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Music Vocal (IPAC) Guide: Books & e-Books

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Finding Music Books at PHSC

 

The Library's Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress' classification system.  

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The Library of Congress classification for Music is Subclass M

M       1-5000        Music

  • 1-1.A15         Music printed in manuscript in the                     US or colonies before 1860
  • 3-3.3           Collected wotks of individual                             composers
  • 5-1480         Instrumental Music
  • 176              Motion picture music
  • 176.5           Radio and television music
  • 1000-1075    Orchestra
  • 1200-1270    Band
  • 1350-1270    Other ensembles
  • 1470-1480    Aleatory music, Electric music &                       Mixed media
  • 1490            Music printed manuscript before                       1700
  • 1495-2199    Vocal music
  • 1530-1609    Choruses
  • 1627-1853    Folk, National, & Ethnic music
  • 1999-2199    Sacred vocal music
  • 2020-2101.5  Choruses
  • 2115-2146    Hymnals & Hymn collections
  • 2198-2199    Popular religious & Devotional music
  • 5000            Unidentified compositions

ML      1-3930       Literature on Music

  • 47-54.8       Librettos, Texts, & Scenarios
  • 110-111.5    Music librarianship
  • 112-112.5    Music printing & publishing
  • 430-458       Composition & Performance
  • 459-1380     Instruments & Instrumental music
  • 1400-3275    Vocal music
  • 3400-3465    Dance music
  • 3469-3541    Popular music
  • 3544-3766    Folk, National & Ethnic music
  • 3790-3792    Music trade
  • 3795            Music as a profession & Vocational                     guidance
  • 3797-3799.5  Musical research
  • 3800-3923    Philosophical, Physiological, &                           Societal aspects of music
  • 3805-3817    Physics & Acoustics
  • 3845-3877    Aesthetics
  • 3880-3915    Criticism
  • 3916-3918    Social & Political aspects of music
  • 3919-3920    Moral influence & Therapeutic use of music
  • 3921-3921.8 Religious aspects of music

MT    1-960          Instruction & Study of music

  • 3-5             History
  • 5.5-7          Music theory
  • 18              Music in colleges & Universities
  • 40-67         Composition & Elements &                                Techniques of music
  • 68              Improvisation, Accompaniment, &                      Transposition
  • 70-74         Instrumentation & Orchestration
  • 75              Interpretation
  • 80              Embellishment
  • 82              Memorizing
  • 85              Conducting, Score reading & Playing
  • 87              Community music
  • 90-146        Analysis & Appreciation of musical                      works
  • 165            Tuning
  • 170-810      Instrumental techniques
  • 179-258      Keyboard instruments
  • 259-338      Stringed & Bow stringed instruments 
  • 339-533      Wind instruments
  • 539-654      Plucked instruments
  • 655-725      Percussion & other instruments
  • 728-735      Ensembles
  • 737            Motion picture accompanying
  • 820-915      Singing & Vocal technique
  • 955-956      Musical theater
  • 960            Music in the theater

Reading Library of Congress Call Numbers

Reading LC Call Numbers

  • describes the subject arearead in alphabetical order
  • 66 -  describes the topic:read as a whole number
  • B634- describes the author's last name or title of work: read in alphabetical order, then the number as a decimal
  • 1999  - date of publication:read in chronological order