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.
|M125||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M126||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M127||Original works: Separate|
|M128||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M129||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M276–M277||Guitar with piano accompaniment:|
|M292–M293||Duets for two plucked instruments (of all kinds):|
|M294–M295||Duets—one stringed and one plucked instrument|
|M296–M297||Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument|
|M325–M329||Piano and two plucked instruments|
|M330–M334||Piano, one string, and one plucked instrument|
|M335–M339||Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument|
|M365–M369||Three plucked instruments|
|M370–M374||Three stringed and plucked instruments|
|M375–M379||Three wind and plucked instruments|
|M380–M384||Three stringed, wind, 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:
|M1037.4 .G8||Guitar with orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas|
|M1137.4 .G8||Guitar with string orchestra: full scores, piano reductions, and cadenzas|
Studies and methods:
|MT582||Systems and methods|
|MT586||Orchestral studies (excerpts)|
|MT590–MT599||Other instruments of the guitar family|
|Solo guitar music:||sonatas (guitar); suites (guitar); variations (guitar); etc.; guitar music|
|Guitar and piano music:||rondos (guitar and piano); sonatas (guitar and piano); suites (guitar and piano); variations (guitar and piano); etc.; guitar and piano music|
|Duets:||guitar music (guitars (2))
violin and guitar music; flute and guitar music; horn and guitar music; etc.
|Trios:||Plucked instrument trios [for three plucked instruments]
trios [mixed stringed and plucked, various combinations]
e.g., trios (flute, guitar, violin), trios (guitar, violin, viola)
|Quartets:||plucked instrument quartets[various combinations];
also suites [various combinations of plucked instruments]; variations [various combinations of plucked instruments]; etc.
plucked instrument quartets [mixed string and woodwind, various combinations];
also suites, variations, etc.
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Guitar and Orchestra:||concertos (guitar)
concertos (guitar) — solo with piano
guitar with orchestra
concertos (guitar with string orchestra)
rondos (guitar) with orchestra, etc.
|Ref. ML128 .G8||Guitar bibliographies|