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 can I find studies for the snare drum? Using the following table. etudes for solo percussion instruments will be found at M146-175.
Note: Ensemble music includes pieces for one or more percussion instrument(s)
|Orchestral excerpts||M 146.5|
|Solos and etudes||M 146-175|
|Solo with piano||M 284-285|
|Trios with piano||M 340-344|
|Trios without piano*||M 385|
|Quartets with piano||M 445-449|
|Quartets without piano*||M 485|
|Quintets with piano||M 545-549|
|Quintets without piano*||M 585|
|Sextets with piano||M 645-649|
|Sextets without piano||M 685|
|Concertos/full orchestra||M 1038-1039|
|Concertos/string orchestra||M 1138-1139|
|* Includes one or more percussion players|
How do I search for music for a specific instrumentation/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:
- percussion music
- marimba and electronic music
Ensembles of more than two percussion instruments, will typically be under the subect Percussion followed by the genre term (quintets, quartets).
- Marimbas 2 with String Orchestra
- Percussion Trios
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