Printed music and books on music have call numbers that start with M, and are located on the third floor of Beeghly.
Call numbers can be found on the book's spine labels:
Each item in the library gets a call number:
These are broken down into more specific selections below.
When you find something in our catalog, use its call number to find it on the shelf. If you need any help finding an item please ask a library staff member to help!
Six suites / composed for unaccompanied violoncello by Johann Sebastian Bach ; transcribed for horn by Wendell Hoss
M177-990 Small ensembles of one instrument
Fratres : für Violine und Klavier / Arvo Pärt
The planets / Gustav Holst
This section includes operas, choral music, and religious music.
Satyagraha : M.K. Gandhi in South Africa ; an opera in three acts / by Philip Glass ; book, Philip Glass and Constance De Jong ; lyrics adapted from the Bhagavad-Gita by Constance De Jong
Carmina burana : cantiones profanae ; cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis ; Studien-Partitur / Carl Orff
M1611-1624.8 Solo voice
Das Lied von der Erde = The song of the earth / Gustav Mahler
M1999-2199 Sacred vocal music
The Passion according to St. Matthew = Passionmusik nach dem Evangelisten Matthäus / by Johann Sebastian Bach ; edited from the autograph ms. by Georg Schumann and Hans Grischkat.
Music reference books have call numbers ML100-158.8, and include dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes, and discographies. Reference works offer great starting points for research, with introductory info on people or topics that can direct you to other more in-depth resources.
Music history, criticism, and biography fall within the call numbers ML159-3785, with biographies living in the ML385-429 range.
ML3790-3795 contain titles on the sound recording industry, including recording label and studio histories and vocational guidance.
Books on music instruction and teaching have call numbers MT1-960, and include how-to manuals for individual learning as well as pedagogical aids for school classes.
Books on sound recording and audio technology are located in both Beeghly and Hobson Science Library: