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Music: A Guide to Library Resources and Research: Browse by Call Number (Scores and Books)

A guide to library resources for music research at Cornell.

Call Numbers for Scores and Books

If you know the call number range for the topic, genre, or instrument you are looking for, you can browse by call number in the music library stacks.

Ask a music librarian for more detailed information about browsing specific call number ranges.

Also see:

 

M: music scores (circulating scores are shelved on the top floor of the Music Library)

Within each section, music is organized alphabetically by composer's last name.

(See our Composer List for the alpha-numeric composer codes used at Cornell.)

Full-size/oversize scores and study scores have the same call numbers, but are shelved in different sections.

ML: music literature, including music dictionaries, bibliographies, biographies, etc. (shelved on the bottom floor of the Music Library)

MT: music education materials, analyses, methods (shelved on the top floor of the Music Library)

 

Selected examples

 

M: music scores

Piano Music

Piano Sonatas: M 23

Piano Pieces (Nocturnes, etc.): M 25

Piano Concertos (scores and orchestral reductions for 2nd piano): M 1010

Cadenzas for Piano Concertos: M 1010.5.A-Z (by composer of the concerto)

Additional circulating copies of piano works by Chopin, Liszt, and Mozart shelved upstairs in the complete works section, M 3

String Music

Sonatas for Violin and Piano: M 219

Pieces for Violin and Piano (showpieces, etc.): M 221

Solo Violin Works (without accompaniment): M 42-43

Violin Concertos (full scores and with piano accompaniment): M 1012

Cadenzas for Violin Concertos: M 1012.5.A-Z (by composer of concerto)

Sonatas for Cello and Piano: M 231

Solo Cello Works (without accompaniment): M 52-53

String Quartets (parts): M 451

Wind Music

Sonatas for Wind Instruments and Piano: M 240-271.S5 (first by instrument, then by composer)

Wind Concertos and Cadenzas: M 1020-1032.5 (first by instrument, then by composer)

Vocal Music

Opera: Vocal Scores with piano reduction: M 1503-1503.5

Songs, including arias, solo cantatas, etc., with piano reduction: M 1612

Works for Voice and Piano (Lieder, etc.)- Collections, by composer: M 1620

Works for Voice and Piano- Individual works (cycles, self contained songs): M 1621

Popular Songs (Jazz standards, etc.) for Voice, Piano and Guitar: M 1630.18

Orchestral Scores

Symphonies- Full-size/oversize and study scores: M 1001

Overtures (including stand-alone and opera overtures)- Full-size/oversize and study scores: M 1004

 

ML: music literature, including music dictionaries, bibliographies, biographies, etc.

ML128: bibliographies about topics, genres, instruments, etc.

ML134: bibliographies about composers and other individuals and groups

ML410: books about composers; shelved alphabetically by composer’s last name

(See our Composer List for the alpha-numeric composer codes used at Cornell.)

ML416: books about organists; shelved alphabetically by organist's last name

ML417: books about keyboardists; shelved alphabetically by keyboardist's last name

ML418: books about string players; shelved alphabetically by string player's last name  

ML419: books about other instrumentalists (esp. jazz); shelved alphabetically by instrumentalist's last name

ML420: books about singers, shelved alphabetically by singer’s last name

ML421: books about performing groups, shelved alphabetically by name of group

ML1702-1706: books about secular vocal music (esp. opera) by time period

ML3506: books about jazz

ML3531: books about rap music and hip hop

ML3534: books about rock music