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Music: Find Music Books/Scores (Sheet Music)

Subject Headings

Subject heading examples for music searching:

Printed music and recordings

Sonatas (Piano); String quintets (Violins (5); Operas; Toccatas; Brass music; Jazz--1981-1990; Rock music--Germany


Books about music

Jazz--History and criticism; Composers--Denmark--Biography; School music--Instruction and study; Music--19th century--Dictionaries

You can use a composer or performer's name as a subject to find materials about the person; use the name as an author to find compositions or recordings by the person


Library of Congress classification for music is primarily M

M and mM (miniature scores) - printed music in broad areas such as keyboard, string, wind, brass, percussion, other; arranged from one player to larger groups and then vocal music by genre (e.g. operas, musicals, songs, oratorios)

ML - music literature (books about music) including librettos, dictionaries, bibliographies, thematic catalogs, biographies, histories

MT - music theory, teaching, methods books on how to play instruments or learn singing