This research guide helps you search and browse for books and scores for your main instrument (listed on list on the left)
Each page for your individual instrument starts with the Library of Congress classification system for books and scores relevant to each instrument, allowing you to browse the shelves of the library.
The classification system uses call numbers to place items on a physical shelf, and items are also given multiple subject headings, a controlled language that describes the contents of items. For printed music, each call number describes a musical genre or performing ensemble, which is then organized alphabetically by the composer's last name. Subject headings are used for searching in catalogs and databases, while call numbers are useful for finding materials and browsing physical shelves.
The Performing Arts Collection can be found on the Second Floor of Campbell Library. Here, you will find all of the scores, CDs, and most of the reference books (encyclopedias, special music dictionaries, catalogs, and introductory research books), and some of the books on music education and performance. The Performing Arts Collections houses all of the items with call numbers starting with just the letter M, all of the scores and most of the books starting with MT, and some books starting with ML.
The Fourth Floor of Campbell Library contains the majority of our books on music history, music performance, music education, the music industry, and music therapy. These include almost all of the books starting with ML and some books starting with MT. Check with a librarian or a library worker to see where your resources might be located.
Sub-pages under each tab also offer selected primary and secondary source bibliographies.
If you need more help, please ask the Performing Arts Librarian.
|M55–M58||Double bass alone:|
|M55||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M56||Original works: Collections|
|M57||Original works: Separate|
|M229–M233||Double bass with piano accompaniment:|
|M229||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M230||Original works: Collections|
|M232||Suites and variations|
|M286–M287||Duets for two string instruments (of all kinds):|
|M290–M291||Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument|
|M294–M295||Duets—one stringed and one plucked instrument|
|M310–M314||Piano and two stringed instruments|
|M320–M324||Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument|
|M330–M334||Piano, one stringed, and one plucked instrument|
|M349–M353||Three stringed instruments|
|M360–M364||Three stringed and wind instruments|
|M370–M374||Three stringed and plucked instruments|
Quartets, quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets follow similar patterns (in the M400s, 500s, 600s, 700s, 800s, and 900s, respectively).For more details, see the full classification schedule.
Concertos and similar pieces
|M1018||Double bass with orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas|
|M1118||Double bass with string orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas|
Studies and methods:
||Systems and methods|
|MT330||Studies and exercises: General works|
|Solo double bass music:||sonatas (double bass); suites (double bass); variations (double bass); etc.; double bass music|
|Double bass and piano music:||rondos (double bass and piano); sonatas (double bass and piano); suites (double bass and piano); variations (double bass and piano); etc.; double bass and piano music|
|Duets:||double bass music (double basses (2))
violin and double bass music; flute and double bass music; horn and double bass music;etc.
|Trios:||string trios [for three bowed instruments]
trios [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]; e.g., trios (piano, double basses (2)), trios (flute, horn, double bass)
|Quartets:||string quartets[various combinations];
also suites [various combinations of string instruments]; variations [various combinations of string instruments]; etc.
string quartets [mixed string and woodwind, variouscombinations];
also suites, variations, etc.
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Double Bass and Orchestra:||concertos (double bass)
concertos (double bass) — solo with piano
double bass with orchestra
concertos (double bass with string orchestra)
rondos (double bass with orchestra), etc.
|Ref. ML128 .D6||Double-bass bibliographies|
|ML925||Music and playing|