Use this box to find something simple and distinctive like the name of an
artist or composer.
Note: If your search is more complex use the
Advanced search page or if it is for
a CD or DVD number use the
Cat. No. search page.
For example, entering Richard Mills would produce a modest-sized list of CDs on which this
Australian composer's music is performed or where he conducts. However, were you to enter
his name to try this out, you might be surprised to see Duo Lenz' CD Illusie
among the early titles in the search results page although there is no mention of Richard Mills
So did the search fail?
No. It worked. The search routine lists every title it finds where all of the words entered
are found somewhere in the title's details, and in the case of Illusie 'Richard'
found a match with the 'Richard' in 'Richard Lenz' and 'Mills' with the 'Mills' in the name
'John Mills' in the CD's description which you can see if you display its full details.
What we need to do is search for the entire name rather than for its component parts,
and to do this we need to enter a quotation mark before the first name and after the second,
We can use either single quote marks - ' - or double quote marks - " - as long
as we use the same symbol before and after the name or group of words for which we are
searching. If there is a quote mark in the group of words we are seeking, such as the '
in Richard's, then we should enclose the words with the other quote mark - in this
With a little careful thought and some practice, you will find that this search facility provides
a quick and easy way to find most things. However, it is not a good place to enter something less
specific, such as Richard, because a much bigger list of CDs where anyone called
Richard features as artist, composer or conductor, or even somewhere in the description,
will result. For that sort of search you would be better off using the next facility.
The Advanced search link under the Search button
at the top of the left-column menu opens a page where you
can refine your search through multiple entry boxes in conjunction with
other selection options such as price, number of discs, category etc.
See the description beneath the entry area on the
Advance Search page for more details.
This option, under the Specific searches menu heading, displays a
list of Australian and New Zealand classical music artists, each of whose names provides a
one-click search command for CDs on which they are featured.
Similar to the above, this option displays a list of Australian and New
Zealand classical music composers, each of whose names provides a one-click search command
for CDs featuring one or more of their works.
Browse by Category
This option provides a way of limiting
titles to one of many categories or genre, across all labels.
Browse by Instrument
This option provides a list of instruments, each of which is a one-click
search command for CDs on which there are one or more works in which that instrument is
Search results are displayed as lists of
abbreviated details including the CD Title, Label, Catalog No.
and Price. Each Title is a link which can be clicked to display
the page within Buywell containing its full details and cover image.
Results pages show abbreviated details of up to ten CDs at a time,
with a horizontal menu at the top and bottom of the page to display
further pages of ten matches.
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