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Finding Music Items

Browsing Scores

Scores are organized in the library based on instrument or ensemble. We also have some guide markers on the end panels of each row of shelves to help you browse. Here are some initial class numbers to get you started. There are many subdivisions in each section, but this page breaks down some general call numbers for keyboard, chamber music, instrumental ensembles, and vocal music.

Keyboard

  • M 6-19 - Solo organ
  • M 20-39 - Solo piano

Chamber Music

  • M 200-986 - Chamber Music, grouped by number, then instruments
    • M 200-299 - Duets
    • M 300-399 - Trios
      • M 312 - Piano trio
    • M 400-499 - Quartets
      • M 452 - String quartet
    • M 500-599 - Quintets
    • M 600-699 - Sextets
    • M 700-799 - Septets
    • M 800-899 - Octets
    • M 900-986 - Nonets and larger

Instrumental Ensembles

  • M 990 - Early instrument ensembles
  • M 1000-1075: Orchestral music
    • M 1001 - Symphonies
    • M 1002 - Symphonic poems
    • M 1004-1041 - Concertos
  • M 1100-1160: String orchestra music
  • M 1200-1270: Wind ensemble

Vocal

  • M 1500 - Operas (full score)
  • M 1503 - Operas (piano-vocal score)
  • M 1620-1621 - Song (voice/piano)
  • M 2000 - Dramatic sacred vocal [Oratorios, passions, etc] (full score)
  • M 2003 - Dramatic sacred vocal (piano-vocal score)
  • M 2010 - Masses (full score)
  • M 2013 - Masses (piano-vocal score)
  • M 2147-2154 - Catholic liturgical music