Search Tips

Our website offers you a number of sophisticated search tools in order to make your browsing and shopping experience easy and efficient.

General Navigation

  • Our website is divided into sections by specific product types. CDs are grouped by various categories—e.g., genre, voicing, nationality. Sheet Music and Major Works are categorized by genre, voicing and language.

  • You can search within each product type by going to that product’s Home Page, or you can access the various categories by selecting them from the drop-down submenus.

Search by Keyword

  • You can search for a product by typing in the title, a keyword from the title, the composer, the voicing, or the Musica Russica catalog number in the search bar in the upper right corner of the web page.

  • Choose descriptive keywords and omit common words such as "a," "an," "the."

  • Keep your keyword simple, using as few terms as possible; you can filter the results later.

  • You can search by English title or transliterated title.

  • When searching by MR catalog number, do not enter blank spaces.

Wildcard (Partial-word) Search

  • Our search engine supports a partial-word search. Please type " * " (asterisk) after the last letter in your query in order to perform a wildcard search. For example:

You type: Chesn*
Results: The results will show the pieces by Chesnokov

You type: Bogo*
Results: The results will show pieces containing the word "Bogoroditse";

Variant Spellings

  • The search engine accepts variant spellings of many composers' names. For example, if you type "Rakhmaninov" or "Rachmaninov," you will find all the results for "Rachmaninoff"

Search by Composer

  • Use the Composer section on our website to find all items (CDs, Music Tracks, Sheet Music) by a certain composer, as well as biographical information. If you're not sure how to spell a composer's name, you can find listed composers by clicking on the first letter of their last name.

Search by Voicing

  • Search for sheet music by voicing by entering the chorus type in the search box; i.e. Mixed, women, men, treble, unison. Typical choral voicings such as satb, ssaa, ttbb, sab can also be searched in this manner.

Quick Search

  • In a hurry? Use the "Quick Search" option to find a product by the time period, genre, theme or nationality.

Advanced Search

  • For the most detailed search, use the "Advanced Search" option. It allows you to enter searches in specific fields.

Sorting and filtering results

  • Did you get too many search results? Try to narrow them down by the product type;  Only CDs or Only Sheet Music or Only Major Works

  • On each search page you can also sort your results by Title, Composer, Catalog number, or Display Price.

Having trouble finding something?

  • If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for, feel free to contact us by e-mail, or call 1-800-326-3132.