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Music: Media & Scores

Finding print scores in the Macalester Library

You can use our Library of Congress Classification numbers to browse for print scores in our library collection, following some of these most common call number areas. More details can be found in the Library of Congress Classification outline for M, but this is a good place to start.  

M5-1480 Instrumental music scores 
M5 Collections
M6-175.5 One solo instrument (piano is M22, for example)
M176 Motion picture music
M176.5 Radio and television music
M177-990 Two or more solo instruments
M1000-1075 Orchestra
M1100-1160 String orchestra
M1200-1270 Band
M1350-1366 Other ensembles
M1375-1420 Instrumental music for children
M1470-1480 Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media
M1495-2199 Vocal music 
M1495 Collections
M1497-1998 Secular vocal music
M1497 Collections
M1500-1527.8 Dramatic music
M1528-1529.5 Two or more solo voices
M1530-1609 Choruses
M1611-1624.8 One solo voice
M1625-1626 Recitations with music
M1627-1853 Folk, national and ethnic music
M1900-1985 Songs of specific groups or on specific topics
M1990-1998 Secular vocal music for children
M1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
M1999 Collections
M2000-2007 Dramatic music
M2010-2017.6 Choral services, etc.
M2018-2019.5 Two or more solo voices
M2020-2101.5 Choruses
M2102-2114.8 One solo voice
M2115-2146 Hymnals. Hymn collections
M2147-2188 Liturgy and ritual
M2190-2196 Sacred vocal music for children
M2198-2199 Popular religious and devotional music

MT170-810 Instrumental techniques (for study)
MT179-258 Keyboard instruments
MT259-338 Stringed instruments. Bowed stringed instruments
MT339-533 Wind instruments
MT539-654 Plucked instruments
MT655-725 Percussion and other instruments
MT728-735 Ensembles
MT737 Motion picture accompanying
MT740-810 Instrumental techniques for children

MT820-915 Singing and vocal technique (for study)
     MT898-915 Vocal techniques for children

 

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