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Locating Items in the Music Library: Scores

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Library of Congress Classification for Scores

The Music Library use the Library of Congress Classification Scheme (LC) to determine the location of its materials. The LC system is an alpha-numeric system. This means that the call numbers contain letters and numbers. The letters tell the user the general subject matter of the material; the numbers provide more specific information about the material.

M 1.A1-5000
MUSIC SCORES
M 2-2.3
Collections of Musical Sources, including Monuments
M 3-3.1
Collected works of individual composers
M 6-1490
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
M 6-175
Solo instruments
M 177-990
Music for two or more solo instruments
M 180-298.5
Duets
M 300-386
Trios
M 400-486
Quartets
M 500-586
Quintets
M 600-686
Sextets
M 700-786
Septets
M 800-886
Octets
M 900-986
Nonets and larger combinations of purely chamber music
M 990
Chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier
M 1000-1075
Orchestra
M 1001
Symphonies
M 1004
Overtures
M 1010-1011
Piano concertos
M 1100-1160
String orchestra
M 1200-1269
Band
M 1366
Jazz ensembles
M 1376-1420
Instrumental music for children
M 1473
Electronic music
M 1497-5000
VOCAL MUSIC
M 1497-1998
Secular vocal music
M 1500-1527.8
Dramatic music (including operas and musicals)
M 1500
Full scores
M 1503
Vocal scores with piano accompaniment
M 1611-1624.8
Songs for one (1) voice
M 1627-1853
National music
M 1990-1998
Secular music for children (useful for music education)
M 1999-2199
Sacred vocal music
M 2000-2007
Oratorios
M 2010-2017.6
Masses
M 2020-2036
Cantatas, choruses, etc.
M 2101-2114.8
Songs for one (1) voice
M 2115-2146
Hymnals

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