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Browsing for CDs

The list below includes some of the most common subjects (librarians call them subject headings) requested by library users searching for CDs. To see what the library has for any of these subjects, simply click on the heading. For more in depth instructions on finding music in the Library's online catalog, click on the online guide How to Find Music in the Library Catalog.

Remember that you can limit your searches in the Catalog to the material type "Music CD."

Browsing CDs in person! All of our over 30,000 CDs are in browsing bins located in the Music, Film, and Audio Room where they are categorized by letters indicating genre followed by letters indicating composer, title or performer, and a number. Any questions? Ask a staff person for details! Or, click on the guide to Finding CDs with the CD Call Numbers.

Can't find what you are looking for?
    Call the Music, Film & Audio Desk during library hours (412-622-3105) or e-mail your question to info@carnegielibrary.org
    Check out the streaming music databases that are available at your home computer if you have an active CLP library card.
 

Some Popular Music Headings

Blues music
Blues music 1991-2000
Blues music 1981-1990
etc.
Country music
Country music 1991-2000
Country music 1981-1990
etc.
Dance music
Gospel music
Heavy metal music
Popular music
Popular music 1991-2000
Popular music 1981-1990
etc.
Rap music
Rhythm and blues music
Rock music
Rock music 1991-2000
Rock music 1981-1990
etc.
Soul music



 

Some Jazz Music Headings

Clarinet music (jazz)
Jazz
Jazz 1991-2000
Jazz 1981-1990
etc.
Piano music (jazz)
Trumpet music (jazz)
Saxophone music (jazz)



 

Some Classical Music Headings

Ballets
Cantatas
Chants
Choruses
Concerti grossi
Concertos (Piano)
Concertos (Violin)
Concertos (Violoncello)
etc.
Hymns
Masses
Operas
Oratorios
Orchestral Music
Organ music
Overtures
Sonatas (Violin and Piano)
etc.
Symphonic poems
Symphonies
Vocal music (Please note that there are separate subject headings for the many different kinds of vocal music in our collection. Clicking on this link will produce a partial list of applicable terms.)



 

Some Folk and Ethnic Music Headings

Bluegrass music
Bluegrass music 1991-2000
Bluegrass music 1981-1990
etc.
Folk dance music
Folk dance music - China
Folk music - Brazil
etc.
Folk songs
Popular music - Austria
Popular music - Brazil
etc.



 

Some Miscellaneous Music Headings

Christmas music
see also Carols
Motion picture music
Musicals
New Age Music
Pipe band music
Ragtime