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MUS 601: General guidelines

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Music Resources

Reference Works: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries

All reference works are for library use only but may be photocopied or scanned.

Brief Guide to Library of Congress call numbers

Printed Music (Scores): M

  • Solo instruments: M6 - M175
  • Chamber music: M177 - M990
  • Large ensemble music: M1000 - M1356
  • Secular vocal music: M1497 - M1998
  • Sacred vocal music: M1999 - M2199

Literature about Music: ML

  • Libretti: ML49 - ML50
  • Encyclopedias/Dictionaries: ML100 - ML109
  • Discographies/Bibliographies of Composers: ML128 - ML134
  • Music History: ML162 - ML 350
  • Composer/Musician Biographies: ML410 - ML420
  • Books about individual instruments: ML549 - ML950
  • Popular music (rock, hip hop, etc): ML3469 - ML3541

Musical Instruction and Study: MT

  • Student theses/final projects: MT9
  • Orchestration: MT70
  • Instrumental techniques: MT170 - MT810
  • Singing: MT820 - MT949

Bibliographies and style guides:

  • Music Reference and Research Materials : An Annotated Bibliography (1994)
    ML113 .D83 1994