LC Call Numbers for Music

Library of Congress Call Numbers: Music Books and Scores 

This is a summary of the primary Library of Congress (LC) call numbers used for music books and scores. The list is organized alphabetically by instrument/voice/subject. Click on the call number ranges to find what the library has in those areas. (Note: although instrumental and vocal methods and studies are classed by LC in the "MT" class, method books contain mostly printed music, they are listed here under the Music headings).

Band | Ballet | Bassoon | Blues | Brass | Choral | Clarinet | Double Bass | English HornFluteGuitarHarp | Horn | JazzMusic Education | Music Therapy | Music Trade (Business) | Musicals | Oboe | Opera | Oratorio | Orchestral | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Popular Music | Saxophone | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba | Viola | Violin | Violoncello


Band

Music
general scores:
M1201 -- M1270
works for band: M1201 -- M1204
concertos with band:
M1205 -- M1206
concertos for band: M1242

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.B35
history and criticism:
ML1299+; ML3518
instrumentation and orchestration:
MT73
performance:
MT733


Ballet

Music
general scores:
M1520 -- M1526

Books
bibliography: ML128.B2
history and criticism: ML3460


Bassoon

Music
bassoon solo:
M75 -- M77
bassoon with keyboard: M253 -- M254
concertos
    full scores:
M1026
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1027
methods, studies, exercises: MT400 -- MT406
contrabassoon studies:
MT412

Books
history:
ML950
construction, acoustics, reed making: ML951


Blues

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.B6
bibliography: ML128.B49
discography: ML156.4.B6
history: ML3521


Brass

Music
scores and parts:
M557.4; M 559


Choral

Music
general scores:
M2000 -- M2099
oratorios: M2000
requiems, masses: M2010 -- M2013
cantatas, sacred:
    full scores:
M2020
    vocal scores:
M2023
cantatas, secular: M1530+
madrigals: M1547 -- M1600

Books
history and criticism, general:
ML1500
history and criticism, madrigals: ML2631
arranging: MT70.5
conducting:
MT85
singing:
MT88; MT 875


Clarinet

Music
clarinet solo:
M70 -- M74
clarinet with keyboard: M248 -- M252
concertos
    full scores:
M1024
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1025
studies
    general:
MT380
    methods: MT382
    studies and exercises: MT385
    orchestral studies:
MT386

Books
history:
ML945
construction, acoustics: ML946


Double Bass

Music
double bass solo:
M55 -- M58
double bass with keyboard: M237 -- M238
concertos
    full scores:
M1018
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1019
studies
    general:
MT320
    methods: MT322
    studies and exercises: MT330
    orchestral studies: MT331

Books
history:
ML920


English Horn

Music
English Horn solo:
M110 .E5
English Horn with keyboard: M246.2, M247.2
concertos
    full scores:
M1034.E5
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1035.E5
studies
    general:
MT365
    orchestral studies: MT366

Books
history:
ML940
maintenance and repair: ML941


Flute

Music
flute solo:
M60 -- M62
flute with keyboard: M240 -- M244
quartets: M457.2; M459
concertos
    full scores:
M1020
    accompaniment arranged for piano:
M1021
flute choir: M1245 (and others by ensemble size)
studies
    general:
MT340
    methods: MT342
    studies and exercises: MT345
    orchestral studies: MT346

Books
bibliography:
ML128.F7
history, construction: ML935 -- ML936
performance: ML937


Guitar

Music
guitar solo:
M125 -- M129
guitar with keyboard: M276 -- M277
guitar quartets: M467 -- M468
concertos
    scores (full and piano accomp.):
M1037.4.G8
studies
    general:
MT580
    methods: MT582
    studies and exercises: MT585

Books
history:
ML1015.G9
construction, maintenance, repair:
ML1016.G8


Harp

Music
harp solo:
M115 -- M119
harp with keyboard: M273
concertos
    full scores:
M1036
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1037
studies and exercises: MT545 
   
Books
history:
ML1005


Horn

Music
horn solo:
M80 -- M82; M84
horn with keyboard: M256 -- M257; M259
concertos
    full scores:
M1028
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1029
studies
    general:
MT420
    methods: MT422
    studies and exercises: MT425
    orchestral studies:
MT426

Books
history:
ML955


Jazz

Music
jazz ensembles:
M1366

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.J3
bibliography: ML128.J3
discography: ML156.4.J3
history: ML3506 -- ML3509; ML3518; ML3561


Music Education

Books
instruction and study, general:
MT1 -- MT2
instruction and study, by country: MT3


Music Therapy

Books
general:
ML3920


Music Trade (Business)

Books
general:
ML3790


Musicals

Music
vocal scores:
M1503
vocal selections: M1508

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.M88
bibliography: ML128.M78
discography: ML156.4.M8
history and criticism: ML1699+
libretti: ML48+
performance: MT955 -- MT956


Oboe

Music
oboe solo:
M66 -- M67
oboe with keyboard: M245 -- M247
concertos
    full scores:
M1022
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1023
studies
    general:
MT360
    methods: MT362
    studies and exercises: MT365
    orchestral studies: MT366

Books
bibliography:
ML128.O2
history, general: ML940
construction: ML941
performance: ML943


Opera

Music
full scores:
M1500
vocal scores: M1503

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.O6
bibliography: ML128.O4
discography: ML156.4.O46
libretti: ML48+
philosophy and aesthetics: ML3858
stories, plots: MT95+
analysis, appreciation: MT100
performance: MT955 -- MT956


Oratorio

Music
full scores:
M2000
vocal scores: M2003

Books
bibliography:
ML128.O45
history:
ML3201+
analysis, appreciation: MT110+


Orchestral

Music (full size and study scores)
scores, general:
M1000 -- M1049
symphonies: M1001
symphonic poems: M1002
overtures: M1004
concerti (see indiv. solo instruments): M1005 -- M1039
concertos for orchestra: M1042
pieces:
M1045 -- M1070

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.O66
bibliography: ML128.O5
discography: ML156.4.O5
history: ML1200 -- ML1233
analysis and appreciation
    general:
MT125
    by composer: MT130
performance:
MT730


Organ

Music
organ solo:
M6 -- M14
concertos
    full scores:
M1005
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1006
studies
    general:
MT180
    methods: MT182
    studies and exercises: MT185
       pedal: MT187
       registration: MT189

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.O7
bibliography: ML128.O6
discography: ML156.4.O6
history, general: ML550
construction: ML552+
stops, etc.:
ML595


Percussion

Music
percussion solo:
M145 -- M146
percussion with keyboard: M285
duets: M298
trios, quartets, etc.:
M385, M485, M585...
concertos:
M1038+; M1138+
studies
    general:
MT655
        timpani: MT660
        drum(s): MT662
    methods:
MT655.2
        timpani: MT660.2
        drum(s): MT662.2
    studies and exercises: MT655.3
        timpani: MT660.3
        drum(s): MT662.3
    orchestral studies, general:
MT655.4

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.P4
bibliography:
ML128.P23
discography: ML156.4.P4
history: ML1030 -- ML1040


Piano

Music
piano solo:
M20 -- M39
piano 4-hands: M200 -- M207
concertos
    full scores:
M1010
    accompaniment arranged for 2nd piano: M1011
studies
    general:
MT220
    methods: MT222
    studies and exercises: MT225+

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.P5
bibliography: ML128.P3
discography: ML156.4.P5
history:
ML 650+


Popular Music

Music
popular songs:
M1622; M1627+
    United States: M1630.18+

Books
dictionaries:
ML102.P66
bibliography: ML128.P63
discography: ML156.4.P6
history: ML3469+
    bluegrass:
ML3520
    blues: ML3521
    ragtime: ML3530
    rock: ML3534
    soul: ML3537


Saxophone

Music
saxophone solo:
M105 -- M109
saxophone with keyboard: M268 -- M269
concertos
    full scores:
M1034.S4
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1035.S4
studies
    general:
MT500
    methods: MT502
    studies and exercises: MT505
    orchestral studies:
MT506

Books
bibliography:
ML128.S247
discography: ML156.4.S3
history, general: ML975
construction: ML976
performance: ML978


Trombone

Music
trombone solo:
M90 -- M94
trombone with keyboard: M262 -- M263
concertos
    full scores:
M1032
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1033
studies
    general:
MT460
    methods: MT462
    studies and exercises: MT465
    orchestral studies: MT466

Books
bibliography:
ML128.T76
discography: ML156.4.T7
history, general:
ML965
construction:
ML966
performance:
ML968


Trumpet

Music
trumpet solo:
M85 -- M89
trumpet with keyboard:
M260 -- M261
concertos
    full scores:
M1030
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1031
studies
    general:
MT440
    methods: MT442
    studies and exercises: MT445
    orchestral studies:
MT446

Books
bibliography:
ML128.T78
discography: ML156.4.T8
history, general: ML960
construction: ML961
performance: ML963


Tuba

Music
tuba solo:
M95 -- M99
tuba with keyboard:
M264 -- M265
concertos
    full scores:
M1034.T8
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1035.T8
studies
    general:
MT480
    methods: MT482
    studies and exercises: MT485
    orchestral studies:
MT486

Books
bibliography:
ML128.T8
history, general: ML970
construction: ML971
performance: ML973


Viola

Music
viola solo:
M45 -- M49
viola with keyboard:
M224 -- M228
concertos
    full scores:
M1014
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1015
studies
    general:
MT280
    methods: MT282
    studies and exercises: MT285
    orchestral studies:
MT286
   
Books
history, general:
ML900
construction: ML901
performance: ML905


Violin

Music
violin solo:
M40 -- M44
violin with keyboard:
M217 -- M223
concertos
    full scores:
M1012
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1013
studies
    general:
MT260
    physiology of the hand: MT261
    methods:
MT262
    studies and exercises: MT265
    orchestral studies: MT266
    special techniques
       bowing:
MT267
       positions: MT268
       chords: MT269
       harmonics: MT270
       other: MT271

Books
history, general:
ML800
construction: ML802+
performance: ML850+


Violoncello

Music
violoncello solo:
M50 -- M54
violoncello with keyboard:
M229 -- M236
concertos
    full scores:
M1016
    accompaniment arranged for piano: M1017
studies
    general:
MT300
    methods: MT302
    studies and exercises: MT305
    orchestral studies: MT306
    special techniques
       bowing:
MT307
       positions: MT308
       other: MT310

Books
history, general:
ML910
construction: ML911
performance: ML915



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