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AM 498: Bassoon Studio Class: Useful LC Class Numbers

Basic resources to enable you to find scores, recordings, and other useful information relating to the bassoon.

LC Headings for Bassoon Materials

The Butler Libraries us the Library of Congress (LC) classification scheme for its materials.  This is an alpha-numeric system.  Each call number begins with a letter or letters followed by a number designating a particular topic.  In music, all books and scores are classed wtih the letters "M," "ML," or "MT."

M = Scores

ML = Books about music (i.e., music literature or history)

MT= Materials about music theory or pedagogy (i.e., teaching materials)

Below is a simplified overview of the LC classes relevant to the study of the bassoon:

   Bibliography: ML128.B26
   History and criticism: ML950+
      Construction: ML951
   Instruction and study: MT400+
      Contrabassoon: MT412
   Instrumental music: M75+
      with orchestra (solo): M1026+, M1126+
      with piano: M253+

                  Solo bassoon music

M75               Miscellaneous collections

M76              Original compositions, collections

M77              Original compositions, separate works

M78              Arrangements, collections

M79              Arrangements, separate works

                  Bassoon and piano

M253               Collections

M254               Separate works

M355 -       Wind trios


M415 -        Piano and three wind instruments

M455 -         Wind quartets


M515 -          Piano and four wind instruments

M555 -           Wind quintets


M615 -            Piano and wind instruments

M655               Wind sextets


M715 -            Piano and wind instruments

M755 -            Wind septets


M815 -            Piano and wind instruments

M850            Wind octets


M915 -              Piano and wind instruments

M955 -               Wind nonets

                    Orchestra music

M1026            Scores
M1026.5         Cadenzas.  By composer of concerto, A-Z
M1027            Solo(s) with piano

                  String orchestra music

M1126            Scores
M1126.5         Cadenzas.  By composer of concerto, A-Z
M1127             Solo(s) with piano





Other useful LC classes for woodwinds

   Bibliography:  ML 128 F7   History and criticism: ML935+
      Construction: ML 936

   Instruction and study: MT340+
      for children: MT801.F5

   Instrumental music: M60_
      with orchestra (solo): M1020+, M1120+
      with piano: M240+

   Bibliography:  ML 128 O2 
   History and criticism: ML940+
      Construction: ML941

   Instruction and study: MT360+

  Instrumental music: M65+_
      with orchestra (solo): M1022+, M1122+
      with piano: M245+

   Bibliography:  ML128 C58
      Discography: ML156.4.C6

  History and criticism: ML949+
      Construction: ML 946

   Instruction and study: MT380+
      for children: MT801.C6

   Instrumental music: M70+
      for children: M1385.C6
      with orchestra (solo): M1024+, M1124+
      with piano: M248+





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