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Library of Congress Music Classification

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M

Music scores

2 - 2.3 -- Collections of musical scores (anthologies)
3-3.1 -- Collected works of individual composers
3.3-- First editions

Instrumental music scores

6-175.5 -- Solo instruments
6-19 -- Organ
20-39 -- Piano
40-44 -- Violin
45-49 -- Viola
50-54 -- Violoncello
55-58 -- Double bass
60-64 -- Flute
65-69 -- Oboe
70-74 -- Clarinet
75-79 -- Bassoon
80-84 -- Horn
85-89 -- Trumpet
90-94 -- Trombone
95-99 -- Tuba
100-104 -- Saxophone
115-119 -- Harp
125-129 -- Guitar
145-175.5 -- Percussion
176 -- Instrumental music for motion pictures
176.5 -- Instrumental music for radio and television
177-990 -- Music for two or more solo instruments
180-298.5 -- Duets
300-386 -- Trios
400-486 -- Quartets
500-586 -- Quintets
600-686 -- Sextets
700-786 -- Septets
800-886 -- Octets
900-986 -- Nonets and larger combinations of purely chamber music
990 -- Chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier
1000-1075 -- Orchestra
1100-1160 -- String orchestra
1200-1269 -- Band
1270 -- Fife (bugle) and drum music, field music, etc.
1350-1353 -- Reduced orchestra
1356-1356.2 -- Dance orchestra and instrumental ensembles
1360 -- Mandolin and similar orchestras of plectral instruments
1362 -- Accordion band
1365 -- Minstrel music
1366 -- Jazz ensembles
1375-1420 -- Instrumental music for children
1450 -- Dance music
1470 -- Chance compositions
1473 -- Electronic music
1480 -- Music with color apparatus, etc.
1490 -- Music, printed or copied in manuscript, before 1700

Vocal music scores

1497-1998 -- Secular vocal music
1497-1998 -- Dramatic music
1528-1529.5 -- Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
1530-1546.5 -- Choruses with orchestra or other ensemble
1547-1600 -- Choruses, part-songs, etc. with keyboard accompaniment or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
1608 -- Choruses, etc., in tonic sol-fa notation
1609 -- Unison choruses with or without accompaniment of every kind
1610 -- Cantatas, choral symphonies, etc., for unaccompanied chorus (secular and sacred) with or without solo voices
1611-1624.8 -- Songs for one voice
1625-1626 -- Recitations, gesprochene Lieder, with accompaniment
1627-1853 -- National music
1629-1630.3 -- National and patriotic songs
1630.18 --Popular song collections
1631-1650 -- War songs
1900-1980 -- Songs (part and solo) of special character
1985 -- Musical games
1990-1998 -- Secular music for children
1999-2199 -- Sacred vocal music
1999 -- Collections
2000-2007 -- Oratorios
2010-2017.7 -- Services
2018-2019.5 -- Duets, trios, etc. for solo voices
2020-2036 -- Choruses, cantatas, etc.
2060-2101.5 -- Choruses, part-songs, etc. with keyboard accompaniment or other solo instrument, or unaccompanied
2102-2114.8 -- Songs for one voice
2115-2146 -- Hymn, psalm, and choral books
2147-2188 -- Liturgy and Ritual
2147-2155.6 -- Roman Catholic
2156-2160.87 -- Orthodox churches
2161-2183 -- Protestant churches
2184 -- Other Christian churches
2186-2187 -- Jewish
2188 -- Other non-Christian churches
2190-2196 -- Sacred vocal music for children
2198-2199 -- Gospel, revival, temperance, etc., songs
5000 Unidentified compositions

ML

Literature on music

48-54.8 -- Librettos
90 -- Writings of musicians
93-97 -- Manuscripts, autographs, facsimiles
100-109 -- Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
111-158 -- Bibliography
158-3797 -- History and criticism
385-429 -- Biography
410 -- Individual composers, A-Z
416-429 -- Individual performers
430-455 -- Composition
460-1354 -- Instruments and instrumental music
549-1092 -- Instruments
550-649 -- Organ
650-747 -- Piano, clavichord, harpsichord, etc.
750-927 -- String instruments
930-990 -- Wind instruments
1000-1018 -- Plectral instruments
1030-1040 -- Percussion instruments
1050-1055 -- Mechanical and other instruments
1100-1354 -- Chamber, orchestral and band music
1380 -- Electronic music
1400-3275 -- Vocal music
1500-1554 -- Choral music (sacred and secular)
1600-2881 -- Secular vocal music
1700-1950 -- Opera, operetta
2900-3275 -- Sacred vocal music
3400-3265 -- Dance music
3469-3541 -- Popular music
3544-3776 -- National music
3790-3795 -- Business of music
3800-3923 -- Philosophy and physics of music
3928-3930 -- Literature on music for children

MT

Musical instruction and study

2-5 -- History and criticism
6-7 -- Music theory, music appreciation
20-32 -- Special methods
40-67 -- Composition
68 -- Improvisation. Accompaniment. Transposition
70-71 -- Orchestra and orchestration
90-145 -- Analytical guides, etc.
170-810 -- Instrumental techniques
180-255 -- Keyboard instruments
259-338 -- String instruments
339-538 -- Wind instruments
539-654 -- Plectral instruments
655-752 -- Percussion and other instruments
820-949 -- Singing and voice culture
955-960 -- Production of operas. Music in theaters

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