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Chamber Music: Call numbers

Resources for the performance and study of chamber music.

Browse for scores by call number

Printed Music (scores, parts, etc.)  

Be sure to check for a + (designating Oversize) or a ++ (designating Folio size) at the end of the call number. Each of the three sizes has a separate section in the stacks.

M5-1490

Instrumental music

M6-175.5

    Solo instruments

   String instruments: violin | viola | cello | double bass | other

   Violin (the categories below apply to other instruments as well)

  • M40

   Miscellaneous collections

  • M41

   Original compositions - Collections

  • M42

   Original compositions - Separate works

  • M43

   Arrangements - Collections

  • M44

   Arrangements - Separate works

  • M45-M49

   Viola

   Cello

  • M55-M58

   Double bass

  • M59

   Other string instrument

  • .B4

      Baryton

  • .V54

      Viola da gamba

  • .V56

      Viola d’amore

  • M59.5

      Unspecified string instrument

Wind instruments: flute | oboe | clarinet | bassoon | horn | trumpet, cornet | trombone | tuba | saxophone | other

Plucked instruments: harp | banjo | guitar | mandolin | zither | lute | other

Percussion and other instruments

M176

Instrumental music for motion pictures

M176.5

Instrumental music for radio and television

M177-990

Music for two or more solo instruments

  • M180-298.5

       Duets

  • M300-386

       Trios

  • M400-486

       Quartets

  • M500-586

       Quintets

  • M600-686

       Sextets

  • M700-786

       Septets

  • M800-886

       Octets

  • M900-986

       Nonets and larger combinations of purely chamber music

  • M990

       Chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier

Browse for books by call number

Books are also separated into three sizes: regular (no suffix); oversize or +, folio or ++. Look for oversize and folio books across the main aisle from the regular sizes.

Books on Music ML 460-1354

  • ML 460     General
  • ML 462     Catalogs
  • ML 465-471 Special periods
  • By region or country
    • ML 475-486 America
    • ML 489-522 Europe
    • ML 525-541 Asia
  • ML 549-1092     Instruments
    • ML 650-747 Piano, clavichord, harpsichord, etc.
    • ML 750-927 String instruments
    • ML 930-990 Wind instruments
    • ML 1000-1018    Plectral instruments
    • ML 1030-1040    Percussion instruments
    • ML 1050-1055    Mechanical and other instruments
  • ML 1100-1165    Chamber music
    • ML 1200-1270    Orchestral music
    • ML 1300-1354    Band music

 

Music Theory & Instruction

  • MT 90-145       Analytical guides, etc. (Hermeneutics)
    • ​MT 140-145      Chamber, organ, piano, violin, etc., music
  • MT 170-810 Instrumental techniques
    • MT 180-257     Keyboard  instruments
      • MT 257 Harpsichord
      • ​​MT 220-255 Piano
    • MT 259-338 String instruments
      • MT 260-279 Violin
      • MT 280-298 Viola
      • MT 300-318 Cello
      • MT 320-334 Doublebass
    • MT 339-538    Wind instruments
      • MT 340-359 Flute
      • MT 360-376 Oboe
      • MT 380-388 Clarinet (A, Bb,C, Eb, etc.)
      • MT 400-408 Bassoon
    • MT 418 Combined Brass
      • MT 420-432 Horn
      • MT 440-456 Trumpet/Cornet
      • MT 460-472 Trombone
      • MT 496-496.8 Euphonium/Baritone
      • MT 480-488 Tuba
    • MT 539-654 Plectral instruments
      • MT 540-557 Harp
      • MT 580-599 Guitar
    • MT 655-722    Percussion and other instruments
    • MT 728 Chamber music instruction and study