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ES100: Fundamental of Chamber Music (L. Brooks): What's Where?

A guide created for ES 100: Foundations of Chamber Music

What's Where?

REFERENCE M's, ML's, and MT's - Music Quad on Irwin's 2nd floor (northeast quadrant).  You will find the materials arranged in the following order (beginning at the front of the quad, where you enter it and to the right of the oversized scores):

  • M's - Musical monuments (historical editions containing containing a repertory defined by geography, time period, or musical genre) and complete works of composers
  • ML's - Musical dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies (especially of repertoire), and bio-bibliographies
  • MT's - Music pedagogy and theory.

PRINTED BOOKS ABOUT MUSIC - Music Quad (Irwin, 2nd fl., northeast).  These books are classed wtih an "ML" (music literature and history) or an "MT" (music theory and pedagogy) designation.  They are shelved immediately after the scores (M's).  

PRINTED SCORES of MUSIC - Music Quad (Irwin, 2nd fl., northeast).  The scores are designated as "M's" in the LC classification system and are shelved immediately following the CDs (compact discs).  The regular-sized scores are shelved just after the mini-scores.

MINI-SCORES (up to 24 cm tall) - also known as study scores or miniature scores are shelved at the beginning of the circulating score collection and immediately follow the CDs (compact discs).

OVERSIZE SCORES (over 40 cm tall) - have call numbers beginning with an "M" and are shelved at the very front of the Music Quad on the left-hand end of the first range of shelving you see as you enter the Quad.

COMPACT DISCS (CDs) - the jewel cases are shelved immediately after the Music Reference collection in the Music Quad.  To check out a CD, simply retrieve the appropriate jewel case from the shelves and take it to the Information Commons Desk where a staff member will retrieve the CD and place it in the case before checking it out to you!

DVDs - Music-related DVDs are classed just like music books in the Library of Congress classification system.  The cases are shelved on shelving in Irwin's lower level at the front of the southeast quadrant.  To check out a DVD, simply retrieve the appropriate case from the shelf and bring it to the Information Commons Desk where a staff member will retrieve the actual DVD and place it in the case before checking it out to you.

N.B.  The Butler Libraries also offer resources in electronic formats (including e-books, digitzied scores, and streaming audio and audio-visual resources).  Check out the appropriate pages on this LibGuide to learn more!

Piano Trios, Op. 70 (Beethoven)

"BeethovenGhostManuscript" by Ludwig von Beethoven -Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

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