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Viola Guide

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Cory Laverty

Call Number Ranges for Viola

Viola music

Solo viola
M45 - M49 (including transcriptions)

Viola and piano
M224 - M228 (including transcriptions)

Viola duets
M286 - M287

String trios
M349 - M353 (collections - separate works - arrangements)

String quartets (collections - separate works - arrangements)
M450 - M454

Viola with orchestra
M1014 - M1015 (full score - piano reduction)

Viola with string orchestra
M1114 - M1115 (full score - piano reduction)

Bibliography/Repertoire lists
ML128 .V36

Graded lists
ML132 .V36

History/construction of the viola
ML900 - ML901, ML905 (Music and playing)

Techniques: studies and methods
MT280 - MT298

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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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