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FINDING SHEET MUSIC IN THE CCM LIBRARY

The CCM Library holds over 80,000 scores, including critical and many other reliable editions. We hold scores written for solo, duo, and chamber ensembles, as well as full, vocal, and other reduced scores of works for orchestra, wind-ensemble, band, and the stage, including operas and musical theatre works. ​​​​​​​


ACCESSING MUSIC SCORES THROUGH ONLINE RESOURCES

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LC Classification of Music

score organization

On the shelves of the CCM Library Scores Room, scores are organized by Library of Congress call number.

  • M2: Monuments, sources, reprints, etc. 
  • M3: Complete and collected works of individual composers   
  • M5-M1450: Instrumental music 
    • M6: One instrument 
      • M6: organ
      • M20: piano 
      • M40: stringed instruments 
      • M60: wind instruments 
    • M177: duos 
    • M300: trios 
    • M400-900: quartets-nonets 
    • M1000: orchestral, band, etc. 
  • M1495-M2199: vocal music 
    • M1497-M1998: secular 
      • M1500: dramatic 
      • M1528: choral 
      • M1611: songs for one voice 
      • M1627: special songs 
        • M1627-M1853: national (i.e., "folk") 
    • M1999-M2199: sacred 
      • M2000: oratorios, masses, services, etc. 
      • M2018: cantatas, anthems, part-songs, etc. 
      • M2115: hymn, psalm, choral books 
      • M2147: liturgy and ritual

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