Books and printed music are arranged according to the Library of Congress' Classification System. The library has circulating (stacks) and non-circulating (reference) collections. Each collection is divided in to three sections.
- M = Printed music/scores (organized by instrument/genre)
- ML = Books about music and musicians
- MT = Books on music theory, pedagogy, and technique
The best finding aid is the CIM/Case library catalog.
Other Instrument Guides
What is the call number for?
Where are Donald Erb's quintets for brass instruments? Use the following table to identify the call number under which you would find all tuba concertos (M289.4) or other compositions such as etudes or brass quartets. Scores & parts are organized first by instrumentation and then by genre.
|Solos and etudes||M 80-84||M 85-89||M 90-94||M 95-99|
|Orchestral excerpts||M 80.5||M 85.5||M 90.5||M 95.5|
|Solo with piano||M 255-259||M 260-261||M 262-263||M 264-265|
|Duets (any 2 brass instruments)||M 289.4||M 289.4||M 289.4||M 289.4|
|Concertos/full orchestra||M 1028-1029||M 1030-1031||M 1032-1033||M 1034 T79 - M 1035 T79|
|Concertos/string orchestra||M 1128-1129||M 1130-1131||M 1132-1133||M 1134 T79 - M 1135 T79|
|TRIOS||M 357.7; M 358-59 - may include woodwinds|
|QUARTETS||M 457.7; M 458-59 - may include woodwinds|
|QUINTETS||M 557.4; M 558-59 - may include woodwinds|
|SEXTETS||M 657.4; M 658-59 - may include woodwinds|
|SEPTETS||M 757.4; M 758-59 - may include woodwinds|
|OCTETS||M 857.4; M 858-59 - may include woodwinds|
|NONETS||M 957.4; M 958-59 - may include woodwinds|
How do I find music for a specific ensemble?
To locate printed music for a specific instrumentation, you may use the subject search in the library catalog. Each resource has been tagged with specific subject headings that describe its content. For comprehensive repertoire lists for ensembles, see the Bibliographies & Repertoire Lists tab in this guide.
Subject headings for printed music typically use the name of the instrument(s) followed by the word music (e.g. piano music, flute music) To find duets for two distinct instruments, use the the following form:
- Trumpet music
- Tuba and violin music
Duets of the same instrument
will be listed under the name of the instrument, followed by the word
"music." Ensembles of more than two brass instruments, will typically
be under the subect "Brass" followed by the genre term (quintets,
quartets) and instrumentation
- Trumpet music -- Trumpets 2
- Brass Trios Horn Trombone Trumpet
- Brass Quintets (Trumpets 5)
Sr. Research Services Librarian
Where do you work in the Library?
I'm usually in the Reference Desk area or Media Center
What are your musical interests/activities?
Singing and coordinating musicians. Currently I sing and help coordinate the Worship Team at my church.
What are your hobbies?
When not doing the above, I enjoy getting out and spending time with family and friends. I also especially enjoy singing and reading new children's books to my daughter, and listening to audio books.