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Flute Studio: Browsing Music

Browse the Shelves

Because printed music, books, and CDs are classified - that is, grouped with similar items on the shelf - browsing can be an effective method for finding what you want.

If you're looking for flute music in a particular medium, these classifications can guide you in the stacks (this is not a complete list):

By Library of Congress Call Number:

Call Numbers

Instrumentation

M60-M64

M110.P5

M240-M244

Solo flute music

Solo piccolo music

Flute and piano music

M271.P45  Piccolo and piano music
M288-M289 Wind duets
M357.2 Woodwind trios
   
M457.2 Woodwind quartets

M557.2

M1020- M1021

Woodwind quintets

Flute with orchestra or chamber orchestra

M1120- M1121 Flute with string orchestra

ML

Literature (books) on Music

ML935-ML937

Flute history and construction

MT Music instruction and study

MT340-MT348

Flute instruction and study

 

Library of Congress Call number system

Most materials in Bierce Library, including all music items, are classified under the Library of Congress call number system.  Points to remember are:

Overall organization is:

  • M = scores,
  • ML = Literature about music (books),
  • MT = music instruction and technology (could be book about conducting or score for methods)

M's are generally:

  • M2, M3 - Historical sets, Collected works
  • M6-M175 - Solo music
  • M180-M299  - Duets
  • M300s - Trios
  • M400s - Quartets
  • M500s - Quintets
  • Etc. up through M900s
  • M1000 - Orchestral Music
  • M1500 - Operas/musicals - full score
  • M1503 - Operas/musicals - vocal scores
  • M1497-1998 - Secular Vocal Music
  • M1999-2199 - Sacred Vocal Music

 

Browsing Online by Subject

In the online catalog, the following SUBJECT searches will help you find scores, recordings, and books for flute & piccolo:

Subject Librarian

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Contact:
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