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Music Research - finding the score

How to locate music scores for research and performance at Trexler Library.

Overview

The following charts show most of the musical scores headings (instrument or type of music), sorted alphabetically.  

Look for your instrument or performing group, then see the Dewey range to locate scores!

Alphabetized list of headings

Description Dewey Notes
Accordion music SCO 788.86

with Woodwinds- reeds music

Banjo music SCO 787.8 with "Plectral lute" family
Baroque chamber music SCO 785.1 with "Chamber music for pre-18th century instruments"
Bass (string & electric) music SCO 787.5
Bassoon music SCO 788.58
Bassoon with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2858
Big band music SCO 784.48
Brass band music SCO 784.9
Brass chamber ensembles SCO 785.9
Cello music SCO 787.4 (solos; single instruments with keyboard accompaniment & 2 or more of the inst.)
Cello with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.274  
Chamber ensembles, Brass SCO 785.9
Chamber ensembles, Strings SCO 785.7
Chamber ensembles, Woodwinds SCO 785.8
Chamber music -Modern 'mixed' ensembles SCO 785.2
Chamber music for instruments of the 18th century and earlier SCO 785.1 Includes Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
Chamber orchestra SCO 784.3
Clarinet music SCO 788.62
Clarinet with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2862
Computer music SCO 786.7
Concerti grossi SCO 784.24
Cornet music SCO 788.92 (with Trumpet music)
Cors Anglais (English horn) SCO 788.53 (with Oboe music)

Description Dewey Notes
Dance orchestra; Big band SCO 784.48
Double bass music SCO 787.5 (solos; single instruments with keyboard accomp. & 2 or more of the inst.)
Drum music SCO 786.8
Electronic instruments, incl. Synthesizers & Tapes, Computers SCO 786.7 (solos; single instruments with keyboard accomp.)
English horns (Cors Anglais) SCO 788.53 (with Oboe music)
Flute with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.283
Flute/Piccolo music SCO 788.3 (solos; single instruments with keyboard accomp. & 2 or more of the inst.)
French horn music SCO 788.94
Full orchestra music SCO 784.2
Guitar music SCO 787.8 (shelved under 'plectral lute' music)
Guitar with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2787
Harp with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.279
Harps and musical bows SCO 787.9
Horn with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2894
Jazz band combos SCO 784.4165
Keyboard; mechanical; aeolian; electrophone; percussion ensembles ("bands") SCO 784.6 Ensembles of the instruments of this type

Description Dewey Notes
Lute music (solo) SCO 787.8 See "Chamber music for pre-18th century instruments" for ensemble & consort music
Medieval chamber music SCO 785.1 with "Chamber music for pre-18th century instruments"
Oboe music SCO 788.52
Oboe with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2852
Organ music SCO 786.5
Organ with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.265
Organs -duets (and piano-Organ duets) SCO 786.502
Percussion instruments, incl. drums & devices used for percussive effects. SCO 786.8 (solos and ensembles; single instruments with keyboard accomp.)
Percussion with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.268
Piano music (solo) SCO 786.2
Piano music- 2+ pianos SCO 786.202
Piano music- 4 (or more) hands, 1 piano SCO 786.204
Piano organ duets SCO 786.502 (shelved with organ music)
Piano with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.262
Piano, prepared SCO 786.28
Piccolo music SCO 788.3 (shelved with Flute music)
Plectral Lute family (Guitars; lutes; banjos; etc.) SCO 787.8

Description Dewey Notes
Recorder music SCO 788.36 (All kinds- solos; single instruments with keyboard accomp. & 2 or more of the inst.)
Renaissance chamber music SCO 785.1 with "Chamber music for pre-18th century instruments"
Saxophone music SCO 788.7
Saxophone with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.287
String chamber ensembles SCO 785.7
String orchestra music SCO 784.7
Symphony orchestra music SCO 784.2
Synthesizer music SCO 786.7
Trombone music SCO 788.93
Trombone with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2893
Trumpet & Cornet music SCO 788.92
Trumpet with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2892
Tuba music SCO 788.98
Tuba with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.2898
Viol music (solos, single inst. with kbd or continuo; or 2 or more like string instruments, e.g. 2 viols) SCO 787.6 See "Chamber music for pre-18th century instruments" for ensemble & consort music
Viola music SCO 787.3 (solos; single instruments with keyboard accomp. & 2 or more of the inst.)
Viola with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.273
Violin music SCO 787.2 (solos; single instruments with keyboard accomp. & 2 or more of the inst.)
Violin with orchestra (Concertos) SCO 784.272
Wind ensemble -Wind band or wind orchestra SCO 784.8
Woodwind chamber ensembles SCO 785.8

Standard Music Subdivisions

Score type Add to Dewey #
Anthologies of works by several composers +001
Techniques (Studies and exercises, teaching pieces) +007
Duets +02
Trios, standard +03
Trios, other than standard +031
Trios, standard including a keyboard instrument +032
Trios, other than standard including a keyboard instrument +033
Quartets, standard +04
Quartets, other than standard +041
Quartets, standard including a keyboard instrument +042
Quartets, other than standard including a keyboard instrument +043
Quintets^ +05
Sextets^ +06
Septets^ +07
Octets^ +08
Nonets & above^ +09

 

^ These classes will be added to as in trios and quartets above, as necessary