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Music Books: Music Books

Music Books -- Library of Congress Classification

The books in the library are arranged by subject according to the following outline:



Subclass M

M1-5000                              Music

M1-1.A15                                            Music printed or copied in manuscript in the United States or the colonies before 1860

M1.A5-3.3                                           Collections

M1.A5-Z                                                               Miscellaneous

M2-2.3                                                  Musical sources

M3-3.3                                                  Collected works of individual composers

M5-1480                                              Instrumental music

M5                                                         Collections

M6-175.5                                                             One solo instrument

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

M1490                                  Music printed or copied in manuscript before 1700

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

M5000                                  Unidentified compositions


Subclass ML


ML1-3930                            Literature on music

ML1-5                                   Periodicals. Serials

ML12-21                                               Directories. Almanacs

ML25-28                                               Societies and other organizations

ML29-31                                               Special collections

ML32-33                                               Institutions

ML35-38                                               Festivals. Congresses

ML40-44                                               Programs

ML45                                     Circulars and advertisements

ML46                                     Scrapbooks

ML47-54.8                                           Librettos. Texts. Scenarios

ML55-89                                               Aspects of the field of music as a whole

ML93-96.5                                           Manuscript studies and manuscripts

ML100-109                                          Dictionaries. Encyclopedias

ML110-111.5                                      Music librarianship

ML112-112.5                                      Music printing and publishing

ML112.8-158.8                                   Bibliography

ML159-3785                                        History and criticism

ML159-161                                                          General works

ML162-197                                                          By period

ML198-360.6                                                      By region or country

ML385-429                                                          Biography

ML430-458                                                          Composition and performance

ML459-1380                                                        Instruments and instrumental music

ML1400-3275                                                     Vocal music

ML3300-3351                                                     Program music

ML3400-3465                                                     Dance music

ML3469-3541                                                     Popular music

ML3544-3776                                                     Folk, national, and ethnic music

ML3780                                                Music on particular topics

ML3785                                                Musical journalism

ML3790-3792                                     Music trade

ML3795                                Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

ML3797-3799.5                                  Musical research

ML3800-3923                                     Philosophical and societal aspects of music. Physics and                 acoustics of music. Physiological aspects of music

ML3800                                                General works


ML3805-3817                                                     Physics and acoustics

ML3820                                                Physiological aspects of music

ML3830-3840                                                     Psychology

ML3845-3877                                                     Aesthetics

ML3880-3915                                                     Criticism

ML3916-3918                                                     Social and political aspects of music

ML3919-3920                                                     Moral influence of music.  Therapeutic use of music

ML3921-3921.8                                                  Religious aspects of music

ML3922                                                Music in the workplace

ML3928-3930                                     Literature for children


Subclass MT


MT1-960                              Instruction and study

MT1                                       General works

M2.5                                      Music study abroad

MT3-5                                   History

MT5.5-7                                               Music theory

MT9-15                                 Printed pedagogical aids

MT9                                                       Examinations, exercises, etc.

MT10                                                     Teachers= and supervisors= manuals, etc.

MT15                                                     Charts, diagrams, etc.

MT17                                     Music in special education

MT18                                     Music in colleges and universities

MT20-34                                              Systems and methods

MT35-39                                              Notation

MT40-67                                              Composition. Elements and techniques of music

MT68                                     Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition

MT70-74                                              Instrumentation and orchestration

MT75                                     Interpretation

MT80                                     Embellishment

MT82                                     Memorizing

MT85                                     Conducting. Score reading and playing

MT87                                     Community music

MT88                                     Administration and instruction of vocal groups

MT90-146                                            Analysis and appreciation of musical works

MT150                                  Audio-visual aids

MT155                                  Music theory for children

MT165                                  Tuning

MT170-810                                          Instrumental techniques

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

MT898-915                                                          Vocal techniques for children

MT918-948                                          School music

MT920-925                                                          Kindergarten

MT930-948                                                          Elementary schools. Junior high schools. High schools

MT949.5                                               Whistling

MT950                                  Music to accompany instruction in ballet, folk dancing, gymnastics, etc.

MT955-956                                          Musical theater

MT960                                  Music in the theater



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