julkaisusarja. 90. Helsinki: Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistys. ISBN 951-8903-89-1.  EM EM codes only for works without opus numbering and in the web version of the catalogue In Finnish only. Non-thematic catalogue.
Fanny Mendelssohn Hellwig-Unruh, Renate (2000). Fanny Hensel geb. Mendelssohn Bartholdy: thematisches Verzeichnis der Kompositionen. Adliswil: Kunzelmann. ISBN 3-9521049-3-0.  H
Felix Mendelssohn Wehner, Ralf (2009). Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke (MWV). Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Serie 13, Werkverzeichnis. Band 1 A. Wiesbaden. ISBN 978-3-7651-0317-9.  MWV
Ernest John Moeran Foss, Hubert J. (1948). Compositions of E. J. Moeran. London: Novello.  R
Johann Melchior Molter Häfner, Klaus (1996). Der badische Hofkapellmeister Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765) in seiner Zeit : Dokumente und Bilder zu Leben und Werk (mit einem Beitrag von Rainer Fürst) : eine Austellung der Badischen Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe zum 300. Geburtstag des Komponisten. Karlsruhe: Selbstverlag der Badischen Landesbibliothek. pp. 243–262. ISBN 3-88705-041-X.  MWV
Georg Matthias Monn Horwitz, Karl; Riedel, Karl; Fischer, Wilhelm (1959). Wiener Instrumentalmusik vor und um 1740 : Vorlaufer der Wiener Klassiker: Johann Adam Georg Reutter (der Jungere), Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Georg Matthias Monn, Matthaeus Schloger, Joseph Starzer. Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Osterreich. Band 31, 39. Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt.  F
Johann Christoph Monn Horwitz, Karl; Riedel, Karl; Fischer, Wilhelm (1959). Wiener Instrumentalmusik vor und um 1740 : Vorlaufer der Wiener Klassiker: Johann Adam Georg Reutter (der Jungere), Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Georg Matthias Monn, Matthaeus Schloger, Joseph Starzer. Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Osterreich. Band 31, 39. Graz: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt.  F
Claudio Monteverdi Stattkus, Manfred H. (1985). Claudio Monteverdi, Verzeichnis der erhaltenen Werke (SV). Bergkamen: Musikverlag Stattkus.  SV The Stattkus-Verzeichnis is based on Stattkus's Claudio Monteverdi: Verzeichnis der erhaltenen Werke, 1985
Leopold Mozart Eisen, Cliff (2010). Leopold-Mozart-Werkverzeichnis (LMV). Beiträge zur Leopold-Mozart-Forschung. 4. Augsburg: Wissner. ISBN 978-3-89639-757-7.  E
Seiffert, Max (1908). Ausgewählte Werke. Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Bayern. 17, 9. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel.  S
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Köchel, Ludwig van Ritter (1964). Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts; nebst Angabe der verlorengegangenen, angefangenen, von fremder Hand bearbeiteten, zweifelhaften und unterschobenen Kompositionen (6. Auflage, bearbeitung von Franz Giegling, Alexander Weinmann, Gerd Sievers ed.). Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel.  K Mozart's opus numbers are particularly scattered and useless and are no longer used at all (for instance, there are two sets of violin sonatas both called Op. 1). Köchel's Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämmtlicher Tonwerke W. A. Mozarts was published in 1862 and has been substantially revised four times since then. KV numbers (short for Köchel-Verzeichnis) are often used for Mozart's works in Europe.
Wyzewa, Teodor de; Saint-Foix, Georges de (1912). W.-A. Mozart, sa vie musicale et son œuvre de l'enfance à la pleine maturité (1756-1777): Essai de biographie critique, suivi d'un nouveau catalogue chronologique de l'œuvre complète du maitre. Paris: Perrin et Cie.  WSF
Josef Mysliveček Evans, Angela; Dearling, Robert (1999). Josef Mysliveček (1737-1781): a thematic catalogue of his instrumental and orchestral works. München: Katzbichler. ISBN 978-3-87397-132-5.  ED
Freeman, Daniel E. (2009). Josef Mysliveček, "Il boemo": the man and his music. Detroit monographs in musicology/Studies in music. 54. Sterling Heights, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press. ISBN 978-0-89990-148-0.  Non-thematic catalogue
Bonhadlo, Stanislav (28 August 2001). "Josef Mysliveček/Giuseppe Misliweczek: Thematic Catalog of Vocal Works". Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
Carl Nielsen "Catalogue of Carl Nielsen's Works". Copenhagen: Danish Centre for Music Publication, The Royal Library. 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.  CNW
Fog, Dan (1965). Carl Nielsen, kompositioner; en bibliografi. København: Nyt Nordisk Forlag.  FS
Jacques Offenbach Almeida, Antonio de (1997). Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Jacques Offenbach. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-315267-0.  AL
O'Kelly family Klein, Axel (2014). O'Kelly. An Irish Musical Family in Nineteenth-Century France. Norderstedt: BoD. ISBN 978-3-7357-2310-9.  OKC O'Kelly Catalogue (OKC), pp. 367–450, comprises compositions by five members of the family incl. Joseph O'Kelly (1828–1885), George O'Kelly (1831–1914), and Henri O'Kelly (1859–1938).
Johann Pachelbel Perreault, Jean M. (2004). The thematic catalogue of the musical works of Johann Pachelbel. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.  P
Niccolò Paganini Moretti, Maria Rosa; Sorrento, Anna (1982). Catalogo tematico delle musiche di Niccolò Paganini. Genova: Comune di Genova.  MS
Giovanni Paisiello Paymer, Marvin E. (1977). Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, 1710-1736: a thematic catalogue of the opera omnia with an appendix listing omitted compositions. Thematic Catalogues. 1. New York: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-918728-01-2.  P
Robinson, Michael F.; Hofmann, Ulrike (1994). Giovanni Paisiello, a thematic catalogue of his works. Thematic catalogues. 15. Stuyvesant, N.Y.: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-918728-75-4.  R
Selim Palmgren Poroila, Heikki (2014). Selim Palmgrenin sävellykset - Förteckning - Werkverzeichnis - Work Catalogue. Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistyksen julkaisusarja. 167. Helsinki: Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistys. ISBN 978-952-5363-66-1.  SP SP codes only for works without opus numbering. In Finnish with a multilingual legend. Non-thematic catalogue.
Ignaz Pleyel Benton, Rita (1977). Ignace Pleyel: a thematic catalogue of his compositions. Thematic Catalogs. 2. New York: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-918728-04-5.  B Also seen as Ben
Francis Poulenc Schmidt, Carl B. (1995). The music of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): a catalogue. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816336-3.  FP
Giacomo Puccini Schickling, Dieter (2003). Giacomo Puccini : catalogue of the works. Kassel: Bärenreiter. ISBN 3-7618-1582-4.  SC
Gaetano Pugnani Zschinsky-Troxler, Elsa Margherita (1939). Thematisches Werkverzeichniss. Berlin: Antalntis-Verlag.  Z
Henry Purcell Zimmermann, Franklin B. (1963). Henry Purcell (1659-1695): An analytical catalogue of his music. London: MacMillan.  Z
Johann Joachim Quantz Brink, Meike ten (1995). Die Flötenkonzerte von Johann Joachim Quantz: Untersuchungen zu ihrer Überlieferung und Form. Studien und Materialien zur Musikwissenschaft. 11. Hildesheim: Georg Olms. ISBN 3-487-10076-2.  B
Augsbach, Horst (1997). Johann Joachim Quantz : thematisch-systematisches Werkverzeichnis (QV). Stuttgart: Carus-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-923053-47-6.  QV
Sergei Rachmaninoff Threlfall, Robert; Norris, Geoffrey (1982). A catalogue of the compositions of S. Rachmaninoff. London: Scolar Press. ISBN 978-0-85967-617-5.  TN
Maurice Ravel Marnat, Marcel (1986). Maurice Ravel. Paris: Fayard. pp. 721–784. ISBN 978-2-213-01685-6.  MR
Ottorino Respighi Battaglia, Elio; Rostirolla, Giancarlo (1985). Ottorino Respighi. Torino: ERI.  P Catalogue by Potito Pedarra on pages 327-404
Pedarra, Potito. Catalogo tematico delle musiche di Ottorino Respighi.  P Forthcoming
Josef Rheinberger Irmen, Hans Josef (1974). Thematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Gabriel Josef Rheinbergers. Studien zur Musikgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts. 37. Regensburg: Gustav Bosse. ISBN 978-3-7649-2080-7.  RWV Also seen as JWV
Christian Ulrich Ringmacher Ringmacher, Christian Ulrich; Brook, Barry S. (1987). Catalogo de' soli, duetti, trii: The Ringmacher Catalogue (1773). Thematic Catalogues. 14. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-918728-91-3.  Facsimile reprint of the 1773 catalogue containing 112 pages with 627 incipits by 148 composers.
Alessandro Rolla Inzaghi, Luigi; Bianchi, Luigi Alberto (1981). Alessandro Rolla: catalogo tematico delle opere. Milano: Nuove edizioni.  BI
Johan Helmich Roman Bengtsson, Ingmar (1955). J. H. Roman och hans instrumentalmusik: käll- och stilkritiska studier. Studia musicologica Upsaliensia. 4. Uppsala.  BeRI
Holm, Anna-Lena; Bengtsson, Ingmar (1994). Tematisk förteckning över J. H. Romans vokalverk (HRV). Musik I Sverige. 7. Stockholm: Musikaliska Akademiens Bibliotek. ISBN 978-91-85172-12-2.  HRV
Antonio Rosetti Kaul, Oskar (1968). Thematisches Verzeichnis der Instrumentalwerke von Anton Rosetti. Mit Angabe der Druckausgaben und der Fundorte erhaltener Exemplare in Druck und Handschrift. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel.  Kaul Rosetti's works are usually now given with catalogue numbers by Sterling E. Murray, although older numbers from Oskar Kaul's 1912 catalogue sometimes appear as well
Murray, Sterling E. (1996). The music of Antonio Rosetti (Anton Rösler) ca. 1750-1792 : a thematic catalog. Detroit studies in music bibliography. 76. Warren, Mich. ISBN 978-0-89990-105-3.  M Also seen as Murray or RWV; Rosetti's works are usually given with catalogue numbers by Sterling E. Murray, although older numbers from Oskar Kaul's 1912 catalogue sometimes appear as well
Albert Roussel Labelle, Nicole (1992). Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre d'Albert Roussel. Publications d'histoire de l'art et d'archéologie de l'Université Catholique de Louvain; Musicologica neolovaniensia). 6; 78. Louvain-la-Neuve: Département d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'art, Collège Erasme.  L
Giovanni Battista Sammartini Jenkins, Newell; Churgin, Bathia (1976). Thematic catalogue of the works of Giovanni Battista Sammartini: orchestral and vocal music. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-87735-1.  JC
Domenico Scarlatti Goldberg, Laurette; Mathews, Patrice (1999). Domenico Scarlatti : thematic index of the keyboard sonatas according to the Kirkpatrick catalogue. Berkeley, Calif.: MusicSources Publications.  Includes concordances of numbering by Kirkpatrick, Longo, Fadini, and of key
Kirkpatrick, Ralph (1983). Domenico Scarlatti. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-09101-3.  Kk [7]
Longo, Alessandro (c. 1937). Indice tematico delle sonate per clavicembalo = Table thématique des sonates pour clavecin = Thematisches Verzeichnis des Sonaten für Klavizimbel = Thematic index of the harpsichord sonatas = Indice temático de las sonatas para clave. Milano: Ricordi.  L [7]
Giorgio Pestelli P [7]
Beaudry, Claude (1994). Domenico Scarlatti, les 555 sonates pour clavecin : table de concordance des catalogues Kirkpatrick, Pestelli, Longo. Ste-Foy: Bibliothèque, Université Laval.  P Concordance of the catalogues
Johann Adolph Scheibe Hauge, Peter (2018). Johann Adolph Scheibe: A Catalogue of His Works. Danish Humanist Texts and Studies. 58. Royal Danish Library. ISBN 978 87 635 4560 0.  SchW
Samuel Scheidt Koch, Klaus-Peter (2000). Samuel-Scheidt-Werke-Verzeichnis. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel. ISBN 978-3-7651-0332-2.  SSWV
Franz Schneider Freeman, Robert N. (1979). Franz Schneider (1737-1812): a thematic catalogue of his works. Thematic Catalogues. 5. New York: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-918728-13-5. 
Arnold Schoenberg Rufer, Josef (1959). Das Werk Arnold Schönbergs. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag. 
Franz Schubert Otto Erich Deutsch. Schubert Thematic Catalogue. Major editions: 1951 (English), 1978 (German) D There are also 173 opus numbers, see Schubert opus/Deutsch number concordance
Robert Schumann McCorkle, Margit L. (2003). Robert Schumann neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke : thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis. Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke. Serie VIII, Supplemente. 6. Mainz: Schott.  WoO
Heinrich Schütz Bittinger, Werner (1960). Schütz-Werke-Verzeichnis (SWV). Kassel: Bärenreiter.  SWV
Carlos de Seixas Kastner, Macario Santiago (1947). Carlos de Seixas. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora. pp. 135–44.  K
Antonio Soler Frederick Marvin M
Antonio Soler Rubio, Samuel (1980). Antonio Soler, catálogo crítico. Cuenca: Instituto de Música Religiosa de la Diputación Provincial de Cuenca.  R
Kaikhosru Sorabji Rapoport, Paul (1992). Sorabji: A Critical Celebration. Aldershot, UK: Scolar Press [now Ashgate Publishing]. ISBN 0-85967-923-3.  KSS
Anton Stamitz Sandberger, Adolf (1902). Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Bayern. 3. Jahrgang. Band 1. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. pp. liv.  S Thematic catalogue of symphonies and symphonies concertantes
Sandberger, Adolf (1915). Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Bayern. 16. Jahrgang. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. pp. li–liii.  S Thematic catalogue of chamber music
Johann Stamitz Wolf, Eugene K. (1981). The symphonies of Johann Stamitz : a study in the formation of the classic style with a thematic catalogue of the symphonies and orchestral trios. Utrecht: Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema. ISBN 978-90-313-0346-5.  W
Alessandro Stradella Gianturco, Carolyn (1991). Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682): a thematic catalogue of his compositions. Thematic catalogues. 16. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 0-945193-05-X.  G
Richard Strauss Mueller von Asow, E. H.; Trenner, Florian; Ott, Alfons (1955). Richard Strauss: thematisches Verzeichnis. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger. OCLC 4006988.  AV See also TrV.[8]
Trenner, Franz (1993). Richard Strauss: Werkverzeichnis. Veröffentlichungen der Richard-Strauss-Gesellschaft, München. 12. München: W. Ludwig. ISBN 978-3-7787-2137-7.  TrV Based on the work by Asow and Trenner
Igor Stravinsky Kirchmeyer, Helmut (2002). Kommentiertes Verzeichnis der Werke und Werkausgaben Igor Strawinskys bis 1971. Abhandlungen der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Philologisch-Historische Klasse. 79. Leipzig: Verlag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig. ISBN 978-3-7776-1156-3.  K
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Gustav Leonhardt L
Franz Xaver Süssmayr Duda, Erich (2000). Das musikalische Werk Franz Xaver Süssmayrs : thematisches Werkverzeichnis (SmWV) mit ausführlichen Quellenangaben und Skizzen der Wasserzeichen. Schriftenreihe der Internationalen Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg. 12. Kassel: Bärenreiter. ISBN 978-3-7618-1485-7.  SmWV
Giuseppe Tartini Brainard, Paul (1975). Le sonate per violino di Giuseppe Tartini: catalogo tematico. Le opere di Giuseppe Tartini ; sezione terza : studi e ricerche di studiosi moderni. 2. Padova: Accademia Tartiniana.  B
Dounias, Minos (1966). Die Violinkonzerte Giuseppe Tartinis als Ausdruck einer Künstlerpersönlichkeit und einer Kulturepoche. Wolfenbüttel: Möseler.  D
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Vaĭdman, Polina Efimovna; Korabelnikova, Liudmila; Rubtsova, Valentina (2006). Tematiko-bibliograficheskiĭ ukazatelʹ sochineniĭ P.I. Chaĭkovskogo. Moscow: P. Jurgenson. ISBN 978-5-9720-0001-2.  ČW Thematic and Bibliographical Catalogue of P. I. Čajkovskij's Works (2006)[9][10]
Poznansky, Alexander; Langston, Brett (2002). Tchaikovsky Handbook. Russian music studies. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-33921-8.  TH The Tchaikovsky Handbook[9][10]
Georg Philipp Telemann Ruhnke, Martin (1984–1999). Georg Philipp Telemann: thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke : Telemann-Werkverzeichnis (TWV) : Instrumentalwerke. Georg Philipp Telemann, Musikalische Werke. Supplement. Kassel: Bärenreiter. ISBN 978-3-7618-0655-5.  TWV The Telemann-Werke-Verzeichnis is based on Georg Philipp Telemann: thematische-Verzeichnis seiner Werke Systematische, 3 vols. (1984, 1992, 1999)
Giuseppe Torelli Martin Falck F
Passadore, Francesco (2007). Catalogo tematico delle composizioni di Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709). Padova: I solisti veneti. ISBN 978-88-901412-6-3. 
Giegling, Franz (1949). Giuseppe Torelli: thematisches Verzeichnis. Kassel: Bärenreiter.  G
Troubadour Mayer-Martin, Donna J. (2011). Thematic catalogue of troubadour and trouvère melodies. Thematic Catalogues. 18. Stuyvesant, NY: Penddragon Press. ISBN 978-0-918728-82-1. 
Eduard Tubin Rumessen, Vardo (2003). The works of Eduard Tubin: thematic-bibliographical catalogue of works: ETW. Tallinn: International Eduard Tubin Society. ISBN 978-91-7748-054-9.  ETW
Heitor Villa-Lobos H. Villa-Lobos: Piano Thematic Catalog. New York: Villa-Lobos Music Co. 1948.  A
Giovanni Battista Viotti White, Chappell (1985). Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1824), a thematic catalogue of his works. Thematic Catalogue Series. 12. New York: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-918728-43-2.  W
Giazotto, Remo (1956). Giovan Battista Viotti. Milano: Curci.  G
Antonio Vivaldi Fanna, Antonio (1986). Opere strumentali di Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): catalogo numerico-tematico (2a edizione riveduta e ampliata ed.). Milano: Ricordi. ISBN 88-7592-022-2.  F
Malipiero, Gian Francisco (1968). Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Catalogo numerico-tematico delle opere strumentali. Milano: Ricordi.  M
Pincherle, Marc (1948). Antonio Vivaldi et la musique instrumentale. Paris: Floury.  P
Rinaldi, Mario (1944). Catalogo numerico tematico delle composizioni di Antonio Vivaldi, con la definizione delle tonalità, l'indicazione dei movimenti e varie tabelle illustrative. Roma: Editrice Cultura moderna.  RN
Ryom, Peter (1973). Antonio Vivaldi : thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke (RV). Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel. ISBN 978-3-7651-0372-8.  RV
Antonín Vranický Hennigová-Dubová, "Thematic Index: Vranický", The Symphony, 1720-1840, B, 12, New York: Garland, pp. xlv–xlvi, ISBN 978-0-8240-3848-9  RV
Georg Christoph Wagenseil Scholz-Michelitsch, Helga (1980). Georg Christoph Wagenseil: Hofkomponist und Hofklaviermeister der Kaiserin Maria Theresia. Wien: W. Braumüller. ISBN 978-3-7003-0249-0.  WV
Richard Wagner Deathridge, John; Geck, Martin; Voss, Egon (1986). Wagner Werk-Verzeichnis (WWV): Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke Richard Wagners und ihrer Quellen erarbeitet im Rahmen der Richard Wagner-Gesamtausgabe. Mainz: Schott. ISBN 978-3-7957-2201-2.  WWV Also includes Wagner's literary works
Johann Baptist Wanhal Bryan, Paul Robey (1997). Johann Waṅhal, Viennese symphonist: his life and his musical environment. Thematic catalogues series. 23. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 978-0-945193-63-0.  B
Weinmann, Alexander (1987). Themen-Verzeichnis der Kompositionen von Johann Baptiste Wanhal. Wiener Archivstudien. Band 11. Wien: Musikverlag Ludwig Krenn.  W
Carl Maria von Weber Jähns, Friedrich Wilhelm (1871). Carl Maria von Weber in seinen Werken: chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichniss seiner sämmtlichen Compositionen nebst Angabe der unvollständigen, verloren gegangenen, zweifelhaften und untergeschobenen mit Beschreibung der Autographen, Angabe der Ausgaben und Arrangements, kritischen, kunsthistorischen und biographischen Anmerkungen, unter Benutzung von Weber's Briefen und Tagebüchern und einer Beigabe von Nachbildungen seiner Handschrift. Berlin: Schlesinger.  J
Anton Webern Moldenhauer, Hans (1978). Anton von Webern: a chronicle of his life and work. London: Gollancz. pp. 697–750. ISBN 978-0-575-02436-6.  M
Sylvius Leopold Weiss Klima, Josef (1975). Silvius Leopold Weiss, 1686-1750: Kompositionen für die Laute: Quellen- und Themenverzeichnis. Maria Enzersdorf bei Wien: Verl. Wiener Lautenarchiv, Josef Klima.  K
Smith, Douglas Alton (1983). Complete works for lute. Das Erbe deutscher Musik. Sonderreihe. 11-14. Frankfurt, New York: C. F. Peters.  SC Also seen as S-C
Jan Dismas Zelenka Reich, Wolftgang (1985). Jan Dismas Zelenka : thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke (ZWV). Studien und Materialien zur Musikgeschichte Dresdens. 6. Dresden: Sächsische Landesbibliothek Dresden.  ZWV
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Henrich, Heribert (2014). Bernd Alois Zimmermann Werkverzeichnis: Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Bernd Alois Zimmermann und ihrer Quellen. Mainz: Schott Music. ISBN 978-3-7957-0688-3.  Includes previously unpublished notes and letters by Zimmermann. First critical, musicologically-based catalogue of a composer of the second half of the 20th century.


  1. ^ Otto Erich Deutsch, The Schubert Thematic Catalogue. New York: Dover Publications, 1995. ISBN 0486286851ISBN 9780486286853 pp. ix ff.
  2. ^ Grier, James, 'Thematic catalogue'. In The Oxford Companion to Music (Oxford University Press)
  3. ^ J.C. Bach's works are mostly referred to by the opus number assigned by the original publishers, which can cause misidentification because different, secondary publishers used the same (original) opus number (such as using Op. 18 to identify three different sets of J. C. Bach works). Moreover, three of six Op. 6 symphonies are identified as Op. 8, but in a different order. Because of this confusion, the de facto standard catalogue is John Christian Bach, by C. S. Terry (2nd ed. 1967). When identifying a J. C. Bach work, one cites the page and incipit numbers "in Terry", although they are not catalogue numbers per se. A short list of the Terry numbers is in The New Grove Bach Family, by Christoph Wolff, et al. (pp. 341ff., NY: Norton, 1983). Also used are the opus numbers of the "Thematic Catalog" in the Collected Works of Johann Christian Bach (Ernest Warburton, ed.; NY: Garland Publishing, 1985).
  4. ^ a b Frédéric Chopin used opus numbers (up to Op. 65) for all his works that he permitted to be published in his lifetime. After his death, some more works were published in 1855 and 1857 as Opp. posth. 66–74. Yet more works were later published, but without opus numbers; some of these were known in Chopin's lifetime, while others have come to light only since his death. At least three major attempts have been made to catalogue all Chopin's works systematically, and each catalogue has its own numbering system. Maurice J. E. Brown uses B numbers, Krystyna Kobylańska uses KK numbers, and Józef Michał Chomiński allocates numbers to a variety of letters (A, C, D, E, P and S). These alternative designations are generally used to identify only the works that were not given opus numbers.
  5. ^ Our Chopin
  6. ^ The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Article: Brown, Maurice John Edwin (1906-1975). Oxford University Press. 
  7. ^ a b c Alessandro Longo's 1906 catalogue (L numbers) was superseded by Ralph Kirkpatrick's 1953 catalogue (K or Kk numbers). Giorgio Pestelli's 1967 catalogue (P numbers) also has its adherents. List of solo keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti gives a concordance between these three systems.
  8. ^ Strauss gave opus numbers to 88 compositions. Two volumes of a catalogue of the remaining works were published by Erich Hermann Mueller von Asow (1892–1964) in 1959. After von Asow's death, Franz Trenner (d. 1993) and Alfons Ott (d. 1976) published the third volume, based on von Asow's notes; this catalogue lists 323 titles, including Strauss's literary writings. The numbers for compositions from this catalogue have AV numbers. During the 15 years it took to publish von Asow's work, many new sources became available, so Trenner created a new chronological catalogue in 1985. An updated edition was published in 1993, and his son Florian Trenner published a completely revised edition in 1999; this catalogue lists 298 works and it uses TrV numbers.
  9. ^ a b Tchaikovsky Research
  10. ^ a b Tchaikovsky gave opus numbers to almost all his major works, but there are many other works that were not given opus numbers. All his musical and literary works have been catalogued by later researchers: TH numbers come from Alexander Poznansky & Brett Langston, The Tchaikovsky Handbook, vol. 1 (2002); ČW numbers come from Polina Vaidman, Liudmila Korabel'nikova, Valentina Rubtsova, Thematic and Bibliographical Catalogue of P. I. Čajkovskij's Works (2006), and in: P. I. Čajkovskij. New Edition of the Complete Works (1993–date).


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