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Percussion Guide

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Cory Laverty

Call Number Ranges for Percussion

Percussion music

Solo percussion (including some electronic instruments)
M145 - M175

  • M146, drum(s) [timpani, drum set, side drum, etc.; works for 1 performer on 2 or more instruments]
  • M147, bells, glockenspiel, etc.
  • M172, carillons, chimes
  • M175 .X6, xylophone, vibraharp, vibraphone
  • M175 .X9, marimba

Percussion and piano
M284 - M285

Percussion and orchestra
M1038 - M1039 (full scores and piano reductions)

Percussion and String orchestra
M1138 - M1139 (full scores and piano reductions)

Bibliography/Repertoire lists
ML128 .P23

History/construction of percussion instruments

Techniques: studies and methods

Navigate the Music Collection

Floorplan: Stauffer 2nd floor

Items are arranged according to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CLASSIFICATION scheme: Class M for Music and Books on music.

Generally, items are shelved alphabetically in author order within each subject class number. Class M (MUSIC) consists of 3 main sections:

  • M - Scores. Scores are shelved in 3 sections, by size: miniature (study scores), regular stacks and oversize.
  • ML - Books on music literature, history and criticism. The BIOGRAPHY/CRITICISM number for composers is ML410. Books are grouped in alphabetical order by the biographee/subject. e.g Bruckner ML410 .B88
  • MT - Books on Music Theory, Teaching/pedagogy or Technique for instrumental/vocal study

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