This research guide contains the Library of Congress classification system for books and scores relevant to each main tab (bassoon, horn, etc.).
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. 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.
|M80||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M81||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M82||Original works: Separate|
|M83||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M84||Arrangements: separate works|
|M255–M259||Horn with piano accompaniment:|
|M255||Collections (more than one composer)|
|M256||Original works: Collections (one composer)|
|M257||Original works: Separate|
|M258||Arrangements: Collections (one composer)|
|M259||Arrangements: Separate works|
|M288–M289||Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):|
|M290–M291||Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument|
|M296–M297||Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument|
|M315–M319||Piano and two wind instruments|
|M320–M324||Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument|
|M335–M339||Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument|
|M355–M359||Three wind instruments|
|M360–M364||Three stringed and wind instruments|
|M375–M379||Three 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:
|M1028||Horn with orchestra, full scores|
|M1028.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1029||Horn with orchestra, piano reductions|
|M1128||Horn with string orchestra, full scores|
|M1128.5||Cadenzas for such works|
|M1129||Horn with string orchestra, piano reductions|
Horn Studies and Methods:
|MT422||Systems and methods|
|MT425||Studies and exercises|
|MT426||Orchestral studies (excerpts)|
|Solo horn music:||sonatas (horn); suites (horn); variations (horn); etc.; horn music|
|Horn and piano music:||rondos (horn and piano); sonatas (horn and piano); suites (horn and piano); variations (horn and piano); etc.; horn and piano music|
horn music (horns (2))
horn and trumpet music; horn and trombone music; horn and tuba music; flute and horn music; etc.
brass trios (horn, trombone, trumpet)
(or other combinations)
wind trios, wind trios (flute, horns (2)), [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations]
brass quartets [various combinations];
also suites [various combinations of brass instruments]; variations [various combinations of brass instruments]; etc.
wind quartets [mixed brass and woodwind, various combinations];
also suites, variations, etc.
Similar for quintets, sextets, septets, octets, and nonets.
|Horn and Orchestra:||concertos (horn)
concertos (horn) — solo with piano
horn with orchestra
rondos (horn with orchestra), etc.
|Ref. ML128 .T78||Horn bibliographies|
|ML957||Music and playing|
Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and Acoustics of Brass Instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. PAC Ref. ML 128.B73 F3 1990
Gregory, Robin.The Horn: A Comprehensive Guide to the Modern Instrument & its Music. 2nd ed.London: Faber & Faber; New York: F. A. Praeger 1969. ML955.G7 1969b
Janetzky, Kurt, and Bernhard Bruchle.The Horn. Trans. James Chater.London:Batsford; Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1988. ML955.J313 1988
Reynolds, Verne. The Horn Handbook. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1997. PAC MT 420 R466H6